My reading year so far hasn’t been brilliant. And this book was no exception. Sarah Mussi’s YA novel Riot proved to be too gruesome of a read. Let me stress potential readers, there’s going to be a lot of disturbing scenes in this one. Made past the first few chapters before DNFing the novel. Before I picked this one up, I read a ton of mixed reviews on Goodreads and Amazon with the majority being two stars or lower. I was interested in the plotline of Riot but is this another Divergent or Hunger Games in the making? No. I read a wide variety of books but I’ve never read one that made me feel sick in my mouth and throat. I’m not saying avoid this story like the plague but for anyone who has a strong heart and keen to read stories like this, try it. Easygoing read? I wouldn’t agree. Two/five stars and a DNF.