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by D. R. Rosensteel
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: January 6, 2020
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Zach’s got a secret. The only reason he’s agreed to an internship at the Mastermind Complex, a high-tech academy for teens, is to use their supercomputer to find the person who framed him. He never stole anything but was locked up in juvie anyway. Now he’s out, he’s got a plan, and nothing will get in his way…not even the girl he’s been partnered with, who excels at proving opposites attract.
Jane’s got a secret. She was the informant who led to Zach’s arrest. Did she mean for that to happen? No way. And now she has to work with him to save the world. Because an “internship” at the Mastermind Complex is actually a program to train super-geniuses as soldiers in a war of the minds. Zach’s and Jane’s intellectual skills complement each other, making them an unbeatable pair.
She can’t resist their ionic attraction, but if he ever discovers the truth, she’ll lose him forever. And worse, breaking their partnership would mean sacrificing all the innocent lives depending on them.
D. R. Rosensteel is a research consultant who had no intention of writing anything but technical papers describing his theories of metaphysical psychometry. But when a hoodied teen showed him a device that turned her thoughts into weapons, and told him about a secret society of protectors who trained her in their underground Academy, he knew her story had to be written. Rosensteel has put his research on hold to document the adventures of a girl whose face he’s never seen and whose real name he’ll never know.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Netgalley, YA Bound Book Tours and Entangled Teen for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
This is such an interesting enemies to lovers trope that connects with the hi-tech world. It kind of reminds me of Day and June from the Legend trilogy, except that one was way more intense than this one. Although in this novel too, they are trying to save the world in some capacity, which was the same in Legend. It’s just different okay? I found one similarity but don’t let that deter you from reading this one.
I liked that in this novel, we get to see a hi-tech academy for super smart kids that are well versed in that kind of world. I feel like being able to foster someone’s knowledge in technology from an early age, even if it means having them be a little bit naughty here and there. There are so many things that the generations before us have probably never even thought of because they weren’t born surrounded by the same technologies or opportunities as we were, and I think that with the younger generations thinking outside of the box like that, we can come up with so many great solutions to the modern-day problems that we continue to have today.
While that may or may not deal with what I read in this book is no matter, because I just had to make sure I talked about it.
With the science fiction aspect in this novel, I felt like it was an interesting take on the romance genre from my experience. Do I think that the science fiction aspect should have been bigger and more of the main plot? Maybe, but I do like to see characters having to struggle internally for their feelings of someone that they don’t always like. So I guess I’m kind of semi-evil in that sense. I mean, not everyone is going to have work on the brain 24/7 though, am I right?