Below the streets of New State, the Grounders fight to remain free of the technological control of the world above. When dusk falls, Wren risks her life by entering the capital city as a raider to secure resources for the rebellion. Each step further inside puts her life in jeopardy from New States deadliest...more
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I really enjoyed this unique sci-fi , dystopian type book. It was unusual and very exciting and kept me up late reading it. I like the sweet relationship between Yara and Joshua. It was such a sweet but different type relationship.
The writer did a great how the author spun this story in a pretty believable way, in fact a bit scary, in the way I can see how this could happen way in the future. The depending of technology, ...more
Remote is the first book in the young adult sci fi/dystopian series. Although it doesn't say specifically that there will be a series, the ending led me to believe that there would at the very least be a sequel. I don't read too many young adult science fiction books with a dystopian leaning. Because they need to be really well done for me to enjoy them. World building is so, so critical to the development of the ...more
Yara was a great heroine. She was strong, skilled, and smart, along with kind and loyal. I thought she was great.
Joshua was adorable. He was sweet for sure but when he found himself in a new and difficult situation, he didn't waste time before learning the skills he needed to adapt. I liked him as well.
The romance was sweet. It was clear that they were smitten with each other from the start and they overcame ...more
*Thank you to the author for giving me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.
*When I have finished reading Remote, I found myself taking a deep breath and I put my kindle down gently*
*Denial starts to hit me and*
I DID NOT JUST READ THE ENDING.
THERE MUST BE AT LEAST A FEW HUNDRED PAGES BEHIND THIS.
*FLIPS ANXIOUSLY THROUGH MY KINDLE*
That, my dear bookies, was my reaction when I flip to the last page of Remote! Oh god, I sincerely hope there is a sequel ...more
Remote is about a world divided by ...more
This was a very well written dystopian read and, similar to I, Robot, it is about a world where we have become too absorbed in technology, leading us to be unaware of what is happening with the technology we trust. This makes the world and the experience very real, which hooked me from the first page.
I found that the world had a plentiful amount of detail, which made everything real, believable and easy for me to become part of the world and the character's lives.
I loved that ...more
Book review: Remote by Lisa Acerbo (2 stars)
Remote by Lisa Acerbo
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, Romance
Rating: 2/5 stars
(Synopsis from Goodreads)
When technology fulfills every dream, reality is a nightmare.
Below the streets of New State, the Grounders fight to remain free of the technological control of the world above. When dusk falls, Wren risks her life by entering the capital ...more
I personally didn't care for the story. It wasn't a bad story, in fact, it had a great premise, I just don't think it was handled as well as it could have been. I can't believe that the only person ever to come back from being captured by the enemy was never checked for technological devices, considering their whole existence was predicated on not having said devices, and the whole reason they were fighting was to rid the rest of the ...more
Wren, our main character, is such a badass female lead. She is an inspiring warrior with ...more
The story has a sweet romantic byline where a girl grounder, living underground, and unplugged from the new State society meets a young man her age.
Its interesting and pretty gross as childrens body parts are replaced with cleaning devices such as vacuum cleaning parts, after amputations.
The plot is innovative but has a cliffhanger ending, I dont think I am up for more. But hats off to this innovative author. ...more
The author gives the reader a strong female lead with Yara. You learn quickly about her home environment which helps in ...more
This book is not one of those that goes from point A to point B in a matter of days. This book takes place over months. You have the initial meeting of Yara ...more
I'm fond of dystopian fiction as well as science fiction in general and Remote is a worthy representative of the subgenre and genre respectively. Ms. Acerbo has conceived a ...more
In this fabulous book there is love, mischief, fantasy and action all rolled into one suspense filled story. In this book, the main heroine was masterfully imagined along with her friends, family and the world she lives in.
Once you pick up this book it will be hard to put down and it will always have you wondering ...more
Though there are slow moments in the book, it's a good YA book to read. If you're the type who's always into usurping the corrupt and lifting up those who are in need, I think you would truly jive well with the book's message. Remote has everything that made the past year's YA books awesome, and a lot more.
I really enjoyed this book and hope to see more from this world. I liked the strength in Yara and how she got along with her parents most of the time same with Josh you don't see that in many books any more.
I'm also curious about Yara's friend who she has grown up with I am not sure about him quiet yet. I think he is hiding something and not good.