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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Nora and Alai: Trust is a work of fiction in the science fiction and adventure subgenres and is a sequel to Nora and Alai: A.C.T. It is aimed at young adult readers and was penned by author David Sines. The book continues the stories of Nora and Alai after the first book's events, with Alai pursuing a tense and mistrustful working relationship with A.C.T. whilst rolling out a new artificial intelligence named Trust that gives them access to millions of people. Nora and her family are trying to put the past behind them, but this will be challenged by a rogue photographer determined to uncover their truth.
Like all great works of science fiction, this book poses some big questions about mankind’s social and technological direction of travel and its implications. I was entranced by the concepts on show in this story with the idea of a compromised A.I. and the battle to control it. David Sines portrays a vision of the future in which such technology feels tangibly real and constantly ominous. The characters whose lives are touched by the ideas of the story are wonderful to learn about, with Nora and Alai providing distinctive contrasting viewpoints on the narrative as it unfolds. Both are complex characters who are well-realized and given plenty of room in the plot to grow and develop as the events challenge their beliefs and perspectives. It’s challenging for science fiction books to balance a story rooted in nuanced characters against the ideological message they intend to explore, but Nora and Alai: Trust manages to excel in both fields, creating an unmissable work of speculative fiction.