Author: Michelle Rowen
Category: Y.A., Dystopia
Pub. Date: 10/01/2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 327ISBN#: 037321096
3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped.
2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game.
Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis.
1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it.
Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape.
We all have played games with in our life time. Like Monopoly, checkers, chess and even a game called Life. But they were just games. No big deal. But, Wow! Playing a game in real life, where you have to make choices that could not only hurt or kill some one close to you, but also puts brutality into a whole new reality. It is not just a board game but you actually live and make real life choices right?
This book kept me on my toes that even when I laid it down to sleep or do other things, it would be there still in the back of my mind wondering what Kira will do or what will happen to Rogan as well as others within the pages of this living game.
Author Michelle Rowen writing has sucked me into a whole different way of looking at the game we call life. She is on my reading list for a couple more books at this time and if they are anything like Count Down, well let's just say I will keep her up there on the top of my books to read.
For the reasons above I will be giving this book and author a Breath of Life rating of:
Five Clock Rating!!
Disclosure: I did receive the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and or review. But the Opinions are my own and yours may differ.
About the Authors:
Michelle Rowen writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult fantasy. She has been on the Waldenbooks/Borders Group romance bestseller list and was the winner of the 2007 Holt Medallion for Best First Book and the 2009 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance.
Please visit www.michellerowen.com to learn more about Michelle and her books