Wednesday 7 November 2012

***Review** Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

Released: 7th August 2012
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Series: Yes #1 in the Glitch series
Source: From Netgalley for review purposes
Format: Digital ARC
Author Site:  Heather Anastasiu

Goodreads Synopsis:
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.

My Review:

I have to say I was so so excited to get my hands on this book.  The blurb sounded fantastic and just my kind of book.  But when I read this my heart started to sink, it was the fast paced and edgy book I was hoping for.  This one is a real slow burner and it took me quarter of the book to really get into it. I thought OK, maybe a shaky start and I can forgive it for that, but then it just flatlined after a couple of really exciting chapters.  There just didn't seem to be the action and excitement factor in this book.

I felt like picking this book up and pretending it could be a snow globe, shaking it, and then mixing it all up to get a bit of movement going.  It was lucky I never hurled it across the room in frustration.

I don't think I really got to know the characters in depth either, this didn't help, I have to feel connected to at least one of the characters but it just wasn't there for me.  I can't really give this any lower than a three star rating as I have to admit after a wobbly start to the series I do see potential.  So Heather Anastasiu I will give this series one more book before I give up on it.

It does leave a bad taste in the mouth when you are really expecting great things from a book and sadly it doesn't deliver.  Dont' let my review put you off, it just wasn't for me........ 

I have to say that I am disappointed with this one, not enough action or excitement for me

My Thoughts on the Cover:
Well purple is my favourite colour so it gets a thumbs up from me, but that aside I do like the cover as it is so relevant to the book.  It is eye-catching. 

**Many thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for giving me a copy to review.



JennRenee said...

I have seen many reviews for this book along the same lines, lack of charcter development. I still want to give it a go and hope for the best. great review.

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Ah...what a shame...lack of character development can kill a book no matter how awesome the plot!

Unknown said...

There is nothing worse than being excited for a book and it turning out bad :/

At least you tried :) xx

Irene Jennings said...

I thought Glitch was great too! :D I didn't see the cover of the second book though, it is pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Irene (Rogue River Country)

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