Book Spotlight: Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
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.
Revolution 19 is a story about three siblings who, when their world comes crashing around them, set off on a journey to find their parents. Dodging the robots and their control over the world every step of the way, they have to infiltrate the city and find their family before it’s too late. But the city is a place of torment and labor and harsh realities. Or so they thought. When Kevin, Nick, and Cass get inside, they find out that not everything is what they thought it was. They must stand together in order to bring down the machines that were built to save them.
I have to be honest and say that this book wasn’t what I expected. I was a huge fan of Sarah Connor Chronicles and for some reason when I saw this blurb I thought it’s be along the lines of that awesomeness. I guess I just expected a much bigger execution in this book than what I got. I think one of my biggest concerns was that I didn’t seem to connect with any one character in particular. I really enjoyed the brother/sister aspect of the story, but I couldn’t focus on just one or two like I usually do. I think if I had to pick one character, I’d go with Nick. Even with his stupid decisions, he worked to help his family in the best way he knew how and I can respect that.
Now, the robots? I wasn’t particularly terrified of the robots. Is that wrong of me? I seriously kept picturing Short Circuit rolling around with a laser pointers, shooting at people. Well, the frying a person in the spot is a bit scary, but I just wasn’t as afraid for the people as I should’ve been I guess.
The thing is, I still enjoyed the book. It wasn’t as amazing as I had it in my mind to be, but it wasn’t bad. The writing was still good and the story itself was interesting. It just didn’t deliver as well as I thought it would. I think my biggest concern was the hype it did get, at least from where I’m sitting, and I expecting this big epic battle for humanity and there was none. In my mind, it just didn’t have enough unique elements for it to stand out. However, that said, I will be reading book two when it comes out. I liked the story enough to be intrigued by where the author wants to take the characters next.
Revolution 19 is a fast read about a world where robots rule the human and where three siblings will do anything to keep their family together. It’s out now. Let me know what you think!
PS. Does anyone know whey there’s a girl in the front cover?