Hey hey hey there! Today, The Murder Complex blog tour is droppin’ by the blog. Check out the books below, my review and of course, a giveaway! 🙂
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Release Date: May 27th 2014Rate: *YOUR RATING*
Meadow Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.
Meadow Woodson’s father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons’ houseboat without her father or mother at her side. Set in the violent, complex, and mysterious world of The Murder Complex, and introducing Meadow Woodson—a teenage girl trained to survive no matter what the cost—and her family, who are together for the last time on their houseboat in the Florida Everglades.
I must say, I really really enjoyed The Fear Trials. It’s a pretty short novella, which I’m sure you can finish in an less than an hour or so. It tells the story of how Meadow, the book’s main character, began to change from a soft-hearted girl to a girl who knows and fully understand the complexities of life and how she must train hard and fight to the death in order to survive. Especially since her sister and brother and the rest of her family depends on her.
I immediately loved Meadow’s gentleness at first, and how her mind is so trying to do what is right, even if what’s happening in her world is full of wrong. Dystopian books usually begin with this, and I love it. I love seeing how she started out, because I’m pretty sure in the Murder Complex, she’s already a tough one from the beginning. So it’s nice to see her background, the process and her experiences and reasons how she got where she is now in the present.
The writing also gives us a glimpse of a thoroughly well-described dark world of The Murder Complex. I still haven’t fully comprehended the whole dystopian world setting of the book, but I have an overall idea of what it’s about because of the The Fear Trials. Now, I already added The Murder Complex to my TBR, I think you should too. 🙂 If this book is your kind of thing. It is mine.
*Note: a review copy was given in exchange for my honest opinion.* Thanks Lindsay for the copy! 🙂
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Lindsay Cummings is the 20-year-old author of THE MURDER COMPLEX, as well as its sequel, coming 2014 from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, and the MG trilogy THE BALANCE KEEPERS, coming Fall 2014 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.
Lindsay deals with chronic fatigue, can’t get enough of her two pesky German Shepherds, wolf cub, and two horses. She’s still waiting on her letter from Hogwarts–it was probably just lost in the mail. You can follow Lindsay on twitter @lindsaycwrites
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