Author: Lauren Oliver
Pub Date: March 4th, 2014
Page Count: 416
Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.Okay, this cover is so generic. Girl on cover... meh. But it's the synopsis that hooks me in. I'm not quick to judge, but the synopsis gives enough information for speculation but not enough to make an accurate guess. I'm getting a Hunger Games feel to this, but I bet I'm wrong. (Come on, she wouldn't go and copy a book just because it sells... right?) I pretty much LOOOOOOVED her Delirium trilogy so I'm excited about anything else that she writes. Sure, I'm approved on Harper via EW, but still. I'm very excited to read this
Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.
Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.
For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.