Review of The Boy Without a Heart (Defragmenting Daniel #3) by Jason Werbeloff

Aaand finally we get the last instalment of Defragmenting Daniel by wickedly imaginative author Jason Werbeloff. This trilogy is seriously super weird and seriously really good.

Read more about the book, The Boy Without a Heart, and check out my review. ;)

The Boy Without a Heart Defragmenting Daniel 3About The Boy Without a Heart

The Boy Without a Heart is the final fragment of the thrilling sci-fi trilogy, Defragmenting Daniel.

5 organs regained. 2 organs away from becoming whole. The bodies are piling up.

Time is running out for Daniel. Kage has discovered the Organ Thief’s identity, and is closing in. He has evaded Kage so far, but at a terrible cost – Daniel has lost his face.

He finds love with Autumn Beckett, who makes the search for his missing liver and amygdala more treacherous than he could have imagined. At the same time, cracks form in Daniel’s fragile alliance with Margaret, as he struggles to contain the android’s insatiable bloodlust.

To be truly whole again, Daniel must become more than the sum of his parts. But can he avoid falling to pieces in the process?

This third and final installment of Defragmenting Daniel erupts in a bloodbath that will skin you alive, bleed you out, and stitch you back together.

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Still full of gore and crazy stuff. Strange yet satisfying ending.

And so we come to the third fragment of this super weird and utterly gruesome sci fi thriller. Like the first two books, book three is chockfull of gore and bizarre, insane things. If you haven’t read the first two fragments, I suggest you go read them right away.

In book three, Daniel’s mission to “make himself whole” finally comes to a crazy conclusion of sorts. He has also come to a decision about himself and it somewhat dictates what he’s decided to do about Autumn, Margaret and Kage. The ending is really nothing like you would expect. It’s so crazy yet oddly fitting somehow. It just works.

I really enjoyed this trilogy. It’s fast-paced and a lot of things about it is different. It has some pretty complex characters dealing with relatable issues and quite a few crazy yet thought-provoking ideas. This series asks a lot of questions like “what makes you who you are”, “what makes you human” and “how far would you go to make yourself whole”.

Jason Werbeloff is a brilliant writer and I would love to have even just a teeny weeny bit of his imagination. Seriously.

I recommend the Defragmenting Daniel Trilogy to anyone who likes science fiction and thrillers. Hell, I recommend it to anyone who likes to read stories that are challenging and different.

I received a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Read my review of book one, The Organ Scrubber, and book two, The Face in a Jar.

About the Author

AuthorPictureJason Werbeloff is a novelist and philosopher. He loves chocolate and his Labrador, Sunny.

He’s interested in the nature of social groups, personal identity, freedom, and the nature of the mind. His passion is translating philosophical debate around these topics into works of science fiction, while gorging himself on chocolate.

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