Author: Lindsey Frydman
Age group: YA
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Word count: 61,000
Seventeen-year-old Aiden is the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab’s greatest creation. That is, until an ominous test labels him “too-human-for-a-robot”, and AIR demands his destruction. Desperate to stay alive, he escapes the secured facility outfitted with nothing more than a stolen gun and titanium bones. For the first time in his life, Aiden is on his own.
Soon after breaking out, he runs into Eva, who says her father is the head of AIR—the same man hell-bent on ending Aiden’s existence. AIR is calling it project termination, but Eva thinks murder is a more fitting term. Instead of turning him in, she agrees to help the frantic fugitive. After all, they both know he’s as good as dead without her.
While they hide, Aiden gets a glimpse into what it’s like to be human. Suddenly, dying means more than losing a life filled with tests, security cameras, and steel walls. Now it means losing the girl who’s shown him compassion, affection, and maybe even love. With AIR hunting him, Aiden is faced with a choice: stay with Eva and risk her life, or let her go and give up all the things that make his life worth living.