Monday, August 15, 2016

Method 15/33 by Shannon Kirk

The first thing you have to know about the book is: I really liked the blurb. Like, I liked it a lot. When I was reading Lectus' review, the blurb (plus her comment on the MC) was what convinced me to request this book.

Method 15/33 is about a 16 year old pregnant girl who happens to be kidnapped. Unlike most 16 year olds, however, she's incredibly smart and has the ability to turn off her emotions.

So obviously, she devises a plan to escape her captors and get revenge on them.

I seriously love all the pieces with Lisa (the 16 year old genius) in them. I just wanted to find out how she was going to take her revenge, and if she would succeed (or if her condition was gonna cause her to slip up). So that definitely made this a page turner for me.

However, I do agree with Lectus that the FBI parts aren't as interesting. I didn't think they were very slow, but they weren't what I wanted to read. I wasn't interested in solving this crime (I've already met the criminals), I wanted to read about Lisa and her plans! But I do admit, having their perspective from the start did pay off in the end, since I was used to the dual-narrative, and I think the ending used that pretty well.

The ending was satisfying, by the way. I won't give away any spoilers, but you probably won't be throwing the book against the wall in frustration. It is a little sad though, even though it's not the perfect ending.

If you're looking for a dark, slightly twisted book with a different type of heroine, you should definitely give Method 15/33 a go. You won't be disappointed.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.


  1. Great, now I'm gonna have to go back and finish it!!? Can you just tell me what hapenned at the end?

    1. Sure! For the masterminds, she killed one and imprisoned another, and she's basically mentally torturing him till the end of days. For the Doctor, she basically got him a guilty verdict by fudging a few things. The couple got off lightly though, because they turned states evidence.

      She actually worked with the FBI people to bring this to a close, and continued working with them, which is why I finally got the FBI thing.

  2. It's certainly an interesting premise. I think I would read it just to make sure the bad guys get what's coming to 'em.

    1. I know what you mean! Seeing bad guys get what they deserve is so satisfying somehow (although there are times, like with Someone Else's Child, where I'm ok with an ambiguous ending for the bad guys). But the author didn't bother making the bad guys here empathetic so it was "BRING THEM DOWN" kind of mode for me.

  3. I read all the way to where she killed one of them :-)
    I think that my problem is that when I have too many books at home waiting, I get impatient and don't take my time to really get into what I'm reading. I just keep thinking "this is going slow and I have ten more books waiting..." *sigh


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