Reboot (Reboot, #1)
by Amy Tintera
Publishing date: May 7th 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).
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.
Reboot is the exact reason why I love dystopian books so much! There is always, well almost always, a really unique take on the world. You can see how creative authors who write dystopian books are and how much time and work they put into creating something that is so interesting and new. Personally, I would never be able to come up with a concept this imaginative and different from everything else I’ve seen. Reboot was by no means perfect, it had its flaws, but it is an exciting and thrilling read nonetheless.
This is what Amy Tintera came up. Wren is a Reboot, which means she died, and came back 178 minutes later. That makes her a Reboot with the highest number. Higher the number, they have less emotions and they are stronger. Then, there is Callum, a newbie Reboot with a number 22, which makes him almost human. Even though they are so different, there is something that just pulls them together and when Wren has to eliminate Callum, she can't do it. She does the opposite.
Like I said, this book has its flaws. One of them is how Wren is almost like a robot in the beginning, with no human emotions. She doesn't feel a thing, but as soon as Callum shows up, that changes, in just a few pages and suddenly, she has all the emotions in the world. Also, the romance felt a little bit forced in some parts, but surprisingly, that didn't bother me as much as it usually does.
What I really loved in this book is the world building. It is amazing how Amy managed to create something so amazing. I felt like everything is in place and there's nothing missing. Through all the book she was revealing little pieces about this fascinating world of Reboots, but there is still so many things left unsaid that you just crave to know about.
The whole plot is action packed and you don't feel bored even for a second. The good parts are definitely stronger than the bad parts, resulting with me loving the book and highly anticipating the next book in the series.