Friday, June 14, 2013

Review: Reboot

Title - Reboot
Author - Amy Tintera 
Series - Reboot #1
Genre - YA Dystopia Zombies
Format - Arc from Publisher
Published - May 7th 2013
Publisher - HarperTeen


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.


My assignment wailed as she slipped in the mud, whipping her head around to see if I was gaining on her.
I was.
Her feet hit solid pavement and she broke into a full sprint. My feet grazed the ground as I chased her, my short legs easily overtaking her panicked attempt at running.
I yanked her arm. She hit the ground. The sound that escaped her mouth was more animal than human as she desperately tried to stand.
I hated the screaming.
I pulled two sets of cuffs off my belt and secured them around her wrists and feet.

I received Reboot in return for an honest review from the publisher HarperTeen via edelweiss.  Wren has been a Reboot for 5 years working for the humans as mindless slave. She died from three gunshot wounds five years ago, they almost didn't think she would reboot but she did at 178 minutes which is rare. Since Wren is a higher number she doesn't have all the feelings and conflicts over killing humans or other reboots like the under sixty’s do.

As the new trainee’s for reboot training arrive Wren is drawn to 22 who are still close to human. She decides to take the risk but her new trainee isn't going to be easy, because he questions everything even refusing to kill putting them both at risk. As if Wren doesn't have enough to deal with her 22 she’s also dealing with a roommate who is losing it quickly. When Ever dies and Callum her 22 is at risk of being terminated Wren has to do something before it’s too late.

She reaches out to a human hoping he will be able to help the unlikely pair. He agrees under the condition they save his daughter who is also a reboot in Austin. Even with his help removing the trackers escaping the area won't be easy, thankfully the pair can take damage and heal. With his help the pair escapes into the darkness, heading off to save his daughter but before they can get her things for Callum aren't looking so good. When they reach the rebels they learn that his time is running out. Wren will have to risk it all to save Callum.  

I really love Wren she’s smart but strong, yet on the inside she has her own issues, insecurities making her easy to relate to. I was able to connect with her, her story even if for a zombie is filled with emotions from heartache to love even hope for the future.  I think Callum is perfect for her, his personality is relaxed taking his time and I felt that he really does see Wren for who she is not the scars she carries. I've always been a fan of Kick Ass Heroines and Wren fits the bill perfectly.

I was super excited to be approved for Reboot it’s been on my TBR list forever. The concept is instantly captivating it’s a unique twist on the zombie idea. I love that the author made the zombies more than mindless shambling bodies, they are still partially human. The story is filled with action, moments or horror, even a very sweet romance that mix to create a brilliant story. I had a hard time putting Reboot down it’s one of those books that just draws the reader in and doesn't let go till the last page. Then leaving you wanting more, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series since I loved Reboot so much!
5 out of 5 stars


  1. Great review! This book was already on my TBR list, now I'm even more excited to read it:)

  2. Awesome review I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book so I will be going out to get my copy soon. Love your super awesome review and the teaser! Thank you for sharing!