Saturday, April 30, 2016

Week 18 Reviews: Hit, Strike

From Goodreads:

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.

From Goodreads:
The hit list was just the beginning.

Time to strike back.

After faking her own death to escape her term as an indentured assassin for Valor Savings Bank, Patsy is on the run with her boyfriend, Wyatt. All she wants to do is go home, but that's never going to happen—not as long as Valor's out to get her and the people she loves.

Left with no good choices, Patsy's only option is to meet with a mysterious group that calls itself the Citizens for Freedom.

Led by the charismatic Leon Crane, the CFF seem like just what Patsy has been looking for. Leon promises that if she joins, she'll finally get revenge on Valor for everything they've done to her—and for everything they've made her do.

But Patsy knows the CFF has a few secrets of their own. One thing is certain: they'll do absolutely anything to complete their mission, no matter who's standing in their way. Even if it's Patsy herself.

My Review:
Well, this was a really fantastic series! I thought that I had already reviewed them, but oh, well, I can do that now! I absolutely adored the world building-and hated that these people had to live in this world! It's a fantastic series!

I can totally see something like this happening in real life. What with the economy going up and down, the crash that was in either '05 or '08, I believe, or both, one the housing market, the other Wall Street. But having a bank take over as the government, and using people with so much debt as killers or recruiters? Yeah, terrifying but possible!

I really enjoyed Patsy and Wyatt! They're tied together by all that's happening, and by what they felt for each other! Of course, things couldn't be that simple, but I enjoyed that the did work things out! Because yeah, they're facing a pretty big bad guy, and good guys usually work better when they work with others, especially their love interests!

The way that they fought back, in both books, was really great! They have very little to lose, but that little is the most important stuff. And that the supposedly good guys aren't so good, well, that sucks, but they did what they could!

This series was absolutely fantastic, and I can't wait to read more by Delilah S. Dawson!

Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Series: Hit #1, 2
Read: April 25th, 26th, 2016
Source: Bought, Publisher for Review
Reason Why: Sounded really awesome, and they're 2016 Dystopia Books, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books and Hit is a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: April 4th 2015, April 12th 2016

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
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5/5 Hearts
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