Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lost in Shadow, Part 1: The Contract

Book: Lost in Shadow, Part 1: The Contract
Series: Lost #1
Author: Scarlett Edwards

Review: After her junior year at Yale, a young woman travels to northern California for the opportunity of a lifetime. Things don't go according to plan when her job is cut short and she is kidnapped. Finding herself in a large room with a shock collar around her neck, she is presented with a contract that she is 'asked' to sign. If she signs, she is committing to 5 years of servitude to an unknown person with the initials JS. If she resists, she will starve to death. Can she figure out who JS is and find a way to survive without becoming a slave?

Wow-this book was quite a surprise. It's short with very little dialogue but it packs a psychological punch. It really made me question what I would do in her situation. The premise is unique (the timeline starts in 2014 and then it jumps back in time a few sections at a time). I read this book a few weeks ago and I'm still thinking about-and talking about it to other people. 

Definitely a book to check out if you want something short and unique. 

Grade: 4/5

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