Published by Disney Book Group Freeform Genres: Horror, Thriller, Young Adult
#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil
Published by Disney Book Group Freeform on August 7th, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Horror
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WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.
When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?
Lisa’s Review: I was lucky enough to receive an advance readers copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I LOVE Gretchen’s writing and this book is just another reason why. This book is a mix of The Breakfast Club and The Running Man. Two of the best themes mixed together creating an AWESOME book.
Dee had a traumatic childhood as she was kidnapped by Kimmi, a sociopath teenager. Although Dee escaped the memories were never far behind. Dee later gets convicted of murdering her step sister, Monica, and is sentenced to Alcatraz 2.0 where she has to fight for her life. Shortly after she arrived on Alcatraz 2.0 things become weird. Dee’s past collides with her present revealing her personal horrors while she tries to survive.
The main character, Dee, is awesome. She has persevered through her traumatic past . Her determination and self confidence really made me connect with her. The strength she showed by standing up and not giving up really made this character shine.
Although I had a sense of who may be behind what was happening on Alcatraz 2.0 the way it was delivered blew me away.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great thriller, horror or young adult book. You will NOT be disappointed.