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.
There was a game named Countdown,with six levels.Two people had to complete those levels in order to survive.But what if you are chosen to play without your consent?What if you are a part of that game just to stay away from a place where you might end up having an horrible future?
The big questions are: What if you find out that the one who controls the games isn't exactly who you thought he was?What would you do?Save him or kill him?
When it comes to books like this one i just can't stop myself from reading them.Why?I'm addicted to them.Well,that's not something new for me and it never will be.I won't stop reading them,especially if those book are extremely good like this one.Definitely,this is one of those book i will always recommend to everyone.
Kira Jordan's life wasn't perfect.After her family was murdered,Kira struggled every day to survive.She became a thief and she did everything she could to survive.But what she never agreed to,what she never thought could happen-was the fact that she was forced to be a part of Countdown.An horrible game where she had to complete six levels in order to survive.But what if Kira's too smart for that game?What if Kira will find a way to stop that?What if the boy ,the one who was sent with Kira in the game, and Kira will find a way to stop the game forever?
Rogan Ellis-he might be the son of an important and powerfull man,but his life wasn't that perfect.Between the rumors and accusations ,and the fact that his own father destroyed his life,Rogan accepted to be a part of Countdown,just so he won't end up in Saradone,the worst nightmare everyone could have.But his life was already a nightmare,a nightmare he was trying to escape.Maybe agreeing to be a part of Countdown wasn't such a bad idea.Maybe after all he will find a way to put an end to his nightmare.
After all..Kira and Rogan end up fighting for their life.And it was pretty much brilliant.But what was perfect was they way everything started-cause i can say that there were a lot of lies and surprises.And of course everything started to happen in this way after The Plague.
Also ,there was a place named the Colony.Where people with abilities-like psi abilities,Kira had a low-level psi ability,or at least that was what everyone thought- could live in peace and learn everything about their abilities.
What you need to know about Countdown is that the game was something like kill or be killed.Survive until the end and you will be rewarded with something you really wish you could have.But in this case neither Kira nor Rogan accepted to kill each other for that reward.
It was exciting and i liked what i read from the beginning.Honestly,i didn't expect this,but i should have thought that it will be something like this.I mean read the description and you will know that it won't be something easy and normal.Heck,i still can't believe what i read.
So,every single move Kira and Rogan did was televised.The couldn't do something without eveyrone knowing.The game was a secret and there were people who paid to see that game.Horrible as it seems ,those people enjoyed watching how two people struggled to survive.Yikes.That's not something i would do,but i guess in this way it added something to the book and it made everything interesting.
Ignoring a few things,i can say that this story was exactly the way i wish every single dystopian story should be.With strong characters,surprises,lie,dangerous situations and ,of course,the beginning of something beautiful between the main characters(even if there is always the possibility that something bad could happen).Let's just say that a few book ,dystopian books,impressed me,so i'm extremely glad that finally i can add another book on that list.
And what i want to add: You have to read this book ASAP! Brilliant.
Can i give it more than five stars?Pretty please?