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#MurderTrending (#MurderTrending, 1) (edició 2019)

de Gretchen McNeil (Autor)

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Falsely accused of murdering her stepsister, seventeen-year-old Dee fights to survive paid assassins on Alcatraz 2.0, the most popular prison on social media.
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Títol:#MurderTrending (#MurderTrending, 1)
Autors:Gretchen McNeil (Autor)
Informació:Freeform (2019), Edition: Reprint, 368 pages
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I really, really, really LOVED this book! I'm not quite sure why, but apparently I had a reading itch that it perfectly scratched. I thought the premise was great and enjoyed the execution. So much fun! Even if you don't like YA books, if you're looking for a good #Spooktober read, this could be it! ( )
  ShannonHollinger | Feb 15, 2021 |
I picked this book up at my library on a whim, and I'm glad I did! Very fast read, and I thought it was well written. The pace is good and the premise is interesting. ( )
  jpeterman | Jul 10, 2020 |
READ THIS BOOK! Awesome--if Death Race, The Hunger Games, and Black Mirror had a baby, it would be this book. I love the premise--the idea of a privatized prison system where people are executed for entertainment isn't that far-fetched. ( )
  mrsrenick | Apr 19, 2020 |
My husband purchased this book for me as a Christmas gift. All opinions are my own. (He's sweet like that). 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil. Dee is sentenced to death by a Judge, when she wakes up she finds herself on Alcatraz 2.0 under the watchful eyes of the public posting about impending death. A seventeen year old trapped on an island full of mass murders, serial killers, and assassins, she will never survive. The odds are not in her favor. She trusts no one and no one likes her until she proves she's smarter than her past and she is capable of standing her ground. She outsmarts the best if the best in hopes of finding who framed her for the murder of her sister. I have no idea why I liked this one so much. Maybe the action packed pages or maybe the idea of something different and fresh. Who knows? But it was a great, fun read and you should definitely read it. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com ( )
  SBoren | Jan 22, 2020 |
Oh, man, where to start with this book? I guess the plot. That's a good place to start.

Plot- 18 year old Dee is convicted of killing her stepsister Molly. She's sent to Alcatraz 2.0, a prison island where inmates are brutally killed by one of the flamboyant killers, streamed live on the incredibly popular Postman app. Dee sets out to prove she's innocent in Molly's death and along the way bonds with some other inmates. Together they become the Death Row Breakfast Club.

The main reason I picked up this book is I was interested in the premise. Running Man meets Breakfast Club, with a touch of commentary on the current climate? Sign me up! Unfortunately, this book did not quite deliver on the premise.

First, what I liked. I liked the idea of something horrendous being presented in a consumable, entertaining package for the public. I dug it going from a TV show broadcast everywhere, ala [b:The Hunger Games|2767052|The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)|Suzanne Collins|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1447303603s/2767052.jpg|2792775] and The Running Man, to a streaming app. I really liked the interludes where you saw people interacting in the Postman app and forums. The postings felt authentic, like postings on Reddit and Twitter today. The killers were all flamboyantly, darkly fun and their scenarios, for the most part, were suspenseful and had at least one creative element. I also dug how technology is used on the island, from the placement of cameras to the televisions and other aspects. Also, the pace of this book is breakneck, which was pretty fun.

What I didn't like (and it's a big element)- The characters. Good gosh, if you're looking for bland, cardboard cut out characters with no growth or much personality, then you're in luck because this book is chock full of them. Instead of seeing a good character here, I instead kept picturing who I would cast in this movie, because I thought they'd bring some fun to the parts. And that's a problem for me when the characters are so boring, I cast actors for the movie to make them MORE interesting. There is also a spoiler coming up that pretty much brought down the book from 3 to 2 stars for me. I was also majorly annoyed that the two people of color, who also happened to be the only two LGBT characters in the book, Blair and Ethan, were killed. One of them is killed in a hastily put together, lazy scenario to boot. Dee is Latinx, but in the most shoddy way possible, with a Hispanic last name and by using one word of Spanish throughout the whole book. Seriously, Gretchen McNeil? Not only not cool, but also what a lazy trope to embrace. Do better. . Out of all the Death Row Breakfast Club inmates, my favorite one was Ethan, the dumb jock with a goofy sense of humor. He reminded me of a mix of Michelangelo from TMNT & Beast Boy, both characters I love and who have more depth than any character in this book.

I also hated the ending. No spoilers here, but there is something tossed in that just made me shake my head.

Overall, there were some fun elements to this book that set it apart from other YA Dystopian literature, but there wasn't enough character development for me to really like it. The spoiler section really brought it down for me. The thrills & tech are fun, but there isn't much else there. It honestly just made me really want to watch Running Man again.

Spoiler P.S. It was so odd to me that Ethan never makes a Running Man reference, despite being obsessed with 80's movies and that they are pretty much living through that movie. Would that have been too self referential for a book that has a ton of other pop culture & self referential elements?
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  rkcraig88 | Jul 15, 2019 |
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