The Glitch

  • by Ramona Finn
  • Narrated by Genevieve Kaplan
  • 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving.
In Lib's world, it's dangerous to deviate from the norm. In fact, for someone who doesn't live up to the Artificial Intelligence's standards, it's practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up in a barren wasteland, with her memories erased, and only one thought lodged in her mind:
"It's all my fault."
Lib is a Glitch - an imperfect human component of the utopian world called the Norm. Now she's thrown out, Lib will be forced to team up with two other Glitches, Skye and Raj, and the mysterious Rogue Wolf and his clan to survive. Wolf only cares about the survival of his group, but Raj thinks they can hack the A.I. and change the Norm for the better.
Now, Lib will have to decide which path to choose - whether to go with striking loner Raj or stay with Wolf and his tight-knit group. Her heart is drawn to both, but she's carrying a deadly secret that could jeopardize them all. Will she be able to save her newfound family and stop the A.I. before it's too late?

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Interesting YA story

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this YA dystopic, sci-fi story of a fight to survive in an inhospitable world where the controlling AI wants to destroy everything that doesn’t live up to it’s standards. I found the concept of this world to be fascinating, a bit reminiscent of a ya version of the Matrix meets Mad Max. The plot is not overtly complex but it still has enough intrigue, twists, and action to keep your attention. The narration in the audiobook brought the characters to life, you could feel Lib’s confusion, indecision and frustration, Raj’s hate of being away from the Norm, Skye’s uncertainty and her need for friendship, and Wolf’s struggle over his attraction to Lib vs his obligation to put the Clan’s needs first. The romantic aspect of the story was a bit strained in its development and it would have been better if Wolf’s character had been explored a bit more so that the reader could have seen more depth and a softer side to him. There were some glimmers of a love triangle in the story and I was happy the author didn’t head in that direction, as that has been flogged to death in so many other ya books. Bird’s character was fascinating and contradictory. Her struggle to interpret her visions caused her to flip back and forth between being friend and foe; it kept her interesting and unpredictable. I liked the slow development of Lib’s character as she went from having no memories of her past, to understanding who she is and making her own decisions as to what road her life will take. Overall, I enjoyed this interesting audiobook and will look forward to hearing the others in the series. I received this audiobook as a gift from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion or my review.
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- Rabid Reader

A dystopian-technothriller-sci-fi mashup

Lib is a glitch, though we don't really find out what glitches are until about halfway through the book -- you can tell that they are important. Lib also can't remember anything. They suspect a total memory wipe. She starts to remember bits and pieces and will soon find out just what part she will play in helping or hurting society.

When I first picked up Glitch, I genuinely wasn't sure what I was getting into. Sometimes I like to just skim the synopsis of a book because reading it beginning to end can really ruin the surprises and overall feel of a book. I knew that this was going to be something like a dystopian technothriller book, but it was so much more. There are elements in this book for readers who enjoy a vast number of genres. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games, you will like Lib and the dystopian world that she is thrown out into. If you like sci-fi, you'll enjoy the world itself and the other side of the wall. Thriller and technothriller fans -- wait until you find out what glitches are (or when she connects for the first time).

Honestly, the only reason that this book didn't get 5 stars was because it felt like it had a rushed ending/no ending at all. It was building up to this big reveal and it just seemed to leave the readers mid-cliffhanger. Sure, that's a great way to sell more of your second book, but some people will just walk away and never continue them.

Overall, The Glitch was a really interesting mashup of a ton of genres that I enjoy. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about Lib, but by the end, I ended up liking her. The clan was also an interesting aspect to this. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the nomadic lifestyle and kind of ridiculous names, but by the end, I understood the reasoning and thought it was a nice touch.

The narration for The Glitch was done by Genevieve Kaplan who I thought did a really good job with Lib and telling her story.

I was given a free copy of this book and it has not affected my review in any way.

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- Brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-21-2017
  • Publisher: Relay Publishing