With its captivating storyline, humorous characters and interesting, new concept, “Five Versus Five” by Jodie Sankey has all the right qualities to draw its audience in and keep them craving more.
“Five Versus Five” is a tale about Amy Telford, a 16-year-old who is fed up with her boring, normal life. She doesn’t know it yet, but she was born to be an assassin.
In 1990, a drug that genetically modified people’s DNA to make them expert assassins with the desire to kill, quick reflexes, and strong bodies was tested on a select few. Some escaped and had children of their own, living normal lives and killing in secret.
The genetics were passed on, and Amy does not realize how dangerous they can be until a powerful stalker attacks her, attempting to kill her.
Everything accelerates from that point. Amy finds herself recruited to be part of a competition called “Five Versus Five,” in which five young contestant must kill others or risk getting murdered themselves.Sankey’s book does not contain one dull scene. With Amy experiencing problems ranging from how to dispose of a dead body to what to wear on a date, the book has plenty to enthrall its reader. It deals with serious themes such as sex, substance abuse and trust within relationships, but also laces them in with an interesting plot.
The main character is relatable and humorous. Even during the serious parts of the story, her personality lightens the mood and gives the story what it needs to succeed as a great teen novel.There are humorous characters, fun characters and, of course, a mysterious, handsome stranger.
Unfortunately he isn’t an overprotective vampire who sparkles in the light. He is just another teenager who struggles with difficult problems, with relationships, and with secrets that he is too afraid to let slip.
Full of suspense and with a killer cliffhanger ending, the story will have you yearning for more.