Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bookanista Review: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Dead for 178 minutes, Wren is the least human of the reboots, the deadliest and least likely to question the human government that enslaves her and sends her on missions to contain the rebels.

Then Callum arrives. Callum is different. As a reboot only gone for 22 minutes, he still has a lot of his human traits left. Wren dismisses him immediately as weak and not long for the reboot life. However, he awakens Wren's curiosity when he suggests that maybe he has a chance if she trains him.

Wren accepts the challenge and thus begins the "second rebooting of Wren" - aka her reawakening to human desires, needs and feelings - an incredibly touching transformation.

REBOOT is primarily a romance (thus the Zombie Chicken Merit Badge for Romance), though the setting is brutally dystopian. For me, this worked beautifully because of Callum's charisma, charm and his undeniable chemistry with Wren. There's an "angry dancing" scene that I adored because it showcases their relationship dynamic so, so well.

Callum's humanity also drives the plot and raises the stakes - because if Wren can't contain him, her heartless overseers will. What's a previously unfeeling girl to do?

FTC disclosure: Edelweiss

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LM Preston said...

This sounds like a good read! Thanks for spreading the word, I'll have to add it to my tbr list.

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I really loved the romance in this one too-Callum is such a sweetheart and his efforts to win over Wren also won over me.

Jennifer @ BookShelfery said...

This showed up while I was on vacay. I am VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. :)

EponaReviews said...

Thank you for the recommendation and review, it sounds great!

EponaReviews said...

Thanks for the recommendation and review, it sounds intriguing! :)