By Heather Anastasiu
Publication date: Aug. 7, 2012
St. Martin’s Press, 320 pages
Source: Publisher, via NetGalley
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.
When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.
As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.
In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.
— Goodreads.com description
Has this been done before? Sort of.
Do I care? No.
Yeah, Glitch by Heather Anastasiu might be reminiscent of books I’ve read before (e.g., Matched by Ally Condie), but when the author is able to keep me invested and entertained, I couldn’t care less.
I love the setup of a girl who is forced to fight for her life, who’s on the run, who’s being held back by The Man…this never gets old to me. I love a fighter.*
If you feel the same way, and are up for something action-packed and fun (even if it’s not INSANELY original), check it out. I’m definitely going to tune in for the rest of this series.