Synopsis: On a small island off the Scottish coast, Isla and her family are grieving the loss of her older sister Flora, who died three years ago. Then they’re offered the chance to be part of a top-secret trial, which revives loved ones as fully lifelike AI robots using their digital footprint.

Isla has her doubts about Second Chances, but they evaporate the moment the ‘new’ Flora arrives. This girl is not some uncanny close likeness; she is Flora – a perfect replica. But not everyone on their island feels the same. And as the threats to Flora mount, she grows distant and more secretive. Will Isla be able to protect the new Flora and bring the community back together?

Release Date: 12th May 2022

Genres: Teen, LGBT, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult, Robots, Small Islands, Greif

Pages: 256

Thank you so much to Little Tiger Group /Stripes Publishing and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Review:Wow this book hits you with so many emotions throughout the whole thing. I didn’t expect this story would be so deep and so hard hitting, but I suppose I should have figured that it would be.

When Isla’s sister Flora died her family did too, but then an opportunity no one has ever had before occurs in the form of a high tech AI robot replica. Flora is Flora again only she’s a robot and not everyone on their small island likes having her there.

This bring so many thoughts to mind and makes you seriously consider everything, from the whole AI robot being so lifelike, so real, to grief and how others deal with everything so different to even adjusting to having someone back from the dead again. It’s such an odd thought, what is humanity and can a robot actually understand it? Do they feel emotions if they are a robot? It’s such a deep intense story. I loved that the book answers some if these questions, that we see what it’s like for the returned robots.

I have loved reading this the characters are all amazing I love the connections they all have and I love that they were written so realistically, so naturally. I love that Isla is the one trying to figure everything out, the one that’s really questioning everything. It’s sweet that Úna is so close with Flora again so quickly and doesn’t view her any different. I also found having her dad be so against it made it work more as you saw her in a different view and perspective through his eyes.

I adore the relationship we got with Holly and Isla it was adorable reading her first crush through this strange and unusual time in her life. It was adorable and so cute, a perfect additional situation within the story.

Wow the whole story is so incredible and I just honestly have no idea how the author came up with this beautiful story, or how she captured it so perfectly in writing it up. It really is so hard hitting and deep, your emotions run constantly and you heart tugs. You have so much to solve and to understand all with the characters doing the same. It had twists in the storyline that capture you and shock you and you really are absorbed into it all.

I loved this book and I connected to the family so deeply to their strong grief, to this life like robot that you are made to feel is so real, though was still a robot at heart.

I couldn’t fault this book, it was all so cleverly created and it’s stunning a total must read for everyone. I’m not usually a robot person literally at all I’m terrified of them but this book drew me in and showed me such a beauty, a different side to it and it’s mesmerising and wow.

I honestly think this book will stay with me for a long while it was so beautiful, so unique to anything I’d ever read before and it offered so many different elements, so many different characters and so many different perspectives of everything that was going on. It was truly a sensational book.

About Author: Sophie Cameron is a MG and YA author from the Black Isle, Scotland. Her debut novel OUT OF THE BLUE was nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019. Her next book OUR SISTER, AGAIN will be published by Little Tiger Press in May 2022. She lives in Spain with her family and likes cats, cakes and learning languages.


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