Meritropolis Series by Joel Ohman #Review #dystopian
Posted by brriske
The year is AE3, 3 years after the Event. Within the walls of Meritropolis, 50,000 inhabitants live in fear, ruled by the brutal System that assigns each citizen a merit score that dictates whether they live or die. Those with the highest scores thrive, while those with the lowest are subject to the most unforgiving punishment–to be thrust outside the city gates, thrown to the terrifying hybrid creatures that exist beyond.
But for one High Score, conforming to the System just isn’t an option. Seventeen-year-old Charley has a brother to avenge. And nothing–not even a totalitarian military or dangerous science–is going to stop him.
Where humankind has pushed nature and morals to the extreme, Charley is amongst the chosen few tasked with exploring the boundaries, forcing him to look deep into his very being to discern right from wrong. But as he and his friends learn more about the frightening forces that threaten destruction both without and within the gates, Meritropolis reveals complexities they couldn’t possibly have bargained for…
couldn’t put this dystopian story down. 17 year old Charlie lives in the walled city of Meritropolis and he’s lived there since The Event. In this city your worth is based on your score, if it’s to low no matter your age you’re Zeroed, thrown outside of the walls to die. Charlie is lucky he’s a high score, his brother wasn’t so lucky. Now Charlie is out to change the System and get revenge against the man who started it. What follows is action from start to finish and what the Event was is pretty interesting. Kept me reading till I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore. Definitely a great book for people who enjoy dystopian science fiction.
but in his quest to take down the System that has taken his brother from him, he must go through Meritorium, a city where gladiatorial games of life or death combat are waged between High Scores and Low Scores, man and beast.
Charley and Sandy must face man-eating plants, religious zealots, slave traders, and the ever present mutant animal combinations that roam a dystopian Coliseum presided over by Emperor Titus, the one man standing between Charley and the answers he seeks. Man is not an animal, but if they are to make it through Meritorium, will they even be able to tell the difference?
The lines between man and beast, friend and foe, will blur in Meritorium, the riveting sequel to the bestselling Meritropolis.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.