I bought Lois Lane: Fall Out at Gencon and have been itching to read it ever since. However the ever-growing to-be-read pile demanded that it be pushed back until now. And man, it lasted all of the 24 hours it took me to binge read the whole book. I read the first two chapters at a slow, sedate pace and by the middle of the book I had to know how it ended and threw the rest of the day into reading.Read More
I have loved everything Delilah S. Dawson has written. I loved Servants of the Storm and was even more excited about Hit because the story has such an interesting concept
IT starts on day one of a dystopia which is the most interesting thing to me. Most of the people don't realize the world has changed and that everything is different now. Patsy is one of the people who knows things have changed and will never be the same again.
Valor National Bank has saved the US from their own debt and is calling in everything owed. The choices are simple: pay your debt, become an assassin, or die. To save her mother Patsy becomes an assassin hunting collecting debt and delivering ultimatums to 10 people to save her mother's life.
With the current atmosphere and fear of debt, Hit pushed a lot of buttons the entire time I was reading it. Watching the various reasons Patsy's targets were in debt (student loans, YIKES) and the choices she's forced to make as she learns that these ten targets aren't just strangers assigned at random.
Her sidekick, a rich boy named Wyatt, watches Patsy's back even when they both know the last name on Patsy's list is Wyatt's brother. As time runs out, Patsy's faced with an impossible choice, and a bank out for blood money.
Hit was a violent, rough ride. The story doesn't pull away from the violence of what's happening and at times was rough to read. The chapters are longer than average and each chapter is named for one of the ten targets on Patsy's list. I'd suggest only older YA readers enjoy this title since the violence could be very upsetting for younger folks.
The ending opens the way perfectly for the sequel, Strike, which is out in March 2016.