DNF Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Author: Michelle Rowen
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley
Review by: Jenn
3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped.
2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game.
Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis.
1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it.
Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape.

***This is a Did Not Finish review. I did not finish the book and only read up to 19% of the book. These are my thoughts of what I read.***

I've struggled with this book for about 11 months before calling it quits. I tried so many times to get in to the story but I just couldn't keep up with what was happening. I typically love when the reader is thrown in the story and you have no idea what's happening. But in Countdown I found myself so confused and nothing was being explained. The main character, Kira, also drove me nuts by how she would say one thing and in the next sentence she would say the complete opposite.

I finally gave up when I realized that if I continued any further, I was just setting myself up for disappointment. I've decided to focus on reading the books that I want to and that won't have me raging later on. While it may not have been my cup of tea, I hope other readers enjoy the story.


  1. dont give up! try again, was thinking about this one months ago, was hoping it would be good, sounds interesting from the back, let me know!



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