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My Review of Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
"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."
Author: Heather Anastasiu
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 371, Paperback
Prior to reading GLITCH, I had heard really, really mixed things about it! But the synopsis just sounded SO intriguing, and I knew I couldn't pass it up. Who knows, right? To my surprise, I enjoyed GLITCH much more than I expected to. The dystopian/sci-fi elements were fantastic. The plot was very fast-paced and was able to keep me on the edge of my seat. The only downplay in this action-packed dystopian was the insta-love.
But before I get into the negativity of the novel, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with how well Heather was able to come up with such an intricate world. The Community is not your average dystopian world; it's much more technology-based.The world-building was strong and believable. I liked how there was actually a reason behind the Link, as well as the reason WHY the people were being controlled, unlike some dystopians that don't even explain WHY the world is that way.
Although the plot and world-building were adequate factors in GLITCH, the characters and romance, were not. I hate insta-love with a fiery passion. So you can imagine how this got to me. Yes, the emotions are especially new to every character, especially love, because they are new to this type of life, when they are glitching. But really? All three main characters--Zoe, Adrien, AND Max abuse the emotion. The insta-love triangle. They literally FALL IN LOVE-- LIKE THAT. Oh my goodness, I could probably rant about Max all day. His possessive-ness got to my nerves, literally every second I wanted to smack him. He is so CREEPY. Like, get away man! But seriously, they were all really naïve. And Zoe? You can NOT just fall in love with someone just because they have gorgeous eyes. Nope. You can't. At least I don't think you can.
Despite the need in improvement in the relationships of the characters, GLITCH is a solid scientific dystopian that, if you can get around the insta-love-triangle, will keep the reader engaged and committed until the end.
Source: Publisher for Blog Tour