Thursday, July 5, 2012

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

E-ARC, 371 pages
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Source: NetGalley*
Glitch #1
For fans of: Sci-fi, Dystopia, YA

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.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

     I was originally drawn to this on Netgalley from the cover. The bight pink and purple did have me excited. Then I read the synopsis and fell in love. I just KNEW I had to read this! 
     And I'm so glad I was approved. This book was action packed. It's setting is an isolated community and the main character is Zoe, a girl who is experiencing some "glitches" in her "wiring." When she experiences this, she begins to get her own feelings and emotions, and more importantly, she begins to think for herself. Scared of what the society leaders would do to her if they ever found out, she keeps her malfunctions a secret. Until she meets others with the same glitches... Then they come together to try and get their loves back. I'm telling you, if you love action and dystopia, this is the story for you! 
     But the reason I'm rating it this low is because I felt like the writing was a little too juvenile to be a YA book. Maybe it was just me, but I felt it had extremely too much repetition. And lastly, I kind of feel like it was a very feeble attempt at romance. It was more like one sided and he was doing weird things like making her uncomfortable by touching her but she didn't react... Yeah, so not cool. He just seems selfish and controlling and not anything that anyone would be looking for in a lover. Maybe it'll get better in the next one.... 
Overall, I give this 

*I received this for free from NetGalley and St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review. 


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