The Ravenous Readers Read ReMade: Hungry - S01E02 (Review)

Shadows and Dreams (ReMade Season 1 Episode 2)
by Andrea Phillips
Published: September 21st 2016
Publisher: Serial Box
Source: Publisher 
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

You live. You love. You die. Now RUN. ReMade.

Every minute, 108 people die.
On October 14th, 2016, from 9:31-9:32 p.m. EDT, 23 of those deaths will be teenagers.
Now they are humanity’s last hope for survival.

Awakened in a post-apocalyptic world and hunted by mechanical horrors, these teens search for answers amidst the ruins of civilization. Fate, love, and loyalty face off in this adrenaline -pumping YA adventure.

ReMade will unfold in 15 episodes.

May likes being in control: with an obsessive drive to succeed and her aim set on Harvard, she knows how to keep her life on course. Plucked from her whirlwind of tests and achievement charts, and dropped into a world where civilization itself has crumbled, she wants more than just answers. But living with deadly allergies means you’re always on the razor edge – one peanut, one bee sting, one toe out of line could be your downfall, and nobody wants to die twice.
My Thoughts

The #ReMade trailer is AWESOME.

A few weeks ago, we shared the ins and outs of Serial Box and Remade. Then we unveiled the covers for the upcoming episodes. Last week, we reviewed S01E01. Come back weekly for ongoing reviews of your new favorite way to consume YA fiction.

I'm always amazed at a comic book's ability to tell a story in a few short pages - and now I'm completely awed by the ability of this team of writers to do just the same...and without graphics. When you only have 39 pages to suck a reader in and keep them guessing for a whole dang week, well, best of luck to you. It's no short feat in the YA world.

But it isn't luck that's keeping my attention; it's the curiosity and characters that have me coming back weekly. Space elevators? Giant alien spiders? Zombie (?) teens? What in the heck is going on here? Episode two opens where episode one left off, with Holden and Seyah jamming the elevator and coming across another group of teens. They're all wondering what is going on - and were they dead? Because that's what they last remember

What I love about this story is how intentional everything is, including the cast of characters. When I mentioned that to Andrea, she shared how important it was to the group of authors to develop a diverse cast. These are real teens, not the white washed group that is far too often pervasive in YA. They have to find a way to work together, including May, the main character in this story, who is allergic to everything and unsure of where her next meal will come from.

Some of the authors held a text chat last week, where they talked about the process of ReMade and gave away a few little tidbits of the story. They also answered our question about what they want all of YOU to know about the series and its characters. You can find the full chat hereAll our Owlcrate friends received a ReMade sampler in their September box. Tell us in the comments what you thought of it! 

The entire season is available in e-book and audio for $21.99 on the Serial Box website or app. Come back next week so we can discuss! 


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