A citizen girl someone’s trying to kill. A hot military slave with a mysterious past. A dangerous game that changes everything.
In futuristic America, everyone wears a number. Treena’s as ready for Rating Day as anyone can be—she’s a top contender in Level Three school and has a highly-rated boyfriend. But when her number is announced, it shocks everyone.
To get her life and boyfriend back, Treena 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 gorgeous 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 hear
***I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
We meet Treena on her Rating day. She’s done everything by the book, there’s no way her numbers aren’t high enough to put her in the Green group. She just hopes her boyfriend, Dresden is within a hundred points of her so they could continue being together. But when she gets her rating, she is devastated and that’s stuff starts getting interesting. She gets placed in a dangerous position with an elite military group with no combat skills. Her trainer, Vance, feels she’s his responsibility, but he’s always feeling responsible. Maybe that has something to do with his past, though. Only there was no way any of them could know that this went so much deeper than them, and that things were about to get even more crazy.
It took me a minute to get into this book. It has nothing to do with the writing or the style, it’s really well done. Just life, yanno? Treena handles having her life turned upside down several times, rather well. I think at 40, I’d have thrown a temper tantrum, but she does the best she can with what she has, even if that means making mistakes. And I like this about this book. The girl is seriously bad butt, however, she’s not immune to making mistakes or being manipulated by those she thought cared for her. And that goes for all the major characters in this story. They all make mistakes. I will say that there’s the illusion of a love-triangle, but really once the heart has settled, it did settle and it didn’t take as long for it to happen as you’d think. Just there’s a lot going on, so for some of the characters there’s the illusion of something with someone else. Not so.
Ms. Rode has a very interesting and complex world that she’s created. There’s not only the world within the walls, there’s the world outside of it. Each with their own sets of laws and values. I’m interested in see how this series progresses. So would I recommend this book? Yeah, I would, it’s quite interesting.
REBECCA RODE is an award-winning author and journalist. She is the author of the bestselling YA dystopian novel, NUMBERS GAME, and the inspirational book, HOW TO HAVE PEACE WHEN YOU’RE FALLING TO PIECES. She also writes for Deseret News, KSL.com, FamilyShare, and Provo Daily Herald. However, her true love is writing for teenagers. She enjoys traveling, reading, and martial arts, and she has a ridiculous addiction to chocolate-banana shakes. She lives with her husband and four children between a mountain and a lake. Visit he