Book Review: City 1 by Gregg Rosenblum

May 19, 2015 Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★½

Book Review: City 1 by Gregg RosenblumTitle: City 1 by Gregg Rosenblum
Series: Revolution 19 #3
Published by: HarperTeen on January 6, 2015
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: YABC
Format: ARC
Pages: 288
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In the explosive conclusion to the thrilling Revolution 19 series, the time has come to win the cities back from the bots—or die trying.

After finally reuniting at a rebel camp, siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass are willing to do anything to stay together—and free their parents from bot rule. But the leader of the rebel camp has her own ideas. Cruel and determined, General Clay won’t let anything stand in the way of her plan to destroy the robots and all the brainwashed humans. This means their parents’ lives are at stake, but Nick, Kevin, and Cass can’t desert the rebels when they’re so close to freedom. How far will they go to save the world they believe in?

I received this book for free from YABC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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One Line: It was nice seeing how this series ends, even if the book itself didn’t have much going on.

What I Loved: I really liked getting to know Nick, Kevin, and Cass more. They each have a certain quality that sets them apart from everyone else and it was interesting seeing them handle this bot war. I enjoyed the fledgling romance between Cass and Farryn and I liked seeing her fight to save her family. Kevin was probably my favorite. I liked his techie personality and I felt his role was more critical to the actual story than his siblings.

What Didn’t Work for Me: I didn’t like how slow-paced it was and how there were barely any action/fight scenes. While the story itself does progress, there isn’t much that really happens until the last third of the book. It always bugs me when that happens. Why can’t you keep the momentum going?! Why save it all until the end, leaving things to feel rushed?! Also, the ending was pretty lackluster. I was hoping for an epic bot-human battle and what actually happened left a lot to be desired.

Final Verdict: If you’ve read the rest of the series, you’ll want to know how it all ends. I’ve enjoyed watching these characters grow and change. City 1 isn’t as action-packed or exciting as the other books, but it was still okay.

*This review of City 1 was first published on YABC.*

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