Book Review: The Glitch by Ramona Finn

The Glitch by Ramona Finn

(I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

BLURB

On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving.

In Lib’s world, it’s dangerous to stray from the Norm. In fact, for someone who doesn’t live up to the AI’s standards, it’s practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up with her memories erased in a barren wasteland, and only one thought lodged in her mind:

It’s all her fault.

Lib is a Glitch—an imperfect human component of the Utopian Norm. Utterly alone, she’ll have to team up with her fellow Glitches Skye and Raj and the mysterious Rogue Wolf and his clan to survive. Wolf only cares about the survival of his group, but Raj thinks they can hack the AI and change the Norm for the better.

Now, Lib will have to decide which path to choose—whether to go with handsome loner Raj or stay with Wolf and his tight-knit group. Her heart is drawn to both, but she’s carrying a deadly secret that could jeopardize them all. Will she be able to save her newfound family and stop the AI before it’s too late?




CHARACTERS

Lib is fantastic as the protagonist. Why? Because her memories are gone. She is exactly like the readers. She knows nothing and wants to find out more. I found myself learning things along with her and understanding her feelings like my own. Lib's character development is beautiful..as she goes from someone who doesn't know herself to become a person who knows much more than others. At the end of the book she still has questions; but she no longer doubts herself.

Wolf to me was a slightly complex character. Someone I wanted to punch and times and hug at other times. Same could be said of Raj. Their personalities add character to Lib and the rest of the clan.

Every character in the book adds to the plot, adds to Lib's and the reader's knowledge of the Outside, the Norm and human personality in general.

PLOT

Brilliant. I've been reading a lot of science fiction these days and every book has a new, refreshing plot. The Glitch certainly doesn't disappoint. The plot is fresh and intriguing. Through the AI reminded me of Red Queen from Resident Evil and VIKI from I,robot; as plot progresses Ramona Finn manages to make her AI stand out from the rest.

WRITING

The writing was smooth, without any Glitches (Pun very much intended) and brings up the plot like a jigsaw puzzle that the reader can subconsciously put together without feeling lost. It's the kind of writing that while telling you all you need to know about the places, people etc, isn't overtly descriptive and hence can be read in a complete sitting without getting bored or annoyed.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK

-Everything (Like, everything. I wouldn't change a thing in the book)

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK

-Nothing ( Like I said, I wouldn't change anything)

CONCLUSION

A must read for people looking for a creative Sci-Fi plot and interesting characters.

Waiting impatiently for the next book!

RATING

Its a full 5




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