Saturday, May 9, 2015

Numbers Game (Numbers Game #1)Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

**I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.**

Synopsis: Treena is nervous for Rating Day. A single number will brand her forever—a valuable citizen, or a pathetic waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident their scores will coincide so they can attend the academy together. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

To get her life and boyfriend back, she must go undercover and expose a military spy. Doesn’t sound too hard, except that someone wants her dead. And then there’s Vance, the mysterious soldier with a haunted past and beautiful brown eyes. Together, they discover a dark numbers conspiracy, one that shatters the nation’s future. Treena must join up with Vance if she is to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within her heart.

In a futuristic world where war has decimated the population, Treena (Amentrine) is coming of age and learning things about herself, her friends, her family, and her government she never thought possible. The tenor of this story is very similar to The Hunger Games series - the country as we know it has destroyed itself via war, a new regime arose that dictated a means to "peace" which is then enforced on the population, the top person of power has become corrupt in order to maintain their position, our heroine must stay alive long enough to right all the wrongs.

I really liked that the more Treena learned and matured the easier it was to empathize with her. To be honest it took me a while to get into the story because I really hated how shallow she was early in the story, and had a hard time forcing myself to continue reading. You also get to see Vance change and mature as the book switches frequently between his perspective and his.

I hated the ending. It's one of those I-should-have-seen-that-coming endings.

Overall this was an enjoyable - if somewhat predictable - storyline. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games or Divergent series including teens/pre-teens.

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