Feb 12, 2013

Override by Heather Anastasiu Review

Override by Heather Anastasiu
(Glitch, #2)
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 320 pages
Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe.

Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from the Chancellor's control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien, who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all, as Zoe's team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.

If you have NOT read the previous book, GLITCH please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .

So, I want to say this would be rated around 4.5 but we aren't doing half stars (yet) so I guess I'm going with a 5. While I really enjoyed Glitch, I found that I found this book to be more. More of everything. In most cases, including this one, more is better.

In the beginning of the book, Zoe has to wear a suit so she doesn't have another allergy attack, one that nearly killed her in the first book. So many times you just wish she be rid of that damn suit so she could kiss Adrien. Well, at least that's what I was thinking. I was like, this is kissy time and that damn helmet is getting in the way of sexy times.

With that being out of the way, overall, this book had a lot more action in it, a lot more drama, a lot more kissing, a lot more tension...and a lot more of glitchers with awesome capabilities. Like Rand, who can melt stuff with his hands or City who can electrocute you with her hands if she so felt like it. My favorite was Ginni, though. She is absolutely adorable and she is so sneaky, you never would think she could get the information she could get. Plus, her power is to be able to track anyone at anytime. That is wicked.

I still can't help getting over the ending. If you ever think the ending of a first book is bad, it's like mandatory to make the ending to the second book 200 times worse. This book definitely follows that unofficial rule. Oh my goodness, I can't even...I don't even know where to begin. I can't begin because that would be unfair to you, the readers, but just prepare yourself for a killer ending. I've come to appreciate cliffhangers more now that I read a lot more than I used to. They're torturous, sure but if you keep yourself busy with enough books, the next one will come out in no time. (At least, that's what I keep telling myself)

The amount of pressure Zoe is under is incredible. Not only does she have to get her powers under control before she ends up seriously hurting, or worse, someone she cares about but she's also under the pressure of everyone knowing she's destined to be some great leader and bring everyone freedom. I can't even imagine how I would feel being in her shoes.

I have to say, there is this scene and it's hot...but then it's not...and I totally guessed what was going on. I have to say I'm very happy about that. I love guessing things and turning out to be right. The new relationships in this book are exciting, the older relationships in this book are getting more serious and stronger...or are they?

I definitely, definitely enjoyed this book a lot more than Glitch, which sounds unfair to the first book because I did like that one, a lot but not compared to Override. So basically, if you weren't totally loving Glitch and are willing, I suggest give the second book a shot. Hopefully you'll come out a bigger fan than you were going in to this book, like myself.


  1. This writer is super cool and her writing is wonderful. Great review and can't wait to read this one.

    1. Yes, I agree to both of those! I got to do an interview last year with her for the blog tour you hosted and I absolutely loved her answers. Ashley got to attend her release party and just said super things about her! Hopefully you'll like this one, it was really good! :)


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