Friday, 20 May 2016

Night Speed by Chris Howard

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Night Speed
Blurb (from Goodreads):
 An addictive new drug fuels superhuman strength and speed in this action-packed sci-fi thriller that will have fans of Scott Westerfeld and Marie Lu on the edge of their seats.

Only those young enough can survive tetra, a dangerous drug that creates a pulse-pounding rush of enormous strength and incredible speed. Seventeen-year-old Alana West has been trained to use tetra so she can pursue the young criminals who abuse its power--criminals like the one who nearly killed her kid brother.

On tetra, Alana is unstoppable--an explosive blur as she surges through New York City. But with the clock ticking down to her eighteenth birthday, Alana will soon be too old for the rush . . . when just one more dose will prove deadly.

Supported only by her steady handler, Tucker, Alana goes undercover, infiltrating an elite gang of breaknecks to stop their supply of the drug. But when Alana gets trapped on the wrong side of the law, she learns the breaknecks are not quite what they seem--especially Ethan, the boy who seems to see the truth inside her. With her dependency on tetra increasing, Alana must decide where her loyalties lie, before the rush ends. Forever.

Night Speed by Chris Howard

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Night Speed “I robbed a bank. Make that two.”

This was a YA sci-fi story about teens using a special drug that made them super-fast for 9 minutes.

Alana seemed a bit of a hot mess. She ignored her handler, did whatever the hell she wanted to do, and seemed oddly addicted to the drug that she was supposed to just be using for work. When she was then asked to go undercover she seemed to want to do that with very little encouragement, and with very little guarantee that what she was doing was the right thing to do.

The storyline in this was about Alana going undercover, using this drug that she had a bit of an addiction to, and trying to crack the man behind the street version of the drug, and that was pretty much all I could gather. The pace in this was really slow, and I got really quite confused as to what exactly was going on and why, and I really lost interest.

5 out of 10

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