Thursday, October 23, 2014

REVIEW: Upload

Collin Tobin

Genre: Technothriller, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 12.12.2012
Pages: 311

Recommended by: Red Adept Publishing, Read 2 Review
Date read: 10.22.2014

Summary: Someone's always watching.
            All Jay wants is a wi-fi hotspot and a few hours away from his father, whose behavior has gotten erratic since Jay's mother died last year.  But Jay's solo hobby of hotspot hunting makes him a witness to a violent crime.  Though he escapes with his life, he winds up in possession of a mysterious transmission.
            Jay gives the file to his best friend, Benny, a wheelchair-bound hacker who risks his life to crowd-surf at raves.  But when Benny learns what the data signifies, he and Jay are yanked into a dark underworld of futuristic technological secrets and the men who protect them.  The coalition responsible for the transmission hunts Jay and Benny across the globe, but the boys' lives aren't the only thing at stake.  The future has already arrived.

This was such an interesting, fun and well written book.  With characters that just pull you in and make you want to learn more about them - especially Jay and Benny (and Jay's dad - I was curious about him from the very beginning).  From the minute that Jay hears the girl scream, I could not put the book down.  In fact, I was up all night reading it.  There is so much to say about this book that I honestly have no idea where to even begin, which is not a normal thing for me.  The only issue I actually and with it was that the end was so clean and "perfect," but that's not really much of a complaint considering I liked the end.  Well done.

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