Saturday, September 2, 2017

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: ReWired by S.R. Johannes @srjohannes @XpressoTours

S.R. Johannes
Publication date: August 27th 2017
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult

YA cyber thriller, ReWIRED, by Shelli Johannes-Wells (writing as S.R. Johannes), which offers a fresh and exciting new take on the genre, and could be described as Ally Carter’s HEIST SOCIETY meets THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO for teens.

Sixteen-year-old Ada Lovelace is never more alive and sure of herself than when she’s hacking into a “secure” network as her alter ego, the Dark Angel. In the real world, Ada is broken, reeling from her best friend Simone’s recent suicide. But online, the reclusive daughter of Senator Lovelace (champion of the new Online Privacy Bill) is a daring white hat hacker and the only female member of the Orwellians, an elite group responsible for a string of high-profile hacks against major corporations, with a mission to protect the little guy. Ada is swiftly proving she’s a force to be reckoned with, when a fellow Orwellian betrays her to the FBI. To protect her father’s career, Ada is sent to ReBoot, a technology rehab facility for teens…the same rehab Simone attended right before killing herself.

It’s bad enough that the ReBoot facility is creepy in an Overlook-Hotel-meets-Winchester-Mansion way, but when Ada realizes Simone’s suicide is just one in an increasingly suspicious string of “accidental” deaths and “suicides” occurring just after kids leave ReBoot, Ada knows she can’t leave without figuring out what really happened to her best friend. The massive cyber conspiracy she uncovers will threaten everything she cares about–her dad’s career, her new relationship with a wry, handsome, reformed hacker who gets under her skin, and most of all–the version of herself Ada likes best–the Dark Angel.

With a deliciously twisty plot, the topical bite of Cory Doctorow’s LITTLE BROTHER, ReWIRED delves into technology addiction, internet privacy, and corporate/government collection of data, as it vividly illuminates the universally human questions about ethics, privacy, and self-definition that both underpin these socio-political issues and dovetail with classic coming-of-age themes. Ultimately, ReWIRED is about the daily choices we all make about who we want to be, how much of ourselves we choose to share with others, and the terrifying risks and exhilarating rewards of being ourselves, online and off.

My Review:

Ada Lovelace is the sixteen year old daughter of a senator who loves to hack and is known as the Dark Angel online. When Ada is caught hacking into an online site called SocialNet by the FBI she is sent to Reboot, a rehabilitation centre for computer addicts. Ada was given a choice to go to Reboot or go before a judge to protect her dad who is the champion of the new Online Privacy Bill so she chose Reboot.

Ada loves being online and hacking which she does for good reasons not bad. Ada loved hacking with her best friend Simone but then she was sent to Reboot and a few days after being released Simone committed suicide. After entering Reboot herself Ada learns that Simone is not the only person that has spent time in Reboot to have had an accident or killed themselves upon their release. Ada will find out what happened to her friend and all the other patients at Reboot if it is the last thing she does.

Invading someone’s privacy for whatever reason good or bad is wrong. A PC is called a PC or personal computer for a reason. Personal means it belongs to that person and that person only and no one has the right to snoop around on or in it. Snooping on someone’s PC is like going through their purse or billfold or that is how I see it.

But I don’t see anything wrong with someone being on the computer 24/7 if it is for goods reasons or they are not doing anything wrong or illegal that is. To me being on the computer all day or watching tv all day is the same there is no difference. You are hooked on the tv or you are hooked on the pc.

When I read the summary for ReWired I knew I had to read it as I love being on the computer all day myself. But I can’t image being sent away to boot camp for doing something you love as long as it does not interfere with your daily life like going to school or work.

ReWired is filled with lots of twist and turns that will keep you turning the pages just waiting to see what is around the next corner. Ada is a good person with a great big heart that will do anything for her friends.

If you love a good mystery with a little computer time thrown in like social networking or coding then you are going to love ReWired.  

Author Bio:
S.R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling Nature of Grace thriller series (Untraceable, Uncontrollable, and Unstoppable). She is a winner of the IndieReader Discovery Award in YA, an IPPY a Silver Medalist for YA Fiction, a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Best Young Adult Fiction, and a Finalist in US Book News Best YA Book.
Since leaving Corporate America, she has followed her passion for writing and conservation by working with The Dolphin Project, the Atlanta Zoo, other animal rescue organizations, and by weaving conservation themes into her books.
Currently, she lives in Atlanta, GA with hEnglish-accented husband and the huge imaginations of their prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.



Jodi Hunter said...

Sounds Incredible.

diannekc said...

Really liked the description of the book. Sounds like a great read.

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