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Publisher's Summary

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 17 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 - Callum Reyes - is the worst she's ever seen. As a 22, Callum is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he's always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet, he's still her newbie. 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 that 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.

©2013 Amy Tintera (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Weak characterization unmakes the story.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I wouldn't recommend this book. The characters behave in odd and illogical ways even within the context of the story. This really holds the story back which otherwise has an interesting premise.

What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

Very good differentiation of characters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Heart-racing, action packed - I'm ready for more!

My first thought after finishing this book (in one sitting): WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

Unlike anything I’ve read in the past few months, Reboot was so gripping and thrilling that I was unable to put it down until it was done. I found myself flying through the pages, racing to the end and at the same time, not wanting it to end. I mean, just – WOW.

In post-apocalyptic Texas (every other state in America was destroyed due to a virus), reboots are teenagers who come back to life after dying and are then given to the government as bounty hunters except the reboots don’t actually get anything out of it. Ugh, can you imagine following every single order, always listening to someone else, never getting what you want to do – especially as a teenager? Yuck!

What I thought most about during this book (and what frustrated me) was how these reboots are treated so..inhumanly – not only by the government, but by their [former] families. Not an ounce of pity or kindness was given to these teens. Supposedly these reboots don’t feel any emotion, but do you think they act emotionless because of their situation or because that’s how they really are? I mean, if I was treated poorly and like an animal, I would probably just act emotionless out of a survival/defense mechanism.

Which brings me to Callum, sweet Callum. A 22, and such a endearing boy. From the very first scene, I was drawn to his sweet disposition. Every scene with him is filled with this tension – you want to protect him, you want him to grow, you want him to kick butt even though you know he’s a 22. For some reason, he reminded me a lot of Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth. I think it was their kind hearts and adoration they held for their girls.

Reboot is one that fans of Divergent are going to want to pick up for sure. It’s heart-racing, action packed, and had me begging for more.

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Great book! Must read!

I'm not sure why this book isn't more popular the whole story was fantastic I definitely recommend this book.

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really enjoyed it

I liked it, I just wished it wasn't as romantic, and was more action packed.

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Glued to it from the start

I loved the way Wren had to learn what the feelings she felt on the inside were called.

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loved it!

cannot wait to read the next book. finished this one in a day via audible

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  • david
  • NEW MILFORD, CT, United States
  • 03-29-16

good story good action

good story good action the narration of the. book was excellent love this kind of book

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Nice twist on an old classic.

Smooth, easy to follow. Good for a fun listen without much challenge. Will buy next one.

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Chick flick for the ears

Definitely a YA novel. Light enjoyable listen. Don't think too hard about the concept of "re-booting". You will just hurt your head. Suspend your disbelief and go along for the ride. I will listen to the next one in the series. This is like "ear candy" lol. Don't expect vitamins or substance and you will be entertained.

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Awesome

What made the experience of listening to Reboot the most enjoyable?

The voice actor - very convincing and perfect for the part!

What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

Her inflection was perfect. great voice actor!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes!

Any additional comments?

A great book for those who love dystopia and YA. definitely recommend this to everyone, but especially people aged 14 to 20.