Friday, November 13, 2015

The Meritorium Tour: A Review of the Latest Novel by Joel Ohman

Everyone Has a Number

What's yours?
Charley swallowed hard, and then slowly stood upright from his crouch. He needed to get back to camp, and soon. He was being ridiculous, the bird had to be long –
A whump of pressure scraped Charley’s back and jolted him to the ground. He rolled sideways and, standing on one knee, looked up to see…
Wavy, knee-high grass brushed Charley’s legs as he trudged along. They had been traveling hard for about five hours since awakening in the morning, all without food or water. He licked his cracked lips. They hurt, but not as bad as the manacles digging in to his neck, ankles, and wrists, which were already chafed and raw.

Welcome to the Meritorium Tour

Author Joel Ohman


This book takes you on a wild ride from page one to the very end. It is thought provoking and the characters are well developed. Charley is an accessible character and you relate to his struggle against the system. Unlike many other dystopian novels, Meritorium is not predictable and has plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged. As you can tell I really enjoyed Meritorium. Meritorium is the second book in the series, but it can be read as a stand alone novel. If you enjoy good writing, engaging characters, and a plot that really makes you think, I highly recommend Meritorium by Joel Ohman.

About the Book

Under the System everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die.
Charley has escaped from Meritropolis...

but in his quest to take down the System that has taken his brother from him, he must go through Meritorium, a city where gladiatorial games of life or death combat are waged between High Scores and Low Scores, man and beast.

Charley and Sandy must face man-eating plants, religious zealots, slave traders, and the ever present mutant animal combinations that roam a dystopian Coliseum presided over by Emperor Titus, the one man standing between Charley and the answers he seeks. Man is not an animal, but if they are to make it through Meritorium, will they even be able to tell the difference?

The lines between man and beast, friend and foe, will blur in Meritorium, the riveting sequel to the best selling Meritropolis.

About the Author

Joel Ohman is the author of Meritropolis--"The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist". He lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Angela and their three kids. His writing companion is Caesar, a slightly overweight Bull Mastiff who loves to eat the tops off of strawberries.

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About the Prizes
Don’t forget to check out the rafflecopter for this tour here! The tour prize is a $75.00 gift card to Amazon! Think of all the books you can buy with that!

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