Revolution 19 - Gregg Rosenblum

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Revolution 19 - 
Gregg Rosenblum
Released: January 8, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis: 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.

What I thought: Wow. This book had so much potential, but unfortunately it just fell flat for me. The synopsis makes it sounds like it'll be a lot more of fighting against robots, living hidden in the wild and somehow getting into a city. While it is some-what like that, in reality it just wasn't as great as the synopsis made it out to be. The three kids spend a lot of time in said city, mostly trying to stay away from being detected by robots and looking for their parents. Even the ending wasn't fantastic. But in saying all that, I still persevered because I needed to know what was going to happen at the end. The characters are great and the story is well written too, so Gregg Rosenblum did a lot of things right. 

If you like a good Dystopian then you should give this a try, but if you're looking for human-robot fighting, like in say The Terminator, then this probably isn't for you.

The Good: I got attached the three kids and the friends they made! I cheered for them, wanting them to survive and for everything to be okay.

The Bad: It just wasn't what I expected and the disappointment hung heavy for me.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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  1. ah man, I always look for the action in dystopian books so knowing that it is lacking in that part, it doesn't make me want to read it urgently.

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. Oh, i'm sorry that the book didn't reach your expectations :(

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories


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