Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Override [Book Review]

#2 in Glitch trilogy
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe.

Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from the Chancellor's control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien, who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all, as Zoe's team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.

Full of high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Heather Anastasiu's Override is an exciting continuation of this popular young adult trilogy.

My Thoughts:
In Override, Zoe's story starts inside the Community in a secret alcove, hidden away and waiting for a good time to escape undetected and safely (with Zoe's extreme allergies to aboveground environment). Unfortunately, Adrien has a vision of Chancellor Bright ordering a search of the air filtration system and he comes to get Zoe out.

Zoe & Adrien make it to a small camp with a doctor with a very cool biosuit for Zoe to wear that keeps allergens away from her. They make their way to the Foundation, which is a safe haven and school for glitchers. The glitchers of the Foundation utilize their different abilities together to find other glitchers and keep tabs on Chancellor Bright in hopes to take her out.


I want to say first off that I am absolutely in love with Heather Anastasiu's writing. She is just so amazing as an author. Her characters have so much depth and her world building is utterly killer.

In Override, Zoel/Zoe is battling with trying to control her telekinesis. It's at times out of control and when she sleeps, she has to link herself into the system to prevent destroying everything around her. The glitchers at the Foundation are incredibly interesting. The dynamic between glitchers is so interesting, plus throw in a few normal humans, and a few "freed" Regulators and it's just an explosive environment.

I was completely shocked to find out that Adrien [highlight for spoiler:was actually Max for a majority of the book. The part where Zoe meets up with the Chancellor in the end was so well written and so emotional. I am waiting to find out what exactly happens now that Adrien's brain has been operated on and he is no longer Adrien.] The final book is going to be just as extraordinary. I have it sitting on my bookshelf in my room to read and I just cannot wait. I'm going to be so sad it's over and will be on my toes waiting for Anastasiu's next book(s) to be announced and released!

Previous Review:
Heist Society by Ally Carter [here]

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