My rating: 2/5 stars
Genre: Sci-fi, YA, Dystopian
Published May 7th 2013 by HarperTeen
About this Book:
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.
I am so disappointed with this book. After reading good reviews of the book by reviewers I like and seeing the kick-ass blurb, I thought this would be an exciting novel. But it had so many flaws that just ruined my reading experience.
So the idea of this dystopian is that ‘Reboots’ exist. these are individuals mainly teen and young ones who reboot after dying and come back faster and stronger due to some virus. Not some people don’t come back, the adults go crazy because of it (that explanation for the adult going crazy because they can’t adapt? I expect more)
These reboots are enslaved or killed by HARC who uses them to do their dirty work. They are labeled with a number that’s the minutes they were dead before they rebooted.
Now or protagonist is 178, which means she has been dead the longest. It also means that she is stronger, more emotionless than the rest.
And then there’s 22 who is basically still human in nature.
What I hate is that how a kickass and badass protagonist goes mushy just because of a guy. NO THANK YOU!
Where is that emotionless monster? I want her back.
Then there’s nothing in the name of plot. Simple training and explanation of premise and then a mysterious experiment and rebellion. HOW UNIQUE! (Note the sarcasm)