Mar 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Once again we find ourselves on at the ever popular Waiting on Wednesday post. As you're reading this, I am in surgery. Semi-major surgery in fact. While I have tried to do everything in my power to ensure my posts are ready to go during my ~2 week recovery, there may be a few hiccups. Please excuse them while I regain myself. I hope to be back to full blogging strength by early April.

Something I am looking forward to reading after my recovery is Reboot by Amy Tintera set for a May 7th release. This has such an interesting premise, one that I've not heard done before, that I think you have to read the summary to believe it.

Reboot coverFive 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 Repopulation Corporation).

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 there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

From Goodreads

While the concept of  "rebooting" people isn't new, the idea of using them to train others and keep the human population in line is new to me. I especially like the idea that the longer one was dead, the less human they are as a reboot. A very simple premise, but one that I haven't seen explored before. While I feel rather blase about the romantic angle of the story, I can't think of a stronger emotion to bring someone back from that kind of emptiness.

What do you think about it? Have you heard of anything like this before?

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