A dystopian-technothriller-sci-fi mashup
4 out of 5 stars
Lib is a glitch, though we don’t really find out what glitches are until about halfway through the book — you can tell that they are important. Lib also can’t remember anything. They suspect a total memory wipe. She starts to remember bits and pieces and will soon find out just what part she will play in helping or hurting society.
When I first picked up Glitch, I genuinely wasn’t sure what I was getting into. Sometimes I like to just skim the synopsis of a book because reading it beginning to end can really ruin the surprises and overall feel of a book. I knew that this was going to be something like a dystopian technothriller book, but it was so much more. There are elements in this book for readers who enjoy a vast number of genres. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games, you will like Lib and the dystopian world that she is thrown out into. If you like sci-fi, you’ll enjoy the world itself and the other side of the wall. Thriller and technothriller fans — wait until you find out what glitches are (or when she connects for the first time).
Honestly, the only reason that this book didn’t get 5 stars was because it felt like it had a rushed ending/no ending at all. It was building up to this big reveal and it just seemed to leave the readers mid-cliffhanger. Sure, that’s a great way to sell more of your second book, but some people will just walk away and never continue them.
Overall, The Glitch was a really interesting mashup of a ton of genres that I enjoy. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Lib, but by the end, I ended up liking her. The clan was also an interesting aspect to this. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the nomadic lifestyle and kind of ridiculous names, but by the end, I understood the reasoning and thought it was a nice touch.
The narration for The Glitch was done by Genevieve Kaplan who I thought did a really good job with Lib and telling her story.
The Glitch by Ramona Finn
Narrator: Genevieve Kaplan
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Series: The Glitches
Published by Relay Publishing on March 21, 2017
On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving.
In Lib’s world, it’s dangerous to deviate from the norm. In fact, for someone who doesn’t live up to the Artificial Intelligence’s standards, it’s practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up in a barren wasteland, with her memories erased, and only one thought lodged in her mind:
“It’s all my fault.”
Lib is a Glitch—an imperfect human component of the utopian world called the Norm. Now she’s thrown out, Lib will be forced to team up with another Glitch, 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 A.I. and change the Norm for the better.
Now, Lib will have to decide which path to choose—whether to go with striking 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 A.I. before it’s too late?
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Ramona Finn writes about courageous characters who fight to live in broken, dystopian worlds. She believes a person’s true characters is often revealed in times of crisis, and there is no greater crisis than the worlds that she drops her characters into! She grew up sitting cross-legged on her town’s library floor–completely engrossed in science fiction books. It was always the futuristic world or the universe-on-the-brink-of-extinction plotlines that drew her in, but it was the brave characters who chose to fight back that kept her turning the pages. Her books create deep, intricate worlds with bold characters determined to fight for their survival in their dystopian worlds–with a little help from their friends. And, of course, romance is never out of the question ;).