Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Meritorium by Joel Ohman - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Welcome to the Meritorium Tour
Author 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.

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**This review may contain spoilers from book 1**

Meritorium is the second book in the Meritropolis series. While the book is labelled as a standalone, I'd recommend reading Meritropolis first so you can understand what, exactly, is going on.

In Meritorium, Charley and his band of both high and low scores are on their way to Meritorium to find Orson's father and do whatever it takes to destroy the merit system that has caused so many innocent low scores to die, including Charley's brother. However, their path to Meritorium isn't exactly an easy one.

Charley and his gang will have to trek across lands inhabited by creatures, and plants, out of a person's worst nightmares. Along the way, they'll also discover there may be worse things than the animal combos and killer plant life. But none of that will compare to what awaits them in Meritorium.

I won't say anything more, as I don't want to spoil the awesome that is Meritorium. All I can say is, I absolutely loved this book. I think I may have even liked it more than the first one! There's action, drama, and an intensity that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat, rushing through the pages to see what will happen next.

I really enjoyed the new animal combos that showed up in Meritorium. I also liked the new characters, as well. There were a lot of crazy people in this book, and I loved it! Crazy can be good. Or bad. I guess that depends. There were low scores who stepped up to the plate, and high scores who seemed to falter. It was a nice change.

The little twist at the end had me wanting to scream at the book, but considering I was reading that part at 4 in the morning, I decided against it. However, it's not something I expected or saw coming, although I suppose I should have. It's definitely a logical next step, even if it was a surprise to me.

I'm very much looking forward to the third book! Highly anticipating what will happen now that the truth behind Orson's father, the creator of the system, has been revealed. Can't wait!

I highly recommend both Meritropolis and Meritorium. Anyone who loves The Hunger Games will enjoy these books. They're like Hunger Games on speed or something. Utter insanity, but in the best possible way. Five well-deserved stars!


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!


  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review – I really appreciate it!


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