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ReMade 1x01: Shadows And Dreams

Dive in to the first episode of ReMade, the new YA series from Serial Box Publishing.

ReMade 1x01: Shadows And Dreams

Earlier this month, I posted about serial fiction publishers Serial Box and their first foray into the YA realm with ReMade. Thanks to those of you who left comments and expressed interest in a weekly recap, we decided to give it a try! Check back Thursdays each week to discuss each new episode.

This Week on ReMade

Episode written by Matthew Cody

Holden Black, after getting in a car crash with his (unrequited) love interest Seyah Jackson on their way to a party after a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wakes up in a strange room, seemingly alone. If that wasn’t disorientating enough, Holden soon realizes that he’s, 1. not alone—Seyah’s there, too, and a strange woman named Umta—and, 2. they’re on some sort of space station, high above Earth. Oh, and they’re being hunted by mechanical “caretakers” who see them as a threat.

When Holden, Seyah and Umta do get off the station, by way of a freaking space elevator and by the proverbial skin of their teeth, they find themselves on a changed Earth. Umta leads them to find “the others”,* and everyone’s left with more questions than answers.

*No, not those Others. At least, I think ...

Moments of WHUT

- So Holden and Seyah died?

- SPACE ELEVATOR.

- RIP, Thomas. We barely knew ye.

Best of the 23

I’m really liking Holden so far. Not only is he willing to dress up as a faerie to get close to a girl, but he keeps a decently cool head when faced with a whole lot of WTFfery. Of course, he might be in shock, but it comes off as pretty impressive regardless.

Burning Questions

- Exactly how much time has passed since Holden and Seyah got in that accident?

- Related: How long has Umta been on the station? And what, exactly, is she? (I’m leaning toward Neanderthal, which opens a whole other line of questions.)

- ReMade’s synopsis says that the 23 teenagers are “humanity’s last hope for survival.” How are a ragtag bunch of out-of-time kids going to save the world, especially when it seems like something drastic has already happened to the planet?

- Any predictions for what’s going to happen over the course of the whole series? (The crazier the better!)

 

Next on ReMade: Hungry.

Learn more about ReMade and subscribe to the series here. Cover design by Liz Casal.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.
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