'The penultimate chapters are where Davies really shines, delivering a staccato of revolutions that leave us reeling, following good writers etiquette and leaving out distasteful cliches we often see coming a mile off.'
Born in Ashford in 1978, C.L. Davies moved with her family to the Isle of Man when aged five. She obtained her degree in English Lit at the University of Hertfordshire, and returned to the Island and qualified as a teacher. She has taught in a local primary school for nine years.
Davies loves the Manx countryside, and her small but gorgeous garden. She's a little obsessed with palm trees. As a demented but doting first-time mum, much of her time is spent caring for her new baby, who is both beautiful and bonkers! She's the centre of her world and the reason for everything Davies does.
Davies lives happily with baby beautiful, the spirit of their much-missed cat, Pudge, and fiance Dean.
She is the author of the acclaimed book Automaton and upcoming novel Resonance.
Unbelievably, Dean is yet to read the book ...
Jason R.Vowles, aka 'TheNovelReviewer.'
C.L. Davies writes in a succinct writing style. She doesn’t waste words with fluff descriptions. I appreciated reading a well written book applying this style. It served as an example of ‘less is more’ well done. Every character and scene was flawless in description.I recommend, Automaton, by C.L. Davies, for readers of all ages. It will leave you pondering if a GameWorld is in our future!mrc-bookreviewer
...Davies has an easy, flowing style with a concise narrative. [Automaton] is well written with use of poetic language, imagery and vivid description. The dialogue is natural and the main characters and protagonists are well developed. There is plenty of tension and a number of twists as you journey through this world and you won't be disappointed. You definitely want the best for them and I found myself willing a certain ending to happen. Did I get my wish? I can’t say just yet but not every story can have the ending of your desires, don't you agree?Suzy Henderson
Cheryl Davies’ writing style flowed with ease. I was drawn in on every single page, desperate to know what was going to happen to each character, both real and in android form. The story is well written and captivated me. ...There really are twists in this story that will have you shocked and the one that really did shock me was near the end with Dean and Lily. I’m not going to say what happens as I don’t want to spoil it, but you really need to read [Automaton]. Much like the Awaken series by Katie Kacvinsky, this scenario could very well happen someday in the future.
I definitely recommend this book. It will really get you thinking
...Automaton is a quick read that kept my interest from page one. The plot is well thought out and left me guessing on what might happen next. Automaton reminded me slightly of a mash up of the TV show Caprica, and the video game The Sims. I cannot wait to read another book by C.L. Davies.
In her first fictional novel, C. L. Davies keeps to her word, delivering a story full of twists, turns and an ultimatum that will turn the rest of this book on its end. Written on the Isle of Man, where she undoubtedly gained her inspiration for the world in which Automaton is set, she uses a unique style of prose set to be her own personal signature and generous donation to the genre. On terms of genre she does well to hit a wide variety, a range spanning Romance, Mystery, Fantasy and Thriller ...the book as a whole is spot on and even more impressive given it is her first published works and after putting it down I realised I wanted more and that’s the key. C. L. Davies will go far.
by Jason R. Vowles