luni, 30 decembrie 2013

REVIEW - Reboot (Reboot #1) 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.

I wanted to read this book just after I saw it, because everything from the cover, the title and especialy the synopsis sounded good, full of suspense, original and action packed. And with a strong female character. So, what whould I asked more? And today I read it.

Some people say that they didn't liked it so much because of the romance part and for the relationship between Wren and Callum, but I didn't have a problem with that. Yes, the romance is there, but for me it wasn't cheesy or cliche. And somehow with the help of that relationship and because of Callum Wren start to have feelings again. And I think this is a good thing, because you can't feel like a human if you don't talk and stay near one. These Reboots are like robots, dead people that woke up, without feelings, that fight and kill and listen to the HARC. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return.

This book is different from the other dystopias, because for me was more like war, blood everywhere, no emotion, and kind of nobody wanted this to stop. Until Wren, 178, wanted to escape from this thing. Is kind of weird that people from inside want the thing to end, no? But would Wren escape? Would she change so much that the idea of working for the HARC, killing people, having a roof, food and clothes won't be now enough? Would Callum change her? Or she will remain the same, the good soldier, the emotionless one, the one who is having fun seeing newbies failing training and the one who hates the people screams?

Reboot was a really good book and with every page the story got better, and I wanted to know more, to find out more about Wren and how she's so special, and what is all the thing about HARC, and how the normal people could survive. Is really interesting how the Reboots are separated by the grade, let's say, or the number that they have, and how the all idea is put in practice. It was really cool to see such a society and if it wasn't kind of bad maybe I would made a visit there. :))

And after I read Reboot from what I heard I really didn't know what to think about Callum, I mean he's a 22, the slowest number, almost human. What this kid could know and do? But he's not so stupid. He's like a normal human, kind of a paria for the Reboots, but he's smart, and serious and hard working and helps Wren. I think these two are ok together, as friends and maybe more. But this after Callum learn to fight and stop to smile, and Wren stop getting angry on him and stop punching him :))) 

So, guys, if you want to read something original, action packed, full of suspense, a dystopia story, with a strong female character, about friendship and love, and feelings and survivial then this is good. I'm sure you'll enjoy and like me you would wait for the sequel. Is really, really good! And if you want me to say more I was drowned in the story from the first line. First line, guys! Read it!


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