You wake up and you are drowning. You have no idea where you are, until you realize it's been a hundred years since you went into stasis and are now a colonist on a new planet....Or so you thought. It has been a century since you took your last breath, and you are now a Goddess.
In this engaging Sci-Fi, Johnsosn introduces a unique cast of characters with truly human-like responses. It is very easy to sympathise with Andra as Zhade guides her in a world full of dangerous technology and political intrigue. As if losing everyone she knows is not enough, Andra must fight her insecurities to be the Third Goddess she is believed to be, or suffer the fate of the ones who came before her.
A thousand years in the future, Andra finds herself in a society where English has morphed into a new language. Johnson, however, writes in a slang that is simultaneously easy to understand and completely different. Overall, the writing is captivating and addictive. The chapters also have actual titles, (yay!) which enhances the overall experience. It is important to note that the relationship between Andra and Zhade is predictable and can be classified as “insta-love". Another not-so-strong point of Goddess in The Machine is the middle portion of the book. After the first hundred pages, the book is not nearly as unique as the story was in the beginning, but the action-packed ending is worth it.
With plot twist after plot twist, this book is perfect for fans of Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. But don’t worry! This book is different from the Aurora Cycle Series. Goddess in The Machine is a completely new addition to the genre!