Hit by Delilah S Dawson

Patsy’s mom is in debt to Valor Savings Bank. Only Valor Savings is claiming that they paid off the United States’ debt so now they run the country. According to the fine print, Valor Savings is legally allowed to make indentured servants out of anyone with an outstanding balance on their credit card. They’re saying that Patsy has two choices to work off her mother’s debt: become a bounty hunter or die. Please choose.

Why did I start this blog? To post reviews! What have I not been doing lately? Posting reveiws! I’d just like to start this post off with an apology for not posting many reviews lately. Luckily, I have about five books that are waiting to be reviewed so…hopefully I’ll get some of those out to you this week. Now, without further ado…

Check out that cover! Not the first reason I decided to read it, but I like it all the same. I feel like it’s something you have to study for a little bit before you get what’s going on. But once you do, it’s absurdly cool.

First off, I thought “Patsy” was an interesting name for a main YA character. It just seems a little old-fashioned, but not in a bad way necessarily. Just…unexpected I guess. Disclaimer: I’ve never had to work as a bounty hunter. However, I did feel like both Patsy and Wyatt’s reactions throughout the book were pretty authentic and believable. Obviously if they had it their way, they wouldn’t be killing anybody but this is the choice they made and they’re sticking to it–no matter how hard it gets.

I thought the premise for this book was really interesting and that’s why I decided to read it, but I don’t feel like it reached its full potential for a few reasons. The story got to be a tad predictable. Each kill was different, but in a routine way. I’m not sure if that makes sense, but it was kind of like each kill followed a formula. Get to house, approach person, something minor goes wrong, person chooses, Patsy leaves. In addition, I didn’t feel like the characters experienced much growth. They felt pretty one note and I had a hard time buying all the way into the romance. I just felt like Patsy and Wyatt really didn’t have a reason to like each other. Lastly, the “government conspiracy plot” is getting a little old to me. Maybe if I had read this book a few years ago, I’d have liked it better, but this is just another book where a girl has some random skill and the government tries to use her. Then she defeats the government (that part doesn’t happen in this book, but I’m pretty sure it’s a series so we’ll get there).

Overall I thought the book was alright. I’m glad I read it and I’ll probably read the sequel. According to Goodreads the sequel, Strike, is due out March 2016.

Overall Rating: 3
Violence: Heavy. A lot of killing, some gore.
Language: Heavy
Sexual Content: Moderate
Smoking/Drinking: Moderate

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ll Probably Never Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I will Probably Never Read

A lot of bloggers seem to be using this topic to bash books or authors that they don’t (think they) like. I don’t think that’s what this topic was meant for. My list consists of books that I have no prejudices against, but for some reason or another I don’t think they’d be a good fit for me. As the day progresses, I would just urge bloggers and readers alike to be respectful of others’ opinions. Not everyone has to like the same books!

1) Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien – I liked the movies pretty good, but they were so long! Because the movies were so long it makes me feel like reading the books will take a really long time too. I just have a lot of other books that I’d like to read and so I don’t feel like I can really take the time to read this series.

2) Anything by Stephen King – I’m such a scaredy cat! I got scared just reading the Wikipedia entries about Carrie and The Shining. I definitely do not think I would be able to handle reading a full length book from him.

3) Les Misérables by Victor Hugo – I think both my siblings have read this one and again–just so long! Along with Lord of the Rings, it’s hard for me to justify taking so much time to read a book when I already know the storyline (because I’ve seen the movie) and I have so many other books that I want to read!

4) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – I know a lot of people like this book and it’s received a lot of hype but reading the book summary didn’t make me want to read it. Suspense/Thriller/Mystery aren’t normally genres that I read anyway so I probably won’t get around to reading this.

5) Moneyball by Michael Lewis – Loved the movie, but probably won’t read the book. No particular reason, just not really interested.

6) Coraline by Neil Gaiman – I’ve seen part of the movie and it kind of creeped me out to be honest. So, not interested in this one either.

7) Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – I tried reading this book in high school, but there was just too much language in it for me. I try to steer clear of books with a lot of profanity in it. Just not something that I enjoy.

8) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – Another language issue for me. I tried reading it, but ended up putting it down after a few pages.

9) Wicked by Gregory Maguire – I seriously don’t know what it is about this one. I’m someone who LOVES re-tellings/re-imaginings of stories but I’ve never had the desire to get into this one! I’m not even that interested in seeing the musical. I mean, I’d go see it, but I can live with not.

10) Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi – Another one that I know a lot of people love, but the summary just doesn’t interest me. I could actually see myself eventually reading this series, but with all of the books that I have lined up…probably not.

Do you agree with any of the books that I’ve listed? Are there any that I should seriously reconsider?