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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Book Review / Blog Tour: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Welcome to today's stop in the MM's blog tour for Amy Tintera's debut, REBOOT. Today I'm thrilled to be featuring the book trailer, sharing my review and hosting a giveaway for REBOOT. 

By: Amy Tintera

Published by: Harper Teen
Released on: May 7th, 2013
Source: book from publisher to review
5 Stars: I Loved It!
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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

Talk about an action packed, thrilling, debut! Amy Tintera has given the YA fandom a whole new book to devour. This debut is seriously AWESOME! REBOOT is one of those fast paced, highly addicting books that once you sit to read it there is no putting the book down until you're down with it. 

Set in a futuristic TX (Welcome to TX y'all), is a whole new civilization that is reborn or as you'd call them in this book, "rebooted". Meaning there are those who where once normal human beings that have now been genetically enhanced, changed, and are barely human, some not at all. They like people, function the same as humans do, except they're more powerful, stronger, and lack the emotions humans have. One of the things I liked about the characters in this book, is what they bring to the story, and what they do for each other. In a world that seems hopeless, they offer each other just that. 

The main character, Wren, also known as #178 is one tough heroine. It wasn't hard for me to like her right off the bat. She's fearless, trained, and unstoppable. She only person she's let in is her best friend Ever. Though Wren is a full fledge Reboot, I found it interesting that Wren still has her scars from when she was human. Once a reboot, any injury can be healed, and I liked the symbolism that Wren's human scars have on her reboot form. They're very much apart of who she is, and I felt they also made her more human. Even though she tries to hide them, her insecurities about them are what make her more human. 

Can we talk about this oh so fabulous romance? Oh yes, in the midst of an action fueled story line is this romance that left me breathless. I LOVE it when authors create these stark settings, and plot lines, but throw in a romance that adds light, and hope to the story. That's what #22, also known as Callum does for Wren. He gives her light, and hope. I love the way she slowly but surely breaks down the walls around Wren's heart. Oh should I say makes her feel things that she's not felt in a very long time. You know what else is great about their relationship? They fact that they're total opposites. From the moment Callum was introduced into the book, I loved him. Where Wren is tough, a trained solider, and doesn't hesitate to take a person out, Callum hesitates, has emotion and fights against being turned into what Wren is. As the storyline continues, I loved what both Wren and Callum offer each other, and give one another. They both grow and change in different ways, and their chemistry is FABULOUS! 

REBOOT's writing is AWESOME! Amy's writing is crisp, refreshing, and fabulous. I'm shocked this her debut book, because of how solid her writing is. She delivers one heck of a punch with REBOOT. The dystopian feeling, the TX setting, the characters, and the story line were all so well crafted. I'm looking forward to reading many more books from Amy. 

If you're looking for a fast paced, thrilling, action packed book that has the perfect kind of romance, then I highly recommend picking up REBOOT!

About the Author:

Hi! I’m Amy Tintera, and I write novels for young adults. I grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. After receiving a masters in film at Emerson College I moved to Los Angeles, where I promptly discovered I didn’t enjoy working in the film industry, and went back to my first love, writing.
HarperCollins/HarperTeen will publish my debut, REBOOT, a young adult novel about teens in a future Texas who reboot after death and are subsequently forced into slavery. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000. I am represented by Emmanuelle Morgen at Stonesong. (source)
Visit Amy via her: Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook 

The Giveaway:

Thank you Harper Teen, one lucky blog tour follower will win a copy of Amy's REBOOT. To enter, please fill out the form below.

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  1. What a terrific and fresh story. I cannot wait to read this one!

  2. Looking forward to reading it!

  3. I'm so glad summer is just around the corner, I REALLY want to read this book. Can't wait!