Monday, April 29, 2013

Brad About Books: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Read on April 15, 2013
Expected Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Edelweiss ARC
Page Count: 352 pages
Source: Publisher
Series: Reboot, #1

Five years ago, I died. 178 minutes later, I woke up.

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.

Reboot is a fast-paced, high-action novel that brings a fierce protagonist and a strong ensemble of characters to the table. Reboot is epic!

I had some trouble at the beginning of the book. I was having to learn what a Reboot was and understand the new landscape of the world. But after awhile, I got the hang of things and understood Reboot. And believe me when I say that Reboot is filled with loads of action. There's usually a heart-pounding, blood-racing scene per chapter; I loved that Amy Tintera did that! Love me some action in a book.

Wren... oh gosh, what is there to say about Wren? Move over, Tris! Wren has become one of the most strongest characters I've ever read about. I mean, come on. She was dead for 178 minutes (which is what the cover is referring to; the barcode with 1, 7 and 8 poking out)! Right from the beginning, I knew I would like Wren, and I did throughout the entire book! I never got annoyed with her - mainly because she was too strong to be whiny. Callum was always really cool. I will admit that he was a bit naïve in the beginning and too... clumsy. After a bit, he became strong. I even felt bad for him in one scene towards the end of the book!

The entire concept of Reboots and Rebooting is so cool and original! But it's also pretty terrifying. Imagine dying... then waking up however many minutes later with no emotions, no fear and no care for anything in the world but fighting. So freaky but so awesome! That's the part I love the most about Reboot - how original and unique it was!

Overall, Reboot is an energy-filled read that shocked me and made me fall in love with this world. Amy Tintera is an author to watch!

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