Rebel by Amy Tintera
Release Date: May 13th, 2014
HarperTeen, 352 Pages
Sub-genre: Science Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic
Source: ARC via Edelweiss (Thank you!)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Reboot #2
Follow up to: Reboot
Recommended for: fans of Divergent by Veronica Roth
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.
Rebel is one of my favorite reads this year. And Reboot was one of my favorite reads of 2013. Amy Tintera, write more books!
This duology is so action packed and keeps reads on the edge of their seats. The tension in the writing is palpable, as is the love connection between our two main characters. AND Rebel is told in alternating POVS! After spending an entire book inside Wren’s mind, it was fun and fresh to see things from Callum’s perspective. I won’t give much away plot-wise, but the alternating POVS were definitely necessary and I liked that it didn’t feel forced – it made perfect sense.
If Reboot (in my mind) was about what it means to be human, then Rebel (again, in my mind) is about power and how it can corrupt people. It’s the corruption that causes people (or zombies..) to become inhumane.
Perfectly paced and such a rush, the Reboot Duology is great for fans of Divergent by Veronica Roth.