Friday, February 01, 2013

Spotlight: Reboot by Amy Tintera

  Book Description:
  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.

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Amy Tinera
1. What inspired you to write Reboot?

When I first started writing REBOOT I was mostly interested in exploring a girl (my main character, Wren) who didn't feel things the way everyone else did. I wanted to write a character who had come to believe she was heartless and emotionless because so many people perceived her that way. And of course I wanted to write the boy who saw through all that and liked her anyway. :) 

2. Favorite scene to write?

I'm going to be vague here, because I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I think my favorite scene to write was what I'll call the "dance/fight scene" in the first half of the book. Fighting is one of Wren's favorite things, and getting to mix that up with a bit of romance was so exciting. It's also one of the only scenes in the book that made it from first draft to finished book with very few changes. The version in the book is very, very close to how I wrote it the first time (which almost never happens to me. I rewrite like crazy!). 

3. Book/s you look forward to reading this year?

What a tough question! SO MANY. I'll just name a few from the top of my list, otherwise we'll be here all day. :) 
JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman, MIND GAMES by Kiersten White, DARE YOU TO by Katie McGarry, PRODIGY by Marie Lu (I already read the ARC, and it's amazing), GATED by Amy Christine Parker, SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo, and PIVOT POINT by Kasie West. And so many more!


  1. This one seems interesting! It's on my to-read shelf now ;)

  2. This book is FABULOUS. Everyone needs to run out in May and buy it!! Can't recommend it enough:-)

  3. I was eying this on Goodreads the other day, it sounds so awesome! I am really like the robot/artificial concept in YA nowadays.

  4. I'm really looking forward to Siege and Storm and Gated, too. :) Thanks for sharing the interview! Reboot is one of my most anticipated books, and I love the premise for it. I can't wait to meet Wren and Callum and find out how this dance/fight scene goes. ;)

  5. A dance/fight combo in a svene sounds very promising! I requested Reboot on Edelweiss and am much looking forward to it. Oh, and I can't wait to read Dare You To! I have a copy here and hopefully I'll be able to pick it up soon.


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