In this post-apocalyptic thriller, Maddox (aka Michelle Rowan) takes reality game shows to a horrifying
new level. This book starts off fast
and never looks back as it throws its gutsy protagonists into a do-or-die
scenario. Memorable and scary, this first-person novel is a roller-coaster ride of the first magnitude!

As the sole survivor of the massacre of her family, Kira Jordan has endured on the streets as best she can. One day she wakes up in a pitch-black room, chained to the wall with a convicted killer. Rogan Ellis used to be one of the wealthiest men on the planet, until he was convicted of murder. Now Rogan and Kira have been paired up for a horrific televised game called "The Count-down."

Implants have been placed in their heads and will kill them if they separate. Together, they are faced with completing their tasks in each level of competition or they will die. Successfully completing levels is their only chance of survival. In this game, winning is the only thing. (SHOMI, Aug., 368 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith