Review : The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings 

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?”

It is getting so hard for me to enjoy a dystopian read. They all feel like faded copies of the ones i have read before….

Sadly, The Murder complex is far form original. We have everyting we need to enter a cliché : The awful life, the tyrannical government, the lovers, the deaths, the rebellion… like i said, it sounds like all the other dystopian books out there. The concept was interesting. A world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate? sounds pretty cool, but even with that storyline, the book fail to stand out.

The characters were okay. Meadow is our classic badass girl who is differents from everybody else, so she is the only one who can save the world. I think her character was fun to follow. the other main character, Zephyr, was boring. I usually fall in love with the male character of these type of books, but this time i didn’t. For a guy who is programmed to kill, he is not very useful. i got annoyed by him alot. I think they both lack of personality, making it hard to connect and care about them. Also, the insta-love in this book is strong and not very realistic. I just didn’t believe in it. The whole scene when they are in the ocean is ridiculous.

The writing was good. Some part were very thrilling and well-writen. i had a problem with the POVs. We get to read for Meadow and Zephyr’s side, but i couldn’t feel the separation between them. The had the same voice, so it made the whole thing pointless.

the murder complex was not a bad book, i just didn’t feel the excitement i usually enjoy when i’m reading a dystopian fiction. i don’t think i’ll be checking out the sequel.

The Murder Complex : 3/5


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