This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes , for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more. It's very early days, but Morgan Creek Productions are definitely looking into it. One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, which was previously abandoned over budget issues.
A series of new Alien Nation movies is in the planning stages at 20th Century Fox. No word since then. The acclaimed Jacques Audiard movie A Prophet is one of the best crime sagas to hit the big screen in the past ten years. If you've not seen it yet, then it's a hugely rewarding, if difficult to watch at times, piece of cinema. Dennis Lehane was hired to write the screenplay at the end of , and in January Sam Raimi was said to be circling the director's chair with intent. Things have gone quiet since. Attack On Titan.
The mockumentary comedy kaiju movie Big Man Japan is something of a treat, telling the story of an ordinary man who becomes an outcast, in no small part down to his talent for turning into a gigantic hero to save Japan from lots of monsters. There's been no formal greenlight yet, or announcement of a director.
What's more, there's been no real update since , so this one is sitting in limbo a little One of the few John Carpenter movies to thus far escape the remake treatment? Well, that would have been Big Trouble In Little China , but over the summer, news broke that a remake was indeed in the works. Kurt Russell has given his blessing and wished the project good luck. Johnson has already said that he wants John Carpenter involved in the project in some capacity too. It's still in the writing stages thus far, and Johnson's jam-packed slate means that even if everything goes to plan, this one is unlikely to shoot for a while.
Yep, the Alfred Hitchcock classic. Mind you, following the shot-for-shot remake of Psycho , little should come as a shock. Furthermore, the film was set to be directed by Diederik Van Rooijen, who will be making his English language feature debut with the production.
It's been dwindling for a while though, and no one's sure if it's going ahead. Prometheus ' Jon Spaihts worked on a screenplay for the film, and Kosinski has revealed that he sees the film more as a reboot than a remake. It's not entirely clear where The Black Hole sits on its docket right now. The conversations have "been good" according to Snipes, but we've heard little else.
Perhaps, if not a movie, he could reprise his role on Netflix? We'll keep you updated. Goldcrest Film was funding the project, and it seemed fairly high up West's to-do list. So where's it gone? There's going to be no Jean-Claude Van Damme in the announced remake of Bloodsport that's currently in the works. It's still in the works as we understand it, and the plan is, apparently, for a film that's more character driven than the original.
Progress has been very slow on this one, though. Sony is juggling a few remakes at the moment, and Blue Thunder is one of them. The new film will change Blue Thunder from a helicopter into a drone, and Craig Kyle is writing the script he's also writing Thor: Ragnarok. Jordan Peele is attached to the Candyman remake - a project that's been stuck in development hell for nearly 20 years. Say his name three times in the mirror and see if it speeds things up The studio is searching for a writer at the moment, so all we really know for the time being is that the new film will focus on — obviously — the employees of a car wash.
It's not that surprising, then, that a reboot is in the works. Child's Play. David Magee will pen the script for The Silver Chair , which will reboot the franchise with a whole new cast. Sylvester Stallone's then-floundering career received a major shot in the arm with 's Cliffhanger , where director Renny Harlin took him up some mountains and shot lots of film. Fun was had. Besides the confusing plot, this had the potential to be a great sci-fi dystopian novel, but nope. Callum completely wrecked it for me.
He effectually ruined Wren for me, too. I could not understand how such a normally cold, unfeeling, butt-kicking Reboot like her could fall so easily and uncharacteristically for someone like Callum, particularly when she is inherently unfeeling and inhuman, at such a high Reboot number. I just don't buy the romance at all. The rest of the book is comprised of a halfhearted plot about escaping the HARC project and involves a mysterious experiment being performed on the weaker Reboots.
I just couldn't really follow the plot. The writing was alright, but not engrossing enough to hold my attention, and it took me well over a week, reading a little bit at a time before I could finish the book. I would not recommend this. View all 13 comments. Feb 17, Faye, la Patata rated it did not like it Shelves: i-don-t-recommend-at-all , painful-narration , science-fiction , survival , high-school-drama-no-thanks , military , what-the-flying-fuck , my-head-hurts , , dystopian.
I think that warrants a rating and a review. I do not get this book. At all. It's also hyped to be the next Divergent, and as much as I didn't really love that series, it was far and significantly better. I'm really trying hard to find a reason to give this book at least a two, but so far, I've come up with none. But also because it felt like punishing myself when I didn't do anything wrong. So why did I toss it in the DNF file?
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Here's why: First and foremost, the most infuriating factor of all, the heroine. She was not only annoying and boring, she was also inconsistent. Wren is a reboot that woke up the longest - minutes, to be exact - and she tells us this resulted in someone who's void of any human feelings and is therefore an empty shell. She tells us she's the best among her peers, and she attributes this to her being emotionless. But I find that very hard to believe when the girl keeps on blushing every time the love interest, a twenty-two joe with no redeeming qualities whatsoever who she describes as still very human, touches her and gazes at her.
Not only that, we find her being angry all the time, sad all the time, guilty all the time, and of course overwhelmed-by-her-desire-to-kiss-the-love-interest all the time. You're considered the mofo of this corporation, the terminator devoid of all things human, Rambo personified, pretty much Bruce Lee x Chuck Norris x Arnold Schwarzenegger during the days when he still didn't have man-boobs, and you falter and go woozy over a guy who suddenly appeared out of nowhere?!
As you said, the higher the number, the emotionless you are, the lower, the more human feelings you retain, but bro, it seems to me you're more human than this average joe who keeps on smiling all the time over fricking nothing! She made me so angry. The inconsistency was just damning. Insta-love at its finest, and an insta-love that didn't make any fucking sense. I couldn't help but wince every time she felt like tipping her toes, because, you know, she's so small but terrible , in order to reach those oh-so-beautiful lips! So, this guy is introduced to us as the lowest Reboot, having woken up in only twenty-two minutes.
He's described as still being human and all that, and because of this, he's almost always the one who tries to be the higher person when it comes to situations that challenge their morals. It would've been fine, but his character and delivery were just SO bland. There was no charisma, there was no sense of conviction behind the words, it didn't feel natural. It felt like he was forcefully put there because you know, someone needs to tame the terminator of the group, right? I literally cringe everytime he goes happy-go-lucky with his supposed to be inspirational and encouraging lines that only felt like being grated by a cheese grater.
If you're able to punch me, I'll laugh. It felt like the story only moved because the heroine only wanted to save her guy, not seeing the bigger and greater picture. Why do you even want to save this dude, anyway? I read other reviews and they said later on there will a lot of kissing, and honestly, I don't want to read a smoochfest, I want to read a kickass dystopian YA book!
World-building was lacking, too, and it left me totally dissatisfied. As other reviews here have stated, it felt like we were put in the middle of a situation and not given enough elaboration. There are some, but I could hardly call explanations as they were mostly passing.
There was this scene where we find out Adult Reboots are crazier and more dangerous than teen ones, and the only reasons we get for that are non-verbatim : "their brains are more fully formed" and "us teens are more adapted to change as we always go with the flow". Full of plotholes bigger than "yo mama's so fat" jokes. The narration was also, in my observation, an all-tell-no-show style.
I didn't feel connected enough to any of the characters as I'm always told what they kept on doing every fricking second. It felt like if they moved their hand one inch to the left, it would have been included. Example: I buttoned my pants and sat down in a chair next to him, quickly strapping myself in. My hands shook as I folded them in my lap, and I glanced over to see Callum staring at them.
I pressed them together tightly to make the shaking stop, but it didn't work. Ever caught my eye when I raised my head, and gave me a sympathetic look that made the pressure in my chest worse, not better. I focused my gaze on my lap. When the shuttle landed, I trailed out last. My trembling legs didn't work right anymore. I fell behind as the other Reboots marched across the roof and down the stairs.
Callum stood at the top of the stairs and waited, holding the door open for me. I gripped the rail as I wobbled down the stairs on my stupid little legs. Are we there yet, mom? Seriously, the narration bored me to tears. Where are the feelings? Where are the thoughts of the heroine? I want to know her more! She tells me she's sad, then show me! She tells me she's angry, then show me! How did it make you feel during this scene? I don't want to know what she did, I want to know what she felt oops, she was emotionless, wasn't she? I don't need to know what she's doing every minute, every second.
That's completely unnecessary. Overall, I don't recommend this book. Especially if you're looking for a dystopian YA read. There are better books out there with more substance, with more character development, and an even more credible romance. Sorry, book, but 'tis the truth. View all 21 comments. You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! I didn't kill nobody! She froze. Her eyes flew from t You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow!
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There was no human left in me. Summary: year-old Wren Connolly died five years ago when she was shot in the chest three times. But after minutes, she came back to life as a Reboot——a superhuman being with unnatural abilities of strength, speed, and healing. The longer it takes a Reboot to come back from the dead, the less human and emotional they become. Since it took Wren so long to Reboot, she has completely let go of who she used to be before she died. Part of Wren's job is training new Reboots, which is something she usually enjoys.
But when newbie Callum Reyes is put under her training, she finds it to be her most difficult challenge yet. As only a 22, Callum is basically still human. And when his emotions cause him to refuse orders, Wren is given only one more chance to break him. If she doesn't, she'll have to be the one to kill him. But suddenly, Wren is starting to question HARC and her position as a soldier——and to complicate things even more, she's starting to feel truly alive for the first time since she Rebooted. My thoughts: Damn it, this book really let me down. I don't know why, but for some reason——despite the negative reviews I'd seen——I had really high hopes.
I thought the idea of Reboots sounded like it could be really interesting. On top of that, I really enjoyed this book when it first started out. Agh, it just had so much potential … and then, once it got into the second half, it went way downhill. God, I hate it so much when a book does this to me. Nothing's worse than a story that has such a great set-up and then fails at following through. I feel like going all Tyra Banks on this book.
But anyway, I guess it's time to get into the specifics. What I liked: - The actual idea of Reboots had some intriguing aspects. I liked the idea of a Reboot being more powerful the longer it took them to come back to life. I mean, you have all this messed up stuff with new Reboots constantly getting their arms broken by their trainers, getting shot over and over again, etc. It's a very dark concept——in a good way.
It intrigued me. And while I wasn't a big fan of the romance in this book as a whole, I did at least like the set-up for it. I liked the idea of this hardcore girl having to train this guy who had no idea what he was doing. What didn't work for me: - Probably the biggest disappointment for me was the romance.
As I was just saying, I really liked the idea of it——and for about the first half of the book, I enjoyed it for the most part. There was chemistry between Wren and Callum without it being overbearing, there was an interesting dynamic between them, etc. And then … it just started to get ridiculous. For that first half of the book or so, Wren was all emotionless and tough, wasn't going to take any nonsense, so on and so forth. Then out of nowhere, she turned into a total sap. There wasn't really any development or in-between stage. One day it was like, "Ugh that stupid Callum I'm gonna punch that smile off his face that little bitch.
I was hoping it would continue to go slowly and take some time to develop … ya know? But then out of nowhere, Wren and Callum start making out halfway through the book … and from then on out it's pretty much just one big kiss-fest. I mean, there was some action and violence here and there and all that jazz, but the corny romance kind of overshadowed the whole thing. Seriously, Wren and Callum spent so much freaking time kissing in this book, I swear to God.
It may sound like a weird complaint, but like … I started to feel like it was every other sentence. The romance was pretty poorly paced, and it just got too overbearing and mushy-gushy. But I didn't really like all the details. First of all, I was annoyed that there wasn't much of a good explanation as to why Reboots even existed in the first place.
It was just kind of like, "Well, I dunno … one day people just started coming back from the dead like this. Because of … a virus. When you can't think of something just blame a virus, right? That's how science fiction works. So yeah, whatever. There was also the fact that, when Reboots come back from the dead, for some reason they're more attractive than they were before.
It was true that all Reboots were attractive, in a way. After death, when the virus took hold and the body Rebooted, the skin cleared, the body sharpened, the eyes glowed. Uhhhh okay. How that would work on a scientific level … I don't even know. It just seemed a too convenient, b illogical, and c unnecessary.
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I mean, why would you have to be more attractive in order to be a ruthless soldier …? Beats me. There was even a part where Wren saw a picture of Callum before he died and she was like, "Hahaha I like you better as a sexy Reboot. It didn't make sense to me why these experiments were being done; I think it was just thrown in there to add something to the plot. But it didn't do much … besides make me smack myself in the forehead.
It just came off as being rather silly, in my opinion. To preface … Wren still has the scars from when she was killed. So basically, she still has these bullet wound marks all over her chest. She's really self-conscious about it——and therefore, she doesn't want anyone to see her shirtless. When Callum finds out about this, is he kind and understanding about it?
Ummm… "When we do have sex, there will be none of this keeping-your-shirt-on nonsense. I don't care about the scars and neither should you. All or nothing. I have a feeling the author thought this was supposed to be sweet and romantic … and that's what disturbs me the most about it. And sure, if Callum had said something like, "Aww Wren, there's nothing wrong with your scars and I think you're beautiful," that would have been an improvement. But something rubs me the wrong way about him phrasing it the way he does, saying he "doesn't care" and "neither should you.
And moreover, you're telling her she shouldn't care? She shouldn't care that the scars are a horrible reminder of a traumatic memory in which she and her parents were murdered? She shouldn't care? You do realize this is about way more than just what she looks like, right? And even if it was, so freaking what? But what disgusts me even more is him calling her anxiety "nonsense" and saying that he'll refuse to have sex with her unless she agrees to take her shirt off.
Just … wow, what a sick and douchey thing to say. If she is uncomfortable showing her scars, that's her damn business. Maybe someday, she'll learn to accept and love her scars and be comfortable with uncovering them——but if she doesn't want to, that's also fine. Need I repeat myself? I could go on and on about that one quote, but I'll just stop there. He slid the door open and we marched out into the dark, a soft breeze ruffling my ponytail. Errm so yeah, I think the subject of that sentence went missing somewhere …?
Twenty-two stared, his lips parted, his neck pulsing strangely. His neck did … what? His eyes were big and round, like a puppy begging for a treat. The way this sentence is constructed, it is saying that the puppy is big and round. Gosh, it's like some of these sentences came off the SATs … like, you know, those "Choose the correct sentence" things?
Except these would be the incorrect ones. The final word: I really wanted to like Reboot ——and I did like it, in the beginning. But it totally lost me somewhere along the way. What with the choppy pacing and poorly-developed romance, it failed to hook me in the end.
I thought it was just okay, and I doubt I'll be picking up the sequel unless I hear really good things about it. Dec 16, Candace Robinson rated it it was amazing. I decided to read this since I loved the Ruined series, and this one did not disappoint! Pretty much when you die you have a chance of coming back as a reboot. HARCO thinks the ones that come back to life under sixty minutes are too human. They then start giving those reboots testing shots which does trigger zombieish symptoms, example a hunger for human flesh.
I thought Wren was awesome. She sort of reminded me a little of N I decided to read this since I loved the Ruined series, and this one did not disappoint! She sort of reminded me a little of Nemesis from The Diabolic. Callum was sweet, and their romance was excellent! The action was great, and the bloodiness was on point!
View all 4 comments. Shelves: arc , didn-t-see-that-coming , hurry-up , i-totally-saw-that-coming , i-need-this-book , favorites , gimme-the-next-book , judge-a-book-by-the-cover , netgalley-edelweiss-arc , read-reviewed. Actual Rating: 3. Whether or not Reboot will completely stand out amongst those debuts or outshine them altogether is somewhat equivocal, given the fact that there are some aspects of Actual Rating: 3.
Whether or not Reboot will completely stand out amongst those debuts or outshine them altogether is somewhat equivocal, given the fact that there are some aspects of Reboot --most notably the romance--that have been done better in young adult and are a bit too similar to a vast majority of young adult novels on the market, but as a whole, I feel that the quick and ultimately captivating way in which Reboot is written will appeal to readers looking for a fun and fast read bearing a semblance of depth--something unfortunately uncommon in many young adult novels I describe as 'fun' lately.
I'll get right to it-- Reboot 's biggest fault, in my opinion, was the romance, and the large role it took concerning the progression of the plot, and really just the large role it took in general. Using romance as a driving point for character development and plot progression is not something I dislike--in fact it may be one of my favorite ways of developing characters and plots. If done well, that is.
In the very first pages of Reboot , we're thrown into an action sequence between Wren, a Reboot, and one of her targets. From then on, we're told, and shown, having the novel told from her point of view, that she is cold and ruthless and tough, and for that duration, I loved Wren's character. But soon after she is introduced to the love interest, Callum--who, keep in mind, I think is both a fantastic character and love interest--all those adjectives I've used to describe Wren gradually became less and less extreme.
On one hand, I found the character development of Wren from the beginning of the novel to the end to be overall impressive, with her gaining shreds of her humanity since meeting Callum, but on the other hand, I found her character development to be implausible at best, and maybe even a bit lazy. Let's say that point A in Wren's character development is in the beginning chapters--where she is, as I've described her before in this review, cold, ruthless, and tough--and that point B in Wren's character development is in the chapters after she's met Callum, and also just chapters after point A--where she is significantly less cold, ruthless, and tough, but more importantly, helplessly lovesick.
If the development of Wren's character from the person--or Reboot--she was in the opening chapters point A to the person again, or Reboot she was just mere chapters later point B was more of a gradual development, then it'd likely be something I'd be spending my time praising right now, but due to rapid and implausible way in which Wren's character was developed from a bad person to a better person, my enjoyment in the story notably decreased, considering the fact that the romance between Wren and Callum was the driving point for most of the happenings in the novel, and despite how much I enjoyed their chemistry and Callum himself, I just couldn't buy their relationship because it happened so spontaneously, and almost without reason.
However, with that issue, and also one concerning info-dumping with the world-building in the early chapters aside, I found Reboot to be a thoroughly fun, entertaining, and worthwhile read. As I've mentioned before in this review, the action sequences are spectacular and plenty, the pacing is practically flawless, and the perspective on humanity presented to us is surprisingly powerful.
As well as that, despite my rant above concerning the development of Wren's character, I did like her character very much, and I liked Callum's character even more. It's certainly not without its faults, but in the end, Reboot was an incredibly fun read, and I am eager to read more of the Reboot trilogy. View all 33 comments. Jun 04, Lindsay Cummings rated it it was amazing. It's gonna be good, dudes. Real good. View all 3 comments. Aug 23, Elena rated it liked it. I don't know how Rebel is and if it is better or not, but I'll find out soon. For now, Reboot is my favorite by Amy.
It had a lot more sci-fi elements that were interesting and in ruined, the whole fantasy elements fell off. The main character was a lot stronger while I thought Em was an average heroine. She was quicker, stronger, and built more into what she is told to do and accomplishing it. I wanted to see how Amy's writing has changed, but I noticed it hasn't completely changed. It isn't boring, dull or sappy, but it wasn't one of those gripping novels where all I want to do is finish the book but not finish it because I feel like I will fall in love with it too hard and miss is soon.
A human would lie on the ground sobbing. Reboot is about 2 characters, Wren and Callum. Being confused by the names at first, Wren is the girl and Callum is the boy. Wren is a reboot. She was shot in the chest 3 times at the age of twelve. She was dead for minutes and was brought back by the HARC, a service that brings back teens when they can to train them and to accomplish given missions.
Basically to train, get stronger, and capture some people that have done bad things. As Wren is known as one of the strongest and deadliest out of every reboot, no one even tries to touch her, sit with her, or even talk to her. That is until Callum becomes a reboot and joins in. Callum was dead for 22 minutes and brought back to be trained as a reboot. He was laughed at and beante up because of his bar code, the minutes he was dead for. At the moment, he's known as the only one that was dead for under 30 minutes. He's 17 like Wren, but isn't exactly like Wren.
He's rather limpy, slow, and weak. He shows no interest in becoming who they want him to become and even though he was glad Wren picked him as her newbie to train, he regrets it and wishes he could move on to someone else. Wren is too strong for him and isn't someone she personally likes. Well, on occasional times. I guess there are things about Callum that Wren likes and there is a reason or more than she chose him. Maybe it's his smile, or the way he looks at her.
Maybe it's how he showed no fear in her when he first saw her and was able to talk to her. Maybe it's because he stated a point Wren was never able to notice. He had been willing to die because he refused to take a life. But me, I contemplated shooting everyone. The main character was the best part of the story.
Wren was my favorite. Everything about her was just so cool and believe me, I never use the word cool to describe a character. She was badass. Not Celaena Sardothien in Crown of Midnight badass but badass the kind that says "don't scream or I will break every bone of yours. Cries are okay, but no screams. Including Callum, surprisingly.
When she was tired, she was focused on her job and training Callum. When she would sit down and eat, she would make sure to not talk and enjoy her food, unless Callum sat next to her and decided to open his annoying mouth and talk. She was always up for a mission and never failed to accomplish them. She was short and despite her height, she can do so much more than tall people and is able to do other things tall people are even afraid to do.
She was plain cool and was one of those heroines I really like, that follow orders and don't decide do go bitching about it and complain. She deals with everything that happens to her and takes care of it and shows no fear, unless it's the mayor. Callum was a straight ass annoying little bitch. He would ask way too many questions and I would get tired of him distracting Wren. Either on a mission or eating, there was never a day he would shut up and not ask a question. He wanted to know to much and wouldn't bother going along with it and literally shutting the hell up. I wanted to punch him at times, but then realized I would never be able to.
He was weak and showed no interest in what he was trying to become or expected to, and wouldn't bother trying to impress Wren or anyone. He didn't try and would show no emotion at times even when he was able to. There were a lot of negative things about him, but other than that, the only positive things were that he sounded awkward and cute at the same time and was one of the guys that broke "some" rules with Wren, including touching her and talking to her.
He was one of the first guys to ever grab her hands and say "See you soon" or "Nice to meet you" when she least expected to. He was one of the first guys to convince her to sit with a Under-Sixty, and was the first guy to point out the statement saying newbies are under appreciated and people thing to bad about them because of who they are, when they could be a lot more than above Changes were made and I was so gald. Callum did grow stronger and was not only able to build a relationship with Wren, but to build himself up.
He was able to train after so many sessions and being trained hard. He put effort into everything after getting used to it. I was glad he was finally getting used to seeing kills and seeing "Wren kill people" and wouldn't look at her with fear in his eyes and worry and feel like he did something wrong. The romance was slow paced. I was glad Wren didn't fall for Callum so quick and have thoughts about him. When she would or did, her mind would go back to where it was and she was able to focus again and that was something else I liked about her. If she got distracted, she was able to get herself back to the top and go back to her previous thoughts, not letting other thoughts distract her mind from the real focus she had.
There weren't obvious thoughts about Callum, just that he didn't really know Wren and didn't bother learning until after. He didn't know why others feared her and why she was "the monster to who hunt innocent people. The relationship grew after and since I didn't feel anything between them at the beginning, changes were made and I was actually spreading my own smile on my face because they got together. They went on missions together and their own missions, trying to break free and escape together and find ways to actually be together, not be told and controlled by guards and other soldiers, telling them what to do and what they can't do.
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All my chosen ones are already here and are literally the ones I used. Anyway, I actually enjoyed this and I'm actually gonna read the sequel just to see where this ends. I actually want to see how Wren and Callum's relationship grows and see if it works out until the end, and I want to see if there will be other reboots that will join and get in the way.
The only thing I hope there isn't is a love triangle, which was not involved in Ruined and that was something I was glad of and loved because goodness, if you know me well you know I hate them. Other than that, maybe there will be more sci-fi elements and different technology use used in different ways. Maybe there will be others things other than reboots. And what I'm looking forward to, is how Wren and Callum will successfully become rebels.
View 2 comments. I just finished reading this title. Full review to come. My rating system : I do use half stars. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect. There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. A 4 star rating is the highest rating I've ever given a book. Wait for it, I'm about to launch into some intense rambling! I've realised a few things about my reading habits.
First of all, contrary to popular belief I am not a newbie when it comes to YA PNR, sci-fi and fantasy, once upon a time that used to be all I read, it's probably been about four years since I was strictly just a YA reader. But I will also add that the YA genre has changed a lot, for the better thank goodness.
Back to my re Wait for it, I'm about to launch into some intense rambling! Back to my realisations: I've come to realise that I absolutely love Dystopia, as in I would cuddle with it, if it was possible.
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Secondly I can't say I'm much of a fantasy or mythology fan, yes there are the odd books in between but what really gets me going is futuristic, dystopian, government secrets, super powers and thriller type stories. Now about the book: Reboot by Amy Tintera While reading this book, I convinced myself that I was a Reboot and and to anyone who tried to tell me different, my reaction would have probably been something like this: Tintera took Zombies and gave them an even more lethal twist! We're introduced to a Dystopian America, where disease, famine and poverty are rife, there are slums everywhere.
We have the KDH virus, it's fatal, but there's this one little thing about it. If it kills you, you either die like any normal person would or you wake up Reboot the longer it takes for you to wake up, the more powerful you are as a Reboot. Wren aka , died when she was 12 years old, three bullets to the chest, she woke up minutes later.
She's the highest number in her facility and the most lethal. No one messes with her. That's until a new batch of newbies fresh Reboots arrive, and among them is Callum aka 22, he woke up after just 22 minutes, he's the weakest Reboot in the lot, which mean he's also the most human. As you might have guessed, Humans fear what they do not understand. So basically Reboot have become enslaved, they now work for the humans doing their dirty work. Reboots have become a way for an organisation called HARC to control society.
HARC portrays the Reboots as unfeeling monsters, who's only use is working protecting society even to their own detriment. Wren has never questioned her life as a Reboot in the facility, she's never had reason to. The life she remembers before she was a Reboot was filled with hunger, druggie parents and the filth of the slums, she's never known any better. Until her only frien, Ever starts showing weird symptoms.
And with Callum in the picture, for the first time she thinks she may know what it feels like to be wanted. She begins to question how the humans see and treat her. Sounds intense right? Well it was! Seriously Callum was head over heels the instant he saw Wren and it was fucking cute!
The amount of cuddling and kissing and adorable words that left Callum's mouth gave me little butterflies in my tummy. If this boy was real I would devour him, that's how sweet he was. Reboot is jammed packed with action, mystery and romance. This is one of those books that could probably be an awesome movie!
Reading this book was exciting and the writing was easy and flowed well. It sucked me right in, when I read a book I'd like to feel like I'm a part of the story instead of a bystander. I'm shameless, I'm gonna market this one and tell you, look even if you don't want to read it, if you have a teenager. Let her read it! View all 40 comments. I was a little hesitant because I read reviews that had given the book stars. But when I started reading it,I couldn't put it down!! It captivated me and put me inside the world Amy had created!!
It was really good!! The story begins with Wren She is known as in reference to the number of minutes she was dead before she came back to life. Due to the fact she is stronger! Human use her and all the Reboots to value for their services. Enter Callum who was dead for only 22 minutes. He isn't very strong and still acts like human. With his humor and his kidness he will keep Wren's interest! Human have all the Reboots in facilities. But interesting things starting happen and make Whren wonders if they tell the truth..
It reminds me a little of Divergent. And because I'm a big fan of this book I couldn't not like it!!
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My only complaint is that I want more action!!! I thought there were a lot but unfortunately for me not. This is the reason why I gave this book 4 stars. However it was fast paced,romantic and in some parts sexy!!! The romance was sweet. I enjoed Wren's and Callum's relationship! The characters were so lovable,I couldn't stop myself from being intrigued by Wren and fell in love with Callum!
I loved them both!! Wren is such a badass!! She doesn't has feelings so when Callum who is less hours dead and he still has feelings like human comes The ending made me want more!!! I'm glad the second book is already out!!!
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I'm going to start it soon!!! If you are fun of Divergent then give it a try!! I'm sure you will love it!!! View all 53 comments. May 11, Megan rated it it was ok. Review goes live on Book Brats on May 1st, Quotes are taken from the ARC edition and may change by the final printing. The writing is similar, as well, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your tastes. Firstly, it favored romance as an explanation over the mythology of the world and the world building.
There were plot holes and contrivances thanks to the romance. Secondly, it was extremely violent, to the point where it seemed to romanticize violence and killing for the sake of maintaining a character that had already begun to falter the moment her love interest appeared. Following Wren , a Reboot who was dead minutes before she reanimated as a deadly, inhuman soldier, REBOOT is about an elite team of once-dead teenage soldiers in a world decimated by a zombifying virus called KDH controlled by a quasi-government police force tasked with rounding up criminals and KDH-afflicted people.
Wren is the deadliest Reboot in all of New Texas until Callum shows up, and suddenly she becomes a limp noodle. Wren suddenly starts showing all the emotions that she claims are impossible, all the while maintaining that she is still cold and unflinching. In the mythos of the world, the reader is led to believe it is impossible.
Make out. After death, when the virus took hold and the body rebooted, the skin cleared and the body sharpened, the eyes glowed. It was like pretty with a hint of deranged. So it was kind of like pretty zombies in a sense, but really, all Reboots are attractive? What if you were given the ugliest teenager alive? Would they suddenly be hot? Just wondering. But I do think that there is such thing as the glorification of violence.
And does she kill humans? Giving humans a chance was a dumb idea. Wren would wax poetic at random times about the architecture of the building, the origins of the KDH virus, how Rebooting actually worked , and so on. And Wren also has a nifty gift for inferring correctly with no information given.
It got annoying after awhile. Tintera does an awesome job of action and plotting, leading the story on a meandering path of twists and turns some of which are predictable to an inevitable conclusion that I saw from the synopsis. Also, for people who have read the book — I have a question. If multiple people Reboot at a certain time, how do they differentiate between Reboots if the guards call them by their numbers? Just something I noticed. With nothing truly to set it apart besides a heavy emphasis on love saving the day, REBOOT is an ultimately forgettable entry into the bloated dystopian market.
Skip this one. View all 9 comments. May 19, Caitlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: read , 5-stars , favorites. I hardly read dystopian books since they usually annoy the shit out of me, but I read this purely because I loved Amy Tintera's other series so I thought I'd give this one a go too. I was not disappointed at all! I actually loved this book so much and couldn't put it down once I started. It has been a while since a book has hooked me in so easily and this book definitely exceeded my exp This is the first book I have absolutely flown through since reading ACOWAR, and for that it deserves 5 stars.
It has been a while since a book has hooked me in so easily and this book definitely exceeded my expectations. Clearly, this author and I get along very well and I will continue to devour her books! There's something about her simple writing style that keeps me captivated and her snarky, witty characters always have me in stitches.
Is this the best book in the world? May 06, Christine Riccio rated it really liked it. Fun, entertaining, quick read! View all 16 comments. Feb 15, Maja The Nocturnal Library rated it really liked it Shelves: all-action , favorites , arc , harper-teen , edelweiss , sci-fi , all-the-right-choices , debut-author , young-adult , reviewed-in Long live Amy Tintera! That was the thought that was going through my head as I was reading the last few sentences of her debut. While by no means perfect, Reboot is an absolute delight. There are several reasons, really, the most important in my opinion being that it brings a breath of originality into an oversaturated genre.
Wren is a legend among Reboots because it took her minutes to revive. Other Reboots and especially humans see her as a machine. When Callum shows up, he is her exact opposite, physically weak and emotional after being only 22 minutes dead and with most of his humanity preserved. The worldbuilding is quite possibly what Tintera does best. A part of it seems to be inspired by favelas, and the author makes it very easy to visualize.
The complete emotional shutdown Wren experienced when she rebooted could have been used better. She got over it too quickly when she met Callum, and since it was supposed to be a consequence of being dead for so long in other words, brain damage , it seemed a bit unrealistic that a cute boy would cure her in a matter of days. If worldbuilding was this books strong point, the romance was its weakness. The change in Wren happened far too quickly and their connection smelled too strongly of instalove. In the first few chapters, she was portrayed as someone who feels absolutely nothing: no fear, no remorse, no pain, and certainly no love.
But it took no more than two smiles from Callum to completely change her behavior. Nevertheless, Reboot is a debut worthy of the hype. This story has so much potential and I think I have every reason to be optimistic about the second installment. No compensation was given of taken to alter this review.
For an overused genre, Tintera undertook dystopia with a new kick of originality. While no means flawless, Reboot kept me engaged throughout and certainly shocked me with the staggeringly remarkable world-building that defined this novel.
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