No Safety In Numbers
"Funny how a guy could completely freak you out, but also be the only one person you trusted."
At first, the novelty of being locked in a mall is the best bad news one could receive. That careless feeling soon got dropped down into the stomachs of the trapped, as the announcement of a bomb got set loose into the Stonecliff mega mall. When action mixes with mystery the 4 main characters embark of their own journeys to freedom. Whether they get trapped by security or trapped in a Bermuda triangle of undying love, escaping seems impossible. Although when faced with conflict, the teens conquer them in all kinds of ways, even if it means hurting others. Only some rise to the occasion, who will you root for?
No Safety In Numbers was a good read because the unexpected love pop ups always tended to keep me interested and the mix of romance and action was a different, unique combination. This book had exactly what I wanted. The only really big problem I had was that couldn't put it down! The characters were all equally as interesting and had quite a bit of history within each of them that was surprisingly easy to catch on to.
What I think this book could've written better was that at some points, the detail was too intense for my brain to handle, and the lead roles of switching characters was a little confusing, as soon as I had gotten to know one character well, it switched to the next and by then I had forgotten all about them. Although as soon as I had the chance to get to know the characters better, it was way easier to interpret.
Overall I think this creative book is a ideal option for any reader. This book really puts you in the shoes of the teens and makes you think as if you were the one in that mall. I would definitely recommend this book to people searching for a romantic novel with a bit of a terrifying twist! Switch the lens in the camera of life and give this amazing book a read, if you enjoy mystery, you wont regret it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lexi Ross is a timid girl with a great sense of humor and so happens to be a computer geek and an overall smart girl. Being the senators daughter, she knows a bit more than the other kids and that definitely comes to her advantage. One mistake she makes is trusting people with the information she knows, and when trapped in the mall her smarts help her to figure out what to do and when to do it.
Taking a turn for the bad, the antagonist in this story is Dotty Ross, the senator. Dotty knows a lot of important information in this story, and chooses to use that knowledge for bad. She decides to lock down the mall and keep it that way even when the outcome of the sickness affects the citizens of the mall greatly. Believed to be doing whats good for the mall, what she doesn't realize is that being locked in the mall turns out to be a greater danger than the bomb.
Marco is a teenage boy who also happens to be the first one to find the bomb, Marco got stuck in the middle of it all. He works at the Grill&Shake in the mall and is a very generous person. Marco begins to fall in love with another main character, Shay, but he is caught fighting for her attention and affection with another main character, Ryan. They don't know of each other, but Shay is trying to juggle both of them while keeping up with her own life. Having the advantage of the keys to all of the mall openings, Ryan has a tough time deciding who's worth taking the risk and who isn't.
MOMENTS OF IMPACT
Just as exciting as the lock down, just as the people were getting comfortable and dealing with the lock down, an illness falls slowly over the people one by one and the craziness started up again, but this time with double the force. As you can imagine, the riots weren't quite enough to stop the senator and her crew, but what didn't come to mind is that while rioting, although the rioters thought they were helping the cause, the sick and the not sick rioted and being so closely packed together, instead of helping the situation, the germs from everyone spread throughout the mall, thus only making the sickness spread which only lead to more problems.