Review: Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

Received copy from publisher for review.
Published: April 15, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Amazon - Goodreads


The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country.

Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die?

Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy's list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own.

Since yarn bombing is the only rebellion in Patsy's past, she’s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the ten people on her list aren't strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy's list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice.

Delilah S. Dawson offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours—a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish.

I know I'm not going to like every book I read and unfortunately Hit falls into that category. I thought the concept of a teenage bounty hunter was awesome, but it just didn't come across well in the book.

The main character, Pasty Klein (yes, that's really her name) is given the option to either become a bounty hunter for Valor (once a bank, but now it's the new United States) or she and her mother will be killed because they have outstanding credit card debt. Now, I have absolutely no idea why Valor all of a sudden decided to collect money from their clients, from what I can remember that was never clearly stated in the book.

I truly didn't like the characters. The main character killed a lot of people and I just didn't really respect her as a heroine or understand her decisions. I felt that death/murder was taken very lightly and I wasn't really into that.

I found the romance to be insane. Patsy and Wyatt's relationship felt inappropriate at times because of the deadly situation they were in.

I know this is a first book in a series so all the questions can't be answer, but there was just so much left unanswered. Most of the time I felt confused and, if I'm honest, just bored. I really wanted to like this yarn-bombing bounty hunter's story, but it just wasn't for me. I won't be continuing on with the series when the next book, Strike, comes out in March of 2016.

**I received this book for review from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Awe, it sucks that Hit was a miss for you! I totally love the concept and am eager to purchase my own copy since it's not a concept I've run across in dystopia. For some reason, the idea of this book reminds me of The Purge movies...

    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

    1. I hope you love it, I agree I loved the idea of the concept too.
      YES! It reminded me of The Purge too!

  2. Uh oh two stars! That must have been a disappointment, I've heard mixed reviews about this one so I'm not sure if I should pick it up. I would hate if the questions were left unanswered. I hope your next read is a hit for you though :) <3 Benish| Feminist Reflections

    1. I loved the idea of the concept, I wished I loved it!
      Thank you, I hope it is too!

  3. Too bad. Thank for sharing your thoughts on this.

  4. I wasn't too enamored by the synopsis anyway, but I'll be definitely skipping this one now. The premise sounds ridiculous, and I can't believe the MC takes murder lightly or has time to fall into a relationship considering her situation.

    1. Those were definitely two rather big problems for me! I had to leave out a spoiler, but there's one part with the beginning of the romance that makes me seriously go 'what in the absolute heck is going on?!'
      Thank you :)