The Fast and the Furious gets a futuristic twist in this action-packed debut! On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high-stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn't stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When she and her best friend, Bear, attract the attention of Charles Benroyal, they are blackmailed into racing for Benroyal Corp, a company that represents everything Phee detests. Worse, Phee risks losing Bear as she falls for Cash, her charming new teammate. But when she discovers that Benroyal is controlling more than a corporation, Phee realizes she has a much bigger role in Castra’s future than she could ever have imagined. It's up to Phee to take Benroyal down. But even with the help of her team, can a street-rat destroy an empire?
An adrenaline rush set in Dystopian space!
Take Need for Speed.
Throw in some Elysium space business.
Add a dash of tough girl meets secretive boy.
A little bit of a three-wheeling best friend with his heart on his sleeve.
A hint of Mario Kart in a dystopian world.
A heaping serving of PLOT TWIST!
Now, set all that to a Foo Fighter’s soundtrack.
Out comes Tracked.
And I love it.
I’m not a big fan of Nascar and I’ve never seen any of the Fast & Furious movies. But I did play the hell out of Mario Kart and Need for Speed. So I knew just enough to be stoked for this book. And I’m so glad I gave it a go!
There wasn’t a single time while I was reading where I felt bored or uninterested. I was quickly sucked into the Phee’s world of high speed racing. All the little secrets she uncovered and the lies she discovered. (these Dystopian books are always about overthrowing the government, aren’t they?)
Phoebe is a strong girl, rivaling the gusto of Tris from Divergent. I loved her will to do whatever it takes just to help her family; her best friend Bear.
Bear. He reminded me of Groot. I was expecting him to start refereeing to himself in third-person many times. I wish his character had been vamped up some more. I felt like he was mostly just there to interfere with Phee and Cash.
Cash. Oh, boy. You can’t go wrong with a charming prince, can you? He was funny. He was sweet. He was the sexy pacer we all needed and didn’t even know it.
I loved the banter between Phee and him. I longed for their times together.
And maybe that’s what I loved most about Tracked.
It does not revolve around the romance. It’s about family and loyalty and finding out what really matters in life. Staying true to yourself and fighting for what’s right.
An adrenaline fueled, character driven adventure of a novel. Tracked is the book that you won’t want to miss this year.