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(Glitch #3)

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The battle is all but over, and hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe's only remain ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Paula Stokes
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So being an author doesn't generally mean fame and fortune, but the fringe benefits--like getting to read awesome books early--can be pretty sweet.

I was lucky enough to get to read a beta version of this, and once again Heather Anastasiu has written the perfect blend of action and emotion. Zoe has taken on a leadership role after the dramatic turn of events at the end of Override and the glitchers are still being pursued by the Chancellor. Both Zoe and Adrien will be tested and re-te
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Sarah
2.5 stars
This review contains spoilers from here, because I cannot get over the rubbish we are told in this book!
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After everything Zoe's been through, the battle is not over. Along with the Resistance, they would find a way to win the cruel and manipulative Chancellor. But the battle is not Zoe's only problem./>/>
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Carey Shook
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
It took me longer than usual to finish Shutdown, but here I am. I started reading it and put it off because, honestly, I didn't want it to end. I wasn't ready to leave the world Anastasiu had created. (It also helped that I've been extremely busy the past week with starting my new job and what not.) Even now that I'm done, and the three books are side-by-side on my shelf, I'm still not ready to be done with the world, the characters, the story. I honestly don't feel like the story is over. But Shutdown came out ...more
Yousra Bushehri
Damn this girl has it rough.

Zoe goes through so much in this book to the point I don't know how she manages to ever stand back up. I would have died from exhaustion within the first couple of chapters, but not Zoe.

SO MUCH HAPPENS! and that feels like such an understatement because DAYYYYYYYYYM! Anastasiu seriously ended the Glitch trilogy with a huge ass BANG!

I don't know why it took me so long as it did to get through it. I guess I just got distracted. But I zoomed through mor/>SO
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Lauren
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book went out with a bang! I loved the ending, how it just all clicked together half way through the book I was worrying about the ending not thinking I would like it because everything was so sad and wrong and messed up but somehow she pulled it all together and made a great ending I loved this book so much and the series was amazing I just can't put in words how much I loved it I thank the author so much and would like to tell her she did an outstanding job on this series and I think she ...more
Aydrea
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great ending to a series I have really enjoyed. Poor Zoe has had to go through so much, but I have really enjoyed the growth she has made. Also there was no shortage of action in the book. Some parts really surprised me at the end. I loved getting to see how Adrien dealt with what happened to him. And let me just say I loved the cave scene ;)
V
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
YEAS! YEAS YEAS YEAS!
Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
This review was originally posted at Twilight Sleep, a book blog with news, reviews, giveaways, and more!

WOW. What an amazing ending to a fascinating series.

The beginning of this book was SO HARD on me. Anastasiu threw me for a loop in Override when I found out about Adrien. Pause here for a moment and imagine me like Rocky, arms and legs spread wide, face to the sky, yelling:

AAAAAADDDRRRRIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's what it was like. So I went into book 3 already hesitant and skeptical - there was no w/>
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Step Into Fiction
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jessica
This is one of those series where it just gets better and better as the books go on. Shutdown was easily my favorite of the trilogy. It was heartbreaking, action-packed, so suspenseful that I found myself on the edge of my seat many times and unpredictable. (Parts were predictable but then she’d do something right after that you did not see coming).

Adrien, poor lovely Adrien. At the end of Override, after having part of his brain removed by the evil and wicked Chancellor, he lost all
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Abbie
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shutdown was worse than the other two.

Zoe annoyed me in the other books at times, but at other times she was an okay character.
However, in this one she just annoyed me.

In the previous books, the pacing could be quite slow, but I still liked them.
In this one, I was just bored. Not only was the 'interesting' things unintersting, they were also ridiculous.

Overall, dull, ridiculous, worst one in the series.
Jilly
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopia
I liked this book the best of the three. They got better and more original as it went on. Except... I do have to point out the fact that there is quite a similarity between what happened with Peta in the Hunger Games, at the end of book 2 and all through book 3 - especially in the relationship with Katniss in book 3, to Adrian in this series. So, maybe not so original after all. But, I did like the book better than the first two and enjoyed reading it. I like how the author explored humanity's l ...more
Lauren
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I was really disappointed in the overall ending for this book. While I felt that the books got progressively worse, this one did not bring anything more that what the characters had already decided. there was actually no progression in the story or how the characters choose to deal with their problems.
Pamela
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great ending to this trilogy with Zoe, Adriene, and Max doing their best to finish what they've started. There were alot of unexpected twists and turns, drama and betrayals. This was an exceptional ending. Loved this story.
Erika Maki (Maniacal Reader)
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-dystopian
This was an excellent conclusion to the trilogy and I enjoyed every second of it. Zoe is challenged with the fact that Adrian has changed and she wants to help him get back to the person he used to be. She is set to go on a mission to defeat the Chancellor, but then the Resistance compound gets invaded and everyone has to escape. This leads Zoe and Adrian to be trapped in the wilderness together. I loved how Zoe and Adrain tried to build a new relationship with each other. It was frustrating at ...more
Arturo Reyna
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, really. The last quarter of pages were what really stroke me and I'd give those a five star rating without blinking. The book started slowly untill it got, for the first time (for me), since the start of the series; unbelievably hard to put down. The only thing I hated all throughout the book was how much shorter it would've been without Zoe whining at everything that happened to her or pretty much anyone with the capacity to breathe. That and how many times she gave thought over and ...more
Natasha
Rating - 4.5*

This book was fantastic . . . until the last 30 pages. The storyline was fast-paced, intricate and interesting but the ending almost seemed rushed. Maybe it's just me, but I found it a bit jerky - one minute Zoe was in one place, then she was somewhere else suddenly. Everything happened too quickly for me. It almost felt incomplete for me, not final enough for such an incredible trilogy. The other two books and most of Shutdown were excellent, it was just the ending that
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Tasha
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I stayed up all night because I had to know how the story ended. I just didn't see that happening. I mean I should have seen it coming but it was beyond what I imagined. It was beyond everything.
CJ
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I really liked this story and this series. Through all the troubles and nail-biting scenarios this series had to offer, it finished off with a sigh of relief and a smile on my face.
Sanketsinh Chauhan
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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LauraAnn
Ummm so ya. The ending of this book was meh. I feel like this series got worse not better. And the ending... was like bang here ya go... and then future... nope. I’m annoyed 😑
Brittani (Hope, Faith & Books)
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
You can find more reviews, along with this one on my blog Hope, Faith & Books

I definitely felt like this book was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy! I also feel like it definitely made up for what I felt like was lacking with the characters in the previous books! So I guess I want to start with Zoe. I really loved that she developed so much control over her gifts. From the point she was at when she first figured out her gift, to the point she ended at in this book, she definitely ma
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Ilana
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Title: Shutdown
Author: Heather Anastasiu
Publisher/Year: St Martin's Press 7/2/13
Length: 320 Pages
Series: Glitch #3

Overview

The battle is all but over, and all hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme th
...more
 Debra (WifeEclectic)
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Young Adult literature market is flooded with dystopian literature, and while it is my favorite subgenere, I often feel like I am wading through the titles, trying to decide which ones are worth a read and which ones to skip. Lately, I find myself reading books I wish I had skipped, and since I had heard so little about the Glitch series, I figured it would be the same. But I ended up loving it. It is definitely a series that gets stronger as it goes, but the whole trilogy is worth a read.

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Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 5-stars, blog-tours
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Actual Rating: 4.5

This is one of those series where it just gets better and better as the books go on. Shutdown was easily my favorite of the trilogy. It was heartbreaking, action-packed, so suspenseful that I found myself on the edge of my seat many times and unpredictable. (Parts were predictable but then she’d do something right after that you did not see coming).

Adrien, poor lovely Adrien. At the end of Override, after having part of h/>Actual
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Sharon David
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
The cover is so pretty isn't it?!! Is it just me or does the girl look a lot like that girl from Spy Kids...... Carmen, I think that's her name in the movie, I don't know her real name and I'm way too lazy to find out.

The way the previous book ended was ... not good. We can say that it tore our hearts out and squeezed the emotion from our hearts and that it made us wallow in our sorrow, but to put it in plain and simple words, it sucked. It totally SUCKED!

Adrien, our poor
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Courtney (Fuzzy.Coffee.Books)
First things first (and I apologize for deviating from my usual format, but sometimes a review just can't fit into that format) - Perhaps it's because I had a hard time getting through Override, but I was shocked at how little I remembered from Override when I started reading Shutdown. And yes, it's been...about six months since I've read it. But saying it was all about the length of time between times I've read it isn't true. Because if you look at the time between Insurgent's release (when las ...more
Haley
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another great dystopian series comes to an end. I haven’t read finales of many dystopian series recently, but I know this one was good. I love the characters and their powers. Since the last book left off on a not-so-good note, I’ve been anticipating the conclusion. Now that I’ve read it, I happy with the way it ended.
Adrien was lobotomized in the last book and lost his emotions. He seemed very robotic. And he didn’t love Zoe anymore. I didn’t want this to end up like the Delirium series, where
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Janus the Erudite Artist
Warning: If you have not read Glitch and Override, this review might contain spoilers from these books.

The Glitch Trilogy is a series of books that I haven’t given much thought of when I read them. I didn’t have any expectations about them. That’s probably a good thing, considering that it let me keep an open mind about whatever was in store for me.

Shutdown, the third and final instalment to the Glitch trilogy, gave off a very promising introduction during its first few chapte
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Lizzie
For this review and more, go to my blog Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde

I think this book has some of the weirdest names that I've ever encountered. I was just so distracted by these names that it was hard to focus on the plot and everything else. Shutdown is set a couple months after the events of the sequel, Override. And it's a huge pity party.

All of a sudden Zoe is now an important leader in their group, despite only just joining that long ago. What resistance group would let someone they haven't known for
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Heather Anastasiu grew up in Texas and recently moved to Minneapolis with her family. When she's not busy getting lost exploring the new city, she spends most days writing at a café or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.

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