Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hit by Deliah S Dawson

Published; April 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Copy Provided by: Publisher
Summary: 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.

Wow. This was an incredibly intense book.  I wasn't sure what to expect as the nature of this book was so unusual but it sounded thrilling and plausible.  The scariest part is that it could almost be believable when you look at the way governments work and how much debt we rack up as a country.

I honestly had trouble putting this title down.  I just wanted to keep reading and reading and through every outcome I kept thinking - how does this girl go on? Patsy seems to have this steel determination to keep going and focus on the end goal despite the carnage that her actions are leaving behind.  And then there is Wyatt.  How he comes into the picture is just so unusual. They are both very lost in their predicament but somehow find solid ground with one another.  Trust and dependence.  Plus a dog.  Who knew they would share a pet on this journey?

Hit is a wild ride that I dare you to take.  It was a bit nerve-wracking and I found that I bit my fingernails to the quick but I did enjoy the journey.  However strange it seemed to be.  I'm not sure if I will put Book #2 at the top of my TBR list though.  Just because I might have to start wearing gloves when I read.  :)  

1 comment:

  1. what's a dog doing in such a horrible setting? is it like a pet for comfort thing? Other than that, great and creative story plot