Jul • 13 • 2012
Series: Glitch # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Dystopian/Fantasy
Author: Heather Anastasiu
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher
“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.”
There are so many amazing books this year, including this one. An highly anticipated book, Glitch lives up to the hype!
I’m very impressed with the world building of the story. Action packed, Glitch immediately throws the readers in a world of deception. I often wondered what it would be like it everyone were controlled. And this story, give just that. A front-row seat to the story of the year. I loved that along with a good moving plot, there are twist and turns the reader does not see. With so many lies going around, the reader doesn’t see what is right under the nose.
The characters of the book are written perfectly. I enjoyed reading the main character Zoe, go through the stress of glitching. The panic of what if she got caught, the adrenaline rush to stay calm and keep a straight face on. What a rush! At times, I found myself holding my breath, release with relief when she made it through.
The love interest for me developed a little fast, still I liked their presence together. The love came on rather quickly in the mix of the glitching. It still manges to capture my heart since all they have is each other. When your the only one glitching and the government is watching you every move, trust must be made between someone you trust. The few moments that they steal together is soo romantic.
Glitch is the ultimate unsettling plot. Raging with deep secrets of lawless dystopia, I fell in love. Glitch is a solid beginning to an amazing series. Glitch is perfect!
I give it 5 BITES!