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3.52  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  79 reviews
YA cyber thriller, ReWired, by Shelli Johannes-Wells (writing as S.R. Johannes), which offers a fresh and exciting new take on the genre, and could be described as Ally Carter's HEIST SOCIETY meets THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO for teens.

Sixteen-year-old Ada Lovelace is never more alive and sure of herself than when she's hacking into a "secure" network as her alter ego
ebook, 281 pages
Published August 27th 2017 by Coleman & Stott
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Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
4.5 cyber stars

This was an amazing YA thriller. Techno thriller at that but high on the suspense side. Why are there so few thrillers for this genre? This was really well written and the premise was uniquely woven into an exciting mystery / thriller read. Kudos to S. R. Johannes.

The description of the book sums it up really well. What I did not expect were all the twists, turns and challenges Ada, the main character of the book, faced when she enters ReBoot Academy. First of all, that mansion f
Kimberly Derting
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lucky enough to get an early (early!) copy, and LOVED Ada's story!!! ...more
Melissa Souza
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
**Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for sending me an ARC in return for an honest review.

3.5 stars!!!

I must say that I'm pretty impressed with this novel. It's the first YA techno-thriller that I have read or come across. The concept was pretty unique and the pacing was full on. There's plenty of action to be had within the pages and reading felt like a breeze. However, I was unable to give this book a higher rating for a couple of reasons which I will elaborate below.

Firstly, I enjoyed t
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

by S. R. Johannes 

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Pages: 281

Publisher: Coleman&Scott

Publishing Date: August 27th 2017


Sixteen-year-old Ada Lovelace is never more alive and sure of herself than when she's hacking into a "secure" network as her alter ego, the Dark Angel. In the real world, Ada is broken, reeling from her best friend Simone's recent suicide. But online, the reclusive daughter of Senator Lovelace (champion of the new Online Privacy Bill) is a daring white hat hacker and the only female m
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Actual rating: 4,5 out of 5 stars.

I've got this E-books through Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.

I loved this book. It felt like a mix between Warcross by Marie Lu and The Program by Suzanne Young, Two books that I've enjoyed. The book was well written, the characters were really cool and I felt like they were in their right places. The writing style was really enjoyable. Not to easy but not to difficult either.

I feel like this was a really good book, and definitely worth it to buy!
Shelli Johannes
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I love this book :) It was so hard to write for me. So I give it 5 stars because im proud I didnt give up after 4 years! :)
Amy Leigh
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This YA cyberpunk book is super intense and hard to put down! I loved how the tech lingo is interwoven throughout the story so you fee like you are experiencing what the character is doing as if watching a movie rather than trying to imagine it. Very well written!

Ada Lovelace is the daughter of a senator and part of a hacker group. When something happens to her best friend Simone in real life she thinks it may have a connection to their hacker group and decides to do everything she can to find
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Of course, this type of content, computers and such, is becoming increasingly popular. I liked the story and the characters.
Moony (The Burglar Baggins) MeowPoff
I got this eARC from netgalley in exhange for a honest review
DNF at 66%
This book just wasn`t for me. I was generally bored and the characters fell flat and bland.
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
I voluntarily received this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I went into this book with super high expectations and I was immensely underwhelmed. The biggest problem of this book was that it had no plot whatsoever. Imagine a thin threadbare patchwork quilt that is sloppily put together…that is how I would describe this book.
The characters were so one dimensional, the friendships and the relationship blossomed out of nowhere and seemed to be forced on to the reader. Emphasis on
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ada is at her best when she is online as the Dark Angel. She can get in and out of websites and other people’s computers, erasing her tracks as she goes, so no one is the wiser. She is so good that she doesn’t get caught…until she does. Ada gets sent to ReBoot, a facility for teen hackers where she is supposed to untangle herself from her devices and online addiction, and where she also has time to deal with the loss of her best friend and fellow hacker.
You get to peek over Ada’s shoulder as sh
Tonja Drecker
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This exhilarating adventure explores not only the world of hacking, but touches upon teen issues and hiding behind internet masks.

Ada Lovelace, aka Dark Angel, leads two lives. On one side, she's an extraordinary hacker and part of a well-known cyber hacking club. On the other, she's a Senator's daughter who once was at the top of the class but since her best friend's death, has fallen into a distant depression. Ada balances her lives as best as she can until one day, the FBI shows up at her doo
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime
The character Ada Lovelace who was inspried by the real Ada Lovelace gets sent into rebot after hacking the white house. The same place her friend Simone went, and died. When Ada gets there she uncovers a mystery and the big question is: why did Simone kill herself? And who really is the bad guy?

An intresting read, and full of suprises. And who was the bad guy, I did not see that coming
Received a copy via netgalley.

Fast paced, great syfy world building, and intriguing writing style.
The thriller side to it was very nice, you don’t see many stories like it so it was very surprising how on the edge of your seat it felt. The characters struggled but always managed to sort of come back from it and push on. I’d much enjoy going back to this one again.
Anstice Brown
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2017
Disclosure: I was kindly given a review copy of ReWired by Xpresso Book Tours for taking part in the tour. This in no way affects the integrity of my review and as usual, all my comments are my honest opinion.

ReWired is the first cyber-thriller I've read (my preference normally being fantasy and sci-fi) but I found it a really intriguing and exhilarating read. The protagonist Ada Lovelace (named after a mathematician considered to be one of the first computer programmers) is a teenager hacker wh
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-netgalley
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I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

ReWired tells the story of Ada Lovelace, a teenage girl whose real life sucks. Her best friend has committed suicide a few months ago, and she's been depressed. Online, she's Dark Angel, a sharp-minded hacker who does hacking challenges with the Orwellians. When she gets busted by the FBI, she is sent to ReBoot, the camp for recovering technolo
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-reads, arcs
ARC Review: Received for free via Netgalley for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

CW: ableist slurs, mentions of panic attack, murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, death threats, mentions of death

Some of the chapter titles were amazing tbh and that probably the one thing I enjoyed the most. The story itself was meh for me. I guess this is for a younger audience which means the writer isn't going to go too hard on some topics, but I feel like the descriptions of the hacks was a little to
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways-arc
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for sending me a copy to review!

3 stars for ReWired

Thought and Plot

Ada is a hacker, an expert hacker that goes by the name of Dark Angel. She's the daughter of a senator who is currently trying to pass a bill to protect teens private information online. She's now the only female member of the Orwellians, an elite group of hackers responsible for high-profile hacks on major corporations, with a mission to protect the little guy. The other female member co
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition.

Stars (Out of 10): 3/10 Stars

Spoiler Free: I wanted to like this book, as the concept seemed super neat and reminded me of books such as The Program and Dark Eden, but the execution was just terrible.

I believe I saw somewhere that this is a re-release of a story originally writ
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In the world of ReWired Ada Lovelace's best friend commits suicide without reason, and Ada is desperate to know why. Ada along with her now deceased best friend, Simone, are teenage hackers who hack along side a group of people they've never really met. After Ada is busted for hacking she is sent to Reboot, a rehab for teens addicted to technology.

During the entire book I was a little confused about when this story was taking place. The world seemed to have every quality of the present, but the
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an engaging YA suspense focused on computer addiction/hackers.

Ada Lovelace is the daughter of a busy senator father and society busy mother who tend to be preoccupied with their own lives and affairs. Ada is immersed in the worlds of computer gaming and online community with few friends in real life. Ada is still trying to recover from the apparent suicide of her best friend, Simone who was caught hacking and sent to ReBoot, a rehab facility for hacker teens. Shortly after being release
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
(reposted from my blog)

If I could have one skill- it would be hacking. I would love to actually understand code and computers but alas my brain is not wired that way (LOL). Ada Lovelace is such a relatable character. She is just trying to fit in, but it's hard because she's the senator's daughter, and a famous hacker by night. She is also grieving the loss of her best friend. After she got caught hacking, Ada must go to the same place her best friend went for rehab before she committed suicide.
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Social Net is a computer network for teens. It operates on the premise that it gives the users the confidence to socialise within their comfort zones. Confidentiality is in question, hence a Privacy Bill currently in progress, but not without oppositions.

Ada is the sixteen year old daughter of a Senator. She is an introvert and at her best when she is hacking through secure systems. She is a member of the Orwellians, an elite online group. She doesn’t believe that the Social Net is as above boa
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
ReWired tells the story of a senator's daughter, Ada, who happens to be a ridiculously skilled hacker. She's part of a group of hackers known as the Orwellians, and they can get into almost anything if they put their skills to good use. The only downside? Ada's senator father is determined to pass a bill for teen privacy on the internet. Having a hacker daughter doesn't exactly look good for him and his bill. Lucky for him, no one knows about Ada or her skills...or so she thinks.

Ada eventually
Zoey Saunders
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Murder mystery. Hackers. And the sort of wholesome friendship we deserve to see more of. Rewired is simply an incredibly fun read full of intrigue and a look into the effect we have on technology and — more interestingly — the effect it has on us.

Rewired is centred around a girl named Ava — a teenage hacking extraordinaire who gets ratted out to the police after infiltrating the database of a high profile company. So she’s given a choice— jail time, or a facility named Rewind that specialisies
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got really curious about this book when I saw that the main character's name was Ada Lovelace.  That may cause you to wonder why, and what is so special about it...

It is a fair question, and here are some quick info and more if you are curious: Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron (Yes that one Lord Byron) and she was a mathematician and is pretty much the one who wrote the first computer program.

An amazing lady, when in those days ladies were not deemed smart enough to be properly educ
Allison Mickey
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC in an exchange for an honest review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition.

Stars (Out of 10): 3/10

Don’t spend money on this book. Go read a fanfiction instead. It will give you a similar feeling. The writing is very simplistic. Writing takes practice, and this book gives off a vibe of being that practice. This book appears to
*I received a free copy of this ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

2.5 stars.

After reading the Nature of Grace series last year, I was really looking forward to ReWired. But it fell flat for me and just wasn't as interesting as I had hoped. The characters were just kind of okay, and the plot was somewhat predictable. Relationships and conversations felt very manufactured. In a way, it reminded me of the movie Anti-trust, but that movie is better. My feelings for this book
Casia Pickering
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ecopy of ReWired from Xpresso book tours for an honest review. Everything that follows is my own opinion. I was not compensated or coached on what is said in this review.

ReWired is a young adult thriller book about about hacking, rehab, and the loss of someone important. The main character and narrator, Ada Lovelace, lives a double life. In real life, she is a senator's daughter and online, she is Dark Angel. I found her a character I could relate to. She has her own strength, can
Nov 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is a strange book to review, because there's so much contained between those few hundred pages. Where to start? The characters? The intrigue? The clash between the cyber world and the natural world? The romance or the friendship? There is just so much crammed in there that it's hard to focus my review on a particular aspect, so I will simply resume what I liked and didn't like.

What I enjoyed: this book reads like a Nancy Drew novel aimed at an older (see: teenager) audience. You know the t
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Shelli R. Johannes is coauthor of the CECE LOVES SCIENCE picture book series, (co/Kimberly Derting), THEO THESAURUS (5/18) & HOW TO BE A UNICORN (09/21). She also writes teen thrillers as SR Johannes (the NATURE OF GRACE series & REWIRED.)

Shelli never warmed up to creepy-crawly bugs, but she always loved zoology and biology. In fact, she can often be found on highways and country roads saving str

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