Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Memes: The Swan Riders by Erin Bow

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

One of the advantages of a purely mechanical body is that you can literally bang your head into things in frustration.
Friday 56:
"Help," I said. Or maybe "Stop."

But nothing stopped.
This week I'm reading The Swan Riders by Erin Bow. I bought this one after finishing The Scorpion Rules recently. Here is the description from Amazon:
Treacherous twists await Greta as the stakes get even higher in this stunning follow-up to the “masterful” (School Library Journal, starred review) novel, The Scorpion Rules.

Greta Stuart has become AI. New transmitters have silvered her fingerprints. New receptors have transformed her vision. And the whole of her memory has become one book in a vast library of instant knowledge. Greta is ready to rule the world.

But the new technology is also killing her.

Greta is only sixteen years old, but her new enhancements are burning through her mortal body at an alarming rate. Of course the leader of the AIs, an ancient and compelling artificial intelligence named Talis, has a plan. Greta can simply do what he’s done when the time comes, and take over the body of one of the Swan Riders, the utterly loyal humans who serve the AIs as part army, part cult.

First though, Greta will have to find a way to stay sane inside her new self. Talis’s plan for that involves a road trip. Escorted by Swan Riders, Greta and Talis set out on a horseback journey across the strange and not-quite-deserted landscape of Saskatchewan. But there are other people interested in Greta, people who want to change the world…and the Swan Riders might not be as loyal as they appear…


  1. The only YA I've read lately are Nancy Drew. I'm working on rereading the series. I need to take a look at some of the current options as well. Thanks for sharing with us! I'd love for you and your readers to check out my BB and 56 . . .

  2. I've heard a lot about this book. It seems pretty interesting.

  3. I need to read this author. That beginning cracked me up!

    My Friday 56 from Through Glass

  4. I'm curious about the world created by Erin Bow. Sounds like a good story.
    My Friday post features The Other Daughter.

  5. That beginning pulled me right in!! Happy weekend!

  6. There's looking on the bright side!

    Thanks for playing along on BBOF!

  7. This is a series I really want to read soon! I've heard such good things and it looks very intriguing!

  8. I wasn't a big fan of the first book, but I hope you enjoy this one. Happy weekend!


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