author : amy tintera
pages : [hardcover] 365
memorbale quote : He had been willing to die because he refused to take a life.
But me, I contemplated shooting everyone.”
favorite characters : callum & wren
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 loved this book! Reboot was interesting from start to finish. The main character, Wren, is extremely tough and it seems like everybody in the world is afraid of her, including her fellow Reboots. She’s the least human of all of them, or so she thinks. The way the Reboots are shown in this book makes me think that they’re thought of as zombies, really. The kids that come back from the dead are still more or less sane and the adults need to be put down before they can ever hurt anybody. Or so Wren’s told.
There are so many twists and turns throughout this book. I like how it didn’t take forever with the build-up; while this is going to be a series, sometimes in them authors will slow down the pace to introduce something in the sequel or save something for later. There’s none of that here. It’s wonderfully fast-paced and the characters . . I loved them, too!
Callum had me right from the beginning. He’s a 22 compared to Wren’s 178, meaning he was dead for a much shorter time than she was. Everyone thinks that means he’ll be the next to die because he’ll be too emotional or too slow to get the job done. And he never seems to be worried about it. He wants to hold on to his old life and remind Wren that maybe she isn’t some kind of monster now, like all of the humans seem to think. It’s interesting to see the different takes the Reboots have on their imprisoned lives.
I cannot wait to continue with this story! I loved it from beginning to end and while there wasn’t really a cliffhanger, I need to know what happens next! I’d recommend this book to anyone who’s a fan of great dystopian action-packed books.