Revolution 19 – Gregg Rosenblum

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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.

 

Oh my gosh, guys, I loved this book SO. MUCH! It’s a dystopia about robots who basically take over the world. Some people escaped to the woods when the robots first took over, and they lived in secret communities. Revolution 19 focuses on three teens in particular, Cass, Kevin and Nick. After their community is destroyed, the three teens take off to the city to find their parents.

Once they arrive in the city, the teens realize they have a much bigger problem than they first realized. They’ve never seen money, they don’t know how to pay at restaurants…they basically don’t know the rules. All they know is that every single person that lives in the city has direct communication to the robots…and the robots are swarming the streets.

Thankfully, Lexi, another teen who lives in the city, realizes what their problem is and who they are. She takes them under her wing and lets them stay in her house with her family. From there, relationships bloom, lives are put in jeopardy, and the teens must stick together while they try and find a way to save their parents and destory the robots.

First I want to start out with the world and the characters. Rosenblum created such a unique world (honestly, it kind of reminded me of I-Robot with Will Smith), and I was blown away with how much dedication and detail he put into the book. Robots are not something that I have read much about, and I was impressed that they actually scared me! The robots weren’t friendly little creatures. They were intense bullies who would zap you into oblivion without a second thought.

The characters were amazing and supported the story line very well. I especially loved Cass and Farryn. Let me say it again….I LOVED THEM! Farryn was oh so gorgeous, and Cass just delivered the spunk and uniterest when it came to him. I cannot wait to see more from them in the second book.

The brothers, Nick and Kevin were also amazing, but I really loved Nick’s time in reeducation. I felt that that section of the book really developed the story. I have to say that I was a little nervous that Revolution 19 wouldn’t have the correct amout of fear and action, but I was wrong. Revolution 19 was packed with so many twists and turns that it left my head reeling.

I would honestly encourage everyone to go read Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum. It was an action packed page-turner that I will not forget for quite some time. Gregg Rosenblum produced an outstanding debut, and I cannot wait to see more from him in the future!

 

Pages: 272

Publisher: HarperTEEN

Publication Date: January 8th, 2012

Rating: [rating: 4]

 

Teaser Quote: “Piece of cake,” said Kevin. “Nick was the muscle, I was the brains, and Cass played dodgeball.”