Friday, December 21, 2012
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
Author: Gregg Rosenblum
Publication: January 8, 2013
By: Harper Teen
This cover is one of the coolest I've seen this year!
Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.
Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.
Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.
Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for this ARC. It was AMAZEBOTS!
What I loved: The synopsis was intriguing and I found myself sucked in from the prologue, THE PROLOGUE! It's not often that a book simultaneously cracks me up and scares the crap out of me at the same time but this one did!
Nick, Cass and Kevin are all strong characters willing to risk their lives to rescue their parents and keep each other safe in the process. Their journey takes them from a peaceful life in the woods into a city run by robots where resistance means "re-education" or worse.
It was refreshing to see that these teens don't back down when they realize the situation is larger than what concerns only them. They work together with their new friends in an effort to do the most good even if it costs them personally.
The mystery surrounding the creator of the bots and the re-education process was interesting and creepy, especially with all the technology we have at our fingertips.
What left me wanting more: Nothing, other than having to wait until Book 2 comes out. I can't wait to find out what happens next!
"Piece of cake," said Kevin. "Nick was the muscle, I was the brains, and Cass played dodgeball."
Final verdict: This is well written, fast paced, action packed and even has mystery and a little romance - something for every reader, including non sci-fi people like me. :D