Modern History by Carrie HarrisReMade #1.12
Published on November 30, 2016 by Serial Box Publishing
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Cole is what you’d call a “salt of the earth” type. He works hard, loves his girl, and feels best when he’s being useful – which makes being injured particularly frustrating. When the others go off exploring and leave him behind again, he’s finally had enough. With Naveah as his accomplice he sets off to find answers of his own, and ends up learning more than he wanted.
You live. You love. You Die. Now RUN. ReMade is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that will take readers past the boundaries of time, space, and even death.
This is the 12th episode of ReMade, a 15-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Carrie Harris.
ReMade Season One: In one moment the lives of twenty-three teenagers are forever changed, and it’s not just because they all happen to die. “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 earth. Lost meets The Maze Runner in this exciting serial adventure.
This book was provided by the publisher (via NetGalley). This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
We. Have. ANSWERS.
Okay, not really. Some, but not really enough to count, I suppose. Y’all know this has been a HUGE frustration I’ve had with this series. Modern History picks up with Cole who’s kind of been in the background and now it’s time to hear his backstory (which, by the way, is so heartbreaking).
But here’s my issue with that: we’re still learning character histories.
It’s the twelfth episode of fifteen for the season. And instead of moving the story ahead, we’re getting backstories. Granted, during the course of this episode, Cole and Nevaeh go off exploring and find a museum that seems to detail some of the history between their deaths and the period of time leading to the present.
I won’t spoil where they find out they are but I will say that I sort of expected it. Though the authors have worked to potentially misdirect readers from thinking it’s THIS PLACE, it comes out more in these later episodes.
Now I didn’t like this episode as much as the last, but I liked Cole more than most of the other characters. He’s not like them and it made this episode seem a little… off, compared to the others. Not in a bad way, just different.
But we’re three episodes from the end and I can’t help but wonder if we’ll ever learn why these teens in particular were chosen to come back from the dead, and so far in the future as well. I have a bad feeling that last episode is going to end on a cliffhanger to encourage readers to check out the next season but I’m not sure if I can sit through another season where my questions are never answered…