Rebel written by Amy Tintera
Narrated by Khristine Hvam, Mike Chamberlain
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Series: Reboot #2
Published by HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 13th 2014
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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Wren Connolly thought she'd left her human side behind when she died 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.
After reading (and being blown away by) Reboot, I immediately started listening to Rebel, the second book in the series. Again, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it to a point where I did not want the book to end!
What I loved about it:
- The characters were complex. We all knew the characters from the first book. Well, we get to know more about them in the second. New characters are introduced and I feel that these were equally important to the progression of the plot and not just some random background characters.
- Action and female badassery. I love my female badassery and when there is a book that writes it really well, well I can’t complain about that, can I? I enjoyed Wren’s strength and at the same time, I enjoyed her vulnerability. Her insecurities were age appropriate and her actions were believable.
- Evil Villains. There are three baddies in the story and I loved how different they were and how they were finally defeated in the end.
- Duology. I love that the series was a duology in that the story wasn’t too drawn out and prolonged just to get more $$$ (I’m looking at you The Mortal Instruments) from the readers and fans. And although I did not want it to end (see below), I am still glad that there was a resolution and it did not feel too abrupt.
What I did not like about it:
- It had to end. Of course, all series end but with this one, I felt like I wanted to know what would happen to the characters when they rebuild after the war.
THOUGHTS ON THE AUDIO
Narrator: Khristine Hvam & Mike Chamberlain
Again, I didn’t have any problems with Khristine Hvam as the narrator. Mike Chamberlain added to the whole experience since he voices Callum 22.