I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
Series: The Murder Complex
Published by Greenwillow Books on June 10, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.
Once I started reading The Murder Complex, I couldn’t stop. It’s full of action, romance, secrets, and conspiracy. Everything I could possibly want in a book.
I can’t imagine what led Cummings to write this novel, but I’m so glad she did. We have a dual point of view from Meadow and Zephyr. I love Meadow. She’s badass, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. She also learns to follow her instincts. There are so many truths she has to uncover it’s unreal. Some of the situations she gets herself in are scary. I couldn’t imagine having to live the way she does and have to fight for what’s mine. I also love Zephyr. He’s caring, which is odd since he’s an assassin and all that. But he wants to take care of the world, pretty much. I love how the two meet. And there were times I wondered if it was forced or if they met naturally.
The Murder Complex is action packed. There’s a situation around every corner. And it’s not hard to believe in this new society that people live in. I wouldn’t want to be tracked as closely as they are. The population is also starving. They have ration credits they can use, and I can’t see having to turn away people, or give them barely any food. I’m definitely not cut out for this world. Some of the plot twists I never saw coming. I always think that’s a plus!
The Murder Complex is a captivating dystopian that I hope others enjoy as much as I did.