9 Jun 2014

Review: REBOOT + REBEL by Amy Tintera

Title: Reboot (Reboot #1) + Rebel (Reboot #2)

Author: Amy Tintera

Genre: Young Adult/Sci Fi/Dystopian.

Publication Date: June 2013 + June 1st 2014

Publisher: Allen and Unwin

Format: Paperback

Pages: 384 +352

Form of Review: Series Review - Non- Spoiler.

Rating: 5/5


'5 years ago, I died. 178 minutes later, I woke up.'

In this post-apocalyptic thriller a deadly virus mutation sees teenagers raised from the dead and trained to be vicious soldiers until Wren, the deadliest Reboot, joins forces with Callum, the most innocent, to try to overthrow the organisation that has corrupted their world.


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.

Since this series is a duology (only two books) I’ve decided to review the two books together. And since this is a review based around the whole series, I’m going to try and keep it unspoilery. Before we start, Ely and I received these books to review but that no way alters our opinion of the book. If you would like to view Ely's review of Reboot click here. If you would like to view Ely's review of Rebel which has spoilers, click here.  So have fun!

I personally am not a big Zombie fan, and like Ely, when I heard that it was Zombish I was kind of thrown off. Like, when do us Young Adult readers normally see Zombie’s mixed in with dystopia’s? Like never. But the thing is, it worked perfectly. Amy Tintera sure knows how to keep you intrigued and this sure did that exactly.

The pacing off the series was excellent and Wren and Callum are both lovable and the world building is crazy. I seriously don’t know how people come up with these kinds of ideas but all elements combined beautifully. Normally one may see a decline in quality throughout a series but this was the opposite. The first book served a basic foundation and the second finished it off nicely. Even thought I would’ve liked more of Wren and Callum!

One of the things I also loved the most is how we enter action as soon as we open the first page. The Ideas that Amy develops gives an insight to the variety of perceptions of humanity. In the end, what does it really mean to be human?

One of the most outstanding things was the character development with Wren. Once each layer was peeled back you could see her more distinctly. It wasn’t obvious but once you look back you realise how much all the characters actually changed. Applause to Tintera for being able to swiftly develop characters and make the reader still love them throughout the whole entire way.

Finally, Thank you to Lara from A&U for providing Ely and I with the copies to the series.

Love you all!

1 comment:

  1. I am excited to see this character development that you're talking about! I'm definitely going to pick this book up next! I can just see it eyeing me from my bookshelf. Lovely review!