Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: iBoy by Kevin Brooks

Publisher: The Chicken House
Page Count: 304 pages
Received: From Ontario Blog Squad

Release Date: November 1, 2011

Goodreads Synopsis:

What can he do with his new powers -- and what are they doing to him?

Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they're having an extraordinary effect on his every thought. 

Because now Tom knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy ever could. But with his new powers comes a choice: To avenge Lucy, the girl he loves, will he hunt down the vicious gangsters who hurt her? Will he take the law into his own electric hands and exterminate them from the South London housing projects where, by fear and violence, they rule?

Not even his mental search engine can predict the shocking outcome of iBoy's actions. 

My Review *Possible spoilers*

When I looked at this book I thought that it was a really interesting storyline, definitely something I have never heard of before! I mean really, a book about a boy who is basically an iPhone! where do people come up with these ideas?

I found this to be a really quick read, I couldn't get myself to put it down (really who needs sleep anyway). The storyline progressed really quick and I found myself engrossed in what was happening to Tom and how he dealt with it. There are a lot of great action scenes throughout the novel where Tom really gets to be an action hero (it's great the small geek getting to be the guy people are scared of).

I was a little disappointed by the ending, I found that with everything that happened, the ending kind of fizzled out a little (though there was a nice big bang right before, which would be hard to follow). I just found that there were still a few things left unexplained at the end of the book (like what exactly happened with "iBoy").

More from Kevin Brooks
Black Rabbit Summer
Kissing the Rain
Martyn Pig


  1. You're right. I don't need to sleep when there's books to be read!
    This sounds like a really interesting book and I really need to get around to reading it!

  2. Too bad the ending let you down after you enjoyed the book so much! I haven't heard much about this one, but I do own Black Rabbit Summer to read one of these days...

  3. I'm going to read this one soon for my MEN in YA event :) I'm pretty excited for it, as the synopsis really sounds great! Too bad you didn't find the ending as exciting as the rest of the book! Thanks for an honest review, hun!



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