Book Review: Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Revolution 19
Book 1
Author: Gregg Rosenblum
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction
Released: January 8th 2013
Review Source: Harper Teen
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.

Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.

Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.

When I started Revolution 19, I was ready to be blown away. The blurb really sold the concept of this book to me. Come on when you know that Robots are taking over and you are the little person now, it has to be good. Welllllll, it was good, it just didn't blow my mind like I had thought it would. The story was simple and felt a little like I have read it before. I think if the author would have added one more unique part this this book, it would have been stellar. That being said, I still enjoyed reading it. Its like the simple story you pick up after finish a very complex one, easy to understand and the flow is paced. 

Revolution 19 is based around Kevin, Nick and Cass and of course Robots. When they were young, the robots turn on the human race and decided to control the humans like cattle, that's if you were chosen to be kept alive. Cass lost her folks this way and was kept with Kevin and Nick as part of their family. Now current day, those humans who have survived are living hidden out in the wilds. That's until they discover that humans are alive but have been programmed and live in cities with microchips. So its like Terminator meets Stepford Wives in this story. The 3 characters go to the extreme to even get false microchips installed in their heads, does it work? you will have to read Revolution 19 to find out. 

I would recommend this read if you looking for a easy paced robotic dystopian tale. You will definitely take a journey alongside these characters and have a good time. I promised no death rays will hit you while reading this book. 


  1. I was expecting something really awesome too. Didn't really get it though. :( Still liked it.
    Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. I've seen so many mixed reviews in this book.... I'm just not sold yet.


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