Thursday, July 25, 2013

Review: Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

Glitch (Glitch, #1)
Title: Glitch

Series: Glitch #1

Author: Heather Anastasiu

Publication date: August 2012

Published by: St. Martin's Press

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

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.

My rating: ★★★★★

First of all, the cover of this book is gorgeous! And the book itself wasn't bad either ;)

Zoe was just a normal girl living in the not-too-distant future known as the Community. Well, normal being a relative term. You see, in this future, everyone has a chip inserted to suppress all emotions and feelings...so basically they're freakin' robots. Supposedly all these emotions and whatnot brought down the Old World, and in order to live in peace, going emotionless was, apparently, the best option (not that the people of the Earth had an option to start with).

So, Zoe has been glitching lately, feeling emotions she didn't know existed, and to top it all off, it seems she's developed telekinesis. Zoe is terrified that someone might find out her secret. If that happened, she risks being deactivated. But there is someone who may be able to help her with this. And what Zoe doesn't realize is that  her destiny is greater than she could possibly imagine.

I loved the originality in this book! I mean, sure it's a dystopia with teenagers rebelling against the government, and there are quite a few books like that out there. But the fact in this future everyone is controlled by the chip, everyone is emotionless, and told what to do? All these small unique details made the story that much better! But life in the Community just sounds plain awful and much too controlling! They're basically robots!

Zoe was such a naive girl, but what would you expect of someone who has been told what to do her whole 16 years of life? But I loved getting to see her explore this other world she didn't know about and learning about all these overwhelming emotions. I think the way Heather described emotions a feelings was just brilliant! I don't know if it could've been done any better.

I ADORED Adrien! He was just so patient with her and SO sweet and caring and gorgeous and OhMyGods I could go on forever about him!

Another guy I could go on forever about: Max. Man, this kid. He's made the characters-I-wish-were-real-just-so-I-can-strangle-them list...that's how much I HATED him! He seriously got under my skin! At first I liked him (I have a thing for guys with dimples) then he started being weird and...Ugh! You should just take a look at my Reading Progress from Goodreads...


Yep, lots of complaining. I don't think I've done so much complaining in my life! I just couldn't stand him by the end of the book! He just disgusts me! But please note that I also drool over Adrien quite a bit ;) I think that balances things out ;)

All in all, I ADORED this book! There was tons of action and more than romance so wonderful I couldn't get enough of it! Even though I complained so much about Max, that's a good thing! I love books that can make me feel these strong emotions! And that also means that I actually care what happens to these characters!

So if you LOVE dystopians, I think I found your new love ;)


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

7 comments:

  1. This has been on my to read list for a bit, and now I'll definitely be especially keeping an eye out for it =D
    Thanks for the review!

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  2. Great Review I've been also dieing to get my hands on this book! I heard great review about it!

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    1. Thank you! Well, I can't wait for you to read it! It's great!

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  3. Great Review!!!! :D i need this book... T___T

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to it soon because, seriously, it's one of the best dystopians I have read!

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  4. I've seen this book around so many times, but now I need to buy it!

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