The United States is gone; in its place is a broken country struggling to survive. A lost microchip can turn the US back into the superpower it once was. Every year, racers head out into the desert to find the microchip, but they never return.
This year, Troy is going to change all that. He plans to win the Rotham Race.
Finding the microchip, though, might not be all the citizens think. Government secrets surround the race, and the one to win doesn’t receive just fame and glory. He or she gets death.
Wow! This book is simply amazing. I loved the story as well as the characters. It's a quick and entertaining read. Nothing is overdone in this book. I think that it's perfect book for YA dystopian fans. Although, I'm not a fan of the genre but still I quite enjoyed this book. It was easy to comprehend and get into. Story intrigued me right from the beginning and as usual the author's originality didn't disappoint me in the least.
Rotham Race is the only way Troy can become rich and that's all he wants. Because in this world rich has everything, they get the first dips on medical supplies, food, and even education. For the poor life is ten times more difficult and it's his dream to make a difference, to change things in the country so that poor can also get access to all the things that only rich are enjoying. That's how it started, however, while on his quest he is going to encounter things that will completely change his view of the world...
Barbie knows that no one ever returns from the Rotham Race, but maybe Troy will be an exception. In any case, she plans to help him in whatever way she can because she wants him to come back to her, and he will...
It's a great read and I'd definitely recommend it to all readers who enjoy young adult fiction.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book for which I'd like to thank the author, your stories are always refreshingly original and that makes them all the more fun to read.