Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Revolution 19

Author: Gregg Rosenblum
Goodreads Rating: 3.93
Pages: 272
Format: ARC from NYCC12

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.

This book was really interesting. I completely loved the concept of the book and the way that you were introduced to the whole concept was really awesome. In a future world where we were over run by robots, this is where our tragic trio live. This new book is (I believe) the first in a new series.

I wasn't totally enthralled with this book like I thought I might be. I really loved the concept, and think that it is Robopocalypse for the younger crowd. I think the reason that I didn't really like it was that I didn't connect with the characters other than on a superficial level.

I felt badly that these things were happening to Cass, Kevin, and Nick, that their home was blown up and that they had to go rescue their parents, but I didn't get a feel for who they were past the protective big brother, the middle sister who was really adopted, and the little brother who just screwed everything up. I didn't care when a charactered died because she was given no depth or real personality.

I felt that this book really had a lot of potential, there was so much more to the revolution and what happened with the robots that was only hinted at, and I suppose that is understandable, but sometimes if the first book isn't received well, you don't get books two and three which can be really unfair for the reader.

I loved the cliffhanger ending, and I'm really hoping that we do get a second book to dive more into detail about Cass, Kevin and Nick. I liked that there was the beginnings of their seperate personalities, I just wish that there had been more development on that and less on the tech details that went over my head. This was a great quick read for a lazy afternoon.

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1 comment:

  1. It sounds intriguing but not exactly one I might pick up on my own. I'm glad you mostly enjoyed it, though! :)

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life



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