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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Reboot (Reboot, #1)
Reboot by Amy Tintera
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.
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Publishes in US: May 7th 2013 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA dystopia/science fiction
Source: Harper Teen via Edelweiss
Series? Yes, the Reboot Series. Reboot is the 1st. The 2nd is untitled and releases in 2014.

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    I liked Wren as a main character. She was different, but a heroine who could kick butt and take names. The premise is fantastic and got my attention from the first time I saw it. I think that the world building was balanced. I got a good idea of why the virus and reboot happened and the effects on society.
    Callum was a superb secondary character and love interest. He brought out the character development with Wren and it was great how his smile and the fact that he retained so much of his humanity highlighted the personality and emotions of Wren that she'd previously buried.
    I really enjoyed being in Wren's head. She was tough, and I got to see her humanity come out and see her make her own decisions through her interactions with Callum and her friend and roomie Ever.
    There was a great mix of action and character building, and I was glued to the pages and essentially finished in one sitting on the train back from Boston. I was thankful for the lack of interruptions.
   Some might be frustrated that the romance and building of it almost takes front seat to the robot elements, but for me felt just right. I think that Wren has reservations and that she had a hard time breaking free from the expectations on her, and Callum influenced that change in her a lot. But he wasn't the only one and for that I am grateful. The experiments and differences between Wren and Ever also shepherds some of this change.
    The plot of this book tied up pretty well, giving me the right balance of closure and yearning for the next book to find out what happens next.

Bottom Line: Devoured it!

Books similar to Reboot: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza, The Adoration of Jenna FoxBeta by Rachel CohnThe Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you want to Reboot?

49 comments:

  1. It seems that I'll be reading this book at the end. i've got it but gave up on it after I've seen some really bad reviews. I guess I should give it a try. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! :)

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    1. I did enjoy, not for everyone though

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  2. You make this sound even better than I thought it would be. I can not wait to get my hands on a copy. Wonderful review.


    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  3. Certainly an interesting premise, I'll be sure to keep my eyes open for this one.

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  4. I don't think I'd want to reboot-it's not much of a "life."

    I really adored the romance in this book-Callum was such a sweetheart and I loved getting to meet him!

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    1. I know, I think feeling and thinking for yourself is what makes you human, but they came around so I dont know

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  5. Wonderful review Brandi and I love when the secondary characters are fleshed-out too. Wren sounds awesome and I am glad you liked being inside her head!

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    1. She was awesome, can't wait for more in this world

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  6. I really want to read this now! I just love the idea of labels in dystopians for some reason, and the numerical ones sound strangely interesting. I hope I enjoy the romance, it sometimes kills a book for me if it's too heavy on romance. I just love android-related stories so much <3

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    1. Not heavy on the romance, but its there.

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  7. So happy to hear how much you liked it! The characters sound great. :)

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  8. Rebooting sounds interesting! Can't wait to read ths one!

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  9. I am happy this one is pannign out. Most reviewers seem to be enjoying it. I haven't read much with robots so I am looking forward to it., I am happy to hear that it didn't end with a jarring cliffhanger either.

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    1. Its not so much robots, they reawaken in human bodies

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  10. I was one of those people who were a bit frustrated by how quickly the romance developed and "cured" Wren but overall I thought this was a fabulous debut, and I'm so glad you did too.
    Great review!

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    1. oh, I can def see where you are coming from, it was just what I needed then though

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  11. Wren seems 'so human'... interesting. Would I want to Reboot? Perhaps... but can I still do whatever I wanna do and be a bookworm? If not, I'll pass.

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    1. LOL, I don't know how much time they had to themselves in the facilities

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  12. When I first seen this book, it didn't really appeal to me, but I've since seen so many great reviews that I've had to change my mind. Glad to see that you enjoyed it too. Great review Brandi :)

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  13. I've read a few mixed reviews for this one so that makes me more curious. I love the sound of the characters and really need to check this one out!

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    1. I really enjoyed the characters even if there was a bit of insta love

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  14. The romance did feel a little too emphasised/fast-paced for me, but I still managed to enjoy it overall. After the way things ended, I can't wait to see what will happen next. :) Lovely review, Brandi! I'm really glad you liked this one, too.

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    1. I know, I can't wait to see where it goes next.

      I think if it would have been more scientifically based I wouldn't have liked as much, so its a hard balance

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  15. This sounds like an awesome read :) The whole concept really intrigues me And I love a book with action!

    Janina @ Synchonized Reading

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  16. Wren seems like a cool character. I'm glad you liked Reboot so much!

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  17. I am soooo excited by your review! This was on my Waiting on Wednesday not too long ago because it looked really good to me. I am really glad you enjoyed it this much and now I'm looking forward to it even more :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  18. I've been seeing this one around a lot and I think this one sounds incredible. I'll have to put it on my list. I really want to read it! I can't wait to get it!!

    I loved your review of it!
    Heather

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  19. I don't think I would, they come back as robots right? Mostly. I love being human lol and having all the human characteristics. I didn't know they got to choose, or maybe they don't, maybe they all become reboots. I do want to read this, I've seen both type of reviews so I don't know what to think

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  20. Yay! I'm so thrilled to hear you loved this one too. I'm like you, I totally devoured this book in one sitting. I couldn't put it down! I loved Wren and really liked Callum too. So excited to read the next one! Amazing review, Brandi :-)

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  21. I'm a romance junkie, Brandi, so I don't think it would bother me that it takes center stage. I can't wait to meet Callum! Wonderful review. :)

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  22. I have been hearing lots of wonderful things about this book! I can't wait to read it!

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  23. I really disliked Mila 2.0 so I hope it isn't too similar to that but I fell in love with this one's synopsis!

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  24. Super review, makes me want to get my hands on it ASAP. The premise certainly stands out for me and I like that the changes in Wren aren't all down to Callum - sounds like my sort of book

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  25. I'm glad you enjoyed Reboot Brandi. I overall loved the entire concept of it, but didn't like how the romance took a big focus in the second half. But I will definitely be continuing with this series. Great review Brandi! :)

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  26. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I have it on my Kindle and now I can't wait to read it!

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  27. Oooh, awesome you liked REboot. I've been looking forward to this baby for a long time! I'd love to read a GOOD science fiction/dystopian book! Read too many bad apples of those genre lately :(

    Faye @ The Social Potato Reviews

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  28. This one looks great. I'm glad to see you loved it!

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  29. I confess I don't really like the cover so it's not a book I would have looked for but it's also intriguing after reading your review.. we'll see.

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  30. Oh, yay! I'm happy to hear you liked this one. I've been hearing mixed reviews, so I'm always glad to see a "loving" one. :)

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  31. I really want to read this one, and I'm going to be seeing this author next week, so I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! I'm kinda disappointed to hear that the love story kind of takes precedence to the rest of the plot, but I still can't wait to read it! Great review!

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  32. I think I have this on Netgalley, I'll have to check because it sounds fantastic.

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  33. This sounds like a really amazing book! The action sounds great and I love the idea behind it. It has such a unique premise. Awesome review :)

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  34. Reboot was on my wish list already, but you made me want to read it even more! And like right now! :)

    Thanks for review!

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  35. So glad to see that this one was an engaging read, it seems like a lot of the dystopian books I have been looking forward to this year have been disappointments and I am excited to read one that seems like it's a great read.

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  36. Yay! Glad you loved this one. <3 I did too. Sigh. I just found Reboot to be amazing :) Don't get why some people had issues with the romance.. I thought it was perfect. An amazing romance :) Thank you for sharing your awesome review. <3

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