What a unique adventure awaits readers of GODDESS IN THE MACHINE! The original language reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" poem, allows the audience to understand what is happening without knowing why or how it is possible. Most teenagers don't even want their parents to move to another city or state, so imagine how protagonist Andromeda feels when her mother coerces the entire family into being the first ark of travelers with everyone in their own pod for a deep, cryogenic-type sleep of 100 years duration as they head off to another location in space. Despite all the safguards and redundancies, something has gone wrong. Very very wrong because Andromeda is not gently awakened in a high tech society and surrounded by her family. Instead she is jolted awake amongst a primitive society. The facilities seem more like those of ancient cave dwellers, yet the people seem to have some knowledge of the past along with hints of magical powers. On top of that, one-thousand years have passed, and Andromeda is all alone with these unusual people. The first six chapters had me turning pages as quickly as I could, and the story seems to promise plenty of interesting adventures with an interesting juxtaposition of realistic YA emotions in a fantasy world.