I was very excited to find book two of Martha Wells' Murderbot Diaries, Artificial Condition, was in at the library. I started reading it last night and just finished it now.
This time, Murderbot is on the run. After deciding to go their own way, rather than follow Mensah, Murderbot decides to travel to the planet where they killed humans. Murderbot doesn't know exactly what happened there because their memory was wiped of the event (but their organic tissue still remembers).
To get to the planet and investigate, Murderbot gets a ride from ART (Asshole Research Transport). ART is a ridiculously smart transport who is bored having to do a cargo run, so decided to help Murderbot for fun. ART even uses its medical facilities to alter how Murderbot looks (so they will be less noticeably not human).
To get down onto the planet, Murderbot needs to get the proper paperwork. The easiest way is to get a job as a security consultant. And so they end up hired by a group who had their research stolen. Knowing this is a ridiculously bad idea, Murderbot accompanies the clients down to the planet into multiple traps; they all get away thanks to Murderbot (with ART's help in the feeds).
I didn't think it was possible to love this series any more than I did from All Systems Red, but here we are. ART was the perfect compliment to Murderbot. They functioned so well together as a team, I was honestly super sad to see ART and Murderbot part ways at the end of the book. :(
I really, really enjoyed reading this book, and can't wait for #3 (which should be waiting for me at the library today!)
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.