Author: Amy Tintera
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Shelves: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Apocalypse
Recommended for Fans Of: Marie Lu, Debra Driza
Synopsis: Okay so usually I write my own synopsis, but this time, I just absolutely love the way this summary is worded so I'll use the regular synopsis. 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. <- Doesn't this last sentence just give you the chills? Gah.
Review: Okay, so this book is like a cake. Allow me to explain. First you have the main ingredients: the science fiction virus background, the post-apocalyptic zombie people, and the whole "rebel against the system" conflict. Then you have the candles on top: a mass of well developed characters, mainly centered around Wren and Callum. Addie is introduced later on, and I have a feeling she'll be a huge part of the sequel. Wren and Callum were just awesome. Like, kick butt, then fall in love and then still have time to save the world kind of awesome. Last, you have the icing on top, which is of course, the romance between Wren and Callum. It was very sweet, and Wren always seemed ready to beat Callum up if he ever defied her, which always makes for a good relationship -deadpans-. But seriously, if you read this book, you'll fall in love with their romance. It's just so sweet. So since this book was a cake, it wouldn't be my favorite, but it would definitely be on the top of my list.
Conclusion: Definitely worth the read. But let me just tell you, this is not a book that will leave you dying for the sequel, but that's okay. Reboot could be a stand-alone, and I'm glad that for once, a book does not leave a reader hanging. I'm still going to read the sequel though haha.