Book discussion: Reboot


Book Title: Reboot

Author: Amy Tintera

Genre: YA Sci-fi/Dystopian

★★★★

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.

– Goodreads

This book is a page-turner. The story is fast-paced, gripping and action-packed. AND THE COVER. Just take a moment and admire the cover. It’s SO beautiful.

I love the character development of Wren. At first, being the least human reboot in HARC, she thought she had no emotion at all. She could not tolerate anyone who screams. She couldn’t cry. However, once Callum come into her life, she changes. It is him who notices Wren when she shows her emotion, and he is the only one who’s not afraid of her. She has found her human side.

The idea of Reboots is original and interesting. Reboots are not cyborgs or robots, even though I kept picturing them as cyborgs. Well, the similarity between Reboots and Zombies is that you have to shoot them in the head in order to kill them.

[Fun fact: I was eating when I got to the point where Callum turns into a human-eating monster and I lost my appetite for a few seconds.]

The reason why I didn’t give it a five out of five stars is because of the romance. The couple is cute and sweet, however, it escalates too quickly. It’s not an instalove, but still. It’s also kind of weird, because Reboots’ supposed to be less emotional than humans, yet Wren and Callum still have strong feelings for each other, like humans. Maybe Tintera want us readers to understand that as long as we have human inside us, no matter if it’s a lot or a little, we still have emotions. And maybe love is the strongest emotion (?)

Anyway, it’s a really enjoyable book, and I’ll definitely continue with the series. In fact, I’m reading Rebel right now for the 2nd book in the sunathon.

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