The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.
And that she must run.
In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Foll ...more
Unlike all the problems I had with The Progeny, where the premise was faulty at best, Cady's story was totally believable. While she, too, had lost her memory, it was due to trauma, and this in no way prevented her from making reasonable, logic-based decisions.
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die checks all the [read my] boxes:
'[...]my mind shut down. Went blank. Went someplace where I wouldn't have to remember.'
What would you do if you woke up to find you had been kidnapped? What would you do if you somehow manage to escape but realize you have no idea where you were? What would you do if you didn't have any idea who you were? The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is a riveting thriller of a girl who has ...more
The first hundred pages are an adrenaline-fueled ride. After that there are some bumps and near-misses, and the plot speeds past the warning lights.
April Henry spins a fun—but messy— ride that leads ultimately nowhere, but was worth the thrill.
I would’ve liked if the book had been a little longer and not as rushed, especially toward the end, to give us time to fully grasp the weight of the mystery and let the suspense simmer.
Not her best, but definitely not the worst.
In her run from these men, she meets Ty, who ends up accompanying her on her journey to get to safety. What Cady does know is that she’ ...more
I loved all the characters (I mean, the ones I was supposed to love, and then I hated the characters I was supposed to hate).
The writing was great and I could hardly quit reading because of the intensity.
There are a few suggestions that one character is gay, but nothing confirmed. H*** is used as a swear word a handful of times. Violence wise- a girl wakes up to find her nails have been pried off of her fingers (at least two of them). ...more
We catch up with Cady right in the thick of things. She wakes up beaten and bruised on the floor of a cabin and has absolutely no ...more
This book got your attention from the moment you started it. It was very fast and full of action. There really wasn't a dull moment in this book.
Katie is an average girl who doesn't know who she is or where she is. All she knows, is that two guys are discussing on killing her and getting rid of her body and that she has to find a way to get out. She always had a plan or idea in her head through out the whole book. Ty is a normal guy working in his shift and finds a girl being chased and helps he...more
"Maybe it's because I'm average." I sniff back my tears. "Maybe it's because I'm like everyone else." Ty rolls his eyes. "I may not know you very well, but I'll tell you one thing: You aren't like anyone else."
Girl, Stolen was an amazing book. I couldn't wait for more from this daring, new author that's sure to leave thousands of other readers stunned with her plot-twisting mysteries. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die wasn't as good as April Henry's other book, but it was some ...more
She wakes up to two men arguing over whether or not to end her life. She doesn't know her name, she doesn't know where she is, and she doesn't know why one of her fingernails has been pried off of her hand.
She manages to escape, but her ordeal is far from over. As she investigates herself, who she is, and what is going on, she gets help from an acquaintance who is determined to solve this mystery with her. Only one thing ...more
I loved Ty and so much want to believe that people like him exist in the world. My hope is that he's based on someone real, someone who's out there having a successful, happy life.
When I finished this last night, I gave it 3.5 stars but on reflection I'm bumping it down to 3 purely because the plot went to some bonkers places that I didn't see coming and it was a pretty weird choice for a YA book tbh.
So this girl wakes up with no memories, right? And there are two guys talking about how they're going to kill ...more
In the beginning I was super curious to find out what was going on, who was this girl, and what had happened... but then the reveal left me disappointed I guess.... also it was kind of abrupt, what happens now? What happens between Cady and Ty? This book was short but not as satisfying as it could have been....
My mind shut down. Went blank. Went somewhere I wouldn’t have to remember. Even when they pulled out my fingernails, it wouldn’t come back.
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is. And she doesn’t know what has happened to her. All she knows is that two guys want to kill her. So she must run.
I really enjoyed this book, it was interesting and really reached out and grabbed me. I liked the beginning, a girl who has lost her memory and people are out to kill her. ...more
Who was this girl? Who were these people who held her? What information did she have? Why did they want tha ...more
The narrator for this particular novel was fairly awful. Instead of sounding like a teenage girl, her intonation came closer to mimicking Siri. She didn’t sound like a m ...more
I was not expecting this book to be what it was. I honestly expected it to be just another typical YA book but oh fricken boy was I wrong.
Not many books keep me up past my bedtime, my sleep is important. I think this was the second? Maybe third book to ever do that.
I gave myself some time to think of what I would change in this book, and I can't think of a single thing. I'm happily giving this ...more
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When I was 12, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He liked it so much he arranged to have it published in an ...more