It's Hard to Find Fault with "Glitch"

Title:  Glitch 
(Glitch #1)
Author:  Heather Anasatsiu
Format:  E-galley
Length:  371 pages
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Rating:  4 Stars

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy
-Goodreads

 This is a great read, but not for the reasons that one might think.  
Yes, there was great world building, character development, and plot; but the true star of the read is Max.  
Max is Zoe's friend inside the Community.  He is also a glitcher with the ability to assume the form of any person that he chooses.  Better still is his obsessive love for Zoe.  He has serious pride issues that lead to his not being able to accept the fact that Zoe will never be his.

This drama coupled with the non-stop action and afore mentioned plot twists is enough to keep pages turning.
So much of the plot is spoiler fodder that it is very hard to review this book without giving away key elements of the plot.
This a wonderful first book in was promises to be a thrilling series.  This could have very well been a stand-alone.
The only reason that this book didn't get a 5 star rating was that there were so many elements of it that were common to the abundance of dystopian novels in YA at present.

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2 comments:

Anastasia, Demitra, & Persephone said...

I actually have this book on my to-read list. I definitely need to go buy it now, though. Awesome review! (:

Anastasia @ http://characterized.blogspot.com/

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Ah well... glad you liked it more than I did!! HA, I couldn't stand Max! I found him abusive, possessive, and overall just a complete bully. Glad you enjoyed it though :)

Anna @ Literary Exploration

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