Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
What a roller coaster of a ride this book is!!! If you love science fiction-action movies, this is the perfect choice for you. Zoey Ashe is a normal teenager living in a worn down trailer with her mom, who hardly talks to her. She barely even knows her her biological dad is, some rich guy she’s seen twice in her life who her mom says is a major douche bag mafioso type. When he dies and leaves everything to Zoey, her world crashes in. Suddenly, all the crazies in the world are after her for the $5 million dollar bounty on her head. Of course she is kidnapped by her father’s henchmen immediately, but then becomes a media star because the whole thing (which took play in the subway) was streamed live on the internet using Blink, a GoPro type device almost everyone wears. She’s immediately taken to a lawless city called Tabula Ra$a, which is like Las Vegas on steroids. Here chaos ensues, with Zoey trying to trust the “Fancy Suits,” who are her father’s closest advisors and don’t really seem to be on the up and up themselves. They’re fighting against a genetically altered crazy man, think Robocop, for control of the city and the future of mankind.
This was a super fun book which I could hardly set down while reading. I want to give readers a warning that there is some extremely graphic violence which was difficult for me, but I have trouble stomaching “The Walking Dead” zombie show on TV.
I would recommend this to readers who like high action books and movies, and those who like fast-paced adventure stories. If you love the Matrix movies, Ernest Cline the Maze Runner books, this is your perfect next book.