Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on the Shutdown Blog Tour!
About the Book
Author: Heather Anastasiu
Publication: July 3, 2013
By: St. Martin's Press
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The battle is all but over, and hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe's only remaining option is to chase the impossible dream of upending the Link system, freeing the world from the hardware that controls their thoughts and emotions, and hope it will trigger a revolution.
The plot requires a nearly impossible mission to infiltrate the dangerous Community, and it is a task that Zoe must unfortunately complete alone. With challenges and surprises at every turn, nothing goes according to plan. Adrien's visions of the future now show two possible outcomes: one in which they succeed, and one in which humanity falls. It all lies in Zoe's hands.
Full of romance, high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Shutdown is a heart-pounding conclusion to an exciting sci-fi adventure trilogy for young adults.
The thrilling conclusion to an action-packed sci-fi trilogy.
What I Liked: Out of all three books in this trilogy, I enjoyed SHUTDOWN best! One of the things I LOVE about Zoe is perseverance. Despite everything she's been through and all she feels guilty for, Zoe never gives up - not on her friends, not on the boy she loves, and to a certain extent, the one she thinks she hates. In addition to wanting to save as many people as possible, Zoe is also seeking forgiveness and redemption for all she feels she is responsible for and she'll have her chance, but it will come at a cost and may require more than she is willing to give up.
What Left Me Wanting More: Adrien is the character who resonated with me the most, and watching him struggle was difficult. *sniffs*
Final Verdict: A gripping and satisfying end to this trilogy!
Favorite Quote: "I love you [spoiler]. Every incarnation of me will love you, even when this body is just bones and dust."
About the Author
Heather Anastasiu grew up in Texas and recently moved to Minneapolis with her family. When she's not busy getting lost exploring the new city, she spends most days writing at a café or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.