Wednesday, May 13, 2015

REVIEW: Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

Hit (Hit, #1)

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.

A dystopian book with a plot based on how no one reads the fine print, and now they either die or become assassins. Who reads the fine print,  right? No one does, I don't, so a dystopian based on this is very interesting.

Thanks to some fine print with their credit cards, Valor Savings Bank has full permission to kill their customers or force them to become assassins. When Patsy's mom becomes in debt, they come to her house and threaten to kill her mother and burn their house down if Patsy doesn't kill people for them. She now has to kill ten people in less than a week and she quickly realizes that all ten of these people are somehow connected to her.

This book was very fast-paced and a lot happens in a short amount of time. This book spans in less than a week if that gives you any idea. I already mentioned how I find the premise very interesting and so unique and I do think that, at most parts it was done well. It was horrible what Patsy was going through, obviously, and with each person she changed and was affected deeply. As time goes on, she also grows more hatred towards Valor.

One thing that we get a hint of, but I wish there was more, was Valor's takeover. Valor took over the emergency numbers and who knows what else. I really want to know fully how Valor took over and how much control it has. Also, there is a hint of another company trying to similarly take control. This isn't really a big deal, neither of these are, since they both are most likely coming to play in the sequel.

A bigger issue that I tried to ignore was the romance. There's a bit of a teamwork/romance that Patsy gets with Wyatt. What I can't ignore is that Patsy not only killed his father, but is also supposed to kill his brother. I just think that this was just way too unbelievable and no one can forgive someone for that so quickly, no matter the circumstances.

Overall, this was a very original, fast-paced dystopian thriller. It kept my interest all the way through. I have issues with the romance in the time span, but that's the only major issue. I would like to know more about Valor and this horrible new world and I hope to get more answers in the sequel!

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it


  1. I never understood killing people who owe money. It's like... OK now you'll NEVER get paid back. But I enjoyed the book, it was gritty.

    1. I thought that was a bit strange too. Maybe they liked the power of it? They probably had enough money that they wouldn't really care.