Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
Publication Date: August 7, 2012 by St. Martin’s Press
Age Group: YA
Series: Glitch #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge
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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.
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!
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So glad you enjoyed this one, I love dystopian novels and so this is on my wishlist. I love that it was detailed..yippie Thanks 🙂
I have heard about this book, and can’t wait to read it. Glad you liked it!
This book is definitely on my to read list. Can’t wait!
I heard about this review & giveaway from St Martins Press on Twitter. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for your review & the giveaway!
Thank you for the giveaway. The book sounds awesome!
Oh my gosh: this sounds like a great read and one that will be impossible to put down till the last page is read!
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.
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I’ve been wanting to read this! Thanks for the great giveaway!
I’ve read lots of good things about this book, how it’s a unique sci fi dystopian:)
Anna @ Literary Exploration
I can see what you mean about the insta-love. It makes sense now that I think about it and I can accept that she was just sort of feeling all the feelings for the first time which really drew her to Adrian. Awesome review 🙂
Anna @ Literary Exploration
oh, I’m glad you loved this one! All I’ve really been seeing is the negative reviews, so it’s nice to see a positive review!
thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
ashelynn @ gypsy book reviews.
I am so looking forward to this read! Thanks for the great review and amazing giveaway 🙂