So… in Amy Tintera’s Reboot, when you die you have the chance to come back to life. Not as a brain eating, maggot filled, disgusting zombie but instead, a faster, stronger and less emotional super cop. Well, that’s what the government uses you as anyway.
Wren was shot in the chest three times; after 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot. The longer you are dead, the better equipped you are, according to the HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation) who uses reboots to enforce the law. As a 178, Wren is the ideal reboot, but everything changes for her when she meets Callum, a 22 who is still practically human. He feels too much; he is slower than other reboots and asks far too many questions, but Wren finds herself feeling alive for the first time when with him. Callum doesn’t follow directions, and Wren is given one last chance to get him in line or she must eliminate him.
I really enjoyed Reboot and its sequel Rebel. Wren is a strong character who begins to question the establishment she has been a part of for five years, but she isn’t an annoying, “woe is me” type of character. Callum is so sweet, you have to root for him as he tries to woo Wren, who seems to be emotionless. I really like the fact the Wren is not all “Oh, I need a man to do things for me,” or “This is too hard, I can’t do it on my own.” She is a capable and exciting character, who seems relatable.
Check out both of Amy Tintera’s books at the Chesapeake Public Library: