Robison, Katie. Downburst. Quil Books, 2011.
Kit’s only goal is to stay alive. Right now, that means dodging brutal gangs while peddling fake I.D.s on the back streets of Winnipeg. But things get complicated when Kit sells a license to a girl named Aura—a girl who could almost be her twin. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, Kit is plunged into an underground society with heart-stopping surprises at every turn. To protect herself, she’s forced to assume Aura’s identity. But storm clouds are gathering on the horizon, and when Kit learns the truth about Aura, she knows she has to get out before the storm breaks. There’s only one problem: escape isn’t an option. Suddenly, staying alive just got a lot harder.
While it took several pages to get invested in this book, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the plot once I got settled in. The book is well-paced and full of action, with Kit proving to be a competent hero. I didn’t really connect with Kit as the protagonist, but the way she handles herself gives much to admire. The biggest surprise was the ending, which kept me riveted on my seat until the last page when all I could think was ‘when does the next one come out?’
Overall, a very satisfying read.
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