(the Murder Complex, #1)
by Lindsay Cummings
Released |June 10th 2014 by Greenwillow Books|
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Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
The Murder Complex was an interesting read. The world created was a very danger one to live in. This was a very blood filled book, so it is definitely not a light read. This is a hard review for me to write. I don't know why, but it just is. I enjoyed the story, but I did have issues with. I thought the entire concept of the book was pretty interesting and I wanted to find out more and more. There was never really anything not happening in the story. There was always something going on or something to figure out.
The characters in this book were kind of hard for me to connect with at times. I didn't really care for Meadow or Zephyr at times. I didn't not like the characters, but Meadow wasn't someone I could relate to and I didn't like the way that Zephyr fell in love with Meadow. In this book we get the pov from both of them. Meadow is hardcore, hands down. Her father practically raised her to survive. She went through training from a young age and that's all she really knew. Zephyr is a ward (orphan) and he's a programed assassin for the people in charge. He doesn't know that though. He just thinks that he's a killer and doesn't understand why. I felt kind of bad for him throughout the story because you could tell that it was tearing him apart and driving him crazy. He was a nice guy and help out the other kids in the ward all the time.
One of my issues with the story is that the history wasn't explained enough for me. We got the history of the murder complex and how it came about, but we didn't know much about how the world was before. The book spoke of the plague, but it never really said how the plague got started and we don't really know much about the government just the people in charge of the experiment. Also the romance wasn't really that interesting for me either. Zephyr 'dreamed' of Meadow and fell in love with her before he even met her. I thought that was a bit weird.
Overall, the book was okay. It was interesting and I think I'll give the sequel a try.