I read this book in less than 24 hours. That's how much I enjoyed it and how quick of a read it is. This is the second book in the Themis Files series, the first being Sylvain Neuvel's debut novel Sleeping Giants. After the first novel, which was mostly a race to recover all of the parts of a giant 20 story tall robot, found buried deep all over the planet, this book deals with more robots materializing instantaneously in major cities all over the world. Are these new robots friendly? Can the first robot, Themis, piloted by Kara, a former soldier, and Vincent, a French-Canadian linguist, prevent any of the threats these new robots pose? Will the Earth survive an alien invasion?
The book is presented in the same way as Sleeping Giants through a series of interview transcripts and e-mails. The writing style is very reminiscent of World War Z. For those into science fiction and action, and want something quick and easy to read, I highly suggest starting with the first book and then reading this one.