Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It’s the end of the world as Clair knows it—and it’s partly her fault.
“The girl who killed d-mat” is enlisted to track down her missing friend Q—the rogue AI who repeatedly saved Clair’s life. Q is the key to fixing the system, but she isn’t responding to calls for help, and even if she did...can she be trusted?
Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair finds powerful allies in RADICAL, secretive activists who are the polar opposite of anti-d-mat terrorist group WHOLE. However, if she helps them find Q, will she be inadvertently trapping her friend in a life of servitude—or worse, sending her to an early death by erasure?
Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.
Crashland: Crash, once again embodies the impacts and dependency of technology. Whilst at the same time bringing fourth questions battling against morals and beliefs. Right and wrong. Why should someone get to choose who lives and who dies? Why should someone have the authority to decide whom to bring back from the dead? This novel is filled with action along with cunning twists and turns that will keep you reading on.
The relationship between Clair and Jesse is once again very interesting and peculiar. Clair wants to restore d-mat, whilst Jesse wants the world to adapt to the abstainer lifestyle. Beliefs and morals battling against another. Clair grew as character as she observed herself during her voyage to fix the world, and slowly began to lean from her mistakes.
The ending truly won me over with its cleverness, and well thought out ideas. I am exhilarated to begin Hollowgirl: Fall, and cannot wait to see where Clair will stand, and what will happen next. The characters overall were well developed and grew together as the storyline grew.