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A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists.

Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why.

Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan.

Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair.

Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage.

Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire.

By tomor
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Actual rating: 2.5

No spoilers.

I find myself really conflicted about this book and the subject it addresses. This book left me really uncomfortable and disturbed at how the main character chooses to tackle her particular brand of vigilante justice. I truly feel for her---the issue of bullying is not an easy thing to address, and to see a loved one suffer like that would likely also make me lose control. I truly appreciate the topic and how it was addressed, but I ultimately did not like Dinah, th
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Oct 26, 2012 marked it as want-to-read-badly
Shelves: must-have-soon
October 2013?! why the hell do they give us a cover and everything so early?!
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It's a true testament to Premeditated's quality that I am actually able to write this review right now, months after finishing this novel, given the fact that I have an absolutely awful memory. I normally forget a novel's details within a week or two at most, but I am able to say that, nearly two months after finishing Premeditated, I remember it practically vividly, from the amazingly developed characters and their relationships, the utterly fantastic plot twists, to the brilliantly built confl ...more
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
O.O The Blurb.
♥_♥ The Cover.
>.< The Date it will be published.
Sep 28, 2012 is currently reading it
Ok, so the girl's cousin kills herself, she discovers the reason: a boy. So she decides to get revenge... Sounds great! But a have a feeling she'll end up falling for the boy instead
shady boots
Mar 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: covergasm, 2013-faves
I think this book may have a classic case of the premise sounding cooler than the actual book itself. It started off really slow, and bored me for about halfway through, to be quite honest. But when things picked up, I got quite into it, even though the story was extremely predictable.

It had a pretty realistic ending, too. Overall I liked the book and the themes it deals with, but I do feel like the marketing is a bit much. A very heavy emphasis on murder, but (view spoiler)
Julianna Helms
Feb 17, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: bam-covers
Oh my gosh!!! I saw Josin's query on QueryShark waaaaay back in the day. I'm SO excited for her!! :D ...more
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-books
This was an intensely engaging and enjoyable YA revenge thriller. This story is told from the first person perspective of 17 year old Dinah. Her 15 year old cousin is in hospital in a coma after a botched suicide attempt. Dinah has read her cousins diary and knows the name of the boy to blame for the suicide attempt. She gets herself transferred to the private school that the boy attends in order to seek her revenge against him.

It's a dark but strangely engaging tale. Dinah is surprisingly easy
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

The premise was actually quite interesting. Dinah's cousin ends up in a coma from self harm. Dinah being bad ass, seeks revenge on the person who caused her cousin to self harm in the first place. Cue main character setting off to highschool and donning a private schoolgirl disguise and you have the recipe for intrigue success!

Sounds like a tame kill-bill plot, and the girl actually sounds like she could pull it off. Except once you actually get to the part where Dinah's undercover, it
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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With a three year age difference between them, Dinah has always been there to be a neighbor and best friend to her cousin, Claire. When Dinah’s parents moved across the country at the end of the last school year, Claire ventured into her first relationship without the helpful advice from Dinah and things went way too far. Not able to cope, Claire cut her wrists and is in a coma. Now Dinah has moved back to home, changed her image, regi
I love a good, suspenseful story and I love YA. Mix both together and I’m a happy girl. “Premeditated” is hard for me to categorize. It wasn’t a thriller per se but it also wasn’t a typical romance. It was something else entirely. Something good.
It was suspenseful. It was well-written. And full of characters that weren’t just monochrome stereotypes of teenagers or of people as such. There wasn’t just good and bad, rich and poor, nice and mean. There was more than what met the eye. I loved that
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, physical-arc
Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein - Revenge, heartbreak, & all the feels

Nose Graze — Young Adult book reviews

4.5 Stars

Premeditated was everything I hoped it would be! Dinah goes "under cover" at a fancy prep school to find the boy who caused Clare to slit her wrists. She carefully observes the students to find the culprit, his friends, the ones he cares about.. so she can bring him down.

What does he want? Find it and take it. What's his dream? Find out and crush it. Who does he love? Find out and make them hate him.

There were so many parts of this book that
Aug 15, 2012 marked it as abandoned
Shelves: must-read, 2013
Some books work for me, some books don't. *sigh*

I am sad every time I have to abandon a book but my free time is limited and I prefer to spend it reading something that I do enjoy.
I hope that you will have a better luck with it.


First edit: 2012
WOW! this sounds terrific!
But .. am I seeing wrong?.. 2013?!


Later Edit: Apr 2013
Ok, I was dying to read this but..
1. if there's something similar to John Tucker Must Die in this book I am so running away from it. I gave one star and a half to that Joh
4.5 stars

Originally posted at Writer of Wrongs

Rating: SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER awesome thriller with SPOILER SPOILER kickass heroine SPOILER SPOILER lots of feels and especially SPOILER SPOILER.

The cover: Yessss. So much mystery, and lurking, and watching. She's totally biding her time before she strikes.

The story:  I've been waiting for this book a long, long, long time. I first heard about it on the website Query Shark, where aspiring writers post their queries for critique by agent Janet Reid
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I scored this book through an ARC Giveaway on the author’s blog. Imagine how excited I was to read the very book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on since I saw the amazing query on Query Shark two years before. Suffice it to say, I read this book in one day.

Without giving anything away, Dinah is a teen hell bent on making the boy who drove her cousin to suicide pay the ultimate price for his actions. During the course of the story, things are not as they seem while conflict is hit at every turn
Feb 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I knew it… I KNEW it… Every single reveal here isn’t necessarily a surprising reveal because anyone with a lick of sense and a moment or two for Scooby would likely have pieced things together. But like Scooby of old, it was entertaining, seeing things play out as they did in this one.

Except maybe my Scooby comparison isn’t a fair one as it lends itself to the idea that maybe Premeditated could be too juvenile? Maybe a Buffy comparison is best? How as one watched there’s the “I think I know wha
Short review: say what you want about Premeditated - it makes you reconsider the consequences of every decision you ever made or will make. Too bad it came a little too late for the actual MC of the book.

It doesn't help that I called the twist about halfway into the book. I just completely disagree with the way Dinah handled things. Plenty of other reviewers have gone into the nitty-gritty of it, but just reading how systematically she destroyed Brooks's life and pigeonholed her new classmates w
Wendy Darling
"By tomorrow...he'll wish he were dead." This layered, intriguing revenge thriller is well-plotted and well-written--and we're giving away an ARC on the blog!
Romily Bernard
Jun 01, 2012 marked it as to-read
Cannot. Wait. Have wanted to get my hands on this since I saw it on Query Shark!
Aug 15, 2012 added it
Shelves: dnf
This is a DNF. I couldn't connect with Dinah, the main character or the writing. ...more
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome from start to finish. Such a great revenge thriller that kept the tension going right up until the end. And what a perfect ending! I can't wait for more from this talented author. ...more
Faye, la Patata

pretty anti-climactic

the twists didn't affect me much

and I got who the perpetrator was a mile away x_x
Jen Ryland
Premeditated combines so many things I enjoy in a book: a revenge story, a going undercover story, a story about family relationships, and a story about preconceptions and prejudice. While there were a few suspension of disbelief moments and I did guess the ending, that did not spoil my enjoyment of the book one bit!

As the story begins, Dinah is pulling up to the Eleanor Lowry school, ready to enroll as a new student. She's actually taking her cousin Claire's spot after Claire was admitted to th
I liked this book. It was fun and real and I loved the characters.

Can I have a TV show? PLEEEEASE?
I think that this is the type of the book that would translate into a TV show REALLY WELL.
Not a movie. This would not do a s movie.
But TV show? Yeah.
The plot was set up in the same sort of way that TV show plots are set up, where there’s a chunk of a lot things going on, but one bit that sort of winds through the entire chunk, connecting everything. Every time Dinah did something to mes
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
I dnfed this book roughly 174 pages in. Even though I did not finish it, it is handy for me to know why I did not finish it so here I go.

So, yeah, I made it pretty far into this book before giving up, but I found that I kept putting this book aside and doing other things instead of reading. I spent two days in the same spot in this book. The thing is, for a mystery/thriller with a revenge plot, there is no suspense and it is pretty boring. The first half of this book is just Dinah trying to plan
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Love the way that sounds!!!
Go girl! Heeh, I cannot wait for this! ;)
Oct 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I had to read the book with the infamous killer query.

I liked it better than I thought. Don't get me wrong, with an introduction like that, I expected the book to be technically good. I hoped it would be, at least. But I didn't know if it would really be my type of novel. Was this going to be a crazed, bloody horror? Or a dark psychological thriller? A reluctant romance that explores themes like forgiveness?

I wasn't sure what I would get. I put off starting it late one evening because of the lik
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
After reading devouring Arclight  earlier this year, I knew I'd be picking up Premeditated as soon as I could get my hands on it.  I do love a good revenge story, but that synopsis had me sold.  And apparently that is how the author queried the story!  That is fabulous in and of itself.

But the writing, the narrative's everything I'd hoped for after a debut like Arclight.  Dinah goes to extreme lengths to inflict retribution on the guy who broke Claire's heart so fully that she harm
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
My favourite quote on revenge is this one by Douglas Horton:
While seeking revenge, dig two graves-one for yourself.
This book is supposed to be about revenge and it is somehow.

When Dinah learns that her cousin Claire has tried to commit suicide and is lying in a hospital bed in a coma, swears to take revenge on the boy who made Claire suffer and is willing to go to any lengths to do it. She is determined to ruin his life,however, things don't turn out to be the way she expected.

Life is not a b
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