Sunday, October 5, 2014

Meritropolis [Kindle Edition] Review

Book Description
Publication Date: September 8, 2014
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.

Original Artwork - 17 original chapter illustrations that precede each of the 17 chapters: Bion (Bull-Lion), Scorpicon (Scorpion-Falcon), Chimpanzelle (Chimp-Gazelle), and more!

"The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist." - Donny Meader

"Ohman's debut novel is set in Meritropolis, a walled city where every person lives at the mercy of the System, an algorithm that assigns each resident a number that determines their worth to society. The landscape outside is rife with murderous monsters... and Ohman's writing is a cut above." - Kirkus Reviews

"A fast-paced read... Charley's motivation is brutal and heartbreaking, but the things he discovers as he works to undo the system from the inside are downright terrifying. The animal hybrids, and what they're capable of, are the stuff of nightmares. There are illustrations at the beginning of each chapter - feast on the bion, imaginations!" - Mom Read It

"Meritropolis is a superior read with a powerful protagonist that brings readers along for a ride which will prove wild at times, always involving, and filled with depth and ethical insights. An absolute standout from the masses of post-apocalyptic survival works permeating today's market." - Midwest Book Review

My Review:

The first couple of pages in the book confused me a bit at first, but once I got past that and the story started to unfold, they made perfect sense. I enjoyed watching the story unfold as a few of the new generation fights against a system put into place long ago. This system of weeding out the week had become a social norm and scared of being put outside of the safety of the Meritropolis gates, people felt defeated into accepting these practices. 

I found myself wanting revenge for the people pushed outside of the gates and cheering for the actions of the hero of the story, Charlie. I was disappointed at the end of the book when I found that I would have to wait for the next book to come out in order to find out where the story would lead or finish, But it left me wanting to read more so I would say that is an indicator of a good story. 

You can find this book HERE on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. 

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