Book Mail – #Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

This would definitely be a cover buy for me!

Thanks to Freeform for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

#Murdertrending – Gretchen McNeil (Releasing August 7th, 2018)

I’ve seen from some reviewers that this is like The Purge meets The Hunger Games – so obviously I’m going to want to read this.

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Here’s the synopsis:

WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 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 eighteen-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 do you think of these kinds of futuristic reads? I personally love the concept of The Purge films, so this plot has my attention.

–Jess

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