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Pomalu to vypadá, že by si kniha zasloužila naprosto minimální počet hvězdiček, ale to zase nemohu. On to totiž není brak, ono si to prostě musí najít svého čitatele, kterému takový příběh bude sedět a všeobecně mu sci-fi a otázka pokročilé technologie v lidstvu nevadí. Ona totiž ta myšlenka mít malé robotky, které jsou schopny vám uvnitř těla zachránit život a bojovat s nepřátelskými viry a podobně, je velmi atraktivní, ale dle mého názoru to měl Grant vzít za jiný konec.
This novel proposes a lot of big questions; is it right to make humans perfect? Do the ends justify the means? How much is freedom truly worth? And while these may seem very much dependent on a sci-fi concept, they raise a lot of questions about our world today in my opinion. The Armstrong Twins seem to have a benevolent purpose but are also the villains and evil. Alright, enough about the horror part, what about the plot? I enjoyed it. It held together pretty well, it had just enough action to balance out all the info dumping that inevitably takes place in a first novel, and the stakes were high enough to keep things nice and thrilling. Though nanobots are not a new concept for scifi books, I thought the idea of having so much action take place at the microscopic level was fresh and interesting. The book didn’t shy away from all manner of disturbing stuff, although I could have done without that ‘I’m going to change your brain to make you want to sleep with me’ rape. It was pointed out that it was a bad thing, but…then that was all that happened with it. Not enough payoff for that level of uncomfortable. It takes place in the very near future, with the FBI, Google, the United States etc, however there is very advanced nanotechnology and something called biobotsAnd by the end of Chapter Four, the reader is fully engrossed in a battle that wages in a nano and macro world wherein those selected for service--because of their "gaming" skills--and a natural bend toward "crazy"--are drivers of microscopic entities that carry the DNA of the operator. With the ability to launch these nanobots onto others who become host (or perhaps "prey" would be more appropriate here) for a manipulative scheme to overtake the rival company created by Grey Stone, a company that created biots as a means of releasing into a singular host a microscopic element that might aid in healing (based upon stem cell research conducted by the company). As I mentioned in my review of previous book, the romance is instalove. It's the "I'm desperate, afraid, and dangling between sanity and madness so I need you as a distraction" kind of thing. Some might think it's cheap but I really buy the romance and I like it greatly. I mean, if I found myself hiding in dumpster from from two rugby players turned henchmen on steroids, or in the middle of a shoot-out, or being tortured, I'd be doing some serious reconsideration. Unless you're Rhianna and that excites you. Or whatever. Damn I hate that song. Fourteen year old Sam Templeton is having a completely normal day until his teacher disappears - poof! - in the middle of a class. He and his confused classmates soon discover that it isn't only their teacher who is gone - everyone over the age of fifteen has inexplicably disappeared from the small town of Perdido Beach, which has been isolated from the rest of the world by a mysterious forcefield. NeuroFactor Whole Coffee Fruit Concentrate is a patented product from the whole fruit of the coffee plant, Coffea arabica. One dose of 100 mg of WCFC increased serum BDNF by 54% and exosomal BDNF by 206%. BDNF, Brain-Derived Nootropic Factor, is essential for learning, memory, alertness, mood, controlling body weight, and controlling energy metabolism ( Scientific Research Open Access). Huperzine-A (1%)
Betaine is included to help increase your power output. However, research is pretty inconsistent around this claim. 2.5 grams is a perfect dose of this ingredient, typically between 1.5 g and upwards of 5 g. The biots could not see distances well. So Plath knew that the massive, Everest-size mountain off in the distance was her nose, but she wouldnt easily have recognized it as such.Twenty minutes after I took it, the energy came on and was pretty intense but eventually smoothed out and lasted a good 4 hours. This, combined with the beta-alanine, helps with a strong sense of urgency while working out. From Medical News Today, Kola Nut Extract comes from the evergreen kola tree, which is found in the rainforests of Africa. Inside the tree’s star-shaped fruits are white shells, which contain seeds or kola nuts. Kola Nut is roughly 2-3% caffeine and 1-2% Theobromine. The supposed benefits of kola nut extract are a metabolism boost, increased circulation, increased digestive enzyme effectiveness, boost to energy levels (as it is a stimulant), and help stop the growth of harmful bacteria. N-Methyl-Tyramine I still remember reading Animorphs and wondering how the Yeerks could actually reach the brain through the ear. It’s not like there’s actually an open hole into your cranium. This was a seriously creepy book, but in the best possible way. Certainly not for the squeamish, though. It has its share of blood and gore, as his books are wont to do, but the majority of the creep factor comes from how much exacting detail is put into the descriptions of human bodies on the microscopic level. If the bacteria were frightening, other things were startlingly beautiful - crystals of unknown provenance, bubbles of soap that turned the ring of light into a rainbow, fantastic sculptures of debris trapped in balls of hair
Children's book consultant @Jake_Hope had some fantastic suggestions, including Alice Broadway's Inkand Spark(which he said have an 'equally irresistible concept'). He also recommended Cathy Macphail's Nemesis series ('brilliant... high octane, high concept, highly readable!') The book is a little gory, as I hear Grant's books can be, and there are some scenes that are violent but for me it wasn't excessive to the point I was alienated from the book. Usually, L-Citrulline Malate has a 2:1 Ratio of Citrulline and Malic Acid (hence the Malate). With BZRK, you are getting 4.66 g of pure L-Citrulline, which is roughly 16.5% more than the effective dose of 4 g. Examine says it is typically taken in 20 mg to 30 mg two to three times daily, but in BZRK, we do not know how much there is. Neurofactor Whole Coffee Fruit Extract School librarians are always fantastic at offering recommendations, and this was no different. @Sars_68 had a few ideas based on the students at Hazeley Library: Marie Lu's Legend and Rose Eliteseries, Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
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One thing that might turn away some readers is the fact that this book is more mature than the GONE series. Be prepared for some swearing and some skin. But this is the 21st century and we are teens. Thank you Michael for not treating us like babies. We are aware of stuff like the f-word or how babies are made. People with issue about that:
Set in the near future, in which significant advances in nanotechnology has allowed scientists to develop nanobots - microscopic robots that can alter the brain activity of their victims, controlling their thoughts and actions - Michael Grant's dark dystopia follows in the footsteps of science-fiction writers such as Greg Bear. It's just not the characters' decisions that are dictated by the biots and nanobots that they control but their entire lives. Sadie (Plath) and Noah (Keats) slowly accept their life of a twitcher, part of a minority who could save the lives of every being on the planet – they slowly accept that they could, eventually, become just like Vincent: mindless and aloof from the loss of their biots. That is until they become more confident at mastering their biots, to use them to do good things, to help people – people like Vincent, people like each other. BZRK may be the good guys in this nanotechnological war, but if it must come to it, their biots are used for torment and the elicitation of pain. Everyone struggles to define what is ethically right. Nijinsky, as temporary BZRK principal twitcher covering for Vincent, fails to represent how a leader should be. One thing for certain is that although Nijinsky knows how to handle and control others, even if they're unaware that he is, he does not know where to draw the line for himself and his own actions. It doesn't help that he himself does not know who he gets his commands from (re: Lear). Nemusíte se ale bát, že byste to nechápali. Je jen otázkou času, než vám všechno zapadne dohromady, ale nakonec to z ničeho nic bude dávat smysl. A navíc, tohle byl autora záměr, prostě zmást čtenáře, protože ona ta neznalost dodává na zvědavosti. A taky je větší šance, že vás překvapí. A to se mu tedy povede. A ne jen jednou.
Grant points the lens now to a father and his son on a private jet. This is Grey and Stone McClure. We can sense the power the father must have from the conversation. The scene seems to be set for a passing down of a company to a successor. They are having a conversation about Stone's sister and a boy she is dating. They are attending a football game in a stadium the jet is about to fly over. Both are curious about whether or not they might be able to see Sadie in the stands as they fly over. I see it.