Jul 10, 2013

Book Review: Reboot

Title: Reboot
Author: Amy Tintera
Series: Reboot, #1
Publication Date: May 07, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
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Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.
The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

My Thoughts:

I finally paved my way through this book’s ending despite my exams and I liked it. This could have been a quick-read for me but yeah, I need to study first. Bummer. But Reboot, this book is actually good. It’s a good read, the characters are likable and the ending didn’t left me with a cliffhanger, which is good too.
I thought Reboots are like robots. Like they die and then they wake up and they’re now machines or something. Something run by computers or chips. But nah, they’re actually just humans..still but the longer they stay dead, the lesser the emotions are there. The healing parts though was wow, like that was quick.
Wren, the female protagonist and narrator, is this badass Reboot who’s also known as One seventy-eight and I like her. I mean she’s badass and she’s really cute when Callum (why that name though?), her newbie Reboot to train and a twenty-two, gives her the smiles and the butterflies in the stomach. And even if she kept on saying she mustn’t feel this or that because she doesn’t feel any emotion anymore, her facial and body expression seemed to betray her and she’s just more human than she least expected. As for Callum, he’s likable too and I get really soft when adorable male characters cry. That part with his family, that was NOT okay.
Then there are other Reboot characters that are easy on the uh, feels. Like Addie and Ever. Oh, I feel bad and sad at the same time for Ever (forever? Ha. Get it? GET IT? No? Haha..ha..uh, yeah..right, never mind). She was sweet and friendly and nice and then.. THAT happened to her?! RUDE. Not okay!
I like the book, the story and I’m giving this 4 stars. I’m not all, “I WANT THE NEXT BOOK NOOOOOW!!!!" because the ending was good and it didn’t left me hanging. But still, I want to read the next book. It’s fun and I want more Wren and Callum. The romance is cute and I had to grin at the teasing moments.

My Rating:


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