Daisy's Run (The Clockwork Chimera #1) by Scott Baron - Book Review

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Life in deep space could be a drag sometimes, but Daisy supposed things could have been worse. They were still alive, after all, which was always a plus in her book. Now if only she could figure out who, or what, was endangering her return home, things would be just peachy.
It had been one hell of a way to start the day––being rudely snapped from a deep cryo-sleep, and in the middle of a ship-wide crisis to boot––but Daisy was pleased to note that the ship had not decompressed, the crew hadn’t been blasted into space, and, most importantly, they hadn’t simply blown up. At least not yet. So, they had that going for them, but being stuck on a damaged ship in the inky depths of space as it limped toward Earth was not exactly the relaxing trip home she’d imagined.
With the powerful AI supercomputer guiding the craft beginning to show some disconcerting quirks of its own, and its unsettling cyborg assistant nosing into her affairs, Daisy’s unease was rapidly growing. Add to the mix a crew of mechanically-enhanced humans, any one of whom she suspected might not be what they seemed, and Daisy found herself with a sense of pending dread tickling the periphery of her mind.
Something was very much not right––she could feel it in her bones. The tricky part now was going to be figuring out what the threat was, before it could manifest from a mere sinking feeling in her gut into a potentially deadly reality. 


I absolutely devoured this book. It moves fast, not really giving you time to breathe (or overthink certain plot issues) and incorporates plenty of wonderful nerdy sci-fi references and great humor. However, once you have finished reading it and begin to think about what happened, problems arise. Daisy is definitely prejudiced, to the point of being violent, and I really do not like rooting for someone like that. Many of the reactions (not just from Daisy) are just unrealistic, people do not think or act the way they do in the book.  I am not a scientist and I do not read sci-fi for scientifically accurate information. However, if you do...I’m pretty sure it will annoy you.
Since, as previously mentioned, I do not read science FICTION for facts or complete realism, I am planning on reading the other four books in the series...and soon. Does Daisy’s Run have problems? Definitely. However, overall, it is an incredibly enjoyable journey and I can’t wait to continue it.

*I receive a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Book & Author Information:

Published: November 2018
Buy: Amazon

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