Rebel

Paperback | May 12, 2015

byAmy Tintera

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The sequel to the action-packed Reboot is a can't-miss thrill ride, perfect for fans of James Patterson 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 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.

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The sequel to the action-packed Reboot is a can't-miss thrill ride, perfect for fans of James Patterson 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...

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Wren Connolly thought she'd left her human side behind when she rebooted five years ago as Wren 178. Then Callum 22 came along and changed everything.Now that they have finally escaped HARC, Wren and Callum are ready for a peaceful life on the Reboot reservation. But Micah 163, the leader of the reservation, has darker plans in mind—he...

Amy Tintera grew up in Texas and now lives in Los Angeles, California. She has degrees in journalism and film and can usually be found staring into space, dreaming up ways to make her characters run for their lives.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062217119

ISBN - 13:9780062217110

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmmmm When I learned that this series was a duology, rather than a trilogy, I was pleased. It's refreshing, gets rid of the akward second book syndrome, and usually means some pretty tight storytelling. That said, I am not entirely convinced that it was the right way to go for this particular series. My main issue was the fact that it seemed like there should have been....more. I dunno, there were just so many moments where something capital-G Great could have been done with the storytelling, and they weren't. Even though all the right elements were there, it moved too quickly or something, because I wasn't impacted the way I knew I should have been. The storytelling simply seemed loose and rushed. I'll give examples, but spoilers, obviously. Okay, the whole Micah thing was anticlimactic. I mean, after everything that went on, he was never really a challenge for her. I was excited when we met him, because I was thinking, "great, here's someone who can finally challenge Wren physically and shake her worldview and self-image a little bit." It would have been awesome if defeating him was any sort of a challenge. But no, the only time he posed a significant problem was when he was underhanded and knocked her out, and then the next time she sees him she basically walks up and nonchalantly chops his head off. Not exactly an opportunity for character growth. The book couldn't seem to decide who the bad guy was, either. I'd nearly forgotten about those executives and officers she hated so much in the first, and after Micah was handily disposed off, the others went off without much trouble either. Again, the storytelling opportunities afforded by having Wren being in a place of vulnerability were completely ignored, and she literally went back to being her kickbutt self in the course of one sentence after her ordeal. It was like there was this constant itch of opportunities ignored and it bugged me. The plot was okay, I guess. I liked it less as time went on. It felt a bit like a checklist - go here, take this city, go there, talk to these people, be home in time for dinner. I guess here is where it really could have benefited from another book, because I would have liked to have seen a little more trial and error. Suffering, even. I mean, with a premise like this, you'd expect a little heartache, right? Angst and nail biting caused by impossible situations? There was nothing like that. And I guess that leads my to my main issue. There just didn't seem to be anything really for them to struggle against, plot wise. They moved through the plot without much angst over their dire straits or issues really at all. It was like, "yup, we've got weapons. Yup, got this info. Plan's in place? Good, let's do it. Golly gee, that worked! Party!" It got to the point where, when I thought Callum was dead, I was a bit pleased. I mean, don't get me wrong, that would have been HORRIBLE, but I was just so excited that they were making me feel anything, and I was already thinking about how it would affect Wren and what her struggle would be like and if she could come out of it and if she would disappear off into the wilderness alone, a modern legend, to mourn her lost love and humanity and strike out for a better place, or if she would cherish his memory and stay and try to build the life he would have wanted - when nope, it's okay guys, false alarm. Her brief moment of personal growth when she decided not to kill that soldier guy who she thought had killed Callum was over too quickly, and that was it. I was almost disappointed (but yes, relieved - I've had too much of love interests/POV characters dying. I'm looking at you, Allegiant. So, yeah. It moved fast, told rather than showed a lot, and missed out on a lot of opportunities in favor of a quick, happy ending. Eh. There were some things I really liked. The whole issue about Wren's humanity and her insecurities about a lack of a moral compass was interesting and heartbreaking and well-resolved. I mean, yeah, it suffered from everything that plagued the rest of the book - it was quick and simply stated and missed some opportunities - but it was by far the strongest part of it. Callum's arc as he reconciled his humanity (or naiveté) with the world as Wren regained some of her hope and innocence was great, and by far my favorite part. Also, it's worth mentioning, the romance was pretty cute. That really shouldn't be one of the sole strong points in a book like this, but hey, I'll take what I can get. Worldbuilding was still cool, if a bit vague, and I guess I'm happy it ended happy - if a bit irked that it wasn't more of a struggle to get there. All in all, I'm glad i read this series, and I'll be looking forward to whatever else Amy Tintera writes. Hopefully she'll take her time with it, though, and dig a little deeper.
Date published: 2017-01-03

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“Readers who are continuing the story from Reboot will appreciate the addition of Callum’s perspective, as well as new villains, new friends, and a suitably ambiguous ending.”