Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera

Rebel (Reboot, #2)Rebel by Amy Tintera
352 Pages
Release Date: May 13th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Sci-fi/Dystopian
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
The sequel to the action-packed Reboot is a can't-miss thrill ride, perfect for fans of James Patterson, Veronica Roth, and Marie Lu.

After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot Reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans. Although Wren's instincts are telling her to set off into the wilderness on their own and leave the battle far behind, Callum is unwilling to let his human family be murdered. When Micah commits the ultimate betrayal, the choice is made for them. But Micah has also made a fatal mistake . . . he's underestimated Wren and Callum.

The explosive finale to the Reboot duology is full of riveting action and steamy love scenes as Wren and Callum become rebels against their own kind.

        Captivating and fast paced, Rebel easily wrapped me up back into Wren's and Callum's story. I loved exploring and seeing the new setting and how each character got accustomed to it. It was interesting to see how the Reboot camp worked along with the people in it. Micah was interesting character to add to the mix of characters. I liked the way he was made into the villain with his brainwashing ideas and mindset. And of course he a character I personally wanted to punch and strangle. I love Addie's reaction to the Reservation rules and it just made me grin. Her pro-feminist attitude also helped to portray an issue some girls have to deal with in today's society.

     In this book, I felt a more personal connection to Wren concerning the way she thinks. Her not caring attitude is a feeling that I can relate to and it was really easy for me to understand her stream of consciousness and view the story objectively. I love seeing this change in her as she begins to see through Callum's point of view and feel more than she used to. One of the most interesting concepts was how she thought in shades of grey even though characters like her that I see whether on t.v or in books usually think in black and white thereby creating problems. So it was cool seeing how it could also work vice versa.

     Just adorable, Callum instantly has you charmed by his determined yet sweet persona. I loved seeing him put in new situations that he has to learn to adapt to. This book especially fully developed the character he became through all he's been put through. I feel like his personality (and how it kind of clashed with Wren's) had a big impact of the story-line and the events that follow through.

     The ending did the story justice and it was nice seeing everything come back full circle with all loose ends tied or cut. Not a story to be missed by any sci-fi and dystopian lovers! If you loved Reboot, you will LOVE Rebel :) Happy Readings!

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