Title: Hit (Hit #1)
Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Release Date/Publisher: April 14th 2015 by Simon Pulse
Finished: March 7th 2015
Pages: 336-ARC paperback-given for review
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
What I Thought:
I received this ARC from Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review.
This really caught my eye when I read the description. I know I’m sick of dystopian books but I really wanted to give this one a try, and I have to say it was pretty good.
The whole idea of a bank owning the US and making people kill others who owe money is really messed up, but it works. Patsy is given the option to do just that or die because of the fine print for a credit card. You can tell she really cares for her mom due to the fact that she’s killing people on a hit list to help her survive. She really goes through so many emotions such as guilt, and of course if this is right or wrong, but she doesn’t really have a choice at the beginning.
Wyatt ends up joining her for a good part of the trip, and with that a bit of romance was added. It really felt more like he’s there so let’s mash them together, but they do grow stronger together as it goes on. I really think that he helped her cope with a lot of what she was going through, and of course he helped with her mission. She probably couldn’t have done it without him.
This was the cover I had and I thought it actually looked pretty cool. There’s a gun for her eye and a bullet on her lips! I kind of prefer it but the other one with the card does match more:
This was a pretty interesting book and I did enjoy it even though it was dystopian. It talks again of course about teens killing other teens, which isn’t new, but I liked how this one added a twist. It’s interesting enough to pick up even though it might not be a favourite in your collection.