Day 7 (#2)
Author: Kerry Drewery
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: June 15th 2017
Format: eARC (448 pages)
The tense and thrilling companion to Cell 7.
Martha Honeydew has been released from the terrifying Cell 7. But despite her new freedom, the corrupt judicial system is still tracking Martha’s every move. And Isaac, her only trusted friend, is now imprisoned in the very same cells she was. Isaac saved Martha’s life, it is only right she now saves his.
But with Martha still a target, her chances of saving Isaac are remote. Martha begins to question whether it is ever possible to escape government scrutiny.
Will Martha and Isaac ever reunite?
Will they ever live in a better world?
My Rating: ★★★★
Day 7 is a fantastic second instalment in this series. Picking up just where Cell 7 left off, this book continues to explore social class, conspiracy and media influence in a way I’ve not seen before.
I love that these books do not shy away from the nitty gritty truth that the media paint things in a certain way. Although I despise the nature of the reality shows in this book I love reading those scenes as it’s so interesting to see how the public are portrayed as reacting to what they are fed. I would like to think that I wouldn’t be so easily sucked in but I’m sure we all have been at some point or another. It’s really quite frightening when you think about the influence of the media and those up top who can control what goes out to the public and how it goes out. Frightening indeed.
There were plenty of shock twists and turns and a couple of them did leave me a bit teary eyed (if you’ve read the book you’ll know what I’m talking about!). The plot continued to be strong and I really enjoy how steeped in conspiracy this whole dystopian society is. It was refreshing to read the story from multiple POVs and I still really like all of the characters in this book. They all have their own stories and voices but are tied together perfectly.
The ending certainly left me wanting more – I just need to know what is going to happen next!
Thanks to Hot Key Books, Kerry Drewery and NetGalley for my advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Have you read Day 7? What did you think?
What are your favourite YA dystopian novels?