Monday Reviews - The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing The Walled City by Ryan Graudin.

As always, lets start with the synposis!

730. That's how many days I've been trapped.
18. That's how many days I have left to find a way out.

DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible...

JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister...

MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She's about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window...

In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out.

I thought this was a very interesting novel. I wasn't sure what to expect from it. Although it was technically a contemporary, it wasn't one of those fluffy, romantic contemporaries. I will warn you though, it is NOT A DYSTOPIAN. I feel like reading a lot of Goodreads reviews, people were disappointed because they thought it was something it isn't.

I think if I was to describe this book in one word, it would be epic.

From the moment I picked it up to the last page, I was hooked. The story was captivating and just so riveting. 

Although I guess fairly early on who Jin's sister was, it didn't take away from the story. The three main characters' stories wove together so beautifully. 

This story was gritty and scary, but also hopeful and touching. I think that it appeals to many, and it definitely left its mark on me.

Highly recommend, 4/5 stars on Goodreads!