Authored by M. F. Gibson
This is the blurb that got me interested in this book:
Meet Cloe and Elizabeth Yetti: antisocial, semi-homicidal eighteen-year-old twins casually surviving the AI apocalypse.
Ten years ago, a powerful machine intelligence unleashed a nanoengineered superdrug on humanity. Civilization is now a collection of mindless addicts confined to automated treatment centers that tower over drone-dominated cityscapes. Having escaped and grown up in the forests of Northern California alongside their younger brother and brilliant scientist/survivalist mother, Clo and El stayed safe while society collapsed around them.
But when a mysterious stranger and a demonic woodland creature appear and threaten their family, the twins are drawn back to a disintegrating, drug-addled San Francisco. There, biomechanical gods and monsters vie for control of what’s left of humanity’s consciousness. Armed with only a knife, an old hunting rifle, and their secret, cryptophasic twin language, Clo and El realize that surviving the apocalypse was just the beginning—now they’ve got to face it head-on.
The first book in the Babylon Twins trilogy, this epic adventure takes readers on a journey filled with sci-fi spectacle and darkly humorous twists and turns, not to mention some good old-fashioned butt-kicking.
Unfortunately, for me, that was where the real interest stopped. Now, I have tried three separate times to read this book and it just doesn’t hold my interest. Maybe it’s the post-apocalyptic thing, the weird childish names the girls have for their weapons, I don’t know. But even though I found some interest in the story, I just stay right on the edge of wanting to read this. I keep getting books that are more captivating, more interesting and this one just never makes it back into my hands to get finished. I just have no desire to find out what happens.
It IS the first book in a series about the two girls so hopefully for those that do read it, it will pick up. I have just found that it’s not for me. However, it’s not poorly written per se or anything like that. I think it’s more the futuristic subject matter that turns me off. It’s not as much horror mixed in as I had hoped.