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The battle is all but over, and all hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe's only remaining option is to chase the impossible dream of upending the Link system, freeing the world from the hardware that controls their thoughts and emotions, and hope it will trigger a revolution.

The plot requires a nearly impossible mission to infiltrate the dangerous Community, and it is a task that Zoe must unfortunately complete alone. After horrific torture at the hands of the Chancellor, Adrien remains unresponsive, an empty shell of the boy Zoe loves. With challenges and surprises at every turn, nothing goes according to plan. Adrien's visions of the future now show two possible outcomes: one in which they succeed, and one in which humanity falls. It all lies in Zoe's hands.

Full of high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Shutdown is a heart-pounding conclusion to an exciting sci-fi adventure trilogy for young adults.

The thrilling conclusion to Heather Anastasiu's action-packed sci-fi Glitch trilogy
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 307 pages
  • 126 x 220 x 21mm | 281g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250003016
  • 9781250003010
  • 302,096

Review quote

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

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

"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, on Glitch

"Heather Anastasiu's OVERRIDE grabs you and doesn't let go until the very last word. With each page packed with thrilling action and stunning romance, you'll love this book just as much as the first!" --Miss Literati on Override

"Several unexpected twists, a compelling love story, high-stakes action and a stand-up heroine worth rooting for make for an entertaining read." --Kirkus Reviews on Override
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About Heather Anastasiu

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.
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1,793 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 40% (709)
4 37% (661)
3 18% (328)
2 4% (76)
1 1% (19)

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We are The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, to know more about this book, go to the post in our website: If you are interested, you can visit our website: The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club's Review: About The Book: After everything Zoe's been through, the battle is not over. Along with the Resistance, they would find a way to win the cruel and manipulative Chancellor. But the battle is not Zoe's only problem. Adrien is different, he does not recognize Zoe or remember anything about their relationship. Still trying to find the Adrien she fell in love with, Zoe will find any way possible to plot against the Community and destroy the Link. Review: We don't know why we didn't start this series before, but we are madly in love with them. With Glitch we saw the beginning of everything, the introduction of this dystopian society. The second book was about the Resistance and Zoe being in a sort of school for special kids like her and Adrien. And now, with Shutdown we have all the action, sci-fi and romance that we were expecting. In Shutdown, we have a more mature Zoe, that would fight for what she thinks is right and for the love of her life. Even though Adrien is been brainwashed, she stills fights to help him remember what they had. She has it really difficult, because Adrien's mother blame her for what happened to Adrien, but she still keeps fighting. The plot was amazing and more than we were expecting. We love the mix of dystopian and sci-fi, mixing all the technology with the need to survive and, to add more interest to the story, the gifts the glitchers have that made them special and part of what the Resistance needs to fight against the Community. Zoe is the perfect character. We have learn that she's someone that inspires others. Not just as a Resistance leader, but as a living person. She inspired our beloved Adrien in the first book. Without knowing, showing how beautiful life can be. She's strong and fights for what she believes. She'd do anything for the people she loves and she'll try hard to be what everyone is expecting her to be. She's also sincere and doesn't hesitate in telling her fears. We totally respect her and like her. She's one of our heroines now, for sure. About the boys... We love Adrien. He's sensible, cute and a gentleman. A good guy. Not to talk about his hotness. He's everything Max is not. We totally hate Max. He's a self-centered, stupid and moron guy. He hurts our beloved Adrien and that's what we hate him even more. If that was possible. We don't like how Max treats Zoe and neither his behavior. In this third book, Max makes us wants to kill him even more than he did in the second book when we found everything he did. We read this book in a day. We were eager to know what happened to Adrien and if we would see him being himself again. We cannot tell you that, because we would spoil everything, but we can assure you that this book would put in on edge! Besides that, we wanted to know if Zoe'll take down, finally, the Community and the Link and overall we wanted to see the Chancellor burn! Well, maybe not burn, but reading that she'd not longer hurt our main characters. She's a total witch, so you can imagine that she's, along with Max, in our black list. After what the two of them made to Adrien, (more the Chancellor, but Max helped and lied to Zoe, so he is on the list, too), you can understand how much we hate them. We saw the changes of the characters in the three books. The things they live and the scenes they survive, changed them and you can perfectly see that. Apart from that, we have new characters, some we met at Override, but that play an important part in the story. If you have read the other two books long ago, you may want to re-read them to keep track of everything. Or at least just Override. When there's a long distance between the books releases, we may forget some things that may be important to keep track of everything in the following book. So, re-read Override if you don't remember, before reading this wonderful book! Heather Anastasiu did not disappoint us at all and made us have lots of fun with this book. We cried and laugh and breathe with relieve while reading the story. We fall in love with Zoe's world and we are going to miss it. The only thing we regret is that we ended the third book so fast. However, we already have planned to re-read this books when we feel nostalgic. So not a problem. Full of action, love (even a lot of the sexual tension we have been waiting for!), more sci-fi, powers, friendship and Resistance. Shutdown would make you want to read even more and want to be part of Zoe's word, that's why it has a five gorjuss dolls. So don't hesitate Book Addicts, read Shutdown and now what happens with our beloved couple: Zoe and Adrien, and with the Resistance and the Community! GUEST POST BY HEATHER ANASTASIU: more
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