Friday, May 18, 2018

Review: 84K by Claire North

Publication Date: May 24th, 2018
Publisher: Orbit
Genre: Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
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Synopsis: What if your life were defined by a number?

What if any crime could be committed without punishment, so long as you could afford to pay the fee assigned to that crime?

Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.

But when Theo's ex-lover Dani is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.

Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up.

My Rating
5/5 stars

My Review
This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and puts a number to said crime. If the “criminal” can pay, they are free, if they cannot they go to the “patty line” where they practically become slave workers. Essentially, if you are rich, you can do anything you want. 

When an old lover comes back to Theo’s life, she can ruin everything he has done to remain hidden and hide his true identity. When she is murdered and he has to put a dollar value to her life, he decides that their system must end. He travels all over the country with people he never could have imagined so he can destroy the country and get the child that may or may not be his. 

The main character who we follow in this book, Theo Miller, will do anything to get his daughter back. In the beginning of the book he starts off as relatively good and kind. As the story progresses and more is told of his history, you realize that maybe he isn’t what he seems. As the book continues, he starts doing more and more that reveals just how much he will do to get what he wants.

This book was a wild ride. At some parts I didn’t know what timeline I was in, or what character was speaking, or even what was happening. But this all worked. It all made sense, the disorder made sense. You have to read until the very last page for everything to come together, and even then, some things are not explained. 

Overall, I loved reading this book and I loved how unique the writing style was. This book is not your average piece of fiction, it goes above and beyond the expectations. I highly recommend this to all in need of a good dystopian and action packed novel.

Happy Reading,

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