Sunday, 2 February 2014

Revolution 19 #1 Revolution 19

Presenting Revolution 19 #1 Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum.

Here is the summary of the book:

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.

For a hi-fi synopsis like that, the plot and the way of presentation definitely did not co-relate. It says 'blockbuster' and a 'cinematic thriller', it does seem to be written for a movie because it doesn't seem to follow the notion of 'show, don't tell'. In case of movies, only the actors and their dialogues are enough for the 'tell' part and the sets and the scenes for the 'show' part. But in books, the author is needed to both 'show' and 'tell'. This is sci-fi of the post-apocalyptic dystopia and things here need much more details than what the author provides.

My first thought after reading the prologue - 'Ok This is an over used concept but the start looks very promising' but as I progressed further I had to eat my words, with the way this book looks like, a screenplay for a movie would be a much better synopsis for it. Even the three leads Kevin, Nick and Cass didn't seem much fleshed out either. And only the part of Nick's time in re-education and how he dealt with its load was my favorite part of it..... Although I did like its eye-catching cover but I expected a bit more of this genre in this book. So i'm not really in the next book Fugitive X anymore.... but I have the arc so maybe i'd give it a try.

"Needs more detailing to everything - An okay attempt" 

Genre :      Young Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Sci-fi

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: 8th January, 2013

My Copy: bought (ecopy)

Rate:              2/5 (It was Ok)

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