I almost gave up on this one halfway through. It starts out really good, in a future after a climate disaster, when everyone has their minimum needs met, money is social capital, and everyone basically lives in the Matrix. Our main character is trying to help someone who may or may not be a sentient AI, her dad is a conspiracy theorist, she’s a superstar gamer, and there’s a police officer after her client. Super good, I was super involved. And then, exactly at the 50% mark, they threw in a curve ball that almost made me throw the book across the room. (For perspective, the last time I actually threw a book was at the end of The Day After Tomorrow, when they brought out Hitler’s cryogenically frozen head. This wasn’t THAT bad.)
I kept reading, and I got hooked again fairly quickly so I could forgive the weird plot twist that messed with a perfectly good AI/Matrix book.
I know it’s not clear, but I DID like it, and I DO recommend it.