Reading for Me

The Books I Have Read…..Just for Me

#7: The Long War (Terry Pratchett)

Let’s cut right to the chase on this one….I HATED THIS BOOK! Why did I read it? Why did I finish it when I was hating the process? The novel is the 2nd installment in Terry Pratchett’s The Long Earth series. Science fiction is not my favorite genre and I struggle to read the works. I kept pushing through because it is a book in My Library Shelf project. Even though there are a lot of Pratchett’s works included on this particular shelf, I think I have a fighting chance of working through all of the books there. Plus I’m hoping that all of Pratchett’s writings are not exactly like this series. I’m keeping an open mind for the moment before I jump to a conclusion.

But for now, I’m taking a break from the Library Shelf project in order to finish up a couple of other books in progress and return to an author that I know I love — Kristin Hannah. Just started The Great Alone a few days ago and already loving it!

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#17: Reboot (Amy Tintera)

As I continue to work my way through My Library Shelf, I encountered Amy Tintera’s Reboot. The story is narrated by Wren, a HARC assassin identified as 178. Her number signifies the number of minutes she remained dead five years ago before she woke up — or before she was rebooted. In this futurist society in Texas, teens are being wiped out by a highly contagious virus. HARC, the Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation, resurrects these victims and creates an army trained to follow orders without question. The result is a community marked by fear and governmental abuse. When Wren meets Callum, another Reboot, her opinion of the situation changes and the two set out to escape in order to obtain freedom.

I found Reboot a difficult book to dive into. The opening scenes felt stunted and contrived. Honestly, I found myself repeatedly thinking that Tintera was attempting to capitalize on the success of The Hunger Games. I found little exciting or original in the work. I don’t plan to read the sequel (Rebel) either. Here’s hoping that the positive reading experiences resume as I continue my way along My Library Shelf.

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