Early Review: Rebel by Amy Tintera

, by Kt Clapsadl

Rebel by Amy Tintera
Reboot #2


The sequel to the action-packed Reboot is a can't-miss thrill ride, perfect for fans of James Patterson, Veronica Roth, and Marie Lu.

After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot Reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans. Although Wren's instincts are telling her to set off into the wilderness on their own and leave the battle far behind, Callum is unwilling to let his human family be murdered. When Micah commits the ultimate betrayal, the choice is made for them. But Micah has also made a fatal mistake . . . he's underestimated Wren and Callum.

The explosive finale to the Reboot duology is full of riveting action and steamy love scenes as Wren and Callum become rebels against their own kind.

I'd like to start off with a bit of a warning that this is only a duology as it completely caught me off guard, and wanted to make sure the same didn't happen to other readers. Somehow I overlooked that previously and I have to say I'm kind of disappointed now. Don't get me wrong REBEL was fantastic and I loved everything about it, so much so that I want more. Funny how that seems to work where trilogies that could have easily been finished with two are stretched out, and this time around where I want more, there isn't. But c'est la vie, and now onto the good stuff.

I absolutely loved the dynamic between Wren and Callum in Reboot, and I enjoyed them even more in REBEL. The juxtaposition between them just really works as they balance one another out. In the previous book things were still new, and you saw Callum's influence on Wren more as he softened her greatly. However, this time around I saw less of the softening, and more of them finding a balance together. Wren's definitely more emotional, but only to a point. She's always going to be very analytical and frankly emotional considerations come second, but sometimes that's not a bad thing. She doesn't have a hard time doing what needs to be done, but she's also not cold nor malicious, which makes all the difference. Callum on the other hand is the complete opposite in that he's emotion first and logic second to the point where he refuses to get his hands dirty at all. Things were very black and white for him as far as right and wrong, which made me question at times why he loved Wren so much. But again those tides started to change as he grew and learned that things aren't always so cut and dry. I really love getting to see character development done really well like this, and REBEL knocks it out of the park.

There wasn't a single dull moment in REBEL. Between the incredible character development and the non stop plot I was completely hooked from start to end. That's not to say that it was all action packed, because it wasn't as there was more than plenty of down time too, but the intensity regardless was fully ratcheted up the entire time, making for one heck of a read. Trust me, if you enjoyed Reboot, then REBEL will hit it out of the park for you.

(Received a copy from the publisher via Edelweiss)

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