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Transistor, by Molly J. Bragg

unique_person's review

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4.0

In starting it deals with the feelings of a transgender. After that our characters go on first date for the full book.
I have little knowledge of angel, archangel, devil and gods, so it became overwhelming. Some words i never heard of. But watching the show "Lucifer" helps.
There is an AI living inside Naomi that became her superpower.
This book is more focused on fighting and plot. I feel their is less romance than the first book. My favourite book is still Scatter in the series.
It will help to find a glossary in starting or at the end of the book.

aztlan's review

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4.0

Molly J. Bragg's sequel to Scatter is a standalone, set in the same fascinating world and with a new and equally exciting cast. We follow Naomi as she discovers and learns about powers she has obtained through her experimental gender confirmation surgery going slightly wrong, and uses these new powers to protect her new girlfriend, Anika, in a family drama of epic proportions. 
Bragg has a talent for creating a lively and entertaining set of characters. By far my favourite was Chance, the AI accidentally created during Naomi's surgery. They are hilarious, snarky and both highly intelligent and somewhat childish, which makes sense given their canonical age. I really enjoyed seeing them grow and change as a person rapidly over the course of the novel, which again makes sense for an AI, as well as seeing how Naomi and Anika respond to having two people living in Naomi's body. All the other characters were good, and have lives and personalities unique to them. I especially was glad to see some of Scatter's characters return and somewhat feature, such as Eurion and Rachel.
I also enjoyed the main conflict of this book. It was an interesting take on the whole heaven/hell, angels and demons trope, and I liked seeing how the heavenly host fit into the modern world (especially Samael).
If Bragg writes a third book in this series, I would absolutely love to see more of Eurion, and especially to see her finally find a wife.
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