“Do that thing where you look blank, like you have no feelings at all.
I think that’s just my face.”


Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

Personal Experiences

Beautiful. Just beautiful. 

I finished this book in a day with time to spare, and immeaditately started reading the second (Rebel by Amy Tintera) book. But let’s back up…

Reboot is a dystopian book based on two kids… (if you’re here to know the summary, go read the summary 🙂

What can I say. It is very fast paced. I was half-way through in almost an hour and a half. She has a way of jumping straight into the action. If you like action packed, romance filled, and highly dramatic, GO READ REBOOT!


“I think people immediately assumed I was yours so they stayed far away.’ He met my eyes and smiled. ‘I was. I am.’ He leaned forward and brushed his lips to mine. ‘Yours.”

“He turned to me. His expression was serious, but I liked how it softened slightly when he looked at me. Like the way he looked at me was different from how he looked at everyone else.”

“Are we going to do my leg next?” he asked. “Can I get some warning next time? A quick ‘Hey I’m going to snap your bone with my bare hands right now. Brace yourself.”

“He had been willing to die because he refused to take a life.
But me, I contemplated shooting everyone.”

“Want to dance? We have music this time. And I don’t have to punch you when we finish. “You don’t have to. But if I step on your feet too many times you can feel free.” ”

“Humans had a brightness to them, a glow that only death extinguished.”

“It was true that all Reboots were attractive, in a way. After death, when the virus took hold and the body Rebooted, the skin cleared, the body sharpened, the eyes glowed. It was like pretty with a hint of deranged.
Although my hint was more like a generous serving.”

“I need you to be better,” I said.
“You’re really not concerned about him eating me?” he asked, holding his arm out again.
“It’ll grow back in a minute.”
“That’s totally not the point. I’m traumatized.”

“Hey, nice landing!” Addie called, and I turned to see her standing next to her shuttle, grinning.
I laughed and shrugged my shoulders. “They’re all still alive!”
“Sort of a low bar you set for yourself, huh?” Beth asked, playfully punching my shoulder as I helped her out of the shuttle.”

“Don’t make me punch you anymore, okay?” he whispered.
I nodded, opening my eyes.
“You have to punch other people, though.”

“I still have the scars from when they captured me and beat me in the middle of the street.”
“You don’t get scars.”
“Emotional scars then.”

“Try not to scream when I break your bones. It bothers me. You can cry if you want; that’s fine.”
He burst out laughing. I didn’t realize that was a funny statement.
“Got it,” he said, trying unsuccessful to cover his grin. “Screaming, no. Crying, yes”

Where to find Reboot

Indie Bound*


*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

**Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here.

Happy Reading . . .

Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "Reboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera," in {sereneharoon.com}, September 3, 2016, http://sereneharoon.com/2016/09/reboot-reboot-1-by-amy-tintera/.

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