Friday, October 24, 2014

Ashley's Review: Delirium (Debt Collector #1) by Susan Kaye Quinn

Delirium (Debt Collector 1)
Delirium (Debt Collector #1) by Susan Kaye Quinn
Publication Date: December 30th 2013
Genre: New Adult Dystopia
Pages: 42
Format: Kindle
Source: Free on Amazon
Read: October 23, 2014
Delirium - EPISODE 1 of the nine-part, first season of the Debt Collector serial.

What's your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He's just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja's sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane... until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn't what she seems, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone--a dark pit he's not sure he'll be able to climb out of again.
~My Thoughts~
Looking for a quick read because I haven't really been reading much lately, I go through my kindle and find this, remembering the hype for this series. So looking up the summary, I was instantly drawn to it!
Delirium took me for a ride! The debt collecting is intense! Having the power to take someone's life when they're ready to go and then giving it to someone younger who's going to do something good with the extra time added to their health is an intriguing concept and truly a scary world to live in. Especially when a ten year old girl that's supposed to be getting new treatments for her cancer is being left behind by this society.
In this short I couldn't exactly connect to Lirium however I enjoyed learning about him, watching him go through his routine of collecting and his way of medicating himself after he collects as he truly doesn't have much of a soul himself. Being a collector can take a lot out of someone and it seems that depression isn't uncommon in their lives, so trying to keep himself sane he likes to drink from a bottle but not alone. He always hires a sex worker to get lost but the one that shows up this one time is looking for something in return. Lirium is unsure at first and very angry, however not wanting to be alone he goes along with it. Getting swept into this mysterious girl, he learns all is not what it seems in this world and I wasn't shocked that the society might be hiding a few things here and there.
Overall, I too got swept into this world and can't wait to continue this series by Mrs. Quinn. She's able to paint a picture perfectly and it's an intense one!  
Sweet Readings Everybody!

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