Saturday, 26 April 2014

ARC Review: Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera

Rebel (Reboot, #2)Rebel

Author: Amy Tintera
Series: Reboot
Pages: 352
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: 13th May 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.

Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

Contains spoilers from the first book.

Rebel is a book I have been eager to read after the escape and rescue in Reboot; we learnt in the first book that the longer you remained dead the more strength and respect the reboot held but the emotions were lacking, HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation) also seemed to be the ones controlling them and causing chaos so I was keen to see how Amy Tintera ended the war between reboots, HARC and humans; I have always found the concept intriguing and Amy Tintera has ended her duology with an edge of your seat and exciting thrill-ride.

Rebel is the second book in the Reboot series by Amy Tintera about undead teenagers and begins where the first book ended. Wren and Callum have escaped HARC, rescued reboots from the Austin facility and are making their way to a supposed safe haven for reboots in the hopes of finding their freedom.

The plot is thrilling and fast-paced with some fabulous and at time gruesome action sequences; the Reboot Reservation, run by Micah showed the plotting of his plan to eliminate the humans and outside of the reservation is where everything came together – I was eager to see if the reboots and humans would ever find peace to work together and I’m satisfied with the outcome and how it all panned out.

The characters are all fabulous! Wren lacked emotion in the first book as she was meant to due to the amount of time she had been dead and because of her training but in Rebel we see a more carefree, kind and emotionally engaging character who I adored and respected but still did some major ass kicking. Callum, only having been dead for 22 minutes still held on to his humanity and wasn’t as kick-butt as the other reboots but I gained a lot of respect for him in this book for his determination and understood him wanting/needing to protect the humans, his family in particular – he is an adorable sweetheart. Micah was a villain I love to despise, his mindset was set in that the reboots were the better race and all humans should be eliminated – he was written to perfection and I absolutely adored Addie, she was the perfect friend to Wren.

The romance isn’t at the forefront of the story and Wren and Callum do unfortunately have to spend some time apart in this book but they were always on each other’s mind; there wasn’t a lot of declared feelings in the first book but things definitely progressed in Rebel which I loved!

Amy Tintera’s writing is engaging and highly entertaining, I thoroughly enjoy the dialogue and interactions between the characters and we get both Wren and Callum’s POV’s which I always enjoy, they both had clear and distinct voices and her descriptive setting draws you into  story with the dangers the characters faced.

Overall, Rebel gave me the ideal ending to the Reboot series, I love that it ended with a duology and wasn’t dragged out; the characters progressed perfectly, the world is established and the plot was fast-paced and brutal. I am definitely eager to read more books written by Amy Tintera.  

Thank-you kindly to HarperTeen for the opportunity to read and review Rebel by Amy Tintera.


Amy TinteraAbout the author: (Goodreads) 

Hi! I'm Amy Tintera, young adult author. My debut novel, REBOOT, comes out May 7, 2013. Film rights have been optioned by Fox. 

I don't log on to Goodreads often, so if you'd like to get in touch with me please e-mail me: amy at amytintera dot com.

Reboot (Reboot, #1) Rebel (Reboot, #2) 

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  1. It caught my eyes when I was looking for the upcoming releases, but I wasn't entirely sure so it ended up somewhere lower on my TBR list, however, your review (which is a great job, by the way) convinced me to find a place a lot sooner for it. :)

    1. Thanks Cassidie! looking forward to hearing what you think.

  2. I just finished Reboot a couple of says ago, and I absolutely loved it. I have a copy of this one, and I am hoping to to get to it soon too. I am even more excited to read it now! :) Great review!

    1. Thanks Jenea :) I enjoyed this one more than Reboot, Callum wasn't as flat and their was even more action which was fantastic! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I haven't picked up the first book yet, but now I'm definitely motivated to, especially knowing that the sequel is such a fantastic follow-up - that always speaks highly of a trilogy. Wonderful review! :)

    1. Thanks Keertana! It sure does and this was an awesome follow-up.

  4. I loved this one too! Especially the character development in Wren and Callum. And all the fast-paced action, of course. I totally agree that this was perfect as a duology.
    Great review, Sharon :)

    1. I'm finding it harder and harder to keep up with ongoing series so a duology suits me perfectly ;) I'm glad you loved this one as well Richa.

  5. I just got book 1 last week, so I am very happy to see that book 2 is living up to my expectation for the series. Glad you liked it, and hopefully I'll be caught up soon!

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    1. Enjoy Jessica! I preferred this one over the first book, I'm curious to see what you think.

  6. I skimmed your review because I haven't read book 1 yet, but I like that this is only a duology. I've come down with a bad case of series overload, so I'm glad that the author was able to tell this story in only two installments.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    1. I find I'm not continuing with so many series that I have previously enjoyed so a duology suits me perfectly; I have really enjoyed these books.

  7. I think I may have Reboot in my piles somewhere, and I confess you have me curious Sharon. I loved that this is a duology and I am going to dig it many elements you mentioned are ones I know I would enjoy!

    1. I think you'd like this one Kimba, it was done well, Book 2 for me was better than book 1 ;) Enjoy.


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