Title: The Aurora Glitch
Author: McKenzie Rae
Waking up on a remote backroad with no memory of who you are or where you came from makes finding your identity pretty difficult. It’s even harder if you’re a dog, trust me. I have no way to tell these humans that I don’t even know my own name, and the only person who seems to have any idea what’s happening to me is the robotic voice in my head that calls me Subject 029.
After waking up as a dog one day, Harley has no previous memories of her life. She does her best to get by, eventually adopted by a nice home. In her new life, she starts to notice that there are things that are wrong. There’s a voice in her head. One that calls her nine. It is just possible that she might not be a dog after all.
Mckenzie Rae is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her sci-fi thrillers are always so gritty and intense. The Aurora Glitch was no different. I love the way the author slowly fed us bits of Nine’s background. While Nine is figuring out who she is, we are also introduced to characters who made Nine’s story possible. Dana, a scientist gone rogue who wanted to save Nine, is an interesting character too. I admit, I didn’t like him much when he was first introduced, but by the end of the story, he grew on me.
I loved the entire science aspect of the story as well. The premise of sending a person’s mind into different host bodies opens up the possibility of so many twists and turns to come. I’m happy to see that this is book one of a series because these characters definitely need more than just one book. I can’t wait to see how Nine and Dana will come out on top in book two (or will they).