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Reboot (Reboot #1)

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Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Re...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 365 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by HarperTeen
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Emily May

How many people here have watched/read something to do with a robot apocalypse where humans' obsession with technology comes back to bite them in the rear end? Where they create their own destruction in the form of a creature that is stronger or more intelligent than they are? I must have heard that story a million times. But what does it look like from the other side of the fence? What is it like to be an artificial human creation, made for the sole purpose of serving, of making human lives be...more

Oh yesssssssss, I can't wait to read this!!




MAY 2013??????? Are you kidding me????



Ok, I'll wait.





Update 28/02:

Dear Author, Dear Editor, please give me an arc.

I can't keep on waiting for this book...


Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

Incredibly interesting, fast-paced, and original--at least when concerning the plot and elements of the plot--and with alluring relationship dynamics and compelling action sequences, Amy Tintera's debut novel, Reboot, is one to undoubtedly remain standing amongst other well-written debuts releasing this year. 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...more
Lindsay Cummings
read the first page of this book and I was like, SUCKA SUCKA WHAAATT?!

It's gonna be good, dudes. Real good.
3.5 stars

“Humans had a brightness to them, a glow that only death extinguished.”

Amy Tintera’s Reboot is, in some ways, fairly original. Instead of your typical, run-of-the-mill zombies, we have Reboots, humans aged 20 or under that are rebooted to life mere minutes after their death. The longer the wait between death and the process of rebooting, the less humanity is preserved when they awake. Wren Connolly was dead for 178 minutes.

At a training facility for the Human Advancement and Repopulati...more
Really enjoyed this one! It was fast-paced and exciting, with a kick-ass female lead and a really cool take on the zombie premise. I flew this book all in one day and loved how the story progressed--something was always happening, so there was never a dull moment. I also really loved the interactions between Wren and Callum. I wasn't expecting to enjoy their relationship so much, and I also wasn't expecting to find myself laughing as often as I did, but there are a lot of great snippets of dialo...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*

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2.5 Stars

I wrapped the leash around my hand and ignored her protests as I hauled her to her feet and dragged her down the street past the crumbling wooden shacks.

"It wasn't me! I didn't kill nobody!" Her movements became wild, almost convulsive, and I turned to glare at her.

"There's something human left in you, ain't there?" she asked, craning her neck to look at the number above the bar code on my wrist.

She froze. Her eyes flew from th
Faye (The Social Potato)
DNF at 54%. 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. This one is simply full of clichés that I hate in mediocre YA books and inconsistencies that would put certain politicians to shame. 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. Nada. Zero. Zilch. It was a painful strug...more
Megan (Book Brats)
Review goes live on Book Brats on May 1st, 2013. Quotes are taken from the ARC edition and may change by the final printing.

There are books where the hype succeeds and the book is just as amazing as you’ve heard – and then some. And then there are books where the hype just doesn’t work and you’re left sad and shaking on the floor, wondering where things went wrong in your relationship. REBOOT was one of my most anticipated 2013 titles. Let’s just remember, though, that I have a very bad track re...more
Khanh (Destroyer of Dreams)
This book had a great concept, but never lived up to its promise.

In the dystopian world in which the book is set, a disease causes some dead to reanimate into something stronger, faster, better. The "Reboots," as they're called, aren't considered human, and are persecuted, thus they're all but enslaved into doing the dirty work---like being bounty hunters and killers for the living humans. They work for a special branch named HARC, all of the Reboots living together, training together, each ass...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
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. Why? There are several reasons, really, the most important (in my opinion) being that it brings a breath of originality into an oversaturated genre.

The idea of Reboots’ value being measured by the number of minutes it took them to revive was truly fascinating. The longer they’re dead, the less emotional they be...more
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'She froze. Her eyes flew from the 178 printed on my skin to my face and she let out another shriek.
No. There was no human left in me.'

Reboot jumped right in, hitting a nerve of abrupt consciousness with it's vivid descriptions and magnificent writing. For an overused genre, Tintera undertook dystopia with a new kick of originality. While no means fl...more

Listen up, young adult fans! Amy Tintera’s debut, Reboot, is one you definitely need to get your hands on. Fast! I’m serious. It has all my favorites: badass chick? Check. Hot boy? Check. Action? Killing? Kissing? Swoons? Check, check, check, check!

A new and interesting twist on the current popularity of zombies brings readers into the life of Wren, who was shot five years ago and then woke up—or rebooted—after one hundred and seventy eight minutes.

These aren’t the zombies you’d expect, though....more
It’s no coincidence that the book “Reboot” is being compared to most is “Divergent”. Indeed, this is a comparison that the publishers must welcome. After all, “Divergent” is one of the few YA series of the past few years that justified the huge amount of hype it received and continues to dominate the NYT bestseller list. I believe its success is down to two main elements: A great publicity campaign and a marketable central premise. While “Reboot” has built up a significant amount of hype, partic...more
"I don't look human anymore," he said.

"No. You're not."

Okay, so first thing, if you are going to read this book BEFORE you start, check out the book trailer:

Because with a face and image of both 22 and 178, I know I enjoyed this book much much more.

*sigh* and I LOVED this book! I thought the world was well done. The pace of the story was easy to get into and then it just sped up until it was running and there was no putting it down!

And the Characters!! Ever, 178/Wre...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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Two solid post-apocalyptic dystopias in one week? And they are both debuts? When has that EVER happened? This must be my lucky week. The short story is that Reboot is fun. Three-hundred pages of fun and pure entertainment. Three hundred plus pages of intelligent zombies (hey, if you rise from the dead, due to a disease or anything else, you're a zombie in my book. Anyway.). Three hundred pages of a strong, smart, flawed female protagonist. Three hun...more
Reboot was another novel which if you suggested to me some time last year, I probably would have overlooked. But now with my new and fast adoration of dystopians/fantasy full with tantalising tense scenarios, our characters being pushed to the limits to discover the truth, and exquisite world building. I just can’t stop devouring them up.

Reboot had the perfect unique concept to lure me in; after a child dies, they can reboot. Not every individual does reboot and if they do it doesn’t mean that...more
Erin Arkin
I really enjoyed this one - great premise, lovely characters and a wonderful story. 5 stars for keeping me turning the pages.

The main character is Wren - she is a 17 year old reboot. A reboot is someone who has died due to KDF - a virus that allows the dead to come back to life....sort of. Each person is different and it is thought that the longer it takes for someone to come back, the better they will be as a reboot because they have less emotion and are tougher fighters. A reboot can't really...more
Emily *Full-time Fangirl*
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return.

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet ther
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars Really enjoyed this one--original premise, measured action sequences, a ruthless, non-emotional heroine who is pretty much a killing machine, and an unusual boy/girl dynamic that doesn't follow the typical relationship expectations. A lot of stuff packed into a fairly short book, and a strong debut. Looking forward to book two!

Recommended for fans of False Memory, Divergent, and other action-oriented sci fi thrillers.
Jaime Arkin
Ever since I read the summary on this book, I knew I had to read it.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

DID YOU READ THAT!! The perfect soldier is done taking orders!!

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I like to think my favorite book genre falls in the dystopian category... and there are tons of them out there. Many of them pretty good, some of them okay... and some of them that pull you into this world that the author has created and make you feel something for the characters and Reboot did just that for me.

Wren first...more
May 31, 2012 Krystle marked it as to-read
When I first saw this title I thought it was about the awesome '90s CGI TV show. LoL.
Christine Riccio
Fun, entertaining, quick read! Just posted a bootalk !
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Lacking the revolutionary struggles of the constrained society in Divergent, and the badassery and depth of character development of June in Legend, I found Reboot by Amy Tintera to be lackluster in comparison. It's already been optioned for a movie by Fox and is receiving rave reviews everywhere, but unfortunately, I couldn't see the appeal.

The concept of Rebooted humans who wake up minutes after their death stronger, faster, and with healing abilities, is appealing and unique. Those who wake u...more

I did not realize how romance-centric this novel was going to be. I mean, I figured there was going to be some romance, even heaps of it, but this was really just a romance novel set in an interesting universe. It suffered the same fate as other YA dystopians I've read that don't really focus on the actual world or problem, but rather focus on the boy.

Reboot takes place in an alternate reality/a future where there has been a biovirus unleashed. When people died from this virus, they come...more
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This review is also available over at my blog.


Actual rating is 3.5 stars. This'll be a pretty brief review cause I don't really have a lot to say about this book.

The blurb made this book sound so badass, and I continuously kept re-requesting this title every time Harper declined me until they caved and finally approved. I was so damn excited to read this.

I thought Reboot was . . . good. I guess. But I wasn't expecting a good book, I was expecting a friggin' awesome one. Bu...more
2.5 stars

The longer it takes Reboots to return from the dead, the stronger they come back - with 178 minutes under her belt, Wren Connolly strikes fear in any foe she meets. Emotionless and impervious to physical damage, she serves as a killing machine for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation), an organization designed to protect Reboots. But when Callum Reyes, a more-human-than-Reboot 22 comes into her life, Wren starts to question all she took for fact: not just the true nature...more
My first five star review of a debut author for the year! Hurrah!

If you're not into overwhelming gushing in your review reading then I would not continue reading this one. Although, you may get a kick out of how psycho this book made me. Aye?

I think its safe to say I loved this. It connected with me FAR more than I thought it would. It's amazing how a book with a main character that struggles to connect on a human level and feel any sort of emotions, made me feel more human. Cause despite th...more
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I read this book with the only and only, Kristen from My Friends Are Fiction! You should definitely check out her review and leave a comment.

Reboot is one of the many dystopian books I've read this year. I thought I've read everything the dystopian genre had to offer but once again I'm wrong. Reboot is one of the most original books I've read this year and it completely surprised me. It's no surprise that Fox quickly optioned the film rights to Reboot.

Reboot is a fast-p...more
Mar 11, 2014 Aimee rated it 1 of 5 stars Recommends it for: fans of dystopian stories with a lot of romance
Original review posted on May 18, 2013. Edited on October 28, 2013.

I was really, really excited to read this one. I mean, the summary sounded really great and the cover was very intriguing. I'm always into Dystopian Romances where the characters' personalities kind of clash (in this case: Wren's being the best and Callum's being the weakest).

This book was very disappointing. The romance took up almost the entire story, which, normally, I would love, but that being a huge aspect in the story mad...more
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Hi! I'm Amy Tintera, young adult author. My debut novel, REBOOT, comes out May 7, 2013. Film rights have been optioned by Fox.

I don't log on to Goodreads often, so if you'd like to get in touch with me please e-mail me: amy at amytintera dot com.
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