Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review: Rebel by Amy Tintera

(Reboot #2)
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Hardcover, 340 pages, HarperTeen
Genres: YA, Sci-Fi/Dystopian

Wren Connolly thought she'd left her human side behind when she dies five years ago and came back 178 minutes later as a Reboot. With her new abilities of strength, speed, and healing—along with a lack of emotions—Wren 178 became the perfect soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Then Callum 22 came along and changed everything.

Now that they've both escaped, they're ready to start a new life in peace on the Reboot reservation. But Micah 163, the Reboot running the reservation, has darker plans in mind: to wipe out the humans. All of them. Micah has been building a Reboot army for years and is now ready to launch his attack on the cities. Callum wants to stick around and protect the humans. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind them.

With Micah on one side, HARC on the other, and Wren and Callum at odds in the middle, there's only one option left...

It's time for Reboots to become rebels.

My Review

Of course I marathon-ed the series. Why wouldn’t I?

I started Rebel less than a week after I finished reading Reboot. I wanted the story fresh in my mind whenever I went into the sequel/final book. And I’m glad that’s how I decided to read it, otherwise I might have forgotten a lot of things.

The characters in the book are much the same, however there is one small difference in this book: we get Callum’s point of view. (Yeah, another last-book-in-a-series that suddenly has two perspectives instead of just one. I seriously don’t understand the appeal to this phenomenon. It makes the entire story change.) And while normally I get a little irked at this, it wasn’t too terrible to read. I only got Callum and Wren’s viewpoints mixed up once, so at least their voices were unique. I also enjoyed the character development in this book. There’s a lot of questions about why. Why does Callum like Wren? Why would Wren want to save people? Etc. It did something most books do not—it provided answers to questions that other main characters never seem to ask themselves.

The plot of the book was much like the first book. It was fast-paced, action-packed, and predictable. It was also too convenient. Once again, everything was easy for Callum and Wren. “Oh, you want to release someone from somewhere? Oh, okay. Here’s the solution.” I wish Tintera had taken a little more time to develop the action.

All in all, this book was a good book. I’d suggest reading it directly after reading the sequel, if possible. It will really help you in keeping the characters straight and the plot from the first book in mind.

*Note: I purchased a copy of this book for myself.

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