ReWired
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.

ReWired Details

TitleReWired
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 27th, 2017
PublisherColeman & Stott
ISBN-139780984799183
Rating
GenreThriller, Young Adult, Suspense, Fiction

ReWired Review

  • Kimberly Derting
    January 1, 1970
    Lucky enough to get an early (early!) copy, and LOVED Ada's story!!!
  • S.R. Johannes
    January 1, 1970
    I love this book :) It was so hard to write for me. So I give it 5 stars because im proud I didnt give up after 4 years! :)
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    From the start of ReWired you are sucked into a cyber world where the stakes are high. Ada Lovelace’s character is truly a teen divided. Since the loss of her best friend she has withdrawn more into her alter ego, Dark Angel. When an anonymous tip lands her in deep trouble she ends up at ReBoot, a facility that meant to rehabilitate teens who are too dependent upon technology. This is the same facility that her best friend had been before her death and Ada quickly discovers that everything is no From the start of ReWired you are sucked into a cyber world where the stakes are high. Ada Lovelace’s character is truly a teen divided. Since the loss of her best friend she has withdrawn more into her alter ego, Dark Angel. When an anonymous tip lands her in deep trouble she ends up at ReBoot, a facility that meant to rehabilitate teens who are too dependent upon technology. This is the same facility that her best friend had been before her death and Ada quickly discovers that everything is not as it seems. With almost every person leaving ReBoot ending up dead, Ada takes it upon herself to investigate for clues that will connect the dots. Along the way, she will find some unlikely allies and realize that the answers she seeks come with a cost that is higher than she ever expected to pay.The characters in this story are quite entertaining. They all have their little quirks and no one seems to be who they pretend to be. I really cannot remark on whether or not the cyber portion of this story was accurate because I am not a techie person but it seemed pretty realistic and believable to me. I enjoyed the conspiracy that was weaved throughout this story. I never knew what was coming next but there were suspenseful builds throughout the story that kept the pace moving. The teens in this story all seem as if they have nothing in common but once their character’s facades are broken down they develop a camaraderie.I enjoyed the growth of Ada’s character. At the start of the story she is a withdrawn character who is not living life at all. By the end of this story she has a whole new outlook and it is exciting to think about where she can go from there. ReWired was an exciting book filled with action, suspense, friendship, and a little bit of romance. I definitely think this story will appeal to readers who enjoy stories that involve technology, hacking, alter egos, and a group of teens who work together to solve a mystery. I would dub them The Breakfast Club of cyber mystery solvers. Overall, exciting read with a satisfying ending!This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Xpresso Book Tours. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Find this review and more at The Genre Minx Book Reviews
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  • Tizzy Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Disclosure: I was kindly given a review copy of ReWired by Xpresso Book Tours for taking part in the tour. This in no way affects the integrity of my review and as usual, all my comments are my honest opinion.ReWired is the first cyber-thriller I've read (my preference normally being fantasy and sci-fi) but I found it a really intriguing and exhilarating read. The protagonist Ada Lovelace (named after a mathematician considered to be one of the first computer programmers) is a teenager hacker wh Disclosure: I was kindly given a review copy of ReWired by Xpresso Book Tours for taking part in the tour. This in no way affects the integrity of my review and as usual, all my comments are my honest opinion.ReWired is the first cyber-thriller I've read (my preference normally being fantasy and sci-fi) but I found it a really intriguing and exhilarating read. The protagonist Ada Lovelace (named after a mathematician considered to be one of the first computer programmers) is a teenager hacker who goes by the alias of 'Dark Angel' online.Ada is a likeable character who is easy to relate to. Although she hides behind her smart, tough and unstoppable hacker persona, in real life she is the dutiful senator's daughter, nerdy and somewhat isolated. But she's also resilient and faces lots of risky situations to do what she believes is right. Although some of her actions are dubious, she always has good intentions.After being busted by the FBI for a high-profile hack, Ada is sent to a technology rehab facility called ReBoot, where she begins to investigate her fellow residents and those who run the facility, determined to find out exactly what happened to her best friend Simone, who apparently committed suicide only a week after leaving ReBoot.ReBoot is a strange place with a 'haunted mansion' feel. It really added a completely different angle to what I expected. There is lots of mystery and suspense in this book which kept me interested all the way through. Although many of the characters appear to fit certain stereotypes like 'jock', 'nerd' or 'goth', they all have secrets and hidden layers which are revealed as the story progresses. I never knew which characters to trust, as any of them could be involved in the conspiracy. There were a few plot twists that I didn't see coming and the ending was left open for a potential sequel.ReWired is a very modern novel filled with up-to-date slang and pop-culture references which will appeal to teens who like social media and gaming. But the technical jargon isn't overdone, so the novel could be enjoyed by someone with very little knowledge of computers too. It raises lots of issues relevant to the 'information age' we live in, such as internet privacy, technology addiction and the ethics of data collection. There are a few nods to classic dystopian fiction-for instance, Ada's hacking group is called 'The Orwellians'. It also discusses mental health issues and teen suicide, a sensitive topic that may be unsuitable for some younger readers.I found it to be a very easy read with short chapters that you can breeze through. The style is less literary and descriptive than the novels I usually read, but I know many young adult readers prefer straightforward language rather than lots of imagery. I wasn't a fan of the romance subplot as that's not really my thing but it didn't take over and the main story was very gripping. I was really curious to see how it all unravelled.Overall, ReWired is a great book that I would recommend to young adult readers who enjoy reading thrillers and adventures, especially those who have an interest in technology. If a sequel is released in the future I would love to read it.
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  • Tonja Drecker
    January 1, 1970
    This exhilarating adventure explores not only the world of hacking, but touches upon teen issues and hiding behind internet masks.Ada Lovelace, aka Dark Angel, leads two lives. On one side, she's an extraordinary hacker and part of a well-known cyber hacking club. On the other, she's a Senator's daughter who once was at the top of the class but since her best friend's death, has fallen into a distant depression. Ada balances her lives as best as she can until one day, the FBI shows up at her doo This exhilarating adventure explores not only the world of hacking, but touches upon teen issues and hiding behind internet masks.Ada Lovelace, aka Dark Angel, leads two lives. On one side, she's an extraordinary hacker and part of a well-known cyber hacking club. On the other, she's a Senator's daughter who once was at the top of the class but since her best friend's death, has fallen into a distant depression. Ada balances her lives as best as she can until one day, the FBI shows up at her door. The only way to avoid jail seems to be a 30-day rehab trip to a creep, historical building for some technological detox time. But there's more to this program than meets the eye.Ada is an amazing character and drives this story forward from beginning to end. She has so many opposing personalities traits that it's hard not to feel for her and, after learning her past, completely understand her situation. She's tough, snarky, clever and yet healing and kind. But one of her best attributes is her fighting spirit and her drive not to be pushed around. She's a character easy to root for the entire way through, but she's not the only one. The entire cast of characters holds distinct personalities--each with their own problems and pains. Ada describes the group as a cyber form of 'The Breakfast Club' and this description fits well.The writing itself starts out choppy. The phrases are short and to the point, and the chapters aren't exactly long. While this jeered at first, a couple chapters into the book and the plot takes over, making this a read not easy to be put down. The action and intrigue thickens with clues and a growing mystery until danger and tension fills the last part of the story. The story starts out with a look at Ada's hacking life, and then slowly feeds over into the special rehab program. After allowing the other characters time to develop (and each one has a very heart-breaking history of their own), the suspense and action kicks in. Some of the reasoning behind the 'evil plot' met holes, but the action kept the tale interesting.There's a few nice historical twists built in these pages as well. Ada Lovelace was a gifted mathematician and writer during the 1800's. She is also sometimes considered to be one of the first 'computer programmers' since some of her works laid the base for later programmers.Fans of YA adventure, programming, hacking, and a bit of teenagers finding themselves are sure to enjoy this fast-paced read.I received a complimentary copy and found it thrilling enough to want to leave my honest thoughts.
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  • Lena
    January 1, 1970
    (reposted from my blog) If I could have one skill- it would be hacking. I would love to actually understand code and computers but alas my brain is not wired that way (LOL). Ada Lovelace is such a relatable character. She is just trying to fit in, but it's hard because she's the senator's daughter, and a famous hacker by night. She is also grieving the loss of her best friend. After she got caught hacking, Ada must go to the same place her best friend went for rehab before she committed suicide. (reposted from my blog) If I could have one skill- it would be hacking. I would love to actually understand code and computers but alas my brain is not wired that way (LOL). Ada Lovelace is such a relatable character. She is just trying to fit in, but it's hard because she's the senator's daughter, and a famous hacker by night. She is also grieving the loss of her best friend. After she got caught hacking, Ada must go to the same place her best friend went for rehab before she committed suicide. I loved seeing Ada grow into herself, trying to make new friends, and learning to accept the consequences of her actions.There are two themes in this book that I think S.R. Johannes did a great job at portraying. First, is the technology/ cyber privacy. Has anyone ever tried to google themselves? I have, and it's crazy to see the information that is there. I know that a long time ago- I did something stupid on the internet -I commented on a blog post with my address. :/ ( I think I was able to delete that comment after I realize that it was still after all this time) BUT STILL... whatever you post on the internet, it will never disappear. (and that's mostly true...) There are definitely things set in place that can protect you- but you also must be diligent in deciding what you should post on the internet. The second thing that I thought was portrayed respectively, was suicide. Suicide is still a taboo subject to talk about. I loss someone in my family to suicide, and it's not something that you will forget, or get over. I think S.R. Johannes does a great job of showing the emotions that you go though when you lose someone either to suicide or to another cause. Death is permanent (no such things as zombies or the fountain of youth...) and to me the best thing you can do when you have lost someone you loved, is to think of all of your memories with the person- the good and the bad. I remember my aunt at worst and best times of her life and I miss her lots. S.R. Johannes is one the my favorite mystery writers. I can always count on thrills, twists, and plenty of excitement in her mysteries. I think the setting at a mansion in the middle of no where, with team building exercises- is very cool, and creepy too! There were some things that I was not surprise about- AND YET, I still somehow guessed the wrong thing. (LOL) I love all of the people Ada met at Reboot- you definitely do not want to underestimate or judge the characters by your first impression of them! Everybody was dealing with their own problems, and once they started to trust each other- they were all able to slowly find the light in themselves.Hint: I do think there will be a sequel, because there were some loose ends that were not tied up. :DAnother 4 stars to S.R. Johannes! :D
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  • Brigitte
    January 1, 1970
    Social Net is a computer network for teens. It operates on the premise that it gives the users the confidence to socialise within their comfort zones. Confidentiality is in question, hence a Privacy Bill currently in progress, but not without oppositions. Ada is the sixteen year old daughter of a Senator. She is an introvert and at her best when she is hacking through secure systems. She is a member of the Orwellians, an elite online group. She doesn’t believe that the Social Net is as above boa Social Net is a computer network for teens. It operates on the premise that it gives the users the confidence to socialise within their comfort zones. Confidentiality is in question, hence a Privacy Bill currently in progress, but not without oppositions. Ada is the sixteen year old daughter of a Senator. She is an introvert and at her best when she is hacking through secure systems. She is a member of the Orwellians, an elite online group. She doesn’t believe that the Social Net is as above board as it looks. Unfortunately, she lost her best friend, Simone who shared her belief. She is now on her own, trying to find a way to prove her theory. She operates as Dark Angel online. When the group issues a challenge, she is only too happy to accept. Being a girl is tough in the computer world! She proves her worth by completing the challenge. The FBI arrives on her doorsteps and she is arrested. Although, her online identity is not linked to her real name, someone has betrayed her. She is given the option of going to Reboot, a rehabilitation centre for computer addicts. Otherwise, it's going before a judge. Something that she can't afford to do in view of her father being the advocate of the Online Privacy Bill. Reboot is a technology free environment, where the residents are encouraged to interact. Something, most computer addicts loathe! It's the same place, her friend attended before her demise. Now that she is here, she intends to find out what drove Simone to "self destruct."Her group comprises of Andrew alias Varian, Becca, a chocoholic, Fisher, a charmer, Raven, a goth and Clash who refuses to speak. She narrowly escapes being injured, or worse during each of their team builds. One accident too many! What she uncovers during her investigation is beyond belief. The conspiracy runs deeper than expected. Each and everyone of them is in danger. Proving and exposing those responsible is hard. Knowing who to trust is even harder! There is no real safety. Information can be manipulated and used by those who are after control and power. Rewired is a good portrayal of the pros and cons of technology. It's about finding a balance between real life and cyber life. The true value of friendship is at the forefront. Fisher, Varian and Becca show their true personilities. This SciFi thriller has equal amounts of suspense and danger. There is love and laughter. Ava finds love and friendship. It's a well paced and engaging story. There isn't a boring moment and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. It's credible and would appeal to readers of all ages. I was kindly issued with an eARC from Expresso and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
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  • Nadine
    January 1, 1970
    I got really curious about this book when I saw that the main character's name was Ada Lovelace.  That may cause you to wonder why, and what is so special about it...It is a fair question, and here are some quick info and more if you are curious: Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron (Yes that one Lord Byron) and she was a mathematician and is pretty much the one who wrote the first computer program.An amazing lady, when in those days ladies were not deemed smart enough to be properly educ I got really curious about this book when I saw that the main character's name was Ada Lovelace.  That may cause you to wonder why, and what is so special about it...It is a fair question, and here are some quick info and more if you are curious: Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron (Yes that one Lord Byron) and she was a mathematician and is pretty much the one who wrote the first computer program.An amazing lady, when in those days ladies were not deemed smart enough to be properly educated!You can see why, when I saw Ada's name as the main character; I got super curious and could not wait to read the book.I can tell you right now that it was spectacular and I LOVED it!Teenage Ada is such a fantastic character and badass behind a computer, you know I love strong female characters and though they are usually more physically powerful, Ada is amazing with her skills just as much.She did remind me of Lisbeth Salander a little, but Ada isn't as dark though she is reeling still from the suicide of her best friend.I mean, who wouldn't?The books isn't fun and games and not crazy dark either, but there is darkness there and addresses quite a number of interesting topics when it comes to our world's interaction with social media and technology in general.ReWIRED is smart, very well written and of our time!  The characters are all wonderful and the gang of Ada, Varian, Becca and Fish are a wonderful ensemble as they come together as one team!Though I wish Varian was of the Horde instead of the Alliance and considering I have been playing WoW and SL for years, those elements in the story made me smile.I am not going to tell you a lot about the story, the synopsis says quite a bit and I have given a little bit extra, but you know that I always encourage you to read the book and this one is one is amazing!I am writing this review and I am really hoping for a series where Ada and the gang go into different hacking adventures and grow more as individual characters and as a group.  I think that would be really fantastic and I would so be into it!What do you think Shelli?Do we have a deal?...I said it earlier and will say it again; ReWIRED is fantastic and I loved ever second of it. I read it in one swoop and did not want to put it down! So you know what is coming when I say that I am going to very highly recommend it!
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  • Casia Courtier
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ecopy of ReWired from Xpresso book tours for an honest review. Everything that follows is my own opinion. I was not compensated or coached on what is said in this review.ReWired is a young adult thriller book about about hacking, rehab, and the loss of someone important. The main character and narrator, Ada Lovelace, lives a double life. In real life, she is a senator's daughter and online, she is Dark Angel. I found her a character I could relate to. She has her own strength, can I received an ecopy of ReWired from Xpresso book tours for an honest review. Everything that follows is my own opinion. I was not compensated or coached on what is said in this review.ReWired is a young adult thriller book about about hacking, rehab, and the loss of someone important. The main character and narrator, Ada Lovelace, lives a double life. In real life, she is a senator's daughter and online, she is Dark Angel. I found her a character I could relate to. She has her own strength, can be cocky at times, but ultimately has her heart in the right place. Everything she does seems to be for someone else. However, her execution may not seem to be the best.I liked how real the world of ReWired seems to this world. SocialNet is obviously inspired by Facebook and possibly Twitter together. You have the Orwellians, a hacking group, who are named by the 1984 author, George Orwell (great book, by the way). And then there is the joining of old and new. ReBoot, the rehab for tech addicted teens, pays homage to Sarah Winchester's odd home and life.If you don't know about the Winchester Mystery House, it is a strange house made by an old woman. It's in San Jose, CA and my dad used to see it all the time too. Apparently, I'm distantly related to the Winchester family. Or at least, a Winchester family. Not sure if Sarah is related to me by marriage or not.Anyways, that wasn't the only cool detail that I loved. Oh, no, the big detail is Ada herself. The historical Ada Lovelace is a writer and mathematician from the 1800's. Ada Lovelace is known as one of the first pioneers in the mathematical works for the computer. She is known as being one of the first computer programmers.In all, the book itself was great. I was hooked from the beginning. There was action, science, and enough intrigue to keep you wanting more. The ending is a strong one, but does leave enough that a sequel could happen. Either way, the book was a good one and I will definitely be reading a sequel if one comes up.
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  • Nancy (The Avid Reader)
    January 1, 1970
    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 hac 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.
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  • Rebecca Veight
    January 1, 1970
    I think I’ve been in love with hacking, secret projects & conspiracies since WarGames. So when the opportunity to read this little gem appeared, I grabbed it.Ada leads a double life, online she is a white hat hacker named Dark Angel, part of a group that defends privacy rights. Offline, she is Ada Lovelace, senator’s daughter dealing with her best friend’s suicide. Being online is the only way she can cope.When Ada is caught hacking, she’s sent to the same tech addict rehab her friend had at I think I’ve been in love with hacking, secret projects & conspiracies since WarGames. So when the opportunity to read this little gem appeared, I grabbed it.Ada leads a double life, online she is a white hat hacker named Dark Angel, part of a group that defends privacy rights. Offline, she is Ada Lovelace, senator’s daughter dealing with her best friend’s suicide. Being online is the only way she can cope.When Ada is caught hacking, she’s sent to the same tech addict rehab her friend had attended. The antithesis of being a technology rehab within a creepy old house with past era decor shows us how the tech savvy of today view the years before like the dark ages. Things get suspicious & dangerous, morphing this story into quite a good thriller.Is online life a “real life” Are you projecting your true self on the internet? How much technology is “good” technology & what or who decides that? Is online privacy an illusion?There is a good amount of action, but some scenes felt like they needed a bit more work. They seem to fall on one another & make you miss things. Maybe too much happening at once? Also the way she is sent to rehab is a little thin & the prospective romantic interest a little forced, but that’s not why you are reading this book anyway.All is forgiven with how entertaining the rehab group is. As mentioned in the book they are“The Breakfast club of the Cyberspace” Crash is my favorite.Inspired choice not to include long winded computer jargon. The hacks (which do not overpopulate the story) are actually fun to read.Johanne’s friendly approachable narrative makes this a highly enjoyable & addictive read.
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  • Paula Phillips
    January 1, 1970
    A topic that I love reading about is Hacking and the computer side of things, so when I read the synopsis for ReWired. I knew it would be something that I would be into. ReWired starts with introducing us to Ada Lovelace who is the Senator's daughter. I also wondered if the author had used the name as IRL Ada Lovelace was a famous female in the STEM field. Ada loves hacking and is a white hacker. She belongs to a group called the Orwellian named after George Orwell. She has been trying to hack i A topic that I love reading about is Hacking and the computer side of things, so when I read the synopsis for ReWired. I knew it would be something that I would be into. ReWired starts with introducing us to Ada Lovelace who is the Senator's daughter. I also wondered if the author had used the name as IRL Ada Lovelace was a famous female in the STEM field. Ada loves hacking and is a white hacker. She belongs to a group called the Orwellian named after George Orwell. She has been trying to hack into SocialNet as they are selling the information of the teens to companies. What happens though when a new guy pops into their chat group called Casper and members of the Orwellians one by one start to be taken down. Ada is caught and sent to a rehab called ReBoot which is to help kids get away from the reliance on technology. Her friend Simone went here and then three days after she released killed herself. Ada is determined to find out what happened to her and as she starts to dig deeper discovers that multiple teens have died after being released. Who is killing the residents and as more friends of Ada's start to die, she and the remaining ReBoot residents will try and stop the killer, but as he is a ghost can they find him before he finds them and they are terminated? Find out in this adventure packed teen novel filled with hacking, computers, coding terminology and a mystery solving team resembling the Scooby Doo gang.
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  • Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
    January 1, 1970
    What an interesting, gripping and quite intricate (in such a good way) read. This is the first time I’ve been introduced to this author and I will definitely both be keeping my eyes out for future works and also be reading all the previous books. This is written very well and has a unique story to tell. I loved getting inside the minds of the characters, reading through hacking and the likes, as I love tech. I’m also a sucker for books that have a detailed story, one in which the author has take What an interesting, gripping and quite intricate (in such a good way) read. This is the first time I’ve been introduced to this author and I will definitely both be keeping my eyes out for future works and also be reading all the previous books. This is written very well and has a unique story to tell. I loved getting inside the minds of the characters, reading through hacking and the likes, as I love tech. I’m also a sucker for books that have a detailed story, one in which the author has taken the time to create characters with depth and a storyline that has layers to it, in order to really bring the read to life and keep you on your toes. I found the pace good. It matched the story and level of detail, nothing too rush, but also it didn’t lag. I think that really added to the fun of this read, as I wasn’t just floating through it, I was swept along in the excitement and enjoying every page. ** I received an arc and chose to provide my honest review.
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  • Anie
    January 1, 1970
    Recieved from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest reviewRecently (well, since reading Ready Player One) I've been really into any kind of techy/hacking/thriller-ish book, and this is reall good one.We follow Ada, senetors daughter by day and hacker Dark Angel by night. She was hacking with her best friend, until she died. She is still greatly affected by her death and is kind of anti social.One day, after White House hack, she gets picked up by FBI and taken to rehab. There is where thing Recieved from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest reviewRecently (well, since reading Ready Player One) I've been really into any kind of techy/hacking/thriller-ish book, and this is reall good one.We follow Ada, senetors daughter by day and hacker Dark Angel by night. She was hacking with her best friend, until she died. She is still greatly affected by her death and is kind of anti social.One day, after White House hack, she gets picked up by FBI and taken to rehab. There is where thing really get complicated.It really gripping and interesting book, that you cann't put down. I really enjoed reading it. I usually cheak few review, before reading a book and I'm very happy I didn't do that with this one, it really good to be suprised by amazing plot twist.Highly recommend it!
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  • Mina (minathefangirl)
    January 1, 1970
    First time I DNF'd a book and I feel a little bad about it because it started off okay and seemed like it had potential. The whole hacker group and badass hacker girl concept was cool, but as the story progressed - and I'm proud of myself for even reaching halfway and not DNFing sooner - the cast of characters just continued to feel stereotypical and half-baked, and there was no point in the book anywhere where I felt the "thriller" part come into play. Writing wasn't that great either and at ti First time I DNF'd a book and I feel a little bad about it because it started off okay and seemed like it had potential. The whole hacker group and badass hacker girl concept was cool, but as the story progressed - and I'm proud of myself for even reaching halfway and not DNFing sooner - the cast of characters just continued to feel stereotypical and half-baked, and there was no point in the book anywhere where I felt the "thriller" part come into play. Writing wasn't that great either and at times just felt lazy.
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  • Hauntedbybooks
    January 1, 1970
    The synopsis really intrigued me. I wasn't disappointed. I thought this book was interesting and unique. I was hooked from the first page. It really makes you think about what you share online. I really enjoyed this book!
  • Erica
    January 1, 1970
    Written for the young adults, this book has an extremely poignant message and sheds light how social media can become clinically addictive.Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
  • Chelsea Fryou
    January 1, 1970
    Original review can be found at Freeing Fantasy. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Bloglovin.  ARC of Rewired provided through Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review. Rewired was such a great read and completely unpredictable. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!So first of all the idea of a teenage hacker chick immediately got my attention! But Ada is so much more than that. Sure she has some serious skill when it comes to hacking and getting information, the definit Original review can be found at Freeing Fantasy. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Bloglovin.  ARC of Rewired provided through Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review. Rewired was such a great read and completely unpredictable. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!So first of all the idea of a teenage hacker chick immediately got my attention! But Ada is so much more than that. Sure she has some serious skill when it comes to hacking and getting information, the definition of a nerdy badass but she hides behind all of that. Deep down she's scared, and lonely. When I found out her best friend I really felt so bad for her. Then to discover that most of her friend's suicide was a mystery, it was easy to understand how that could mess with someone's head. Through it all though, Ada did not let her personal feelings and worries cripple her. She pushed through it, even with all the cards stacked against her. I admired her tenacity and her over all character. Ada Lovelace is definitely the kind of heroine I support.The entire story as a whole was so twisted, not just in the dark-teens-dying sense but in the way that there were so many twists and turns to the investigation. I could never guess what was going to happen next, and that may not seem like a big thing to some, but having a story that is unpredictable should be #BookGoals! I loved the cast as well. Everyone has such different characters and they all were so wild. With out them, this book would have been seriously missing out. Some were colorful, some were dark, some made you just want to give them a big hug, but no matter what, each of them made a good suspect. That was the thing with this book, I started looking at everyone as a suspect in this mystery, but as stated before, I never saw the ending coming.Credit must be given to the setting of this book as well. I felt like the Reboot facility was an entity of its own and really added a nice spooky element to the story. It reminded me so much of the Winchester Mansion which was a real bonus for me. I love spooky and haunted places, and though Reboot is not described as haunted, it was still super enjoyable.If you are looking for a book that is one of a kind and will leave you guessing the entire time then you need to check out Rewired! It'll make you laugh, make you gasp, and maybe even make you cry, but you will enjoy every minute of it, I promise! 
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  • Leydy
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come during blog tour.
  • Lori Murray
    January 1, 1970
    Book Tour Review that I am Involved with. ReWired S.R. JohannesPublication date: August 27th 2017Genres: Thriller, Young AdultYA 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 Book Tour Review that I am Involved with. ReWired S.R. JohannesPublication date: August 27th 2017Genres: Thriller, Young AdultYA 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 ReviewI really enjoyed this book, I loved the plotline and characters, and while it wasn't one of my favorite books that i've read this year, it also wasn't the worst. Which believe me I have read some pretty bad or very boring ones.Favorite character would have to be Fisher,  Ada's love interest. I also really loved Ada as well, what a very interesting thing she does, in regards to how she can hack the way she does.A lot of things in the book surprised me but of course there were a lot of things that didn't surprise me at all. I thought it was sad for Ada that her friend died but I wish us the readers could have been introduced to her and then she could have died. Just because to me that would have made me sadder that she was dead. It was a very interesting book and it had an ending but also left the plot open for a much bigger plot to explore, later.I love taking part in these book tours they are so much to take part in and I really enjoy reading the different books that I can request to read and review. I really can't wait to see where this series is going to take me next!!!!Goodreads / Amazon 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.Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter GIVEAWAY! a Rafflecopter giveaway 
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