Author: Michelle Rowen
Publication: September 24th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Dystopia
Source: Provided by the kind publisher...
-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars : Really liked it
-- My Thoughts --
A didn't have an easy life. But everything turns worse when she finds herself trapped in a cruel TV show game, the Countdown, with none other than an arrogant boy she never knew existed. Rogan has many secrets up his sleeve and he's not ready to share them yet. Meanwhile, this strange, brave girl seems to be getting under his skin. But this is a survival game, and it's only for the fittest.
I loved the whole TV show idea. To be thrust into a survival game that thousands of subscribers were watching seemed like a cruel but intriguing idea. And the whole Countdown theme in the whole book was wonderful to witness. I liked how the chapters were divided into the many different levels that Rogan and A crossed.
What I liked the most was the romance. It was sweet and it was slow-moving, my favorite kind of romance of all! The romance was not exaggerated but it was an important element, nonetheless. This book is an action-packed, romantic, dystopian thriller. There is not a moment that you will get bored. There is not a moment without some serious action. This book took a LOT of research and preparation, that's for sure.
The ending was perfect for me. It closed up the loose ends pretty nicely but also left room for many other subjects to be explored. The author's writing style is typical, not at all unique, but no one seems to mind that. It's the story that matters. And she definitely knows how to deliver her story perfectly. This book will grip you and won't let go, not even after the very last page! You'll keep thinking about this for weeks to come, that's for sure!