Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rebel by Amy Tintera [ARC REVIEW]

TITLE: Rebel (Reboot #2)
AUTHOR: Amy Tintera
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins / HarperTeen
PUB DATE: May 13, 2014
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.

- Source: Goodreads


“I sort of liked the sound of bones breaking. It was like home.”

Wren is back and even more badass than ever!

I adored Wren’s character in Reboot. The once shell with only a smidge of humanity was an interesting aspect I eagerly read through. I revered watching her slowly grasp back on human emotions after finding herself falling for a low-numbered reboot named Callum. Watching her grow and develop into someone with more empathy, and still remain as a tough and unwavering heroine was exhilarating.

One of the best things I liked about Reboot was the fast pace and smooth storytelling Amy Tintera provided her readers. I expected nonetheless for Rebel. Well, that is before I reached the reboot “sanctuary” chapter, I have to admit I was kind of starting to doubt that thought. When I did finally reach Micah’s territory, things quickly picked up from there. Only then was I assured that Amy Tintera would definitely be delivering one epic story.

If you loved Wren’s fighting energy as I did, wait till you see Callum! My goodness! I didn’t expect him to be just as badass as Wren. Although he remains his non-killing morals, and he may be a bit of a goody-two shoes, I love that he has learned to fight back and defend what he believes is right.

I was already sold on Wren and Callum’s characters, not to mention the cuteness of their love story, but there were a lot of interesting new characters introduced in this book. Readers get to meet a set of noteworthy characters, humans and reboots, in Wren and Callum’s lives, past and present.

Only while reading Rebel did I discover that this was a duology. I may have expected a third book when I started Reboot so I winced over that idea at first, but Amy Tintera was able to write two books with solid stories. The first book covered a well in depth world building and characterization combined with gripping action scenes and a blooming romance, and the second book was not far off. Both books were closely connected and provided a steady and balanced story execution that I think readers would appreciate. Rebel was a praise-worthy finale that brought closure and a happy ending. Plus, it’s not often I encounter duologies, and a good one at that.

*Thank you, HarperCollins and Edelweiss for granting my request to view Rebel.

1 comment:

  1. Reboot was just okay for me, but Rebel was fantastic :D


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