Author: Sarah Mussi
Publisher: Hodder Children's
Date of Publication: May 1st 2014
Source: For review via NetGalley
Goodreads | Amazon
I received a free copy of this book from Hodder via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. This does not affect my review/opinions in any way. Thank you Hodder and NetGalley!
Riot was exhilarating. That is the only way to describe it. I had a few gripes with this, but ultimately, it gripped me and I really enjoyed it.
From the absolute first sentence, Riot had me full of adrenaline. The description and action that combined beautifully made my heart stop beating.
"The riot police link arms, stare straight
ahead like zombies."
I also loved the romance in this. It wasn't the main theme, and I'm glad it was second place to the riot theme, or it would have just become yet another romance with an interesting background topic, which I think I would have ended up hating.
So, the negatives. My main problem with this was that it was only set 4 years into the future, 2018. Yes, our Government isn't the best, but I don't think they are going to implement these sort of systems only four years from now. It just seemed a little far-fetched for me, and that made me not enjoy it as much, because I didn't believe it.
I also felt like there was to it; adrenaline and a bit of romance. There didn't seem like there was much of a background, extra detail, except from the EVE/ADAM mystery.
Overall, I did really enjoy this. I loved the drop in my heart that it gave me, but I wish it was a little more realistic, time frame wise. It's not perfect, but it's left me wanting to read more of Mussi's books!