Thursday, February 26, 2015

#Review: REMOTE by Lisa Acerbo

4 of 5 stars

 How much would you give up for technology? How much personal freedom is okay to let go of? These are the questions that Lisa Acerbo's REMOTE explores. New State on the outside looks like the perfect paradise to live and grow old in, but what happens when a citizen questions the practice of "hooking up" to the latest technology. Technology that allows you to relive your most sought after fantasies. Do you want to be famous, date a supermodel or be a super soldier? It can all happen in the virtual world and New State citizens are required to hook-up every night, no questions asked.

In the caves not far from New State, a group of people live who do not want to be "hooked up" to technology, who cherish their individuality and their freedom of choice. Yara, is the daughter of one of the leaders and one the best raiders the undergrounders have, but her life is inexplicitly changed when she meets tech-head Josh during a raid. 

I thought the premise of the book was good with well-thought out ideas about a society who had complete control over their citizens. It kept my attention throughout. The drone program was inventive, but the romance between Yara and Josh seemed a bit rushed. Within a matter of weeks, their relationship had changed dramatically. War can change people and I think that's what the author was trying to convey. When you live in a life and death situation routinely, you begin to cherish others much more quickly.

YA fantasy/sci-fi fans will enjoy this story although not everything is wrapped up neatly at the end of the book so a sequel is surely coming.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and holds an EdD in Educational Leadership. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, three cats, and horse. She is the author of Apocalipstick and has contributed to local newspapers, news and travel blogs including The Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.

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