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Jun 17, 2013

*Blog Tour & Giveaway* Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu

 Welcome to my stop in the blog tour for Shutdown, the last book in the Glitch series. 
This tour is hosted  by IFB Book Tours.
Don't miss the full schedule to stop by the other blogs by clicking HERE.
Today, I have my 5 stars review to share with you all!


Shutdown (Glitch #3)
Author: Heather Anastasiu
Pages: 320
GoodReads AVG Rating: 4.46
Purchase: Amazon
Source: ARC provided for review
The battle is all but over, and hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe's only remaining option is to chase the impossible dream of upending the Link system, freeing the world from the hardware that controls their thoughts and emotions, and hope it will trigger a revolution.
The plot requires a nearly impossible mission to infiltrate the dangerous Community, and it is a task that Zoe must unfortunately complete alone. With challenges and surprises at every turn, nothing goes according to plan. Adrien's visions of the future now show two possible outcomes: one in which they succeed, and one in which humanity falls. It all lies in Zoe's hands.  Full of romance, high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Shutdown is a heart-pounding conclusion to an exciting sci-fi adventure trilogy for young adults.

My thoughts.

Wow! Just WOW!
There’s no other word to describe how awesome this book was! This is an example of a book series that grow up. That goes from 3 stars, 4 stars, to finally end up with a full, well deserved 5 stars.
I won’t lie, I didn’t love Glitch, I didn’t even wasn’t planning on read the next books, but then, I got the chance to read an ARC of Override, and I was stunned to see the difference between that book and the first one, It was way better, it made me become a fan on the Glitch series. I ended up dying to read Shutdown as soon as possible.

The plot was awesome, and I loved the development and how strong Zoe became. This was a total new kind of dystopian world. It was incredible the way Heather Anastasiu created this place, this technology, this villain and the magnificent gifts.
On my personal thoughts, I have to say that what I always look for in a dystopian book in the intelligence in the author language. Maybe it doesn’t make sense, but if a character, or the devices in the book “sound” smart or brilliant, I add that as a point to the world building.
One recommendation that I have to add is: if you have any doubt YOU HAVE TO READ OVERRIDE again before you read Shutdown; this book took me a while because I didn’t remember some parts of Override, and I had to re-read the ending of the second book. However, it doesn’t spoil anything. I was stunned and thrilled with the unexpected twist and turns of Shutdown.

It was a fast and strong read that put me in the edge of my seat until the day I finished it.
The characters were all stronger than before and well created. In fact, I loved Adrien with all my heart, what happened to him made him unforgettable for me. Not because I pity him or felt bad for him, but because this new Adrien was “different” he wasn’t the kind of book boyfriend I am used to love. Adrien was… different!
I hated Max, in that case I couldn’t help it.
And Zoe… wow! She’s such a strong female leader. I’m very pleased with her role in this ending.

Shutdown was a perfect ending for a magic dystopian world. With a great plot, good characters, and clean writing, Heather Anastasiu did an amazing job in this incredible and heart-stopping ending.


Heather Anastasiu grew up in Texas and recently moved to Minneapolis with her family. When she's not busy getting lost exploring the new city, she spends most days writing at a café or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.
Find her: Website/ Twitter 




  1. Awesome review. Glad you enjoyed it :)

    Thanks for participating.

  2. I actually havent read them, yet.. They are on my wish- list and i have been wanting to read them!! thanks for the giveaway!!!


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