Genre: Young Adult/Diversity
Publisher: Little, Brown
Source: The Library
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Goodreads Summary: 730. That's how many days I've been trapped.
18. That's how many days I have left to find a way out.
DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible....
JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister....
MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She's about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window.....
In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out.
What I Liked
- The writing and characters made me curious about this walled city from the very beginning of the novel and managed to hold my attention throughout.
- It's a well written young adult stand-alone novel.
- I liked and found interest in every single strong willed character fighting to survive in The Walled City. I think I love Jin the most, that is one tough girl.
- It's dark and heartbreaking, but also filled with hope and love. You have to be okay with reading a more gritty book.
- The pacing was spot on. It's a veryintenseand exciting read.
- I liked the descriptions and similes, although some might find it to be a little much.
- The chaos at the end is also worth mentioning, the count down to the big bang was intense.
What I didn't Like
- It was kind of predictable.
- It wasn't epic like I thought it could have been.
Bottom Line: The Walled City is a good book.Sorry for the semi-vague review. I had a hard time putting into words what I felt about this one for whatever reason. Maybe because I didn't take a lot of notes while reading. Shame on me.