Friday, 11 August 2017

New YA Dystopian Novel: Meritopia by Joel Ohman

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Meritopia rides the wave of dystopia currently dominating the YA best-seller lists
Joel Ohman is the author of the bestselling Meritropolis series—"The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist". He lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Angela and their three kids. His writing companion is Caesar, a slightly overweight Bull Mastiff who loves to eat the tops off of strawberries.
In this thrilling conclusion to the bestselling Meritropolis trilogy, Charley and company chase the Czar to Meritopia, a utopian city set among celestial heights in the mountains. Just to get near the city, Charley will have to brave terrifying new animal combos roaming wild among the stark wilderness, and if he succeeds in summiting the peak, there’s no assurances that he will even be able to gain acess.
Meritopia might deign to be a perfect society based on merit, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s invited. But Charley’s not the kind of person who waits for an invitation to do what needs to be done and this is his last chance to zero the System and avenge his brother’s death.
"The novel is a clear attempt to join the wave of dystopia currently dominating the YA best-seller lists, and Ohman's writing is a cut above." - Kirkus Reviews
"The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist." - Donny Meader
"A fast-paced read... Charley's motivation is brutal and heartbreaking, but the things he discovers as he works to undo the system from the inside are downright terrifying. The animal hybrids, and what they're capable of, are the stuff of nightmares." - Mom Read It
"Meritropolis is a superior read with a powerful protagonist that brings readers along for a ride which will prove wild at times, always involving, and filled with depth and ethical insights. An absolute standout from the masses of post-apocalyptic survival works permeating today's market."