Review: Rebel by Amy Tintera

May 12, 2014 book review 9 ★★★★★

I received this book for free from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Rebel by Amy TinteraRebel by Amy Tintera
Series: Reboot #2
Published by HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult


After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot Reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans. Although Wren's instincts are telling her to set off into the wilderness on their own and leave the battle far behind, Callum is unwilling to let his human family be murdered. When Micah commits the ultimate betrayal, the choice is made for them. But Micah has also made a fatal mistake . . . he's underestimated Wren and Callum.

The explosive finale to the Reboot duology is full of riveting action and steamy love scenes as Wren and Callum become rebels against their own kind.

Warning: REBEL by Amy Tintera is the 2nd book in a series. If you haven’t read REBOOT, book #1, I may unintentionally spoil some things for you in this review. Proceed with caution.

I’m so sad this series is ending!! I knew going in that this was a duology and that REBEL, book #2, would be the end to the kickass Wren and the lovable Callum. But after finishing I wish we had just a little bit more. I’m not ready to say goodbye to them just yet! That being said, REBEL was a fantastic ending to this story and if you loved REBOOT or even just liked it, you’ve got to read the conclusion.

Wren, Callum, and the Austin Reboots have finally found an escape from HARC. After barely making it out of Austin alive, the group rejoices when they make it to the Reboot Reservation. Unfortunately, it doesn’t live up to their expectations and may even be worse than living in a HARC facility. Lines are crossed, allies are formed, and Wren and Callum must make a difficult decision. Should they stay and fight after the Reservation and attempt to save the other Reboots and the humans, or leave this area forever and get the solace she so desperately deserves with Callum.

An exciting thing happens in this book, we get both Wren and Callum’s point of view in alternating chapters! Now when I first discovered this I was worried. After what this meant in ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth, I was worried this was going to deter from the overall story. Amy Tintera knows how to write dual perspectives and this completely worked in her favor in REBEL! I loved getting inside Callum’s head, loved it! He’s such a contrast from Wren, it was refreshing to get a new look on certain situations. Wren is continuing her journey from being an emotionless HARC soldier to being more sensitive and having free thought outside of the typical HARC mindset. You can tell she still struggles with being more “human” and having regrets, but she is still just as badass as normal, which I loved. Callum’s perspective is exactly how you would picture the inside of his head to be: sweet, compassionate, and complete awe of Wren. You guys, it was so great seeing how much that boy loved Wren, despite everything she has done and how she struggles with emotions. He also looks at certain situations by being more concerned about feelings and the welfare of others, whereas Wren’s was more about strategy and how to make it out alive.Mrs. Tintera, thank you for doing such a great job with the alternating POVs!

The plot in this book is just as fast paced and intense as the first book with even higher stakes. Some action scenes I did have to reread because it was hard to visualize the placement of everyone. This is completely my own problem, though. I picture books like a movie and have to know exactly how everything is going down. Speaking of going down, that is something I could not do with this book. I had to keep reading, I had to. I’m telling you, REBEL will suck you in and not let you go until the very end. Even then you will be wanting more! Read it and this series!

5 Thought Clouds!
I received an ebook ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


9 Responses to “Review: Rebel by Amy Tintera”

  1. Skylar Finn

    Gosh, I can’t wait to read this book! Especially after you described the unique POVs (which I am always a fan of POVs that you can definitely tell apart). :)) Yeah. I need this book.

  2. Cait

    I SERIOUSLY CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS!!!!!!! I loved Reboot and Callum + Wren = absolute adorable zombieness. I’m pretty excited. XD Although, I was sad because I thought it was going to be a trilogy. Just two books?! *cries quietly* I hope the ending is really really good!

    • Christine P

      I’m so glad I made you read REBOOT way back when. I figured you would love Callum. I thought it was going to be a trilogy too!!! Major sadness about that. READ THIS ASAP PLEASE!

  3. The Bookish Manicurist

    I am still yet to read Reboot, but it’s funny how there are so many trilogies that feel too long, but when a duology happens it often feels too short! I’ll definitely be reading these books 🙂

    I discovered your blog via Reviews of a Bookworm – now following via GFC and Bloglovin’ 🙂

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

Leave a Reply

(Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)