Thursday, July 25, 2013

Book review of Glitch (Glitch #1) by Heather Anastasiu



Synopsis:

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.
As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

Review:

The beginning of Glitch was a bit slow.  I did force myself to pull through because a friend told me to.  So I did, and boy was she right. Thank you Melissa! 



After a few chapters the book REALLY picked up and you're basically thrown into post apocalyptic sci-fi action craziness.  The protagonist Zoel lives in an underground world over 200 years into the future.  In this world everyone is linked together through a chip system.  People basically act like robots and have no emotions.  Zoel begins to realize that she is starting to glitch, she begins to enjoy things like drawing and finds herself feeling emotions that she knows are forbidden.  The people in the Community have been brainwashed (literally).  Once you notice yourself glitch you have to turn yourself in to basically have your chip altered or destroyed.  

One of the things I really LOVED about this book/series is that the protagonist shows so much character development.  She really finds herself and becomes a badass. 

I can't even talk about the hero without giving much away.  I will say that at first the romance moved a little too fast for me but the circumstances that the characters are in makes it understandable.  This book will give you whiplash due to all the twists and turns, which was one of my favorite things about this book/series.   



I have read the entire series and due to the intense feelings of the second and third book, I was unable to give a full review.  Just go read it. 




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