I devoured this novel! I am a fan of murder mystery anything and so the fact that this book has to do with one of the most popular unsolved crimes in...moreI devoured this novel! I am a fan of murder mystery anything and so the fact that this book has to do with one of the most popular unsolved crimes in history was very intriguing to me.
I loved Rory's personality. She was so funny and she likable. Her roommate, Jazza, was also wonderful and they were a perfect fit.
I was so curious when Rory saw the murderer but her roommate didn't. I couldn't figure out what was going on. And then I realized that Rory's new ability is related to something very small that occurred at the very beginning of the novel. When it happened I didn't think twice about it. And then it turns out it was a very big part of the story.
I loved that this book wasn't easy to figure out. I always read books and figure out who the "bad guy" is as soon as they start hinting to who it is. So for this one to be a surprise to me was such a relief.
I am dying to read The Madness Underneath, the next book in this series.
This book was so good and I flew straight through and was sad when it ended. It was everything I expected and much more.
A mind-blowing read. This is such a fast paced read, I read it in one day. I would have read it in one sitting if not for the 3 year old running aroun...moreA mind-blowing read. This is such a fast paced read, I read it in one day. I would have read it in one sitting if not for the 3 year old running around my house. My point is that when I had to put it down, I regretted it. I finished this book a few days ago and I still find my mind drifting back to the way it ended. It all starts on what appears to be the best day of Will and Asheley's lives. Will wins the local golf tournament and Asheley helps her softball team win a game against their biggest rivals. Unfortunately their day, and lives, all goes down hill from there. Will returns home to find their mother drunk after 4 months of sobriety. After the worst blowout he has witnessed from her, which is includes his mother attacking Will with his the trophy he just won from the tournament, his mother is sent away to a local rehab facility. Meanwhile, Asheley is out to a celebratory dinner with her teammates and is finally being included in the conversations going on around her. Then her boyfriend shows up and is very disrespectful to her right in front of the team. She drags him out of the restaurant and is so embarrassed she heads home. Things do not improve from there. For a while things appear to work out. Will and Asheley are able to take care of themselves while their mother is in rehab. Things take a turn for the worst when Asheley decides to have a party that gets wildly out of control. This party is the beginning of the end for this team of "wonder twins", as they call themselves. To give a thorough review of this book would mean revealing things that could ruin the book for some people. So instead I will just say that this book had me guessing until the very end. There were so many twists and turns. I could imagine this being adapted into an episode of Criminal Minds or CSI. A great book for those who like the Young Adult thriller genre.(less)
I first became aware of this book when I ran across it on a blog and it sounded amazing. Basically, Cara moved away from her best friend Zoe in the fi...moreI first became aware of this book when I ran across it on a blog and it sounded amazing. Basically, Cara moved away from her best friend Zoe in the fifth grade and she is bullied constantly at her new school. Then Zoe shows up at her house unexpectedly one night and suddenly everything changes. Cara starts getting invited to parties and she starts getting attention from Ethan, the boy she has been crushing on for years. But girls from school start dying and Zoe starts acting odd. Cara starts to wonder why her best friend ran away from home and what she does all day while Cara is in school. She wants to trust her best friend but soon she comes to fear her instead. Sounds great right? I thought so too. Then I opened the book and I figured out the entire story line and mystery before the prologue was even finished. This book was like knowing there was no wizard before you even started following the yellow brick road. The story line is brilliant but it is written so that the “mystery” is so obvious that I found myself getting bored and I finally skipped to the end just so I could read what would have been a climax of the book had I not known the secret already. Maybe it’s because I watch Criminal Minds too much though. For those of you out there who are interested in a mysterious read, go ahead and try this. But if you watch a lot of CSI type shows I bet you figure out the secret as fast as I did. This was a letdown. I thought it would be a great book and it truly isn’t bad. I feel the type of disappointment with this book as I did when people started telling me all the secrets to the last Harry Potter movie. I still saw the movie but there were no surprises anymore. Regardless, the story stuck with me and my mind has been drifting back to it every so often. Not a terrible book, but I don’t think it qualifies as a mystery either.
Can I just say that I have been waiting to read this book for forever, it seems. Honestly, I featured it in a Waiting on Wednesday post last year in,...moreCan I just say that I have been waiting to read this book for forever, it seems. Honestly, I featured it in a Waiting on Wednesday post last year in, like, September. And then I requested it from the library and waited another month for it to finally come in from interlibrary loan. I even read it slow so I could savor the moments of finally having the book in my hands. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.
Jane is at the top of the food chain in her high school along with her two best friend, Langley and Kate. So it's a mystery as to who would want her dead. But there she is, lying in a hospital bed after a hit and run accident left her for dead in a rosebush. Though the police say otherwise, Jane is sure she was target of a brutal attempt on her life and she is sure that the killer won't stop until they get what they want- Jane dead.
This story was the perfect thriller. My mind was constantly working, trying to figure out who it might have been that tried to kill Jane. And it's a perfect mystery because no matter how many clues were given, I never would have guessed the ending. A fantastic novel and I can't wait to read what else this author has in store.(less)