Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 480 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Hit series
Source: Gift for Xmas
Rating: 4/5 stars
“After faking her own death to escape her term as an indentured assassin for Valor Savings Bank, Patsy is on the run with her boyfriend, Wyatt. All she wants to do is go home, but that’s never going to happen—not as long as Valor’s out to get her and the people she loves.
Left with no good choices, Patsy’s only option is to meet with a mysterious group that calls itself the Citizens for Freedom.
Led by the charismatic Leon Crane, the CFF seem like just what Patsy has been looking for. Leon promises that if she joins, she’ll finally get revenge on Valor for everything they’ve done to her—and for everything they’ve made her do.
But Patsy knows the CFF has a few secrets of their own. One thing is certain: they’ll do absolutely anything to complete their mission, no matter who’s standing in their way. Even if it’s Patsy herself.”
This is the 2nd book in the Hit series. It was a super engaging and high octane continuation of this post-apocalyptic thriller. I ended up careening through this book pretty quickly and was left eager to read more.
Patsy has faked her own death and is trying to decide what to do next before Valor finds her and retaliates against her actions. Her and Wyatt decide to join The Citizens for Freedom; which they find out is just as bad as Valor in its own way.
We find out a lot more in this book about how and why Valor took over the country. We also find out a lot more about how Patsy is involved and why she was targeted. Additionally we learn about Wyatt’s past as well.
My favorite part of the book was all the new and interesting characters that are introduced. They are all well done and fun to read about.
This book is intense; there is a lot of violence and some torture so it’s not for the faint of heart. However, this makes the book absolutely heart-stopping at points and very hard to put down. There are also some wonderful tender scenes between Wyatt and Patsy that are an excellent counter-balance to the violence throughout.
It’s very intriguing to see how each of the characters deals with this collapse of civilization and the forced violence in their own way.
Overall I ended up enjoying this book a lot and am curious to see where things end up in the third and final book of this series! I would recommend to those who are interested in post-apocalyptic thrillers or government conspiracy types of books.