Thursday, January 17

Revolution 19: Book Review

Revolution 19

Gregg Rosenblum

Harper Teen
January 8th 2013
Young Adult | Science Fiction
Official Blurb - 
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.

Far too much running and not enough character development, especially by page ninety-two. Either that or the hcaracters are just too dull or brainless for my taste. The boys both seem to be rather dim for having lived under constant threat of death for the last fourteen years. They just keep acting like their actions have no consequences. A bit too naive under the circumstances.
The robots actions feel more like a video game than believable. It is all great in the movie i-Robot since we have all the action packed sequences as distraction. But in the confines of the imagination there needs to be a bit more story.
I grew bored with the robot chases and their possible re-education. In fact I was hoping they would get caught so the story would go somewhere. Science fiction isn't my first love so this book might find great reviews in the right circles.

Violence: Moderate
Language: Mild to Moderate