{Review+G!veaway} Glitch by Heather Anastasiu @h_anastasiu @stmartinspress

August 16, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 13

For my stop on the Glitch blog tour I have a review and giveaway for you guy! I hope you enjoy 😉

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
Pages: 371
Publication Date: August 7, 2012 by St. Martin’s Press
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley
Series: Glitch #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

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.

I’ll admit that I was a little nervous to read Glitch. At first I was super excited- the summary sounds so cool and it immediately got my attention. Then, I started seeing a few so-so reviews and I got nervous that the book wouldn’t live up to my expectations. But, I was so happy with Glitch! I really enjoyed it. I think Glitch’s concept is creepy and thought provoking. 

The world in Glitch is super creepy and crazy. I can’t even imagine this kind of total control. It is so invasive and sad. It just makes me sad that these people live their whole lives without emotions and really any type of individual thought. To me, that is the death of civilization. 

Zoel, or Zoe is such a vibrant and alive main character. I loved seeing the world through her “glitches”. Everything seemed so real and heightened. She is so special. I loved her. She was honestly my favorite part of Glitch. She is smart, and compassionate. 

Adrian is equally passionate. I know one of the main annoyances I have heard about Glitch is Insta-love between Zoe and Adrian. This did not bug me at all! I didn’t even really see it as insta-love. The way I saw it, Zoe was experiencing all of these emotions for the first time, so everything was kind of heightened. Plus, there is a twist in the book and later on I feel like Zoe totally proved her feelings. As for Adrian, it didn’t seem too sudden for him either because he has been getting to know Zoe for over a year really. Nothing instant about that. The other guy in this story is Max. I didn’t like Max. And that’s all I am going to say about him. Although I am really interested to see what part he will play in the next book. 

Glitch is a great dystopian. It was so detailed, and the pacing was fantastic. I loved all the action, and the twists totally caught me off guard. This is looking like it is going to be an awesome series! I am already dying to know what will happen in the next book! If you are looking for a fast paced dystopian with a creepy and unique concept and some great romance to boot- Glitch is the book for you!
4/5 Gavels
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13 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Glitch by Heather Anastasiu @h_anastasiu @stmartinspress”

  1. Jenn Renee

    I am very excited to read this one. I love the cover and the synopsis. Thanks for the great review. I have also seen so so reviews and was a little nervous. Glad to see a really positive one.

  2. Christina K.

    I’ve read lots of good things about this book, how it’s a unique sci fi dystopian:)

    Great review:)

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