The Meeting: An Unchipped Short Story by Taya DeVere Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

A mother must decide between family and humanity when her own daughter threatens the freedom of the world in author Taya DeVere’s sci-fi short story “The Meeting”, the prequel to the Unchipped sci-fi series from the same author. 

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The Synopsis

What if your plan to save humanity was corrupted… by your own daughter?

It’s 2085, the time of the Great Affliction. Continents are burning, land is disappearing, and humanity is destroying itself as mass shootings and suicides wipe out the population.

To Marjaana Salonen, the solution is found in high technology. By integrating the human brain with a sophisticated computer chip, she believes she can bring new hope to society. Her invention was supposed to fix it all, but Salonen’s daughter has her own ideas.

To Laura, her mother’s invention is an opportunity to impose her own vision on the world–the promise of a new reality that is far more sinister.

As her daughter’s power grows, Marjaana must decide: remain loyal to her family no matter what, or stand up against the future?

Welcome to the Happiness-Program. A future where a single chip can give you everything… except for freedom.

The Meeting is a prequel short story in Taya DeVere’s dystopian series “Unchipped”. In this twenty book series, a new in-universe book will release every eighteen days between August 2020 and August 2021!

The Review

This was a great introduction to the world of Unchipped created by the author. The skewed relationship between the protagonist Marjaana and her daughter and sadly antagonist Laura is the core of this short story, as it highlights the struggle of the coming series overall.

The imagery and blend of poetic writing with heavy sci-fi elements make this a unique and gripping narrative. Readers will instantly connect to the larger world problems that are fueling the story’s core antagonist and readers will soon be craving more from this epic story.

The Verdict

Overall this is a must-read short story and a prequel. The Unchipped series proves to be an engaging science fiction world that readers will easily fall in love with. The author does a great job of balancing character development with story growth, and readers won’t be able to turn away from the rising tension this prequel brings to the series. Be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

About the Author

TayaDeVere.com

Taya is a Finnish-American author, writing contemporary fiction and dystopian sci-fi. After living, working, and traveling in America for seven years, she now lives in Finland with her partner-in-everything Chris, their dog Seamus, three bunny-boys (Ronin, Baby, and Loki), and her horse of a lifetime, Arabella.

Taya’s restless feet have taken her all over Finland, the United Kingdom, and North America. Her new dystopian series “Unchipped” is inspired by the real-life characters she’s met on her travels. Cultural differences, social issues, and behavioral psychology have always fascinated Taya. “Unchipped” tells the story of the world in 2085, when technology has replaced people’s need to truly connect with one another. The series describes what it feels like to be an outsider and takes an in-depth look at the unlikely friendships between perfectly imperfect people across the globe. 

Justice. Kindness. The fact that all beings on this planet are equally important. Taya’s world revolves around these values every day, and they play a substantial role in her storytelling as well.

Taya’s writing is inspired by authors such as Margaret Atwood, Peter Heller, Hugh Howey, and C.M. Martens.

Teija’s author site: https://www.tayadevere.com

Her Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Taya-DeVere/e/B07KRJPMTV

The Unchipped series page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CHKB96S

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tayadevereauthor

Instagram: www.instagram.com/tayadevere_author

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/tayadevere

Bookbub: www.bookbub.com/authors/taya-devere

About authoranthonyavinablog

Anthony Avina, (Born March 1990), is an author, a journalist, and a blogger. Born in Southern California, he has battled through injuries, disabilities, moves back and forth across the country, and more, yet still maintains a creative voice that he hopes to use not only to entertain but to inspire hope in even the darkest situations. He writes short stories and novels in several genres, and is also a seasoned journalist for the online magazine, On Request Magazine, as well as the popular site TheGamer. Having grown up reading the books of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, they inspired him to write new and exciting stories that delved into the minds of richly developed characters. He constantly tries to write stories that have never been told before, and to paint a picture in your mind while you are reading the book, as if you could see every scene of the book as if it were a movie you were watching. His stories will get your imaginations working, and will also show that in spite of the most despairing and horrific situations, hope is never out of reach. He am always writing, and so there will never be a shortage of new stories for your reading pleasure. http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com

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