Andra must navigate palace politics and survive in this strange future. Zhade has his own agenda - taking his rightful place on the throne. This is one of the best YA sci-fi books I have every read. It is clever, intelligent and full twists. Andra is an amazing character. Faced with adversity, instead of having a massive meltdown, she problem-solves while adhering to her moral code. Goddess in the Machine makes you think about what defines humanity and what the future may hold. It is one of those books that stays with you. I'm really hoping there is a sequel.