Thursday, January 24, 2013

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Author: Gregg Rosenblum
Title: Revolution 19
Publication: January 8, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.
Headstrong seventeen-year-old Nick has spent his whole life in a community in the wilderness, hiding out from the robots that have enslaved mankind. But when the bots discover the community's location, he, his tech-geek younger brother, Kevin, and adopted sister, Cass, barely make it out alive—only to discover that their home has been destroyed and everyone they love is missing.
All survivors were captured and taken to one of the robots' Cities. The siblings have been hearing tales about the Cities all their lives—humans are treated like animals, living in outdoor pens and forced to build new bots until they drop dead from exhaustion. Determined to find out if their parents are among the survivors, Nick, Kevin, and Cass venture into the heart of the City, but it is nothing like they've been told.
As they live among the bots for the first time, they realize they're fighting for more than just their family. The robots have ruled for too long, and now it's time for a revolution.

My name is Cass; I've lived in the wilderness all my life with my two brothers, Nick and Kevin, and my parents. My parents aren't my real parents but I love them as if they were.
When I was an infant they took me in after robots killed my family. My brothers and I have been taught all our lives how to survive out in the wild on our own. We lived constantly in fear of being discovered by robots, moving from location to location trying to stay a step ahead, only to have our world come crashing down too soon. We never saw it coming, in one horrible moment, the comfort that I've come to know vanished right before my eyes. Now, forced to run in the chaos, my parents vanish. I can't lose them, too...not this time! I know in my heart that they are alive and my brothers and I will find them. Those robots better watch out, a new Revolution is about to happen. Welcome to my life.

A story about robots taking over the world, immediately made me think of the movie I, Robot. Rosenblum does a good job of building the world in which the characters live and I liked the overall concept of this book, though the pace of the writing is slow in the beginning. Things start to pick up towards the middle and end when all the action starts happening. My favorite character would have to be Cass; she intrigues me with her innocence and determination. I think this has the potential to be a good series because the ending opens up a whole new realm of possibilities and brings forth the question; what are the robots really up to? Revolution 19 is okay but more than likely I will read the next one to find the answers to my questions. 
It was okay


  1. Sorry it was just ok, but i am excited that it engaged you enough to want to know what happens next!

  2. I have never been a huge fan of robots in movies, books, or television. I don't know why I feel that way, I just do. Zach read Robopocalypse. I happened to overhear a chapter or two and it was extremely scary. I actually had trouble getting to sleep after one particularly disturbing scene. I like the cover of the book though.


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