Review: Rebel by Amy Tintera

RebelRebel by Amy Tintera
Reboot #2
Publication Date: 13 May 2014
HarperTeen, Hardcover, 340 pages
Source: Library

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Wren Connolly thought she’d left her human side behind when she dies five years ago and came back 178 minutes later as a Reboot. With her new abilities of strength, speed, and healing—along with a lack of emotions—Wren 178 became the perfect soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Then Callum 22 came along and changed everything.

Now that they’ve both escaped, they’re ready to start a new life in peace on the Reboot reservation. But Micah 163, the Reboot running the reservation, has darker plans in mind: to wipe out the humans. All of them. Micah has been building a Reboot army for years and is now ready to launch his attack on the cities. Callum wants to stick around and protect the humans. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind them.

With Micah on one side, HARC on the other, and Wren and Callum at odds in the middle, there’s only one option left…

It’s time for Reboots to become rebels.

Rating: ★★★★

Disclaimer: I read this book a few months before writing this review so the details mights be a little vague!

Stories sometimes have epic endings, stupid endings or lackluster ones. Rebel falls into the last category but despite being dull, it had a rather realistic feel to certain aspects of it. Though admittedly, not every aspect.

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ARC Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie

by Ally Condie
Publication Date:
28 October 2014
Dutton Books, ARC, 298 pages
Source: Publisher

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Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the Divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

Thank you Carynn Tey from Penguin Books Singapore for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: ★★½

Prior to Atlantia, I’ve read Matched by Ally Condie quite a few years back (when it had just been published). To say I disliked it would be pretty big of an understatement. However, I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and hope after publishing another 2 books, this latest one would be better than her debut. I would say Atlantia was a lot more captivating than Matched, although it still retained the detached and dull plot execution. Continue reading “ARC Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie”

Review: Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

FourFour: A Divergent Collection
by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #0.1-0.4
Publication Date: 8 July, 2014
HarperCollins, Hardcover, 285 pages
Source: Library

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Two years before Beatrice Prior makes her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader does the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is his chance to begin again. Newly renamed ‘Four’ he discovers that initiation is only the beginning.

Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. And his decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to act but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

From No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling DIVERGENT series, told from the perspective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—THE TRANSFER, THE INITIATE, THE SON and THE TRAITOR—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the DIVERGENT trilogy.

Rating: ★★★★½
(Note: Review does not contain spoilers for the Divergent trilogy.)

After the utter betrayal that had been Allegiant, Four: A Divergent Collection—to me—felt like the much-needed reminder for fans about why we fell in love with Divergent in the first place. Reading this book had no doubt been a nostalgic experience and although it did not provide much information to the main trilogy that I had not known prior, it was exciting nonetheless. Continue reading “Review: Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth”