Hit by Delilah S. Dawson | Review

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Hit by Delilah S. Dawson | ReviewHit by Delilah S. Dawson
Published by Simon Pulse on April 14, 2015
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 336
Format: ARC

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.

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This book immediately starts off with a bang. We find out that the United States has been taken over by a bank called Valor National and that the government is no longer. Patsy, the protagonist, has been chosen to go after ten different people who are in extreme debt to this bank. Each of these ten people has to choose one of three things: pay off the debt now in full, become a bounty hunter like Patsy, or be shot right on the spot. Patsy was one of the people who chose to become a bounty hunter for her mother’s debt. If Patsy doesn’t do her job, her mother is going to be killed and that’s definitely not something that she’s okay with. 

Hit was extremely suspenseful, especially because of the way that it started. It’s never slow at all; it’s always very fast-moving which I absolutely adored. Nobody likes to read a slow book! Throughout the entire book, I felt so sympathetic towards Patsy. I don’t know how she manages to kill people and live with that blood on her hands. She freaks out about it a few times, but she always keeps moving forward because she wants to save her mothers life. 

One of my favorite things about this book was Wyatt, the side character who was always there for Patsy. Wyatt’s father was the very first name on Patsy’s list, so she killed him immediately because he couldn’t pay the debt in full. Wyatt ends up being Patsy’s sidekick, even though his brother is #10 on the list. Wyatt was super funny and caring, though he seemed to have some anger issues at times when Patsy didn’t realize the smallest things. I did like how he was willing to do anything for her though. However, I don’t know how Wyatt managed to not cry and freak out over the loss of his father. I mean, his father just died yet he’s willing to road trip everywhere with this girl whom he has just met! He doesn’t seem to shed a tear even once. I blame it on love for Patsy.

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When I first finished this book, I was mentally screaming inside because of that ending! I had no idea that it was part of a series, though I’m glad that it is because after you finish reading Hit, you’ll be itching for more suspense-ridden scenes with Wyatt and Patsy. 

I have so many questions that I hope the next book answers! I’d definitely suggest giving this one a read!

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  1. OOoh nice! I love Delilah's books! I haven't read this one though I did receive an ARC of it a long while back. I'm curious about it now as this is the first review to pop up in my stream! Might need to read it one day. While I am usually the paranormal and occasional dystopian and thriller reader, this one sounds does sound intriguing enough to maybe sort of classify it as a thriller, but more actiony, from what I gather! LOL! Anyway, great review!

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