Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Reboot by Amy Tintera

Publishers go to great lengths these days to make sure you read their books.  We received a parcel in the post, with a QR code on the front, asking us to scan it before opening.  The QR code took us to a video clip giving us 10 reasons why we should read this book. 

Here’s the blurb:

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 favourite 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.

Here are my reasons why you should read it:
1. Fast paced
2. Strong female character
3. A good choice for Hunger Games fans
4. Reminded me of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf and in some ways What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhiang both of which I really enjoyed.

1 comment:

  1. Both Mr BB and myself loved this book. I'd gone through a phase of being bored with the teen/YA stuff at work, but this one grabbed me again. I think it was the great dialogue and the relationship between 178 & 22 that made the book for me.
    My only problem was the weak ending after such a powerhouse story up to that point.