Fugitive X (Revolution 19 Series #2)

Fugitive X (Revolution 19 Series #2)

by Gregg Rosenblum

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ISBN-13: 9780062125972
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Series: Revolution 19 Series , #2
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: HL750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gregg Rosenblum works at Harvard, where he wages epic battles against technology as an editor/webmaster/communications/quasi-IT guy. He graduated from UC San Diego and has an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

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Fugitive X 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kubarojszyk 9 months ago
The book fugitive x of the revolution 19 series is a great second book to the series and carries on the momentum of the action and excitement of the first book very well. It is a really enjoyable book with its science fiction elements with a combination of a dystopian future world run by intelligent robots that rebelled against the humans and now keep them in cities brainwashed and toyed with like dolls in in a play house. The book starts of where the first one left of as Nick, Kevin, and Cass are running from the city they just escaped and continue to go through many struggles. Luckily they persevere after fighting hard to survive in the woods while trying to find a safe place to stay. They end up getting split up in the woods. Kevin ends up meeting the man himself, Dr. winston; father of modern robotics and apparently also kevin’s grandfather. He gets answers to all his bruning questions as he was essentially kidnapped and taken to the “island” the ultimate hiding place from the robot revolution. Cass gets captured and taken to the city for re-education. Nick finds a random girl who wanders through the woods that joins him on his adventure to find his brother and rescue his sister. Later on she betrays them as she was working with the robots and many people die due to this. Fugitive x is one mystery the keeps on giving, keeping the reader in its exciting and intriguing grasp till the end.This is just a preview of the amazing suspense and exhilaration the book evokes in readers. If you like action packed fighting action along with nerdy references to technology and some subtle humor this is a book for you, but make sure to read book one of the revolution 19 series first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I haven’t read a dystopian book in a while, so I picked this one up. Plot: This story picks up where the last book left off and the reader is up for lots of actions. Once again, they are on the run. Nick, Kevin and Cass are up for some tough times. I think this book depicts the future of this world well. Everything is painted nice for the reader to understand and see. I have to admit that every time they got close to the camps or drones, geeze, I got nervous. There are lot of plot twist so you will be plenty entertained. Siblings/Friendship: I’m not going to ruin it but know that many things happen to the siblings that really test them. I was a wreck reading this part cause all I can think is,” NOOOOOO!” There are some new minor characters who come into play and add more to the story. Pay attention to these new people, they aren’t what they seem. Ending: The ending ends…. well, with a cliffhanger. The siblings get reunited again but there are some major changes. I’m anxious to see what the next book will have to offer. There is one plot twist that I’m wanting to see how it turns out. This is a great addition to the series. There is plenty of action and the reader is going to be intrigued by all the new developments. Check it out if your interest in machines taking over.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
2.5/5 stars I really enjoyed Revolution 19, the first book in the series, despite having some issues with the lack of world building and with the author's writing style. I have to say I was quite disappointed by Fugitive X. While I was still interested, I didn't find myself quite as engaged as I was in the previous novel. This book just fell really flat for me. The writing style still felt a bit on the simplistic side and the abrupt transitioning did not improve. We are also introduced to a lot of new scenarios and faces in this second book and while some of them were really intriguing, I felt some of them really were just used for plot filler. At the end of Revolution 19, the siblings were once again forced to flee into the woods, but weren't able to complete their mission at hand. The fates of Lexi and Farryn are also unknown. It isn't long into the novel before the siblings get separated and each have their own storylines to follow. I was probably the most interested in Cass's storyline and how it will affect her come the final book in the trilogy. I wish Rosenblum would have gone into more detail as to the steps that were taken in regards to Cass's character transformation though. Instead, I felt we were bogged down with what was going on with Kevin. Kevin's storyline, while important, just ended up boring me. I was ready to get back to Nick and Cass. If anyone doubted Kevin's tech skills in the first book- they sure won't in this one. The kid knows what he's doing and I have a feeling he will play a large role in the war against the Robots. Kevin has met up with a group of rebels who are busy constructing a Wall for protection purposes. I was quite wary of this group, as they do not allow Kevin to leave to search for his siblings. It seemed too controlling to me, which made me wonder- how is that any different than the Robots? While I liked Nick the best in the last book, I found myself irritated with him in this one. He meets up with a drifter girl named Erica and together the two make their way to another freepost of rebels. He is worried about his siblings and is determined to use the rebels to find out where they are. He forms a friendship with Erica and feels guilty for thinking about her when he has no idea where Lexi is or if she's even alive. I didn't like how Nick kept brushing Lexi off once they were reunited and how he just thought she was being jealous when really she was voicing her concerns about what Nick really knew about Erica. Overall, I felt this book was considerably slower than the first one in the series and just didn't feel it created a very strong bridge between the first and final novels. I am quite interested in what will happen next as I am very intrigued by the Senior Advisor and what is going on there. I will forewarn you this book just ends and it left me feeling rather bereft and confused. I am anticipating that book three will focus more on the impending war between the Robots and humans and I look forward to seeing how that all plays out.
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting look at the concept of machines taking over the world. Following three siblings as they find themselves separated at the onset of the novel, readers learn the ins and outs of life in a world where bots control everything and humans are confined to rejuvenation cells until their minds no longer remember the truth of man versus machine. With one sibling transported back in the city for rejuvenation, one held against his will on “the island” with a group content to hide under the radar, and one joining forces with the rebels intent on fighting back against the bots, readers are able to watch each story unfold as the siblings attempt to make their way back to one another. Although I haven’t read the first novel in this series, Fugitive X was easy to follow, and Rosenblum filled in just enough back-information to allow me a fluid reading experience. I had relatively no issues jumping right into the story, and it does hit the ground running, which makes it all the more fun. I really enjoy when authors give the birds-eye view of all the characters and their experiences, and that is exactly what Rosenblum does as he moves from one sibling to the next, paralleling their stories and experiences as they come closer to finding one another once again. In truth, I would have liked a bit more information regarding Cass as she goes through the rejuvenation experience, but I have a feeling this was covered more so in the first novel, so it makes sense that Rosenblum would want to spend the majority of this story focusing on the two boys as they run different gamuts of rebellion. While I will say that I enjoyed this story, I must admit that I wasn’t glued to the pages like I had hoped to be. The prose is simple and easy to understand, but I would have preferred a little faster pacing. Likewise, while I liked the main characters, I didn’t really connect with them on a deeper level, so their trials and tribulations didn’t pull at my heart strings, but overall it was very well done. If you’re interested in Dystopian war against machines (but not like Terminator), then I think you’ll enjoy this one.