Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Erm, Robots?

It's Road Trip Wednesday and here is what YA Highway wants to know:

In our Bookmobile selection this month, Debra Driza's MILA 2.0, the main character discovers she's an android trained to obey orders. We want to know: What other human-like robots (or robot-like humans?) have you enjoyed in books, TV, or movies?
I hate to do it, but I'm going to give the obvious answer here, mostly because I'm not that into robots or sci-fi.

And here it is, the OBVS:

Cinder!!! This book was completely unexpected but also very awesome. It's been quite awhile since I read it, and I have a TERRIBLE memory so I can't even say much about it other than it was GOOOOD. Can't wait for the next one!

On the flip-side, I've got a fave robot-like human. Check this out:

If you haven't watched The Lizzie Bennet diaries on YouTube, then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? Anyway, this episode is right smack dab in the middle, so if you haven't watched it or read Pride and Prejudice, you might not get what's going on. BUT I love Lizzie's robot-impression of Darcy near the end. "Darcy-bot malfunction, Darcy-bot malfunction."


  1. The first example of my favorite bot that popped into my head was that TV show Small Wonder. That was some good acting!

    Just kidding. My new favorite bot is Bumblesnoot from Etiquette and Espionage.

  2. AHHHHH! Lizzie Bennett diaries are awesomesauce on toast! I lurve them so much. And now that it's over, I'm very sad...

  3. I still have not read this one. AGH! Another for the summer reading list? Oy...

  4. And Melanie, you do know the next one (Scarlet) is out don't you? It's even better.

    1. I DID NOT know that! Will have to reserve from my library ASAP!

  5. I've heard about Cinder. Didn't know it was about an android, though. Sounds cool. Thanks for participating in the YA highway blog carnival. It's always fun to discuss books.