Sunday, June 5, 2016


Book Review


Title: Emotions
Author: Arnulfo Cantarero
Date Published: May 15, 2013
Genre: YA Sci-Fi 
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Jason Ariaz is not your average 22 year old. He has been genetically and cybernatically enhanced but that’s only the beginning. He is an emotionless extraterrestrial born to human parents and living among us. Both him and his implanted thinking computer were damaged on landing and must go through life as less than what they really are. The purpose of their mission: to gain permanent emotions from the more primitive society that is Earth. If he is successful, he will be the first of his species to do so in nearly 200,000 years.

Hope lies in the fact that he is capable of emotional episodes and he has been able to forge true friendships. However, he does have the chance of completing his mission if he can truly care for Ariel, the closest human in his life. But he better know his heart soon. Their lives are in danger of ending tonight, unless he can recover what his species has lost.

My Thoughts:

I was sent an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Have you ever wondered how it would be if we couldn't feel emotions. Our main character Jason doesn't have to wonder, because since the day he was born he has not been able to feel anything.  Jason as we learn in the beginning of the book is an emotionless extraterrestrial who was born to human parents after himself and his companion a computer he has implanted within himself were damaged on the way to Earth; all that Jason and computer recall is that their mission is to gain emotions, if he does he will be the first in his species to have permanent emotions in two hundred thousand years.

This is my first sci-fi read and I have to say I really enjoyed it and I felt that the romance was very minimal in this book, which is very rare in a YA book s. I really enjoyed the concept of the story and thought the author executed it very well. It's hard to imagine not being able to feel anything, but Arnulfo made sure the main characters was unmoved no matter what happened, there was some moments in the book that I just wanted to smack Jason in hopes he would have an emotional episode, yes there is some-times and places where Jason can have an emotional episode which is basically a taste of a certain emotion, but it doesn't last very long. I really liked all the characters in this book! I really enjoyed seeing their progress from teens to young adults and see all the character development they go through. There was only one thing that made give this book four stars instead of five and that was that at moments I felt that there was a big timeline jump from one scene to another and it left me a little confused, but no, this did not stop me from enjoying the book as a whole; with that said I have to say this book has a little of everything sci-fi, adventure, action, humor, romance and many other things. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new sci-fi read with a very unique premise.  Also I really liked the ending it left me wondering what is going to come next. 


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