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Glitch (A Glitch Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Heather Anastasiu
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or "glitch"), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In Heather Anastasiu's action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

Editorial Reviews


"A taut and twisty novel." --Publishers Weekly

"An instantly involving page-turner...sure to have readers clamoring for the next book." --Booklist 

"A taut, irresistible novel, Glitch delivers a pitch-perfect blend of action, romance, and twists that take your breath away." —Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series

“GLITCH kept me up long past bedtime with its quick pace, wonderfully creepy technology, and a frighteningly believable world. Fans of dystopian novels will love this delightful debut.”–Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate

"Glitch is full of twists that will make you think right is wrong and up is down, not to mention keep you guessing until the very last page. A thoroughly enjoyable read, with a world that is both frightening and intriguing, and a romance that will leave readers breathless." --Elana Johnson, author of Possession

About the Author

HEATHER ANASTASIU grew up in Texas and now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and young son. She spends most days most days writing at a coffee shop or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.

Product Details

  • File Size: 734 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (August 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,849 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit...Glitchy August 9, 2012
Starting with the bad and ending in the good, Glitch had horrible, horrible, romance qualities. It seemed insta-love-ish because of the fact that after only what? A few hours she met Adrien, they were already making out. Good lord, spare me. She seemed to feel a "connection" despite the fact that she had barely known him. Honestly, I wanted to strangle some sense into her. And then, afterwards when her memory's gone (totally not a spoiler. You'll see when you read it) she's suddenly the apple of another guy's eye who loves her. *cough* AWKWARD. And she goes along with it, never mind the fact that it feels...wrong. So, you guessed it. LOVE TRIANGLE.

But while the romance really irked me, I actually liked Glitch! It, honestly, would've been so much better without the romance, but the world-building, the characters, the plot--they were all things I enjoyed reading about. The world-building was amazing and the way that each hard drive was wired in and how the Link controlled the people were amazing. The descriptions didn't confuse me (much. Trust me, I'm totally lost on all this tech stuff). And I loved that the Link would hold of your emotions and that it made all color gray. I'm not sure if that symbolized anything...? But still. Love the world.

The characters! I can say I related to Zoe a lot. I mean, can you imagine not being able to feel anything? Not being able to see color? I could definitely relate to craving all that, despite being told all my life that it was wrong and abominable. Adrien was as great a character as Zoe and I think they were perfect together! Smiles...definitely. Characters were one of my favorite things about Glitch!

Plot? The plot was so...twisty. I mean, you had absolutely no idea who to trust. The good guys were bad, the bad guys were good.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
~This review is based of an eARC received from NetGalley~

Oh YA romance, you have struck again.

If you have read many of my reviews, then you know I hate insta-love. I literally headdesk every time I read a book where it happens, especially when there is a love triangle involved. Glitch is no exception to what seems to be a YA norm these days. But as if that wasn't enough, then it got strange. Really strange.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

When I began reading this book, I thought it was really awesome. The world of Glitch is excellently laid out. I have trouble remembering the shortcuts for copy and paste on my computer, but I easily understood the ins and outs of this entire population who basically has USB like ports connected to their brains. That, ladies and gents, is no small feat. The descriptions of Zoe's first glitches in the book were also excellent; I really felt what it was like for her to all of a sudden feel all these emotions and see all these colors that she had no name for. I was freakishly excited for that to continue.


I hate putting spoilers in my reviews, but this is one I just have to mention. I was actually really digging a plot twist that happened about a third of the way through. In a nutshell, Zoe gets caught and Adrien saves her by taking her to the surface. He takes her home, tells her he's been having visions of her being the leader of the resistance and then they fall in love with a snap of the fingers.

But there's a problem. The whole time, Zoe had a memory jammer in her port. When they send her back into the Community, they have to take the memory jammer out and she forgets everything.

I had many applause for that, until it started being handled strangely.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Dystopian Read June 19, 2012
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Zoel lives in a controlled environment, where brains are reprogrammed and people are essentially worker bees, doing nothing but following orders and barely existing. In a post apocalyptic United States, people have been told that the world is unsafe and they must exist in a bunker like world, underground and never seeing anything but their own small little space. They are fitted with computer chips that override emotions as well as desire and violence. Much like communist China, the world they live in revolves around "self reporting" their glitches so their brains can be repaired or decommissioned.

The people are told this is to keep them safe and Zoel, believes it all until she starts to have episodes where reality shines through and she feels things and has thoughts. She thinks she is alone until she meets Max and others who also are "glitching". Now, nicknamed Zoe by the others, she learns that glitchers have powers, hers being telekinesis. The story revolves around Zoe becoming a resistance fighter and taking on the government who rules with an iron fist when she learns about how corrupt their system is.

This is a fresh take on a dystopian theme that has become a base for a lot of young adult books lately. Kids find they are being abused / used, rise up to fight the power with some sort of paranormal help and try to win back control to become human again. I really enjoyed all of the characters and their struggles and look forward to the next in the series. This should be fine for even the youngest of teens with a bit of violence, a teen pregnancy, some kissing but nothing graphic. If you enjoyed Under the Never Sky or The Selection, this should be on your list!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glitch definitely delivered wonder and amazement.
There has been a good amount of science fiction books. I’m a huge fan of science fiction, originating from the days of Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, and even Douglas Adams. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michelle V. B.
4.0 out of 5 stars A dystopian novel at it's most realistic
Oh, dystopian novels, how I love thee! Glitch by Heather Anastasiu is a dystopian YA novel in it's most realistic form!

The Community protects us all from pain and war. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sarah M. Ruggles
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, fast-paced, addictive, dystopian story
Despite the predictable plot I really liked this fun, fast-paced, addictive, dystopian story. The characters were easy to relate to and the story world believable.
Published 4 months ago by Sue Holmes
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
So bad.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncharacteristic and Exciting
I rarely give 5 star reviews, but this book deserved it. I hate love triangles, let me just say this. They have become too cliché and are just not original anymore. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Zoe Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome story!
Glitch tells the story of Zoe. Zoe lives in the Community, a place that consists of people living with the VChip. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Thinks Books
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Final Ending Than Divergent
I was so pleasantly surprised by this trilogy! If you love "The Hunger Games," "Divergent," "Uglies," or "Matched," then you will enjoy this set as... Read more
Published 12 months ago by M. Buckley
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked the premise
Glitch was the type of book that starts after the protagonist has already started to experience adverse events. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies
4.0 out of 5 stars Very intriguing
Very compelling! I could almost imagine I was Zoel ,being a mindless comm. Corp drone! It keeps you on the edge of your seat infill finally it pushes you off. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Nici w.
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Heather Anastasiu recently moved to Minneapolis with her family, and when she's not busy getting lost exploring the new city, she spends most days writing at a café or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.

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