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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  17,118 ratings  ·  2,209 reviews
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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Stephanie It can be, I'd say it's more violent than gory. There's a scene where Wren has to restrain someone, and ends up breaking that someone's legs multiple…moreIt can be, I'd say it's more violent than gory. There's a scene where Wren has to restrain someone, and ends up breaking that someone's legs multiple times. The damage isn't described in detail, but she spells out she did it. There is some gore as well, but it's a smaller portion.(less)
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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

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...


Kat O'Keeffe
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
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
Lindsay Cummings
read the first page of this book and I was like, SUCKA SUCKA WHAAATT?!

It's gonna be good, dudes. Real good.
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*

You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews.

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 t
Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
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
Faye, la Patata
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
Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Principessa*

Wait for it, I'm about to launch into some intense rambling!

Since I've started this, dare I say, YA Experiment of sorts. 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
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤

This book took me by surprise!I was a little hesitant because I read reviews that had given the book 1-2 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 178 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 d
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
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
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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

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.
When I first read the synopsis of this book I had to do a double take because I thought someone had written a biography about me....

Girl has no emotions, a bad case of resting bitch face, and hates everything...

Turns out it wasn't about me it was just about my new favorite fem heroine Wren! And yeah you guessed it Wren is a reboot. A reboot is when someone dies and comes back to life then becomes part of a government program where they are trained to basically be the new form of police. The thin

Reiniciados es una novela distópica, primera parte de una trilogía, que viene pisando muy fuerte y cuyas críticas son muy positivas. Cuando empecé Reiniciados vi la cantidad de buenas reseñas que había y lo cogí con muchas expectativas. Expectativas que ha cumplido con creces y que incluso ha superado.
Reiniciados es una novela sumamente original. Hoy todo está cogido con pinzas cuando hablamos de distopías, pero en el caso de esta novela estamos ante (¡
Christine Riccio
Fun, entertaining, quick read! Just posted a bootalk !
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
Neil(ed) it!
Reboot. Human who died and born again technically. Considered zombie but not really look like a zombie. Humans are afraid to them because, of not their physical appearance, but their inhumane acts -- they kill.

The book has a strong potential for being the next big thing until some chapters began crawling to the romancey-type scenes. What. The. Fuck. It will be okay if it was just a little though. Because to be honest, I somehow enjoyed the cuteness of the romance between Wren and Callum since Wr
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
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
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
"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
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.
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
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
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
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.
A 3.5 for Reboot! I liked it, liked it! :) Review to follow after my red-a-thon! :)

3.5 Stars

Action, romance, and back from the dead fun! Come on! This book screamed “Read me, Laura!” :)

Our story is chock full of disease, poverty, fighting and rebellion. A world of fear and death. But reboots come back from the dead. Come back and forced to work, hunt, and kill on command for the Human Advancement and Reproduction Corporation (HARC), which has this powerful, we-are-watching vibe going on. Reboots return changed though—faster, stronger, and less human—meaning little to no emotio
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Hi! I'm Amy Tintera, young adult author. REBOOT and REBEL (HarperTeen) are out now. My new YA fantasy series, RUINED, comes out Summer 2016, also with HarperTeen.

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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