Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to fit in. As a scholarship student at an elite private school that means being rich. Kate Anderson just wants to escape to New York, get away from her controlling father. The two meet while working a zombie-themed escape room and decide to join forces and enter in a survivalist weekend competition that could be what they both need.
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The Perfect Escape was a fun read. There were zombies and AI. Though it was fun, I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. There were a lot of things I liked about the book, but also quite a few things I didn’t.
Kate and Nate (yes their names rhyme) were decent characters, but they also felt a little flat. Kate’s home life was honestly a little terrifying. That part I really could have done without and while Kate was a decent character I didn’t like her as much as I should. Nate on the other hand, was a typical dorky high school kid. I loved the dynamic between him and his family. In fact, I really wish the book had focused even more on that.
I liked the story, but it also felt unfinished. But it felt like there were a lot of things missing from the story. I also felt like there was a lot of telling and not showing in this book. Normally I enjoy a dual narration, but I felt like the first person was the only way I knew these characters even liked each other.
I think this book could have been great, but instead for me it was just fine. I’m hoping there may be some sort of a sequel or something because the story felt unfinished and I would be interested in reading more.