(Cover/Synopsis from Goodreads)
~Thanks to Edelweiss and Simon Pulse for this ARC~
**This is a “Review Preview”, and will only have a few sentences/my rating of the book. Since this title is published so far away, the full review will come out a few months/weeks before the publication date.
By: Delilah S. Dawson
Publication: April 14th, 2015
Genre(s): Young Adult, Dystopia, Thriller
Synopsis: NO ONE READS THE FINE PRINT.
The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country.
Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die?
Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own.
Since yarn bombing is the only rebellion in Patsy’s past, she’s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the ten people on her list aren’t strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy’s list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice.
Delilah S. Dawson offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours—a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish.
**Note:This book has very violent and adult situations. I recommend this for older teens only.
Ms. Dawson, you have created a hit (pun absolutely 100% intended). The writing was gorgeous and descriptive, the action was non-stop, and the romance was pretty swoony. Hit made me VERY grateful for my life and for my freedom, and had me honestly asking myself: “What would I do if I were in Patsy’s situation?” The only thing I disliked was Patsy’s morals and the fact that all of the killing didn’t seem to have any emotional effects on Patsy’s character till the ending.
My Rating: 4 stars.
Full review to come.