Sunday, 2 February 2014

Revolution 19 (Revolution 19 #1) by Gregg Rosenblum

Revolution 19 (Revolution 19, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Revolution 19 (Revolution 19, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Nick, Cass, and Kevin live in the wilds, hiding from the robots that rule humankind in the cities. When their home is destroyed and their parents taken, they wander around for a bit before deciding that they will have to go to the robot city to try and rescue their parents.
Can they rescue their parents? Or will the robots get them first?

This was an okay story, but I don’t think I’ll be reading the rest of the series.

I didn’t really connect with the characters in this story; they were immature, and stupid. They walked straight into the robot city with no clue what they were doing, ordered food at a restaurant with absolutely no idea of how they would pay for the meal, and just generally made poor decisions.

The storyline was just about passable, but I can’t say I really enjoyed it all that much, and there were things that just didn’t sit right with me. For instance when they look at the menu in the cafĂ© and talk about all the great things on it – pizzas, hot dogs etc. but having lived in the wilds all their lives, how would they even recognise what these foods were?
To be honest I just found this book dull, and the stupidity of the characters just bothered me. I also got a bit fed up with all their stupid slang phrases that they used, and the general lack of a sensible plan most of the time.
Overall; just about okay, but I’m not reading the next one.
6 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, my teen reviewer was really not a fans of this either. Too bad, because the premise sounded SO cool.
    Jen @ YA Romantics