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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/2014
Series: Reboot Series , #1
Age range: 13 – 17 Years
I enjoyed this book a lot. I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed reading this because, well, i’m like the dystopian stuff where the main character rebels. Thats me stuff. So anyway, I liked the characters in this book and the plot. The suspense was great. At some points I was probably just trying to slow myself down and trying not to read too fast so I got to know what happened next. The character development wasn’t the best. I still enjoyed the book but I barely know anything about Wren or any characters. However I do know a decent amount about this world that they are living in. The world development was definitely better than the character development in this book but I am expecting to get the full life story of any character in the second book. If you like dystopian, go ahead and pick this book up.
Okay! Yes! This was a good book. So first… THE RELATIONSHIP of this book was so sweet. Now of most of the books i’ve read something goes wrong. //[Spoilers: The Hunger Games, Divergent, Taken, Matched] We always the I-love-him-but-I-Don’t-Know-If-I-Do situation, My-Girlfriend-Is Dead situation, and then don’t get me started on love triangles.// This book. I think this relationship was kinda fast but I don’t mind. It was kind predicted when I read the synopsis. Callum and Wren are just so cute. I love how they are able to protect each other [sorta]. There were so many parts where I was just awww-ing. [Not gonna talk about that -ahem- that one part]
Moving on..there was one thing that kind of saddened me in this book. When I read the synopsis I expected Wren to be less..emotional. Like at this point of the book it seems that Wren is human emotion wise. I don’t want her to be emotionless but maybe tone down the emotions. Other than that I think the Reboots are perfect soldiers. [Well at least the over sixties] Speaking of Reboot…Ever. I really liked Ever. I was so worried and scared when I read she was going crazy and got confused when the doctors injected her that night. And then she goes crazy again and again and again and again. It was so scary for me then we got to the point where she was conscious to point and beating people. Then Ever dies. I bet you she is going to play a part in the next book though so… i’ll just have to wait and see…
Escaping..the escaping was fast. It was just boom, boom, boom, done! Now this.. the escaping tricks you. I thought it was over after that..but nope. We get to save Callum now! This whole plan to get the injections sounded so complicated but it was done so easily. We needed to steal shuttles turn of power, gather everyone to the shuttles. There were so many things that could have gone wrong. Only one thing went wrong. I know this Bishop dude was in the book for .6 seconds but he annoyed me so much. Well maybe it was Wren’s wind going haywire that annoyed me but still. Man..everything was going so smoothly than this random medic ruins it. Well at least he got injured..
Thanks for reading this Let’s Talk. I hope you enjoyed Reboot as much as I did and hopefully I can get Rebel soon. Enjoy 🙂
Hi! I’m Amy Tintera, and I write novels for young adults. I grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. After receiving a masters in film at Emerson College I moved to Los Angeles, where I promptly discovered I didn’t enjoy working in the film industry, and went back to my first love, writing.