Revolution 19

Synopsis:

Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields.

Then they turned their weapons on us.

Seventeen-year-old Nick has spent his whole life in a community in the wilderness, hiding from the robots that have enslaved mankind. When the bots attack, he and his younger brother, Kevin, and adopted sister, Cass, barely make it out alive—only to discover that everyone they love is missing.

Determined to find their parents, the siblings venture into the heart of the robot-controlled City. As they live among the bots for the first time, they realize they’re fighting for more than just their family. The robots have ruled for too long, and now it’s time for a revolution.


The Phoenix’s Perspective

I believe the title I should say “I, Robot: The Aftermath.” Revolution 19 gives us a look into what the world would have looked like if Will Smith had not managed to quell the robot rebellion.

The robots decided that, for our own survival, we needed to be contained and controlled. The “bots” re-educate, chip and keep every person in check.  If you are not part of one of the “cities,” then you are a freeman trying to strike up rebellions wherever you can — at least that’s what citizens think.  Nick, Cass and Kevin are three “free” teenagers, who find themselves on the run when their hiding camp is blown up by the bots.  They spend the book searching for the parents they were separated from during the attack.

I can’t say I was fully captivated to the point where I couldn’t put it down, but I can’t say it was boring either. The story is interesting and certainly keeps moving – never really a dull moment. I enjoyed the flow of the story and appreciated the fact that Rosenblum did not try to fluff the story with a lot of “historical” setup.  Overall, I thought it was a good read.


Would I add it to the library?

Yes and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Fugitive X.

 

Genre: Fiction – sci-fi, robots, artificial intelligence, survival
ISBN: 9780062125965
Rating:  good 

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