Author: Michelle Rowen
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Release date: 1st October 2013 (UK)
Star rating: 4/5 stars
So what's it about?
Kira Jordan, an orphan, thief and low-level psi, wakes up in a dark room which has one other occupant - murderer Rogan Ellis.
They are contestants on a TV show called Countdown where they will have to pass six levels if they want to live while an audience watches.
But will Kira and Rogan be able to survive the levels as dark secrets are revealed?
Love it or hate it?
Countdown is a very good read that held my attention well. The levels of the TV show were interesting, though one was maybe slightly too easy. I liked that the romance wasn't too in your face and found Kira and Rogan likeable. There were some good twists but I was surprised that the levels didn't take up more of the book.
Now I know what you're thinking because I thought it too - The Hunger Games. True in some ways Countdown is similar but in others it is not.
Overall this is an enjoyable, fast-paced book that I would definitely recommend.
Note: I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Michelle Rowen.