Monday, 1 June 2015

ARC Review: Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

Book: Hit

Author: Delilah S. Dawson

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Publication Date: April 14th, 2015

Pages: 336 Pages

Format: ARC 

Source: Simon Pulse

Thanks to Simon Pulse for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Thanks to Delilah S. Dawson for being awesome.


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.

Delilah S. Dawson is my literal favourite. I'm honestly girl crushing so hard. Servants of the Storm was one of my favourite reads in 2014, so when I got the chance to read her new book, Hit, I knew I had to pick it up. And oh my god. Can she get any more perfect?

Hit was so incredible. I loved every minute of it. First of all, the premise is so great. It's almost like a pre-dystopian, but it's not contemporary. The setting is so great, and Delilah makes it so that it's believable. She creates a world around it that seems legitimate, and one that you can easily picture and comprehend. I mean, in this world? Of course the bank is employing teenagers to go out and assassinate people with credit card debt! Duuhh.

Delilah S. Dawson is also great at creating characters that I actually relate to. Patsy is such a great character. I mean, she makes bad decisions, and she lets things get to her, and while she doesn't actually agree with what she's doing, she knows that she has to do it. I saw a lot of myself within her - unsure about almost everything, but absolute about some things. She was honest, and relatable, and her humanity really allowed me to connect with her. I don't think that the book would have had the same impact if she had gone all 'stereo typical dystopian heroine' and started a revolution. She didn't know what she was doing, and she did what she had to do. 

This book was really fast paced, fun, quick witted, and just utterly heartbreaking. The story does such a great job of making you fall in love with Patsy and Wyatt so quickly, that everything that happens subsequently makes your heart crack. This book was filled with heart racing scenes, and it really is the definition of a page turner.

I absolutely loved this, and if anything, this solidified my love for Delilah S. Dawson. I just want to watch Netflix with her and eat pizza. Is that too much to ask?

5/5 Stars.

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