Bomb by Sarah Mussi

Published October 20, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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Goodreads:

I’m Genesis Wainwright. I’m a sixth-form student. I come from Somerset. My mum is the best mum in the world. I play the guitar (badly). My best friend is Holly. I’m searching for answers to the Meaning of Life. I believe in True Love. AND I’M IN LOVE WITH NAZ. I want to be a performance poet. And I’m crazy about motorbikes.

I can remember everything.

Except last night.

When Genesis goes on a blind internet date, she just wants to get over her ex-boyfriend Naz. She just wants someone to like her again. But when Genesis wakes up the morning after the date, she can’t remember a thing. She doesn’t know where she is, or how she got there. And she can hardly move because she is strapped into some kind of body armour …

Before she has time to figure it out, she receives an order through an earpiece stuck in her ear. And then a voice sounds in her head: ‘You have been chosen for an assignment … The vest you’re wearing is packed with high explosives. And with one mobile call we can detonate it.’

To her horror Genesis has become an agent of mass destruction, a walking weapon in the hands of a terrorist cell.

The countdown to detonation has begun: Genesis must re-examine everyone and everything she loves and make terrifying choices … in the face of certain death.

A gutsy, compelling and chilling thrill-ride.

My Thoughts:

This book was amazing.  Such drama! Such suspense! Genesis is a typical teenager who goes on a date to get over her ex, and wakes up in a nightmare.  I think this is really scary, especially with online and mobile dating, you really never know who you are meeting with! She had no recollection of the night before, and wakes up having no idea where she is.  She’s also strapped into some body armour that is very heavy and uncomfortable, and she can’t take it off!  Shortly after waking up, she gets a voice in her ear, where an earpiece is glued and impossible to remove, giving her orders, and letting her know, that she is strapped into a bomb.  There is so much action in this book, so there isn’t much in the way of character development. I never connected with Genesis.  I found her a bit vapid and annoying.  I hated all of her life poems.  They seemed silly and pointless.  I also didn’t understand why she would go to her friend and not have the friend go to the police right away. That makes literally no sense.  And her ex being trained military, and getting involved but also NOT GOING TO THE POLICE makes no sense to me! I know that it sounds like I am being very negative, and that I didn’t like the book, but I really did.  There is so much suspense and action that I really did enjoy the story.  I wish it had an epilogue so that we would know what actually happened!

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