Meritropolis by Joel Ohman @bostickops

meritropolis by joel ohman


Meritropolis by Joel Ohman

The year is AE3, 3 years after the Event. Within the walls of Meritropolis, 50,000 inhabitants live in fear, ruled by the brutal System that assigns each citizen a merit score that dictates whether they live or die. Those with the highest scores thrive, while those with the lowest are subject to the most unforgiving punishment–to be thrust outside the city gates, thrown to the terrifying hybrid creatures that exist beyond.

But for one High Score, conforming to the System just isn’t an option. Seventeen-year-old Charley has a brother to avenge. And nothing–not even a totalitarian military or dangerous science–is going to stop him.

Where humankind has pushed nature and morals to the extreme, Charley is amongst the chosen few tasked with exploring the boundaries, forcing him to look deep into his very being to discern right from wrong. But as he and his friends learn more about the frightening forces that threaten destruction both without and within the gates, Meritropolis reveals complexities they couldn’t possibly have bargained for…

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.


I love dystopian literature and Joel does a great job with Meritropolis.  It is an easy story to read in one evening – which is good because once you start reading it, you will not be able to put it down.  Clearly there will be a book two and I am anxiously waiting for it.  If you like The Hunger Games Series, The Divergent Series etc… you will definitely love this book and any followup books also.  It is so incredibly easy to get caught up in this story and forget your reality.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Joel Ohman, Author of Meritropolis says:

    Athena, Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Meritropolis!

    For inside access to future giveaways and other special Meritropolis promotions please be sure and join our Facebook group here:

    Again, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and stay tuned for the next book – Charley, Sandy, Grigor, and the others have many more adventures in store. There will also be some new characters introduced, new elements of the System to be explored (there are more civilizations besides Meritropolis…), new animal combinations to fight (and maybe even work with…), and more repercussions of The Event to be discovered. Charley and company will be searching and finding answers to all their questions as they explore beyond the walls in their attempts to “zero” the System.

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    Thank you!! – Joel

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