#Murdertrending (MurderTrending #1)
by Gretchen McNeil
What is it about:
WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 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 seventeen-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?
What did I think of it:
This book was entertaining, but totally over the top.
I was intrigued by the premise, and I will confess I was hoping for a bit more substance than what I got. Somehow I expected the book to be more serious about the premise.
Instead of exploring the darker side of a society hooked on watching prisoners get killed on livestream the story went to the absurd whenever it could. The murders were so over the top I couldn't take them seriously. Add a convoluted backstory that has nothing to do with the premise that took away further from any meaning this story tried to have and I just gave up on finding sense and just sat back and watched the entertaining train wreck.
All in all probably a good read if you step into it without expectations. It might also help if you're more into "reality" tv than I am.
Why should you read it:
It's an entertaining near future YA read.
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