Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Reboot by Amy Tintera Review
Author: Amy Tintera
Published: May 7th 2013
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Reboot was really good. It has awesome action scenes and the pacing was fast. Due to my current crave of reading zombies related book, I came to think of the reboot people kind of like zombies but more human looking and with regenerative powers. They were treated like robotic soldiers for the humans' benefits. Wren is the strongest reboot who doesn't show emotion until she met Callum, the weakest reboot who died 22 minutes before he rebooted. It's great to see Wren having more human feelings as she trained and interacted with Callum. Each missions they work together on help the pair get closer and Wren began to question if she is doing the right thing. The action and the romance complement each other in this book.
The world building was good and it was not overloaded by lengthy back story. The book talked a bit about a war between humans and reboots and how the reboots have lost, which caused them to be used as weapons by the humans. The idea of farming reboots for weapons comes into mine. Later in the book there are secrets reveal about what HARC is doing to the reboots and what happen to those who escape. Thus, Wren will have to decide if she should stay and work for HARC or escape with Callum. Reboot is exciting and it will grab one's attention quickly. The ending makes me wants to know what happens next.