April 2, 2020

DNF Review: The Perfect Escape

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The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park
Grade: DNF
Release date: April 7, 2020
An e-galley was provided by Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to be rich. When one of his classmates offers Nate a ridiculous amount of money to commit grade fraud, he knows that taking the windfall would help support his prideful Korean family, but is compromising his integrity worth it?

Luck comes in the form of Kate Anderson, Nate’s colleague at the zombie-themed escape room where he works. She approaches Nate with a plan: a local tech company is hosting a weekend-long survivalist competition with a huge cash prize. It could solve all of Nate’s problems, and Kate needs the money too.

If the two of them team up, Nate has a true shot at winning the grand prize. But the real challenge? Making through the weekend with his heart intact…

When did I stop reading?: Like 5 or so chapters in.
Why did I stop reading?: The character voices and actions just felt weird and inauthentic to me. I was so looking forward to this book, but it was such a struggle to get through. (Also I'm very tired of overprotective YA parents.)

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