Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Review: The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian

The Wicked We Have Done
Author:Sarah Harian
Release Date: March 18, 2014
Publisher: Headline
Chaos Theory Book #1
ISBN13: 9781472218100
Genre: New Adult/Dystopian
Review Copy Source:NetGalley
Evalyn Ibarra never expected to be an accused killer and experimental prison test subject. A year ago, she was a normal college student. Now she’s been sentenced to a month in the compass room—an advanced prison obstacle course designed by the government to execute justice.

If she survives, the world will know she’s innocent.

Locked up with nine notorious and potentially psychotic criminals, Evalyn must fight the prison and dismantle her past to stay alive. But the system prized for accuracy appears to be killing at random.

She doesn’t plan on making friends.

She doesn’t plan on falling in love, either.

THE WICKED WE HAVE DONE was interesting. The whole premise of the story is what made me want to read it and it kept my attention. Evalyn is an accused killer who takes the option of going to The Compass Room to test her morality. While there she meets friends, falls in love and rebels against the prison that holds them all.

Evalyn doesn't think she will make it out of The Compass Room. She committed a horrible crime and as she is forced to relive it while waiting to finally be killed for it. We slowly learn the circumstances behind her crime and the role she played in it while we also meet the other participants and why they are there. You have a small idea of who will make it farther than others but things go hinky many times. You can guess pretty quickly who the romance is with. Although this character is a little bit younger than Evalyn they quickly become part of each others life's and fight to take care of each other. The characters all seemed well rounded. I had no problem liking Evalyn's allies and despising her enemies. The prison obstacle course was very Hunger Games like. There are tests, hallucinations, people bent on killing others but it was also unique in the sense of the technology used and its purpose.

I still had a lot of questions when the book was over and I can't decide if the author made it that way or if I missed something which is a tad frustrating. Depending on what I read when the blurb for A VAULT OF SINS is released I might read book 2.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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