Wren Connolly and Callum Reyes, now cured, are now at a Reboot reservation, living with Reboots, controlled by Reboots. And all the two can think about is each other. And Micah, the reservation leader, a Reboot who wasn't dead longer than Wren but was dead for 163 minutes, longer than any other Reboot. Micah, Wren and Callum each have a goal. Micah is at war with the humans for how he was treated, and though he won't kill a Reboot, not being his way of life, humans are who he hunts. Trust me, he has a serious back story. Wren and Callum aren't so sure. It's true, almost every human these days sees Reboots as infections, like the KDH virus Callum was injected with. Why wouldn't they? HARC has been using Reboots to capture criminals, or people at war with HARC anyway, in which an entire region is situated, so Wren and even the practically-still-human Callum have upsetting history with humans. Honestly, it would be like policemen working with drug dealers to overthrow some kind of government. The way Micah sees humans is more violent, though, and with Wren ignited, she has a problem with this too. Callum has a family too. But the funny thing is, I sort of agreed with Micah for the most part. As insane as it sounds. Like Marie Lu's Legend and Prodigy, it juggles your feelings and makes you believe in the current situation that murder is the right choice, even if it isn't. It seems that female authors are getting better and better these days.
Did I like this book as much as Reboot? Not quite, mostly because the book goes a little bit in the direction against the reservation time to time and considering Wren and Callum were briefly fed, I didn't think it was as bad a place as the characters made it out to be. For the most part. And this time, instead of a changing character like Wren getting sweeter and sweeter, she's already gotten sweet enough and she and Callum spend a lot of time kissing like R & J. In a way, though, I didn't mind. What I did mind, is this is a conclusion and this was one of those rare books that I wish was twice as long. But it's really hard for me to think of something bad about this book and take it seriously. Amy Tintera and Marie Lu both write in sentences where almost every word is comprehensible, yet the structure of the paragraphs is amazing. The action is terrific, especially during my favourite part that involves a takedown against Wren and Addie. It basically sets up for them to get captured, and then (spoilers) they make it through. Them getting out of the situation they were in made me giddy with happiness. My second favourite part was Wren and Callum's first argument. I was again worried about pretty much everything in that scene, but in it they both walk away sad and talk things through. I loved that part. The amazing thing about Rebel is that it's a story about two sweethearts: Not just in love, but appreciate and nurture everything. Wren and Callum are both compassionate, emotional and loving.