Book Review: How To Repair A Mechanical Heart – J.C. Lillis

What I really loved about this book is how relevant it is with the social networking era we’re living in now and how awfully young it’ll make you feel (Err… or old depending on who reads it).

via goodreads

via goodreads

Eighteen-year-old Castaway Planet fans Brandon and Abel hate bad fan fiction—especially when it pairs their number-one TV crushes of all time, dashing space captain Cadmus and dapper android Sim. As co-runners of the Internet’s third most popular Castaway Planet vlog, they love to spar with the “Cadsim” fangirls who think Cadmus will melt Sim’s mechanical heart by the Season 5 finale. This summer, Brandon and Abel have a mission: hit the road in an RV to follow the traveling Castaway Planet convention, interview the actors and showrunner, and uncover proof that a legit Cadsim romance will NEVER, EVER HAPPEN.

A Brandon and Abel romance: also not happening. Brandon’s sick of his struggle to make “gay and Catholic” compute, so it’s safer to love a TV android. Plus Abel’s got a hot new boyfriend with a phoenix tattoo, and how can Brandon compete with that? But when mysterious messages about them start popping up in the fan community, they make a shocking discovery that slowly forces their real feelings to the surface. Before they get to the last Castaway Planet convention, Brandon’s going to find out the truth: can a mechanical heart be reprogrammed, or will his first shot at love be a full system failure? Via Goodreads

I get totally pissy whenever religion comes into play with regards to “being who you are” but I guess it’s a fact of life even at this age and even our book couple must endure (not that I’ve something against any religion or the matter itself.) I really do appreciate though the quirky banter between Brandon and Abel but the “conscience” thingy of Brandon kinda unnerves me. It was a bit indulgent if I may say so.

Know what’s so interesting about this book is the Bec’s character! My Oh My! I’d totally read a full length story about her, like seriously!

So yeah, as I was saying – How To Repair A Mechanical Heartis a rather cute story of two nerdy boys who are still babes in the woods when it comes to this thing we called Life. It’s comical, most of the time indulgent but it’s fairly an ultra-relevant story.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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