Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Reboot by Amy Tintera

by:  Amy Tintera
published by:  HarperTeen
publish date:  May 7, 2013

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).

Kari had this book as one of her DNF books for December.  However, I was still interested in this book and gave it a go.  I'm glad I did because I liked this book.  One of Kari's issue with this book was Number/Name thing.  The Reboots are often called by their number, but I didn't find it too hard to keep them straight.

The story is about Wren 178.  The longer a reboot is out the more deadly they are when they come back.  So Wren is the toughest of the tough.  Her job is to train new recruits and she always chooses new recruits with the highest numbers until Callum 22 shows up and convinces her to become his trainer.  Callum is hopeless and Wren feels like a failure for the first time in her Reboot life.  When Callum's life is on the line and Wren sees a way out of their Reboot lives, she takes it.

I found this book to be exciting and different than most YAs.  It was a little sci-fi, it was a little post-apocalyptic, it was a little dystopian, but it never really went too overboard on any of those genres.  It was an age appropriate YA as well.  I definitely recommend this one.

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