11 November 2015

Review: Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson 
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Book Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 336

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.

Meet Delilah, (Taken From Goodreads)
Delilah S. Dawson writes whimsical and dark Fantasy for adults and teens. Her Blud series for Pocket includes Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. Her YA debut, Servants of the Storm, is a Southern Gothic Horror set in Savannah, GA, and HIT is about teen assassins in a bank-owned America. Her Geekrotica series under pseudonym Ava Lovelace includes The Lumberfox and The Superfox with The Dapperfox on the way. Look for Wake of Vultures from Orbit Books in October 2015, written as Lila Bowen.

Delilah teaches writing classes at LitReactor and wrote the Island of Mesmer world for Storium.

Delilah lives with her husband, two small children, a horse, a dog, and two cats in Atlanta. Find out more at www.whimsydark.com.

My Review:
I borrowed Hit by Delilah S. Dawson from work and this is my honest review.

In Hit, we meet teen Patsy who is tasked with the scary job of offering people two choices; to die because of their debt or to be a bounty hunter like her, all because her mom is underneath her own pile of debt. Throughout the novel we follow Carly on her journey of ruining the lives of many.

After reading the description of this book I knew it was for me. Ever since I started getting back into teen I have loved roadtrip books. This might not be a traditional road trip story but it is close enough and I loved it to pieces. The plot was my favorite parts, growing up I used to watch Dog the Bounty Hunter so much so any reference to bounty hunting makes me want to pick up a book right away.

One of the first stops she makes a visit to the father of Wyatt. He decides not to take the deal, and because of this Patsy is forced to shoot him. Fortunate enough for her this leads her to her road companion Wyatt. He turns out to be the sweetest boy ever and Patsy is very lucky. The two have their ups and downs; I mean she shot his father for goodness sake but the two are still cute together. I ship them wholeheartedly.

As I neared the end of the book the people she had to offer the deals to were getting more and more interesting. I won’t spoil who the last few are, but I promise you are in for the ride of your life with this story. I love the whole book, and loved the ending even more even if I did have a few questions.


  1. OOh nice! I got this for review sooo long ago, but couldn't decide if I wanted to read it or not. I still have the copy...unless my kindle somehow rid itself of the e-arc. Maybe someday I will crack it open! Great review!

    1. If you read it let me know! I really loved it.

  2. That ending really flipped everything on its head, huh? I'm really interested in the sequel!

    1. Yes it did! I didn't even know there was a sequel, but I can't wait to read it!


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