The Aging Machine by Paul R. Schreyer

Book Blurb:

John and Taylor were 15-year-old orphans living in the Surrogate Care Facility when they were wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

But, instead of going to prison they become the test cases for The Aging Machine – a new machine that will age them one year in one second, age them physically, but not mentally. Who would ever build such a machine and why?

Emerging as 75-year-old teenagers, John and Taylor set out on an adventure to uncover the secrets behind the machine. What they discover could change the world. Will it?

I received this book from the author for free. All comments and opinions are entirely my own and this review is voluntary.

Ashlynn’s Review:

When I read the description of The Aging Machine I knew I had to read it. The idea of a machine that makes people older instead of younger, and two 75-year-old men running around investigating just made me laugh. Going into the book, I figured it was either going to be a hidden gem or it was going to flop. Having that mindset, it was hard for me to figure out how I felt when I realized that I was wrong. It wasn’t a fantastic read, but it wasn’t a flop either.

The idea for the book was pretty genius, an aging machine that cuts costs in prisons. An evil genius behind it all and crooked politicians. I do wish there had been some more character development, that the author had given us a little more backstory on the main characters. While I felt for them, being young boys who were orphaned, I didn’t have the connection with them that I would have liked.

The book was fast paced which was nice, and there was a twist I wasn’t expecting! Overall I’d say it was an interesting read.


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