Blog Tour: Rewired by S.R. Johannes + Giveaway




ReWired
Author: S.R. Johannes
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genres: Contemporary
Released: August 27th 2017
Publisher: Coleman & Stott


Sixteen-year-old Ada Lovelace is never more alive and sure of herself than when she's hacking into a "secure" network as her alter ego, the Dark Angel. In the real world, Ada is broken, reeling from her best friend Simone's recent suicide. But online, the reclusive daughter of Senator Lovelace (champion of the new Online Privacy Bill) is a daring white hat hacker and the only female member of the Orwellians, an elite group responsible for a string of high-profile hacks against major corporations, with a mission to protect the little guy. Ada is swiftly proving she's a force to be reckoned with, when a fellow Orwellian betrays her to the FBI. To protect her father's career, Ada is sent to ReBoot, a technology rehab facility for teens...the same rehab Simone attended right before killing herself.

It's bad enough that the ReBoot facility is creepy in an Overlook-Hotel-meets-Winchester-Mansion way, but when Ada realizes Simone's suicide is just one in an increasingly suspicious string of "accidental" deaths and "suicides" occurring just after kids leave ReBoot, Ada knows she can't leave without figuring out what really happened to her best friend. The massive cyber conspiracy she uncovers will threaten everything she cares about--her dad's career, her new relationship with a wry, handsome, reformed hacker who gets under her skin, and most of all--the version of herself Ada likes best--the Dark Angel.

With a deliciously twisty plot, the topical bite of Cory Doctorow's LITTLE BROTHER, ReWired delves into technology addiction, internet privacy, and corporate/government collection of data, as it vividly illuminates the universally human questions about ethics, privacy, and self-definition that both underpin these socio-political issues and dovetail with classic coming-of-age themes. Ultimately, ReWired is about the daily choices we all make about who we want to be, how much of ourselves we choose to share with others, and the terrifying risks and exhilarating rewards of being ourselves, online and off.

I love the whole concept of hacking. It fascinate me how brilliant the mind can be. I also love how one can simply be sneaky enough without anyone else knowing. It's scary, yet it perks my interest. Isn't it fun to study people's behavior and try to encrypt their life? HAHA. I'm sounding like a total creeper. Either way, when the opportunity appeared, I had to give this a try. And although it was fun to read Ada Lovelace's love for hacking, I felt the story dragged. 

 Ada Lovelace knows hacking is not permitted and its unlawful to break people's privacy. She's well aware as her father is a senator. However, online, Ada is knows as Dark Angel or DA for short. She is a hacker and a great one. Ada is trying her best but her best friend's suicide has turned her upside down. It's been impossible for her to move on and the only way to cope is by hacking with her fellow hackers. During a chat she does something very illegal and eventually she gets caught, but for something else. So this is when the not so fun part begins. 

Ada is sent to this rehab for hackers, the same place where her best friend was sent prior to her tragedy. Ada starts to dig in but things are so predictable... Bad things happen to her because she gets closer and closer to the truth. And many bad things happen to her. To the point that you get it... someone is trying to kill her. Anyways, thankfully she is able to uncover the truth without dying and is able to find out the truth about her friend.

Although the story did drag and I did find it predictable, Ada is one heck of a character. I really like her and her mad skills. I really liked how she was so persistence and did not let anyone or all those near death events stop her from getting to the bottom of the truth. I think anyone would easily like her. As for the story, it was good but not my typical "thriller" story. 




S.R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling Nature of Grace thriller series (Untraceable, Uncontrollable, and Unstoppable). She is a winner of the IndieReader Discovery Award in YA, an IPPY a Silver Medalist for YA Fiction, a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Best Young Adult Fiction, and a Finalist in US Book News Best YA Book.
Since leaving Corporate America, she has followed her passion for writing and conservation by working with The Dolphin Project, the Atlanta Zoo, other animal rescue organizations, and by weaving conservation themes into her books.

Currently, she lives in Atlanta, GA with hEnglish-accented husband and the huge imaginations of their prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.


Tour-wide giveaway (INT)
Kindle e-reader OR $50 Amazon gift card



3 comments:

  1. I love all I have read so far, and I can't wait to read this book! (jozywails@gmail.com)

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