Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Review: Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

Glitch (Glitch, #1) 
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu 
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffith 
Release Date: August 7, 2012 
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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. 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. 
Wow just wow! I am totally stunned that Heather Anastasiu managed to take a story that I have read a thousand times and make it new and exciting. I am completely blown away in a very very good way.
This story is amazing. I got completely lost in the wonderful storytelling and I really felt like nothing was left out. That is a hard thing to say because usually I can always find one area where I wanted or needed to know more but this author did an amazing job at informing the reader and building a world with her words. This whole dystopian genre needed a facelift and my gawd Heather Anastasiu has definitely accomplished this by giving us the reader a whole new level of fresh ideas. Okay moving on from my fangirling.

The story is about Zoel and basically she is a drone along with every other person inside her community. Back in the day the world exploded in a way and a group of leaders decided to implant certain hardware into humans making them behave in a calm like manner and never able to experience any kind of emotions. People though this was the answer and that their new world would be a better place. Zoel thought this too until she started glitching. Glitching is when the human or really drone starts feeling and thinking for themselves. This is anomal and anyone experiencing these malfunctions is supposed to report to the authorities. Zoel did not do this and as you can guess all hell breaks loose in her life. Especially after finding out there are other glitchers you haven't been turned in either. The author does an amazing job at showing the reader exactly how this world functions. She gives reasons and explanations for everything. I could not have asked for anything more.

The characters were awesome as well. I really loved reading from Zoel's point of view and I have to say that I did see a certain twist coming but I didn't see all of it. I am shocked at one characters decisions but I think he will make for a brilliant villain because the best kind of villain is an obsessed stalker am I right?? Adrien was an awesome male hero and I am very excited to see where his story goes. The only thing that I would have wanted to change a tad was the romance. I wish it would have built a little slower, but in the end I can totally understand why the author chose to have it go the way she did.

Would I recommend this book?? That would be a big HALE yes! If you are looking for a fresh dystopian book among all the others you will not be disappointed with this one!

5 Snowflakes

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  1. Still. there is some good. The concept itself is good. The last few chapters were excellent when Adrien's slang wasn't spreading like a virus. None of the good aspects were enough for me to really care about going forward with the series though. In the end the bad beat out the good.

  2. Sorry you didn't care for this one. I hope your next read is better for you =)

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