07 February 2013

ARC Review: Override by Heather Anastasiu

Release Date: February 12th, 2013
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe.

Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from the Chancellor's control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien, who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all, as Zoe's team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.
I didn't enjoy reading Glitch so much as I thought I would but with Override, the complete opposite happened! I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised that upon finishing it, I was eager to have the third book on my hands. Override takes us on a more action-filled ride that pleased me a lot more than its prequel.

Zoe is outside now, training to be the so-called-leader that she is expected to become. But can she control her powers? The plot revolves a lot around this question and I loved to see how Zoe develops in Override. She is not so naive anymore and is faced with a lot of challenges and obstacles. There were so many things happening in this novel that I certainly couldn't put it down for too long. I found the plot to be a lot more captivating and the twists caught me mostly off guard.

As expected, the characters develop a lot since Glitch and we are also introduced to a lot of new characters. I enjoyed having more great characters to get attached to and they were a great addition to the series, in particular Saminsa and Ginny. Adrien is not so present in this one but I actually enjoyed that, even though he plays a big role throughout the book. Not to mention the Chancellor, she is one crazy woman.

Override was a great non-stop action read with many great twists and turns that will leave you begging for the last installment in this must-read trilogy. With many great new characters and an enthralling plot, Override should certainly be on your to-be-read pile of books!

Huge thanks to St. Martin's Griffin for providing me with a copy of Override for review!

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