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Amy Tintera

Autor/a de Reboot

11 obres 2,186 Membres 158 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Obres de Amy Tintera

Reboot (2013) 892 exemplars
Ruined (2016) 467 exemplars
Rebel (2014) 314 exemplars
Avenged (2017) 189 exemplars
Allied (2018) 127 exemplars
All These Monsters (Monsters #1) (2020) 102 exemplars
Listen for the Lie: A Novel (2024) 38 exemplars
The Q (2022) 28 exemplars
Rebel (2016) 1 exemplars
Sifirlananlar (2017) 1 exemplars

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female
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USA
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Emmanuelle Morgen

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Trigger warnings: Physical assault and injury, blood depiction, death of people, murder, gun violence, military violence and war themes
Score: Six points out of ten.
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It's time. It's finally time. I wanted to read Reboot for a while but never got around till now. I eventually picked it up, but not before glancing at the blurb, which made Reboot seem like a swift and intriguing read. However, the ratings said otherwise. When I closed the final page of Reboot, it was only okay.

It starts with the first person I see, Wren, training in a boot camp run by an antagonistic organisation. She, like many others, is a reboot, a former person who has been dead for almost three hours until she came back to life stronger but less human. This world is now split into two sides—the humans and the reboots, but Wren wants to change that by rebelling. The pacing is unpredictable as sometimes it can be monotonous and other times the opposite. It would've been better if the pacing flowed more consistently, and the removal of filler pages would also be an appreciated touch. There was romance interspersed in Reboot, but not much, much to my liking. The conclusion is enthralling and suddenly ends. I might enjoy the second and final part of the duology, Rebel, but not the one written by Marie Lu.
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Law_Books600 | Hi ha 88 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2024 |
Lucy Chase has just been fired from her job. She’s convinced it is because of that true-crime podcast “Listen for the Lie” which is looking into the murder of her friend, Savannah. She is also convinced it will reveal her as Savannah’s killer. She’s convinced she can see terror in her boyfriend’s eyes when she comes home that night. When her grandmother calls her and asks her to come home to Texas for her 80th birthday, Lucy can’t say no despite not wanting to go home. And what about the voices inside her head telling her to “kill”?
Ben Owens is the (smug) podcaster that is ruining Lucy’s life right now. Lucy has always maintained that she can’t remember the events of that night. He really wants to interview Lucy but she repeatedly refuses.
The book goes from Lucy’s point of view to episodes of the podcast. Lucy is a sarcastic, snarky, hot mess. The podcast highlights interviews Ben has with residents of the town that know both Lucy and Savannah. I liked the flow of the book (it was fast-paced) and the different characters in the book. Lucy and her grandmother, Beverly, were my favorite characters in the book.
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Cathie_Dyer | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 29, 2024 |
If you are looking for a thriller that’ll keep you turning the pages quickly, then Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera is one that you need to read!

As with most thrillers I don’t want to write too much in the review so you get the job of figuring things out yourself, but I can say that the relationship between Lucy and Ben is a great balance. Lucy is amusing with her attitude of being sick of being accused of murder, and Ben is right there to balance her out. The character development and their relationship is very well done.

Although I don’t listen to true crime podcasts (much to the dismay of some of my friends who keep getting me to try) I did enjoy how it was incorporated into the story. Tintera had me guessing for a long time as to who the murderer was, and although I did figure it out, there were some details that I hadn’t completely figured out.

Any good thriller will tie everything up, but still leave you thinking about it afterwards, which Listen for the Lie completely did for me.
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KimHeniadis | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 28, 2024 |
A fast, fun mystery thriller that was nearly impossible to put down.

This was a twisty and darkly humorous story that uses the framework of a true crime podcast and its host, Ben Owens, to solve a murder. Five years ago, Lucy Chase was found covered in blood -- the blood of her best friend, Savvy, who was dead in the woods. It's widely believed by everyone in their hometown that Lucy killed Savvy. No murder weapon or other evidence was found, and Lucy had a traumatic brain injury from her own head wound that caused amnesia about the events of that night. Ben is using his podcast to investigate the case and Lucy decides to help him to finally find out if she really did it.

I really enjoyed this one. The characters were very well drawn, and Lucy was the sort of protagonist that you are skeptical of but root for nevertheless. She's very witty, sarcastic, and snarky -- and admits she makes very bad decisions. Her grandma is a hoot. There are frenemies and nasty small-town minds all weighing in during Ben's interviews with their perceptions of Lucy and the night in question.

I loved the way the narrative shifted between episodes of the podcast and the voice of Lucy. The narrators of this audiobook were fabulous and the production was excellent.

If you are looking for a topnotch whodunit with small town gossip, secrets, and lies -- this is it. I believe this is the author's adult fiction debut. Don't miss it.

Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for this ARC to listen to, review, and highly recommend.
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CelticLibrarian | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |

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158
ISBN
105
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Preferit
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