Saturday, March 12, 2016

Blog Tour: Meritropolis - Joel Ohman

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Genre: Teen Dystopian
Synopsis: In Meritropolis everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die. After a young boy is killed because of a low Score, his brother plots to take down the System.
The year is AE3, 3 years after the Event. Within the walls of Meritropolis, 50,000 inhabitants live in fear, ruled by the brutal System that assigns each citizen a merit score that dictates whether they live or die. Those with the highest scores thrive, while those with the lowest are subject to the most unforgiving punishment–to be thrust outside the city gates, thrown to the terrifying hybrid creatures that exist beyond.
But for one High Score, conforming to the System just isn’t an option. Seventeen-year-old Charley has a brother to avenge. And nothing–not even a totalitarian military or dangerous science–is going to stop him.
Where humankind has pushed nature and morals to the extreme, Charley is amongst the chosen few tasked with exploring the boundaries, forcing him to look deep into his very being to discern right from wrong. But as he and his friends learn more about the frightening forces that threaten destruction both without and within the gates, Meritropolis reveals complexities they couldn’t possibly have bargained for…

Review: First off, a huge thank you to the author, Joel Ohman and Xpresso Book Tours for the copy of Meritropolis because they made me give dystopians another try. This book definitely made me giggle and I loved every single moment of this book.

It was a mix of the Hunger Games with their messed up animals, Divergent for the messed up system [not saying that the Hunger Games didn't have a messed up system], and also some crazy messed up dystopian future. I liked this book enough to give it a fair 3.4 out of 5 stars. 

Your score decides your worth to society and whether you live or die. 

I wonder if there will be a sequel because this book does end with a cliffy but you learn to deal with it because not only did they make me laugh with the characters and the messed up society but it definitely was an interesting book. Especially since I never gave the dystopian genre another try after the Jenner sisters' book... Sigh... 

But hey, this book was definitely something worth my time and it definitely wasn't something that I expected. It's definitely a read and an author to watch out for but unless if you are messed up in the mind like me that enjoys seeing our country in a messed up society, this book will not suit your tastes. But if you're looking for next dystopian novel or want to try it out, this is a place to start.

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