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Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum Book Review

Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.
Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.
Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.

Revolution 19 is a sci-fi book with an interesting idea. I picked it up because the sequel is coming out and I thought I'd jump in on the journey. It turned out to be a pretty average read with both good points and bad points.

It was an interesting thing to see the robots making the humans fear. The humans originally made the bots, didn't they? Can't they just turn them off or something? There's also two different points of view on the whole bots thing. The people living inside the Cities thought the bots were all good and they were all brainwashed into thinking that the people that lived outside were barbarians. This whole journey started when the three siblings set out to find their parents after their homes had been destroyed. They tracked their parents down to a City and they snuck in. With help from various people, they managed to survive. My two favorite characters were probably Kevin and Farryn. They were both tech geeks and I found them fascinating. I really loved the way the obsess over their little pieces of tech until they found a way to improve them or make it work.

One sad thing was that I never got to see bots in action. I wish I could have seen the culprit behind that whole bot-take-over-the-world plan, but sadly he was at the very end of the book. Epilogue or something, if I remember correctly. One thing that made this book so average was that it didn't keep my interest the entire time. Sure there were some exciting parts but there were times when I wished that they'd go faster and just get it over with. I couldn't stand Nick with his self-sacrificial thing either.

Overall, Revolution 19 is a pretty okay start to the series. I think this could've been better if it was a movie instead of book. I've never said that about any book, but I'm sure this one would've succeed better as a movie.

My name's Ariella and I'm a 15 year old Canadian girl that loves to read. Everything began with a book called the Lightning Thief and from there I was hooked. I enjoy and read all kinds of genres but my favourites are paranormal and mythology. I love reading YA books but I love Middle Grade books as well. I also blog over at Secrets of Lost Words. You can usually find me crawling on twitter so feel free to contact me!


  1. I saw this book around and honestly it does sound appealing but I think this book promises more than it actually offers. Too bad there wasn't read robots fight as that'd be interesting. Great review :)

  2. this does actually seem like something that would be more interesting as a movie. I'm sorry it wasn't as exciting as you'd hoped!


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