Book: Revolution 19
Author: Greg Rosenblum
Recommend: Definitely. One of the more original works I’ve come across lately.
This book has all the basic elements of dystiopain YA right now. Family in distress, slight romance, and seemingly insurmountable odds. This is where its similarity to everything out there ends though. This is more like The Matrix minus the machines meets I, Robot if the robots had won, The general plot was original and fun to read. A bit more desperate than most YA fiction.
The biggest flaw was the ending. I have said it once and I will say it again, the series is not always necessary and in many times painful. This could have ended at the end of this book. I already know how they will defeat the bots and his mother’s fate and yet we are going to have to suffer through at least two more books in order to confirm it. I think that authors need to stop being greedy when a series doesn’t make sense. Stop with the formula and simply write your story. Don’t try and make into a money grabbing machine. So many of the series that are out right now simply didn’t need to be series. They could have been finished in twenty more pages. Now, some need the length of multiple books to get there, but this one simply just doesn’t.
Overall, this was a great book and I think I’ll read the follow up.