I liked 'Glitch' in that Anastatsiu was pretty careful putting her world together and mainly because she's goes to almost painstaking lengths to explain the V-chip; how it works, where it is and how they put it in to the point where the whole thing is plausible to me and I can accept the fact that it might happen. My knowledge of the brain and neurology etc. is quite limited, many other people may disagree with me but as someone of average enough intelligance it was plausible. The world is a dystopian one where humanity has fled underground after a nuclear war, it's a grim place and the little details such as nosebleeds from poor air circulation make it interesting.
I liked the idea of dampening peoples emotions to make them obedient but I can remember seeing that idea in the movie 'Serenity' and the emotionless thing is also a bit similiar to Nalini Singh's psy series (i think i got author and series right there!). However, although not completely original I think Anastatsiu portrays the idea well. Zoel, or Zoe, is convincing enough and shows her naivety when it comes to love and relationships, she doesn't understand the emotions she's feeling and is rightly so a bit frightened. Adrien, the eventual love interest, is likeable and grows on you whereas you hate her new frend Max but I can understand his aggressive behaviour where he seems only to think about having sex all the time. Max has only been glitching for a few months (the v-chip glitches every now and then, stopping working and unleashing emotion and colour), so all of a sudden he is a teenage boy with hormonal urges and all that malarkey that he has trouble controlling.
Not a bad book there are a few good plot twists and bits of action, the writing is a bit simplistic and this may not be the best dystopian novel out there but hopefully the second book will step it up!