Monday, May 20, 2013

ARC Spotlight – REBOOT by Amy Tintera

Reboot (Reboot, #1)


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.

Recommended for fans of: YA Sci-fi with a dash of Romance

This is a great twist on the zombie genre. Tintera definitely takes a classic idea and makes it her own. Instead of the “walking dead” shambling, falling apart version of a zombie, we get a stronger, less emotional version of a human. There is a lot of action, with just the right amount of explanation dispersed throughout.
I was very drawn to Wren, her initial lack of emotions is refreshing for a YA character. I also love the transformation of Wren, it’s very believable and though I’m not usually a fan of romance, I like the way it unfolds through the story. Great YA Sci-fi read!

Although I read an advance copy REBOOT is available now!

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  1. Wow, this book has one amazing cover! The premise is so intriguing and unique, too. Thanks for putting Reboot on my radar!

  2. I read and enjoyed this one quite a bit. The only thing I was disappointed in was the abrupt ending. I wanted more!

  3. Sounds like a good take on the genre!