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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Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The Infinite SeaThe Infinite Sea
by Rick Yancey
: The 5th Wave #2
Publication Date: 16 September 2014
Putnam Juvenile, Hardcover, 300 pages
Source: Library

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How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

Rating: ★★★½

The Infinite Sea was one of my most anticipated books of this year. Honestly, after reading its great and epic predecessor, one would have to be mad not to be stoked for this new installment. Unfortunately, I can’t say I enjoyed it as much as I had hoped to. While not glaringly or outright awful, The Infinite Sea by no means lived up to the debut. Continue reading “Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey”

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”