Alyssa’s Reviews – Hit by Delilah S. Dawson (ARC)

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m going to be reviewing Hit by Delilah S. Dawson!

DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC copy from Simon and Schuster Canada, for an honest review. No opinions are persuaded because of this!



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.


AMAZING. I absolutely loved this book! The concept is just so amazing.

The characters were spectacular! Unlike most Dystopian YA Books, Patsy (The Main Character) had a lot of common sense, which is not commonly seen in YA books.

The setting was SO creative! Although, it is set in our world, it has a mysterious flow to it. It goes very well with the plot. Especially the area that Patsy is. The area fits very well with the plot, as it seems that most of the people are poor, and cannot pay the exponential fines that the government has entrusted with them.

Now for my favourite part, THE PLOT. It was so rich and fine with detail. It was also a very unique idea, that is rare to find in YA Dystopians!


I really loved this book, and would recommend it to all teens! 5/5 gold stars for sure 🙂

I hope that you guys enjoyed this review! Be sure to pick up Hit, it is officially in stores TODAY!

See you all tomorrow!

Good Night Book Lions!

4 thoughts on “Alyssa’s Reviews – Hit by Delilah S. Dawson (ARC)

  1. It’s nice to hear a YA dystopian review about a book that’s not completely just like every other dystopian book out there. There’s waaaay too much cookie-cutter writing in the genre, it seems. Hit looks like a nice change from that; I’m looking forward to reading. 🙂

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