Reboot

Reboot

Book - 2013
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"Seventeen-year-old Wren rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier until she is given an order she refuses to follow"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, , [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062217073
0062217070
9780062287458
0062287451
Characteristics: 365 pages ; 22 cm

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farbrite
Dec 29, 2016

Loved this! Besides the satisfying romance and a kick-ass heroine, there is action, action, action. An easy book to zip right through, and then on to the equally exciting sequel!

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Laleh2000
Jul 12, 2015

Really good book. The author takes a twist on the usual zombie genre and replaced it with people who are called reboots and the longer you stay dead the stronger, faster less emotional you become. Great read overall.

Demigod4Ever Jul 31, 2014

Read book already, and tots about to do it again. One of the best books out there. Y'all need to read it. I'm waiting for the sequel.

KateHillier May 25, 2014

We have an inventive take on zombies here. There's a virus that has devastated the US if not the whole world and a side effect is people who die have a tendency to come back to life but as a more attractive, less human version of themselves. The longer they were dead, the less human they are. Our main character, Wren, was dead for nearly three hours before she rose. The Reboots become property of a vaguely menacing government agency and basically are foot soldier for their bidding. Wren, in five years as a Reboot, has never questioned her place in this order until she takes on a new Reboot named Callum who had been dead for all of twenty two minutes and is the most human out of them all.

There's a lot of telling here rather than showing, especially with Wren's feelings. You get a lot of 'the lady doth protest too much' sort of feelings from it but that's intention here. The love story is obvious from the word go but the book is gripping. I did like how Wren's thought process just derails and she just does what she does to keep Callum drawing breath. That seemed more truthful to me than the constant reiteration that she doesn't have feelings when we all know that that's not precisely the case.

It's interesting though, if your dystopia hankering is still going strong give this one a read.

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mangocats026
Feb 08, 2014

hmmm...this didn't do it for, sorry. this is the kind of book you'll love or you'll not.

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robryan
Sep 24, 2013

Excellent book, very fast moving, with some interesting twists.

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sportsbookspce
Aug 03, 2013

Amazing!!! Wren and Callum are awesome characters and the way they are written is believable. The concept of the book is fascinating and is described very well. There is romance but it isn't overpowering. Wren isn't supposed to have any feeling. I liked how the author explained Wren's process as she developed her feelings. I hope the next book is even better than Reboot!!

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stepha89
Jul 18, 2013

Fast-paced action with just the right amount of romance. I felt like it was mostly meant to set the scene for the rest of the series, but it was well-written and the pacing was good so I didn't mind too much.

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tessabanessa
Jun 02, 2013

I think this is a fresh spin on the dystopian genre. The love story was well put together and I really connected with the character, even if she "didn't have any feelings". I'm really looking forward to the next one!

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neocarleen
Dec 18, 2013

“Humans had a brightness to them, a glow that only death extinguished.”

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neocarleen
Dec 18, 2013

“Are we going to do my leg next?" he asked. "Can I get some warning next time? A quick 'Hey I'm going to snap your bone with my bare hands right now. Brace yourself.'”

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tessabanessa
Jun 04, 2013

“I think people immediately assumed I was yours so they stayed far away.' He met my eyes and smiled. 'I was. I am.' He leaned forward and brushed his lips to mine. 'Yours.”

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tessabanessa
Jun 04, 2013

“He turned to me. His expression was serious, but I liked how it softened slightly when he looked at me. Like the way he looked at me was different from how he looked at everyone else.”

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Nov 17, 2014

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stepha89
Jul 18, 2013

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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