WAR: Wizards and Robots – Will I Am
Embarrassingly, I have had this book sitting on my kindle for the longest time – I was sent an eGalley for review a couple of millennia ago – so apologies.
When a young man breaks into her home claiming her life is in danger, Ada Luring’s world changes forever. Geller is a wizard, on the run from his father’s hidden clan who want to kill Ada and her mother. Sara Luring is the scientist who will create the first robot, the wizards’ age-old foes. But a robot has travelled back in time to find Ada, and will lay everything on the line to protect her, as she may just be the key to preventing the earth’s destruction in the future. Ada, Geller and the robots must learn to work together to change the past and secure the future. But they don’t have much time before a mysterious enemy launches its attack on Earth…
Ok, so how amazing does the concept of this book sound? There are not only wizards??? But also robots?!?! Iconic.
The thing is, as amazing and batshit crazy as this sounds, it has sadly become the first book I DNF’d this year, I just didn’t gel with it, which was such a shame because Will I Am is a certified genius.
I think had I gotten this book when I was about 10 I’d have LOVED this. Did I mention there are robots and wizards and they are at war? Because seriously, 10 year old Leah would be all over that. The idea of robots from the future besieging castles and fighting wizards would have been enough, I literally wouldn’t have cared about the execution, the confusing cast of characters and the time jumps that took too long for me to figure out. 29 year old me was still drawn to the idea because come on, robots and wizards, but boy did I struggle to get my head around it.
This is great if you want to pass the time with a fipperous sci fi book, but it really wasn’t for me, sorry Will I Am!