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The Architect

Breaking the CodeThe Architect


By Melanie Bokstad Horev

A Dystopian Scfi novel  Five Stars

I have never read any of  Melanie Bokstad Horev’s novels before and I’m pleased to say I enjoyed The Architect. You certainly don’t hit a pain barrier partway through; you have to keep on reading. I don’t want to spoil the novel for other readers so I intend to deliberately skim through the plot.

The storyline concerns the takeover of “worlds” by Artificial Intelligence which is a very topical subject at the moment.

Everyone in Novatech is being controlled. There are cameras and watchers on every street corner, a nighttime Curfew. Novatech inhabitants also have to wear drab uniforms. Even the positions of furniture in apartments have a designated position. In “The Architect” people are controlled, “disappeared”, imprisoned or executed at the whim of those in power.

The main character Alexandra (Alex)  Trent received a book from an unknown currier. Owning books is illegal but Alex looks at it and starts to have doubts about her “coming of age ceremony” known as the binding. “The Architect” has many of the elements in George Orwell’s “1984” and “The Stepford Wives”; people’s personality changes after “Binding”

It’s hardly surprising that Alex rebels.

A great read for people who appreciate  Dystopian Scfi, the absence of bad language and superfluous sexualty. Good job Melanie Bokstad Horev.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Andrew R Williams Author of the Arcadia’s Children Series, Jim’s Revenge, Superior and Playing Dirty


Coming shortly – Jim’s Pterodactyl

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