I didn’t enjoy this. The characterization was inconsistent, the dialogue wasn’t well written and the villains were cheesey.
Had the characterization been consistent, Victor Dixen’s characters would’ve been vivid, rich and well-developed. With improved characterization I would have really enjoyed this and been eager for book too. The characters are quite good, they just needed bringing out so much more.
I had the thought that the villains were written so cheesily so as to develop the idea of the cheesy game show that the book is about. But it was just too much for me and I didn’t enjoy reading it.
In its favour, there is something about this that keeps you reading. I did finish it although towards the end I had to make myself read it. I care about the characters and I want to find out what happens, but I don’t think I’ll be reading the next book.