Review: Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

Boy RobotBoy Robot by Simon Curtis
Genre: YA Sci-Fi, LGBT
Publication: November 15th 2016 by Simon Pulse
Series: Boy Robot #1
Length: 432 pages
Format: Hardcover

Seventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut.

There once was a boy who was made, not created.

In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.

His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.

An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.

Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination.

He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground—a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future.

To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable.

Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death…or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.


BOY ROBOT by Simon Curtis is the first book in an untitled trilogy about a boy who finds out he was born a robot and now must go on the run to a safe haven or be executed by a secret government military unit.

BOY ROBOT was such a thrill to read. I loved the cat and mouse feel from beginning to end. As a reader you never felt like the characters were safe… because they weren’t. With car chases, robotic super powers, dark and gritty backstories, BOY ROBOT has it all!

The best aspect of the story would have to be character development and backstory. Uniquely written, BOY ROBOT has alternating chapters. One chapter follows Isaac our MC and his story on the run, and the next chapter will give us a backstory of character or characters we have yet to meet.

Some of these back story’s have violent upbringings, or sexual assault, bullying and overall unpleasant origins. I felt like it added a layer of reality to an overall story about robotic humanoids.

Isaac was a wonderful main protagonist. He was sweet and definitely deserved more love. His personality and thoughts really resonated with me and the kind of person I was in high school. My only issue was he never questioned anything. He just went with the flow like everything that was happening was totally normal. Of course some other characters that stuck out for me were Kamea, JB, the Twins, the Mute, and V.

I felt the progression of the story was great. At times the chapter were tad bit long, and there seemed to be a lot of the same things happening again and again, but I was constantly on the edge of my seat! There was a ton of action to keep me satisfied and I loved the cool robotic powers each one had unique to them. Don’t get me started with that cliffhanger of an ending though! Where is book 2 when I need it most??

My one tiny complaint or issue with BOY ROBOT was the last portion of the book. I felt like there was a lot revealed and too much going on at once. It felt a bit jumbled and took away from my overall enjoyment of the book. Although some of the twists and reveals were pretty cool, I was just a lot to handle for one ending.

I seriously need book 2 in my hands ASAP. Me and cliffhangers don’t get along. Why Simon, why?? Let me know what you guys thought of BOY ROBOT by Simon Curtis! I would love to hear your opinions as well!


jesse name graphic[1168]Jesse is a 20 something college student/server and dwells in Toronto, Canada. He enjoys reading about fantastical worlds, listening to KPOP, and being a couch potato.


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