Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Override Review

320 pages

Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe. Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from the Chancellor's control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien, who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all, as Zoe's team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.

After finishing this novel I am completely stunned. This novel goes from a crazy ride with all kinds of twists ending in one heck of a cliffhanger! But I digress, lets get into what really made this novel stand out. If you read the first book in this series then you pretty much understand what glitchers are. For those who haven't, glitchers are those who have disconnected from the technology that controls their thoughts and emotions with the added benefit of superpowers. Zoe is the heroine of this story and the expected "savior" of the members of the Foundation. Zoe goes through so much and at times its hard to watch her struggle with her powers and the weight of the expectations of others. There are a lot of ups and downs between Zoe and Adrien and their relationship seems to suffer at the expense of their powers. In this novel we get to meet more of the glitchers as well as just regular humans and see that while they may be fighting for the same cause, there are underlying issues and distrust amongst them. This story contains quite a lot of action and adventure as the Foundation tries to rescue the others who are like them from under the Chancellor and her team of glitchers. The explosive ending is one that will leave you wanting to read more. I definitely recommend this novel if you like dystopian fiction and superhuman fighters but make sure to pick up Glitch first before you read this.


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