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Blurb (from Goodreads):
A decadent spring break getaway on an exotic beach becomes a terrifying survival story when six Miami teens are kidnapped and ransomed.
Maddie is beyond done with her cousin Genesis’s entitled and shallow entourage. Genesis is so over Miami’s predictable social scene with its velvet ropes, petty power plays, and backstabbing boyfriends.
While Maddie craves family time for spring break, Genesis seeks novelty—like a last-minute getaway to an untouched beach in Colombia. And when Genesis wants something, it happens.
But paradise has its price. Dragged from their tents under the cover of dark, Genesis, Maddie, and their friends are kidnapped and held for ransom deep inside the jungle—with no diva left behind. It all feels so random to everyone except Genesis. She knows they were targeted for a reason. And that reason is her.
Now, as the hours count down, only one thing’s for certain: If the Miami hostages can’t set aside their personal problems, no one will make it out alive.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
"The barrel of a rifle slides inside my tent. I gasp and scramble backward, but can't tear my gaze from the muzzle aimed at my chest."
This was a YA survival story, about a group of teens kidnapped in Columbia.
Genesis was an interesting character and I liked how she always assessed a situation and looked for the best plan of action before acting. I did feel sorry her at times though, especially when it seemed that more than one person had betrayed her.
The storyline in this was about Genesis and a group of her friends going to Colombia over spring break and getting kidnapped and ransomed by a group of people with guns. Among the friends were Genesis' cousins Maddie and Ryan, and half of the story was told from Maddie's point of view, whilst the other half was from Genesis' point of view. Maddie was diabetic, and running out of insulin which added some extra drama to the story, and we also got an unexpected death quite early on. I did find the story a little hard to get into at first, with so many different characters being introduced at once, but once I got to know everybody things were a bit easier to follow.
There was quite a bit of romantic drama going on as well, and some cheating too, but it didn't take away from the main story.
The ending to this left us with a cliff-hanger.
7 out of 10