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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Glitch by Heather Anastasiu. 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. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: 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. In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy. Paperbackpages. Compton Crook Award Nominee To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Glitchplease sign up. Is there a love story in this series, a satisfying one? Glittering Pebbles Yes there is.
I was really interested and wanted to read it until I saw the really bad reviews, and I can already predict a love triangle coming, which has put me off, so I’m debating whether or not to read it.
Pages For Thoughts I would say that everybody views books differently. There will always be people who hate a book that you love and vise-versa.
Every book will have bad …more I would say that everybody views books differently. Every book will have bad reviews, and I don’t think that what other people think should stray you away from this book. Yes, heahter are some parts that were better than others but I do think you should try it!
Glitch (Glitch, #1) by Heather Anastasiu
See all 8 questions about Glitch…. Lists with This Book. Apr 01, Blythe rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I wouldn’t recommend it. Possible spoilers but do you really want to read this? When reading a book, however horrible that book might be, I do try to find something even slightly redeemable, that could save the book from falling into my one-star abyss.
Unfortunately, I truly found nothing likable or redeemable in this book. I’ll be splitting my review of Glitch into four categories, and analyze each one. Those four categories are: First, let’s analyze the main anasttasiu, Zoe. If you’re looking for a strong, self reliant female character in Glitch, I can assure you you won’t find one in Zoe. She’s dull, uninteresting, whiny, and completely and totally reliant on Adrien.
But, like any other female lead in YA literature if you could even call books of this sort literatureZoe has to stand out and be special, right? As the book starts, Zoe is undergoing a glitch – a defect in her system that allows her heathrr display emotion when most of the population – for some reason – can’t. Each person undergoing glitches has a secret power, Zoe’s being telekinesis not a spoiler, you find that out in the first chapter. Unfortunately, Zoe doesn’t use her special abilities for good, or really at all.
She just mopes all day, contemplating turning herself into the government and basically giving up on life. Oh gliitch, all while fawning over Adrien. She’s useless, and hesther too stupid to live.
I’d be baffled if she were still alive, you know, had any life threatening situations been bestowed upon her. The man of the hour. The boy who stole Zoe’s heart.
The boy who annoyed the shuntin’ crack out of me with his odd swears and abbreviatin’. There’s nothing special or unique about him when compared to other love interests in YA literature and once again, I use that term loosely. He was tolerable, I guess. He wasn’t a complete asshole, but he sure wasn’t a finalizing candidate for the Best and Nicest Love Interest Award.
But he has magical, color changing eyes, everyone! I mean, Zoe only described them as green, green-blue, blue, and aqua a bunch of times! Apparently, little Zoe doesn’t know her primary colors.
There’s one more character I’d like to discuss about, and that’s part two of the love triangle, the raging monster he’s kind of like the Hulk, but he doesn’t turn green: It’s quite obvious to me, Heather Anastasiu, and everyone else reading this book that Max was just a character thrown in to add stress to Zoe and Adrien’s relationship. You know who Zoe’s going to end up with, just like we all knew Bella was going to end up with Edward and not Jacob.
I’ll discuss more about Max in the “relationships” analyzation which is coming up after this sentencebut all you need to know is that Max is a dick and I want him to die in a fire. The Relationships Insta-love, love triangles, abusive boyfriends, oh my! This book had it all in terms of “romance” and, having read this book, I don’t know if Anastasiu knows the true definition of romance.
Override (Glitch, #2) by Heather Anastasiu
Zoe and Adrien have that “connection” upon first meeting in the first twenty or so pages of Glitch reading other people’s reviews, it seems to be on page Of course, this connection eventually transforms into true love.
True love at sixteen years old. Then enters Zoe’s childhood friend, Max. So, first, he pretty much forces Zoe to make out with him, and it’s described that he “uses his tongue to force open her mouth aggressively. Then, when Zoe leads him on to thinking she likes him then tells him in the end that her “heart belongs to Adrien” I won’t even rant about how a teenager who just met said heart stealer shouldn’t be saying thatMax starts screaming at her, saying that he won’t let Adrien have her, how he wants her lips, body, legs and her back all to himself, and he came at her and shoved her against the wall, where he kissed Zoe against her will.
Then Zoe pushed him off her and said she’s Adrien’s, and Max says mysteriously, “You’ll want me. I’ll make sure of it. I’ll make you want me. Quit being an idiot. The Writing This is going to be shortest analyzation, because I don’t have much to say about Anastasiu’s writing.
The writing was mediocre at best, and definitely nothing to praise, or take points off for. But I did take points off for the way everyone in this book swears.
Godlam’d it was annoying! Godlam’d is one of Adrien’s swears. He doesn’t feel the need to say God dammit, like a normal person would, because he’s special.
So, I guess I did take points off for the writing. I also took points off for the way terms like V-chip are thrown around without any explanation as to what the hell a V-chip even is, like Anastasiu expects us as readers to know what the hell she’s talking about.
Normally, in my reviews, I write my own little synopsis describing the main plot of the book I’m reviewing, but I honestly had no freaking clue what was going on in here. A nuclear bomb went off outside so people are forced to live underground by the government? And that somehow makes them extremely bland and boring people, by being emotionless?
How in the world does a nuclear bomb that may or may not have actually gone off make people around the world emotionless? It doesn’t, that’s how.
If you write a science fiction or dystopian book, you need to have good world-building, and this had some of the worst I’ve ever read in my life it’s up there with Divergent, but at least Divergent was enjoyable. Nothing makes sense in this book. You’re just supposed to play along with the crap explantations of the world Zoe is given, and act like they make a shred of sense. If you’re still reading this review by now because I notice it’s incredibly longI do not, under any circumstances, recommend this book.
Unless you’re a writer and want to read this book as a manual on how not to write a YA dystopian, then by all means, read it and learn from it. But otherwise, Glitch is definitely a book to pass on. You can read this review and others on my blog, Finding Bliss in Books.
View all comments. While the premise of a community hooked up to a shared network that essentially rids them of individual emotional and thought seems promising, the inconsistencies in the writing are too glicth to overlook.
She is apparently able to recognise and process some emotions without a thought, while experiencing dramatic reactions to others. Despite the potential anasstasiu the concept of dawning emotional xnastasiu in a programmed and controlled world, Glitch rapidly resorts to tired romantic tropes and flimsy plot devices to progress the story.
Very little feels organically developed, but rather, convenient or forced. Character X just happens to show up at a certain place, and just happens to have X device and X ability. Or who this stranger really is.