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Saturday, 10 May 2014

REVIEW: Revolution 19 - Gregg Rosenblum

Revolution 19 - Gregg Rosenblum
Revolution 19 (Revolution 19, #1)
Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.

Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.

Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Harper 360*


Revolution 19 is a fast paced read which grabs your attention from start to finish. It's been awhile since I've immersed myself into a post apocalyptic world and I've definitely missed it. This time, our protagonists are hidden out in the wild, away from the cities and away from the detection of the robots. After losing everything to them, including their parents, Kevin, Nick and Cass are looking to turn the tables again. To start taking back what is theirs.

Gregg Rosenblum creates such an oppressive and scary world. These robots control all aspects of life in the cities. Not only are there still people there, but they are under 100% surveillance but are completely fine by this. There are no questions, no breaking the rules and constant fear of catching the attention of the robots. All people are unchipped. Lacking a chip draws immediate attention. You need them to be able to go anywhere in this new world. In a world where your identity defines where you can go, who you can see and the amount of privacy you have the oppression is imminent. It made me shudder to read certain scenes; especially when Rosenblum introduces us to the robot institution... ugh!

Nick, Kevin and Cass are such likeable and brave characters. I loved reading about their attempts to find their parents again and their journey through this newly made city. Revolution 19 ends on a cliffhanger and I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens next! This book was exciting and made for a quick, snappy read. I can't wait to read the next one! 

1 comment:

  1. I remember this book getting a lot of positive buzz but I had sort of forgotten about it till just now. Reading your review reminded that I absolutely must get my hands on a copy and check this one out for myself. I really do miss getting completely lost in a dystopian or post-apocalyptic and the way you described the oppressive and scary world here makes me miss it even more!! The characters sound wonderful to boot! Excellent, thanks for the lovely review hun xxxx

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