Galaxy Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Galaxy Bookshop
Register with Galaxy Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

facebook
Google Book Preview
Reboot (#1 Reboot)
— —
Amy Tintera
Reboot (#1 Reboot) by Amy Tintera at Galaxy Bookshop,

Reboot (#1 Reboot)

Amy Tintera


9781743315507

Allen & Unwin


Science Fiction » Science;
Science Fiction » Dystopia;
Science Fiction » Young Adult;
Young Adult » Young Adult Science Fiction


Paperback

$17.99
In stock
Ready to ship
order qty:  
Add this item to my basket

GALAXY BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Gritty, exciting and a little bit morbid (just the way I like them!). Wren Connolly died at age 12 from bullet wounds to the chest. For most, that would be a permanent end. However, in this post-apocalyptic Texas, there is life after death as a Reboot. After death, a lucky percentage of the population reanimate. Depending on how quickly you do this determines the amount of humanity you retain - for example, someone who reboots at 45 minutes will have far more emotion than someone rebooting at 120 minutes – however the 120 will be faster, stronger and have better healing capabilities…

Our protagonist is a rare breed even among reboots. Wren178 has a dry sense of humour (if any) and a near complete lack of empathy that is as refreshing as it is entertaining. As soon as someone reboots, they are taken into the custody of the government where they are sent to facilities to be trained as soldiers but treated like slaves; if they step out of line, they are eliminated – simple as that.

Having lived a hard life as a human, being practically a slave has its perks for Wren – a roof over her head, four square meals a day… until something goes wrong with her roommate and only real friend, Ever56. They are using the lower numbers as lab rats and the result is terrifying. From here, everything starts to change for Wren as she also takes on a newbie to train – someone she never would normally have chosen and the lowest number through HARC in a long time – only 22!  Is Wren getting in touch with her humanity? And if so, where will it lead her? ~ Amber

-----

Five 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.

By:   Amy Tintera
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   410g
ISBN:   9781743315507
ISBN 10:   1743315503
Series:   Reboot
Publication Date:   June 2013
Recommended Age:   From 14
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


  • Short-listed for West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards 2016 (Australia)
My Shopping Basket
Your cart does not contain any items.