Book Review: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Jul 18, 2013 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

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Book Review: Reboot by Amy TinteraReboot by Amy Tintera
Also by this author: Rebel
Series: Reboot #1
Also in this series: Rebel
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Published by HarperCollins, HarperTeen on May 7, 2013
Pages: 389
Format: eARC
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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.


Reboot by Amy Tintera lured me with its potential hard hitting adventure and drama. This sounded like a story that would pull me in and not hold back punches. Did it? Yes sir!

Reboot was a unique, engaging, dark, gritty adventure that grabbed me and had me questioning everything all the way to the end. Filled with danger, death and conspiracy with complex characters.

Wren, loved her.  Such a strong, kickass character, I really enjoyed her emotional evolution throughout the story. Faced with the hard reality and the new growing emotions brought on by Callum plus the unfolding truth; Wren did what needed to be done and really held her own through the story. A kickass protector and instructor which made me so so happy. She was tough as nails yet had a vulnerability that made her relatable.

Callum made me smile, I liked him. In the messed up situation of being a Reboot he brought his humor, humanity and values even when it was a detriment to himself. Callum was defiantly a rebel following his heart and not the rules. Forcing Wren to see the truth in herself, that she wasn’t really this monstrous being that everyone thought she was, including herself.

The development of Callum and Wren’s romantic relationship wasn’t this lightening fast insta-love but this nice slow building connection that in the face of this intense, complicated world grew to become more than they realize adding a nice element to this tough story.

The HARC made the Reboots out to be these unfeeling, expendable, monstrous beings only good for being soldiers and they really weren’t. Amy Tintera showcased that there was a whole other side to Reboots, who they really were and my curiosity as defiantly peaked at finding out the truth about HARC and the complicated and compelling world they all lived in.

Nothing was really what it seemed in this story and when Wren started to figure that out thats when the action hit full throttle. Oh the action. It was so raw, so gritty, in your face and exciting. There was no holding back and I loved every moment of it!

Overall Reboot by Amy Tintera was Delicious! Amy Tintera lead me on a wild, intense adventure that I truly enjoyed and the way that things ended it seems that things are only going to get better.

5 Stars


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