Title: Rebel (Reboot #2)
Author: Amy Tintera
Genre: Young Adult. Sci Fi. Dystopian.
Publication Date: June 1st 2014
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
The sequel and exciting conclusion to the action-packed Reboot.
Wren and Callum finally reach the Reboot Reservation, a safe haven from HARC, which controls the cities. But it isn’t the paradise they’d hoped for. As they learn more about Micah, the bloodthirsty Reboot who runs it, they discover that he’s been creating an army with one goal in mind: to kill the humans in the cities … ALL of them. Wren’s first instinct is to head out for new territory, but Callum can’t stand by and let his human family and everyone else be hunted down. With HARC on one side and Micah on the other, saving the innocent and forging a lasting peace between humans and Reboots is a nearly impossible task. But Wren and Callum have never let that stop them before.
We received this book for review, but this is no way alters our opinion of the book.
Can we just take a moment first? I literally just finished this book a few minutes ago, and I think I need some time for this to sink in. I have one question for Amy Tintera.
Okay, so now that that’s over. Let’s actually get to the review. First, if you haven’t already- go check my review of the first book, Reboot, out. Now moving on.
I thought the first book was fats paced, but that really has nothing on this one. Oh my god. There was hardly a moment to stop and catch your breath. That being said, I think all the action was really well planned out- there wasn’t anything that wasn’t relevant to the story. I have to admit, some of those plot twists- damn…I did not see them coming.
I’m really not a big fan of dual POV books (I entirely blame Allegiant), so I was actually a bit hesitant when I saw that this begun with Callum’s POV. After a few chapters, it didn’t bother me anymore. I actually really liked being able to be inside Callum’s head as well as Wren’s, and I think it really made sense for the story to be split into the two POV’s. Have I mentioned how much I love Callum? Because, I really seriously love Callum.
I still really love Wren, and so you can probably imagine that I really love Callum and Wren together. Just. So. Much. Love. Anyway, I want to talk about the other characters because I mentioned how excited I was to meet some new ones in my review of the first book. Let’s start with Addie. There isn’t a lot of Addie at the beginning, but once she becomes a more prominent character- to put it simply, I really love her. I’m interested to see where the friendship (sort of spoiler alert there) between her and Wren goes from here (Note, I hadn't realised this was only a duology at this point). Next…Riley. So when I think of Riley, I think of Riley from Buffy- so yes, I imagine this incredibly buff guy (which I’m totally not complaining about, by the way). But yes, this Riley is amazing, though I admit I had my doubts about him.
Finally, Micah. Where do I even begin with you? I thought maybe that Micah would sort of make this into a love triangle so I was a bit hesitant about him coming in. But no, this is not a love triangle. Micah is so much more than that. I can’t properly express my feelings without spoiling, so I’ll just leave it at the fact that it took me a while to decide where I stood.
Okay, so before I wrap this up, can we just have another moment? This is a duology, meaning this is the last book. I CAN’T DEAL WITH THAT. I NEED ANOTHER BOOK. THAT CANNOT BE THE END. GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.
At that, I will leave you. Thank you again to the Allen and Unwin for the lovely ARC copy. I will treasure it for ever and ever.