Saturday, July 13, 2013

REVIEW: GLITCH










GLITCH


BY: HEATHER ANASTASIU

Glitch (Glitch, #1) Title: Glitch
Series:
Glitch #1
Author: 
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Paranormal
Published:
August 7th 2012

Source: Bought

 

 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.


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 REVIEW


Glitch was a very Highly Anticipated book for me! I've had it sitting on my bookshelf for months, just waiting to be read! But with so many great books releasing it just got put on the back burner! But finally I picked it up, and to be honest, in the beginning I was a little disappointed. It seemed to drag for a while, but after I got to about the halfway mark I was hooked! I was lost in this Amazing Science Fiction, Dystopian, world that was sickening, yet captivating! I was horrified at they way these humans were being treated like drone slaves. And the saddest part was that they thought they were being saved! That this was the only way for them to live as one without society turning on each other! I couldn't imagine a world like Glitch!

In the beginning their wasn't that much happening and it seemed kinda slow and I was tempted to give up on it. Then I decided to read on, and that's when I became lost in this sickening world that these Drones lived in, and I just had to have more! It turned out to be everything I could of hoped for! And I am so happy I didn't give up on Glitch, because I would of missed out on an amazing series! 


THE PLOT:

 The world has been destroyed and taken over by the Uppers, the ones that turned there once beautiful world into a underground robotic slave ground with Computerized Drones, where humans are inserted with internal hardrives that control them, Completely wipe away any trace of human emotion or feeling. You only live to be a robotic slave and do as your internal link in your head tells you too! 

When your born you are inserted with and internal hardrive that is hooked to the brains main function that will control your every move, your every thought, you have no desires, no needs, besides the ones you NEED to keep you alive. The sad part about it is that they think its what's keeping them safe and alive! 

These people are brainwashed and controlled by the Chancellor and the Uppers. There the only ones not controlled by an internal link. They feel and have control of themselves, they are the ones that turned this once thriving world into a walking nightmare! And they are determined to keep it that way!

Zoel or Zoe as she's called for short is one of the robotic humans living in the underground environment that the Uppers created after D-Day. The day when the world went into chaos! The day that nuclear bombs when off and destroyed the world above ground. That's when the Uppers took control and got all the survivors under ground safely. Then the took advantage of the remaining survivors by telling them that the only way to survive was with the internal hardrives inserted in them. And that's the day everything changed! 

Now Zoe, a new generation is living like everyone else, completely zoned out and controlled by the link! But Zoe's different, she glitches! She is able to have little spurts where she is able to break free of the link and control herself completely! And its these glitches that have also gave Zoe a special ability. She is able to move things with her mind! She has telekinesis abilities and she doesn't know what to do with them or these glitches she's having, and she's starting to lose her mind! That is until the boy with the Aqua green eyes swoops in and saves her from being deactivated. Then Zoe finds a whole new world she knew nothing about! And whatever Zoe once believed before is changed forever! 

 There's a Resistance that's been fighting back for years! Secretly obtaining information and getting to Glithers before they get caught and become deactivated (Killed). They are slowly building their Resistance numbers to eventually fight back and take back what once was theirs, their lives! Some Glitchers have been blessed with different abilities and the Resistance hopes they will come in use when its time to fight back! 

Zoe slowly gets recruited into the Rez (Resistance) and is preparing to make her escape with other Glitchers! But as events unfolded and there world comes crashing down on them, they slowly realize there is more to this whole thing then they once thought! Secretes come to light, People are revealed, and Zoe realizes that this fight is bigger then she ever imagined!

Time is running out and the Chancellor is getting close! If they don't make a move soon, then they might not make it out ALIVE....

I enjoyed this book more then I thought I would! The ending blow me away and had me so engrossed in the twist and turns and surprises that were around every corner! 

I will definitely be finishing this series, and would highly recommend this book. It was so good that I'm even thinking about picking up the next book in the series Override now, But I have so many books to R2R, I just need more of the world that Heather created in the Glitch series!      

 4 Stars
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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.



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2 comments:

  1. I have been hesitant to read this because of some of the things I have heard about it. But I may need to just go ahead and read it for myself, and come to my own conclusion. It sounds like a good story, with the exception of some of the bad crap. And the slow beginning. Maybe one day!

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  2. I'm glad you kept going! Sounds like a wonderful read! :D Great review!

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