Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is Reboot by Amy Tintera.
Series: Reboot, #1
Release Date: May 7th, 2013
Number of Pages: 352
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).
Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.
The perfect soldier is done taking orders.
This one has been on my radar ever since its cover reveal: the concept of someone being resurrected as practically super-humans/human-robots (robots, Reboots...) is so fascinating and not to mention original, whereas many if not most authors would go down the much treaded road of becoming a zombie of sorts through resurrection, or an evil version of your former self, etc. (Not complaining about those books, though, either. The world needs more YA resurrection novels!) The sentence, "[...] she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum." scares me just a little bit, and I'll be crossing my fingers for a lack of insta-love, but that last sentence is so badass and intriguing I forgive the sentence prior to it. I want in.