Friday, February 27, 2015


Title: Reboot
Author: Amy Tintera
Series: Reboot, Book 1
Number of Pages: 365
Date Read: 2/27/15
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction

Synopsis (Found on

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 lineor 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 Review:

This was a good book. There is a lot of action in it with a kick ass heroine named Wren in it and a cut/hot guy named Callum. 

In Wren's world, a virus has devastated the United States and as far as I can tell Texas is the only state that survived. In this world if a person has had some form of the illness and dies, either from the illness or by other means, they can reboot and come back to life. When they come back to life they are called Reboots. All reboots have numbers tattooed on their arms that tell humans how long they were dead for before they rebooted. The longer the reboot is dead, the deadlier they are and the less humanity they have in them. In a war that was fought long before this story took place, reboots fought against the humans. Somehow the reboots lost and they have become slaves to the humans and the government which is called HARC. The reboots are kept in facilities where they train to be the deadliest soldiers for the humans. The reboot are sent out on missions to capture or kill humans the government wants. The reboots are kept on a strict schedule, are monitored closely and are exterminated at HARC's will if they believe the reboot is defected or disobeys orders. In this world Wren is the most deadliest and non-human reboot with no emotions because she was dead for 178 minutes. She is the best and never disobeys orders. She is also a trainer for newbie reboots. Her world changes when newbie Callum, who was dead for 22 minutes, comes to her facility where she becomes his trainer. 

I really liked Wren. She was so kick ass and deadly. She could take out nine human soldiers alone. In the beginning of the book Wren believes that she has no emotions and no humanity left in her. Compared to the lower number reboots who are more humanlike, Wren seems almost like a robot. She is very socially awkward and really doesn't have any friends. She talks to her roommate, Ever who is a low number reboot, but she never really thinks of them as friends. Through out the book you can see that she has difficult times in social situations; she jumps when others touch her and she doesn't know how to comfort someone with words or gestures. She is often wonders what to say. Wren is also a trainer who trains newly turned reboots and since shes the highest number she gets first pick of newbies. She usually chooses the highest number reboot in the newbie group but this time she chooses the lowest, Callum 22. Once she begins to train Callum, the reader can see a change in Wren. She does have emotions and she begins to feel them. She doesn't know what name to call them when she feels them (guilt, sadness, etc.) but she does feel them. She becomes closer to Ever and she falls for Callum. She also becomes disobedient and does everything she can to save Callum from extermination. 

I loved Callum. As a low number reboot, Callum is the most human-like reboot. He is slower, less stronger, heals slower and has more difficulty learned how to fight than higher reboots. He questions everything, has many opinions and doesn't take orders well, which makes him dangerous to HARC. He is funny, cracks jokes to Wren and is always smiling, even at inopportune times. He doesn't want to hit Wren when they are sparring and he doesn't want to kill anyone. He is willing to be eliminated for his unwillingness to kill. He brings out the emotions in Wren and he cares for her very much. He is an all around nice guy, who cares about others. 

I really enjoyed the romance between Callum and Wren. It was stuble. From the get-go the reader could tell that Callum liked Wren but it was sweet to see how she fell for him. She cared a lot about him and was willing to risk her life to save him from extermination. I loved how Callum made her smile and how happy he was when she laughed. I liked how they didn't kiss til about half way in the book. After that they were constantly giving little kisses, holding hands and just general lovely dovey touches. It wasn't sappy or cheesey in my opinion anyway. They were really good together. 

I loved the action in the book. There were plenty of fight scenes, broken bones, gun shooting and killing. I can't wait to read the second book. 


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