"The year is 2023 and ex-detective Lara Evans is working as a freelance paramedic in a bleak new world. She responds to an emergency call and is nearly killed when a shooter flees the home. Inside she finds the federal employment commissioner wounded, but she’s able to save his life. The next day Lara leaves for the Gauntlet—a national competition of intense physical and mental challenges with high stakes for her home state. She spots the assailant lurking at the arena and soon after, she lands in deep trouble. Who is the mysterious killer and what is motivating him? Can Lara stop him, stay alive, and win the Gauntlet?"
Plot: At first I wasn't too sure about the plot, but as I began reading I found myself enjoy it, the plot is simple yet complex and kept me intrigued the whole time.
Characters: I loved Lara she was a great character and in many ways reminded me of my Mom, Paul annoyed me a lot at first but I soon understood his character and his state of mind, and is use to the story, which to me made him less annoying in that sense and very realistic.
Pros: A nice adult crime novel, not an overly complex read and an interesting take on our possible future.
Cons: Some spelling errors, needs new summary and cover.
Final Thoughts: At first I wasn't too sure about this book, but my mind was soon changed. The only thing that is hard for me is going from reading a lot of YA based novels and then transitioning to an "Adult" book. I have to get an a more serious mode, which can take me awhile, which makes it harder for me to get into, but once I saw where the story was heading, I was impressed and interested in the story. I also found LJ Sellers take on futuristic America to be very intriguing, although I did not agree with everything is is very plausable outcome to our society. For those who like a crime,mystery novel this book will satisfy your needs.
This book was Provided to me By The Author LJ Sellers, So I would like to Thank Her for the chance to read and review her book. Again THANK YOU!