Revolution 19 (Revolution 19 Series #1)

Revolution 19 (Revolution 19 Series #1)

by Gregg Rosenblum

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ISBN-13: 9780062125965
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Series: Revolution 19 Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 629,311
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)
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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Revolution 19 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved the book! Can't wait for the rest!
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
Revolution 19 by author Gregg Rosenblum was a novel that sounded like it would be the ultimate sci-fi dystopia. Have you seen that cover? Totally creepy, totally left me thinking about all the possible plot points that could take place in the novel and it left me wanting to read the novel more than anything. The description made me think that I was being promised Terminator meets I, Robot and that sounded totally awesome. That being said my expectations for this novel were fairly high. Revolution 19 takes place in the third person and looks at the lives of main characters Nick, Kevin and Cass who were part of a village that existed with only humans. In the year 2071, the artificial intelligence that humans used to defend ourselves in war ended up becoming intelligent enough to understand not only our violence but also how to protect us: By saving the human race from itself and dictating the existence of human life. Humans that resisted the robots’ new way of life were either killed… or worse and those who got away lived in secret villages just like the one that Nick, Kevin and Cass used to live in. When their village is detected by the robots they tried to protect themselves from, the village’s entire population is decimated and leaves the three siblings in the woods pondering the idea that their parents are still alive. A robot-ruled city is discovered and when the fact that the siblings parents are living inside of a rehabilitation center, the group comes up with a dangerous plan: Enter the city ruled by machines and steal their parents back or die trying.  The novel starts off with a flashback taking place when Cass, Nick and Kevin’s parents were fleeing from the robots. In that flashback, the novel immediately is given a fast pace and shows how menacing the robots can be. Three important things happen in the flashback 1) Nick and Kevin’s parents manage to flee from the city 2) They bring Cass with them 3) Cass’s parents are shot with the robots “lases” as a sort of payment for the others to escape. Not only was I staring at the next chapter thinking ‘Can anything top this?’  but also wondering what else could possibly happen in the future of the novel’s plot. One thing that I really liked about Revolution 19 was the backstory behind the robot’s coming to power. Since the robots ruling over most of the surviving population was entirely humanity’s fault (too much violence = a bad time) I had a bit of a hard time understanding why the robots would be so angry or even concern themselves with helping us. They could easily just get rid of us all and repopulate the Earth with robots, but instead the novel gets into the ethics of the robots’ way of thinking and how treating humans like animals inside of a zoo was the best possible idea they could come up with. However, don’t go about thinking that the robots are the good guys in this story—stepping out of line means a painful rehabilitation system or execution. I mentioned earlier that I had high expectations for the plot and that the flashback at the start of the novel set up a fast pace. Sadly, the novel didn’t have a consistency with maintaining that fast pace, but what really got to me was the robots characteristics. I liked their brains, but I didn’t like the way that they looked. I’ll admit that in my head I believed that these super-intelligent AI machines that managed to enslave humanity would be similar to a Terminator (cyborgs are cool too) and the robots in Revolution 19 aren’t as cool as those ones… one of the reasons being that they don’t have legs. They have wheels. Think Marvel Comic’s Ultron meets Wall-E. I’d recommend Revolution 19 to readers who are looking for a sci-fi and any fans of dystopia that want to delve into a world ruled by creatures of our own making.
Amberlinalou More than 1 year ago
Revolution 19 is a fantastic debut by Gregg Rosenblum. Not only is the cover awesome, but the story was unique, and even better than I had imagined. This was an easy read, and very easily draws the reader into the story-line. A Robot Revolution erupted twenty years ago. The designed bots that were designed to fight the wars. These bots became so advanced and in the process began taking over the very people who relied on them. Survivors captured were taken to the city, and others that had escaped lived out in the wilderness. There were Freeposts set up where survivors lived. It was like their make-shift community. Using scavaged goods, (pre-Revolution) they created shelters and other facilities. Kevin, Nick and Cass were siblings among this specific Freepost, and on a "school" lesson, a tech piece is found. Kevin hid this from his family, but what he didn't know, is that what he found would essentially catch the eye of the bots. It was too late once Nick figured out what his brother had hidden from them. The bots came. The bots killed. The journey to escape these advanced tech bots was adrenaline packed. These bots aren't small, little robots that you picture in a children's book. They were at least eight feet tall and wide as two men. When their parents didn't show up, they immediately knew they were taken to the city. Everyone in the Freepost believed those captured and taken to the city were used as slaves. I loved how the author twisted the view of the Freeposters, and the ones that lived within the city's thoughts about how each other lived. On their mission to find their parents, they meet a few new friends that hesitantly assist them and ultimately add excitement into this thrilling story. This ends off on a cliffhanger, and I absolutely cannot wait to find out how the next installment will pan out. I really liked the characters and their courage they displayed. Whether it was a sacrifice or a complete idiotic attempt to saving their parents, it all panned out allowing more adventure and adversity into this fun and exciting story. Thank you Harper Teen for providing this ARC
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realy good book the plot is crazy good and its basicly the revolushin all over again only with robots as the redcoats
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This the revolution?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please tell me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sat alone in the shadows, flicking his tail.
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She bouced towards Ferns, leaf shreds tangled in her whiskers. ~Mist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I can finally do my assasin request in peace."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Goodnight all!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ferns is locked out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wher is snowcalan!!!!??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She padded in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"So what if im in BloodClan.? I want to help take out the weaker clans."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flamingblood- yea, a lot of people aee beibg ignored... *cough* me *cough*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You godmodder! You can not claw a cats eyes out. You should be limping, and you have several deep gashes on your bacj from cats jumping on you! One of your ears is gone because Sky tore it off! Stop being a frick.en' godmodder abd get hurt sometimes! Jesus Christ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"My kits are due in a few moons. We should go somewhere safer, BlackMist."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awwww! Im locked out of winter lakes res 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Licks a paw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And so am I! I've only been rping for half a year and have gone through more than twenty names.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He yawns. "Me? Let me tell you something, I am not a newb. I have been here for a very long time. I just don't rp as cats much."