Publisher: Serial Box
Release Date: September 14th, 2016
Series: ReMade #1
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
The lives of twenty-three teenagers are forever changed, and it's not just because they all happen to die within the same minute. "ReMade" in a world they barely recognize--one with robots, space elevators, and unchecked jungle--they must work together to survive. They came from different places, backgrounds, and families, and now they might be the last people on the planet. LOST meets THE MAZE RUNNER in this exciting sci-fi thriller.
I read the first part of REMADE in the middle of exams. I’m reviewing each of the episodes I read individually, however please be aware I read it during exams and so my memory may not be super detailed.
Episode 1: Shadows and Dreams by Matthew Cody
No time was wasted throwing us straight into the story.The writing telling/ info dumpy which is not my favourite thing to read, especially when the main character is one I feel meh about. Fortunately the action is quick to begin, though didn’t have all that much explanation.
Episode 2: Hungry by Andrea Phillips
The writing style in this chapter was so much more to my liking than the previous! It actually treated the reader as intelligent enough to put together clues/ background details into a story instead of outright telling. I also really related to the main character, May, with her overachieving nature, stress, and work ethic.
Episode 3: Home, Perilous Home by Carrier Harries
Another good writing style is pleasing. Especially when it goes along with a beautiful main character. Neavah is so kind and caring, the type of person there needs to be more of in the world. I also really liked how they’re showing the challenges these kids are facing when trying to survive in an unknown jungle environment, such as medical emergencies and diminishing resources.
Episode 4: The Most Dangerous Game by E.C. Myers
This wasn’t my favourite POV/ writing style but boy did it pack some feels. It’s been hard learning how all the kids ended up where they are, but this one hurt the most. I was waiting for this scenario but wasn’t entirely prepared for the thoughts and feelings of the flashbacks and how much I’d relate to them.
Overall, the first four episodes of REMADE intrigued me but haven’t left me with a desperate need for more. I still have so many questions as there haven’t been all that many hints or teasers about how the teens ended up where they are and why. So far it is mainly a survival story. Still I do want to read more, mostly for answers.