Hey, everyone. It’s time for another review, this time for THE DEATH CODE, the sequel to the Murder Complex (which we reviewed here). Here’s the full synopsis (with some spoilers for book one) from Goodreads:
With short, fast-paced, alternating point-of-view chapters, The Death Code starts several weeks after The Murder Complex ended. Zephyr keeps the secret about Meadow close—that if she dies, The Murder Complex will be destroyed, too. Meadow, desperate to find her brother, father, and little sister, is determined to fearlessly fight to the end, even if it means sacrificing herself and her friends, new and old. The Death Code introduces a memorable cast of secondary characters and delivers a vivid and scary thrill ride read.
Let’s begin with our general thoughts: this book was awesome, and a full 5*-worthy book from the both of us. Why, you ask? Because it was full of adventure, plot twists, and didn’t feel that much like a typical dystopia. Also, Meadow and Zephyr’s characters really shone in this book, and their relationship blossomed so wonderfully. The side characters were interesting, too! No one felt dull or randomly placed. Each character was important, and pretty unique.
Let’s talk about the writing. It was so poetic! We really loved her writing style in this novel. Though sometimes the description could still be gory, the overall impact of the writing really drew the reader in and the characters’ thoughts wove well together. Considering this was one of our most highly anticipated reads of the year, we were both very happy with the result.
Even though the ending could be considered a little open-ended, it was still a great way to end off the book. The surprising twists and turns kept us on the edge of our seats, and we were really happy with the way this book ended. With typical dystopia series, the last book can feel dragged, useless, and boring (sometimes in dystopian trilogies). Considering this is only a duology, the story wrapped up nicely and quickly, especially with the alternating chapter points that made this a very quick read. I (Sasha) read it in two days and wish I could’ve read it faster (I read TMC in one day, but this was longer, so…) Anyway, if you were a fan of TMC, this book is definitely an awesome series finale that is worth the read for dystopia- (and non-dystopia) lovers!
Have you read this and reviewed it as well? Leave your review (link) below and we’ll be sure to check it out!
RATING: 5 awesome stars! 😀