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(Hit #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  48 reviews


After faking her own death to escape her term as an indentured assassin for Valor Savings Bank, Patsy is on the run with her boyfriend, Wyatt. All she wants to do is go home, but that’s never going to happen—not as long as Valor’s out to get her and the people she loves.

Left with no good choices, Patsy’s only option i
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Published April 12th 2016 by Simon Pulse
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Michael Hicks
My original STRIKE (HIT #2) audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Picking up moments after the conclusion of the previous book, Hit, Strike finds Patsy Cline and her boyfriend, Wyatt, on the run with a truckload of laptops containing information on Valor Savings Bank’s conspiracy to buy out the United States government. They run headlong into the arms of the underground rebellion, the CFF – Citizens For Freedom – and its militaristic cell leader, Leon Crane. The CFF
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Preeeetty sure those pages were laced with crack cocaine. Couldn’t stop reading the book!

I’m sad to see this book came out in 2016 and it doesn’t seem like there’s another book planned. Spoiler...
There’s a lot that’s left that needs to be wrapped up. A good ending for the book, but if this is a series ender, I’m definitely not satisfied. I’m guessing that was more of the publisher’s call than the author’s.
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
So I read and reviewed Hit last year and it was a mixed bag for me. On one hand, it was entertaining and exciting, but some of the world building stuff didn't make a lot of sense to me. In this book, not only are some of my questions answered, but since I already knew that there was some strange stuff going in, it wasn't a problem at all.

A lot of the book is pretty realistic feeling- t
Seulbin Han
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Am I the only person who thought this was a mess compared to Hit? From what I got out of Strike, the core of this story's plot is turning out to be just a soapy, melodramatic mess, nothing complex or profound about it. Please take longer and take more care to write the finale.
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
dear readers,

The book "strike" takes place in the US and the government is being controlled by a bank who kills people for really minor reasons. A group of kids who had their parents killed or taken away and are wanted from the government, are on a journey to take down this oppressive government. They join other rebels but they don't have the same way of thinking.

I thought the book was very fun to read because of how the author was using much detail and I could picture the whole story as though
Lynda Koenig
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I don't usually like dystopias, but Hit caught my attention because of the author and the fact that it was available at the time I looked for it from my library.

Strike just feels like its a good middle book -like its setting up the big finale, but there doesn't seem to be a book 3... (yet?)
Cassandra Page
The basic premise of this series is that an apparently evil big bank has bought up the US national debt and has very quietly taken over the country. Its first step was to enlist teenage assassins to thin the “dead weight” — people with huge debts to Valor and no prospect of paying them off. Patsy is one of those teen assassins, forced to do so by means of her mother’s own debt. (If she doesn’t, her mother becomes some of that dead weight.)

And all of this has been consented to, because who ever r
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in the Hit series. It was a super engaging and high octane continuation of this post-apocalyptic thriller. I ended up careening through this book pretty quickly and was left eager to read more.

Patsy has faked her own death and is trying to decide what to do next before Valor finds her and retaliates against her actions. Her and Wyatt decide to join The Citizens for Freedom; which they find out is just as bad as Valor in its own way.

We find out a lot more in this book about h
Mar 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, thriller
Strike is a direct sequel to Hit and starts immediately with the aftermath of Patsy and Wyatt's decisions from that first book. On the run and nowhere to go, Patsy, Wyatt and some unexpected friends are forced to join Citizens for Freedom. A group that considers themselves the answer to the Valor problem, Patsy soon finds out that CFF is not exactly what she had hoped. With few options in front of them, will Patsy and Wyatt have what it takes to survive?

In her attempt to capture the feeling of t
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 16-reads, series, audio, ya
This book picks up right where Hit left off with Patsy, Wyatt and friends escaping Valor and joining up with the CFF (citizens for freedom) as a means to hide. The longer they are with this group the become suspect of their true motives. The things they ask Patsy and friends to do weigh heavy on her, but they needs to figure out what their ultimate goal. There are quite a few surprises and some close calls that kept me listening to this dystopian audiobook. Patsy at times became annoying and whi ...more
Mark Gardner
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I enjoyed Hit, so it made sense that I’d like Strike. Initially, I thought that Strike would be longer, since the hardcover is one and a half times larger than Hit, but it ends up that the opposite is true. Strike picks up where Hit left off with Patsy and Wyatt, and I was hoping for some resolution in Strike that didn’t pan out. The overall story introduced in Strike is resolved, and since I heard that there wouldn’t be a third book, I’m disappointed that the ultimate fates of Patsy and Valor B ...more
Morninglight Mama
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, ya
It's been more than a year and a half since I read the first book in this series, so some details were a little foggy for me, but there is some context and recap provided in the beginning chapters of this second book that helped refresh my memory. I think this book was even more intense, and definitely more violent, than the first. It was hard to stomach so much killing at times, but Dawson does a good job at portraying the pain that Patsy and Wyatt experience because of the terrible tasks they' ...more
Jelsa Mepsey
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it
It's hard to explain my rating for this book. The plot felt either convenient or frustrating, depending on what made more sense to advance the story. Especially the end with (view spoiler). I was also much more frustrated with Patsy in this book mostly because (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, this book. I was so excited to read it, and then for awhile I didn't want to keep much violence, but it was worth it, and the final part was crazy! I wish the ending would have been different but, I wouldnt change it either.
Alyssa Barber
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kate Copeseeley
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this sequel, it was really interesting and the narrator for the series was really good. But tell me there's another book. Is there another book? I couldn't find info anywhere that told me if there was another book.

I neeeeeeeed it!
Paige Bradish
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jordan Maldonado
This book is sort of like a horror/mystery to the reader and the main characters. The character’s names are Patsy, Wyatt, Chance, and their dog Matty. Most of it has taken place in a tent city where they are for now. Patsy is a 17year old girl with her boyfriend Wyatt. This story is mainly about an apocalypse. She is after a guy named Valor and a guy named Leon Crane. Valor is the reason why the apocalypse started. They both want her dead. Pasty lost her mom and dad due to unknown reasons. That’ ...more
Feb 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Patsy has to be one of the most annoying characters ever created.
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Strike is the sequel to Hit and continues the relentless pace that the first book started.

Patsy and Wyatt are on the run. They think they have escaped the clutches of Valor Savings, who have taken over the country. They encounter another rag-tag group of kids trying to survive just like them and decide to check out a meeting of a group called The Citizens for Freedom. This group is supposedly organizing to fight Valor. It turns out they end up selling their souls to a crazy man, Leon Crane, and
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, dystopian
I loved Hit, the first book in this series, so when the awesome Jeffe managed to get a signed copy of Strike for me I was over the moon. And I dove right in to read it of course.

This book is even better than the first.

Patsy and Wyatt join a group that fights against Valor, but soon they find that this might have landed them out of the frying pan, but into the fire.

Where in Hit the interaction was mainly between Patsy and Wyatt, here there are more people Patsy has to deal with. New characters g
Bonita Gutierrez
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strike continues where Hit left off: Patsy (along with her boyfriend, Wyatt and their dog, Maddy) on the run from Valor Savings Bank and life as an indentured assassin. Seeking answers (and possible allies), Patsy and the gang join up with the Citizens of Freedom-rebels striking back against the evil banking empire. But when Patsy's spidey-sense starts tingling, she soon learns her new allies may not be exactly what they seem.
Though I found Strike equally as intriguing and, at times, as intense
Jennifer Jamieson
After faking her own death to escape indentured servitude as an assassin for Valor Savings Bank, Patsy runs off with her boyfriend Wyatt to figure out what their next steps should be.

They meet with a mysterious group called Citizens For Freedom, led by the good ol' boys in the Crane family. Patsy has little choice but to join their cause against Valor, but it seems working for the CFF is almost as bad as working for Valor.

Strike takes place in a near future dystopia where a company called Valor
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

Strike is the second installment in author Delilah S. Dawson's Hit series. Strike picks up right where Hit left off. 17-year old Patsy Klein, her boyfriend Wyatt, and her dog Matty, have chosen to go on the lame after Patsy faked her own death to avoid continuing as one of Valor Savings Banks indentured assassins. Having fulfilled her obligation by eliminating the TEN people on her list, and not knowing if her mother is ali
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This sequel is definitely heavier than Hit, both in terms of its length and its treatment of the aftermath of becoming a teenage assassin in a crumbling dystopia, panic attacks and all. Patsy does many things that I find hard to believe, but that's the whole point of reading fiction, isn't it? To try and understand someone who isn't at all like you, and go through their journey with them? It was certainly an intense journey, and grounded in an unreal kind of utter realism (people actually worrie ...more
Tiara Lynn
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
As I was hoping, this book began to answer a lot of the questions that HIT left me with and because of that it made HIT even better in hindsight. I still have a lot of worldbuilding questions, but it's looking like the rest of the answers are set to come in the third book of the series. I was relieved to see Patsy becoming more sympathetic in this book— granted, a week of living in a horror show doesn't give a young character a lot of time to breathe. After HIT I wasn't sure how much I wanted to ...more
Diane Ferbrache
An amazing sequel to Hit. Patsy and Wyatt are in the thick of things along with their new "friends". Valor and the CFF seem to be equally evil and even the dog is in danger!!! A great audiobook because there's no chance to read ahead and find out who's safe. Although I was comfortable with the thought that the series could end here, I was left wanting the rest of the story. A great read (listen) for action adventure fans. Lots of surprises and suspense along with some serious social commentary t ...more
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-in-2016
4.25 out of 5

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I've been thinking about it for over a week about what to write in my review but I come up short.

Simply put: great sequel, slightly predictable, loved (and slightly hate) the end.

I felt that Gabriella and Chance outshone Patsy and Wyatt. I wasn't sure by the end of the book if I wanted it to be a trilogy (or whatever it might be), but looking back I'm glad it isn't over. I love this series and can't wait for what Delilah Dawson has in store f
Heather Jackson
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Why do I ever wait when I have a new book by Delilah?
A fantastic follow up to Hit, Strike continues the story of Patsy Klein and the dystopian universe in which she finds herself. It's funny and touching and self-aware in all the right ways. Each character feels realistic and believable - that if you, the reader encountered this world, you'd find these types of people.
As with Hit, I am left wanting more and yet satisfied with the story as told. As with all of her tales, I find this a compelling
Rachel Berros
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun
A wonderful sequel. A bit slower in the first half, but a fair representation of PTSD.
I'm one who usually skips over visual descriptions in favor of the rest of the story. But I love the way Delilah Dawson weaves her description into the story. And I love her creative imagery. It makes the story come alive and adds humor without comedy and levity in what would otherwise be a very dark tale.
I would read another in this series if it were available.
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Delilah S. Dawson writes whimsical and dark Fantasy for adults and teens. Her Blud series for Pocket includes Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. Her YA debut, Servants of the Storm, is a Southern Gothic Horror set in Savannah, GA, and HIT is about teen assassins in a bank ...more

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