Girl Last Seen
“Just heard Kadence Mulligan is missing??? One guess who’s behind it. Payback’s a bitch, Lauren.”
This was an interesting YA contemporary story, with a bit of a twist at the end.
I liked Lauren and I thought that the way her best friend treated her was awful. As if it wasn’t bad enough that she couldn’t sing any more, she didn’t really need her best friend t ...more
A You Tube Sensation leads to reality show "stardom" and then inevitably to two friends being ripped apart, both having differing attitudes and ambitions. That is it in a nutshell, with a mystery thrown in for ...more
I liked Lauren right away. She's talented and has that sort of taken away from her. It was interesting seeing how she dealt with everything. Even with the weird situation, she remained likable. We also got a POV from Jude and then two other POVs in the form of a police interview and "found" videos. At first it was a bit annoying having it all switch around, but help set up the tension and made me second guess everything.
There were s ...more
All the characters annoyed me at one point or another, so I can't say I liked any of them.
I found the pacing in this one to be slow, and the book just dragged for me unfortunately. The last 15% or so was alright, but everything up until that point bored me.
Overall, Okay start and okay end, but everything in the middle dragged.
About three quarters of the way through the book, your wanting to give an award to whoever did it. This girl was just bad, I mean evil. Before the end, you figure it out. However, the end ...more
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Synopsis: Kadence Mulligan played to a packed house of her fans Friday night.
Saturday morning she was gone.
The songs Kadence wrote and sang with her best friend, Lauren DeSanto, made them both online sensations. But when Lauren lost her voice, Kady couldn’t wait to go solo. It’s no secret the two had a major falling-out and were barely speaking to her. Lauren kept to herself, scribbling song lyrics, while Kady’s stardom was rising steadily…until s ...more
When Kadence ...more
Update: (might be a bit spoilery, but I believe it was also predictable...)
This book was amazing! The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because I found it a litlle bit draggy sometimes, and some parts were not exactly original. However, I still loved it.
I really liked the characters, especially Lauren and Jude. Lauren is a rather relatable person. She is suffering, but she is alw ...more
When internet sensation Cadence Mulligan goes missing her former singing partner and best friend Lauren DeSanto becomes a prime suspect. Also on the sheriff's radar, Jude, Lauren's former best friend and the target of bullying by Cady and Mason, Cadence's boyfriend who happens to have kissed Lauren the day before her disappearance. When Lauren and Jude team up to investigate what happened, Lauren learns who her "friend" really is...or was.
GIRL LAST SEEN unfolds from Mason's, Lauren's and ...more
Now i ...more
WOW. As I read the last chapters of Heather Anastasiu's and Anne Greenwood Brown's Girl Last Seen, that was the only thing going through my mind. This book was full of plot twists and surprises, and it had me on the edge of my seat. I'm a big fan of thriller/suspense novels, and when I heard about this book, I was interested. Though it wasn't as good as similar books I've read, I enjoyed Girl Last See ...more
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a pretty solid book. I admit while reading this, I didn't particularly like any of the characters. Especially not Kady. But through the mystery and such it was interesting to see where the story was going. Ending was a little strange, yet oddly satisfying.
I received an advanced copy of this from NetGalley.com and the publisher.
When I'm looking for a page-turner, I am ready to sacrifice quality writing and character depth for something that hooks me and keeps me going. About halfway through I lost a lot of steam in the forward movement in the story and found myself stuck with lackluster characters.
This book completely surprised me. At first I was kind of meh about it because I didn't care for any of the characters. They all have an ugliness in them, and it bugged me. But Girl Last Seen also deals with issues I think we should all pay attention to. Bullying is a big thing in this book. Some of these kids had their lives ruined, or even moving, because of the actions that certain people made. And I think it's also s ...more
I do think the ending was a little too quick. It felt a little like the ending of a TV episode. It all got tied up together too neatly, especially after everything that happened.
I really enjoyed this book. It was told in multiple viewpoints not to mention it was also told with evidence logs. I thought it was a really interesting way to go with this story and I really appreciated that. Even though it took me a bit to get into the story at the beginning (either it was just a slow beginning or it was because I was kind of in a reading slump) the writing flowed well and it kept me entertained and drawn to the st...more
Sometimes I take a chance on a book that I have never heard of. Working at a library means that I see a lot of books pass by me, so I get tempted to be spontaneous fairly often. “Girl Last Seen” is one of those books that I decided to take a chance on. I had a long plane trip ahead of me, and something fluffy and easy sounded really good to me. However, I didn’t want it to be THAT fluffy and easy. And unfortunately, “Girl Last Seen” fell very much i ...more
I was gifted this book via Netgalley
I'm really into the crime scene right now. It's basically all I'm reading and watching at the moment. I thought I would enjoy a story where a girl goes missing and the best friend is the main character and suspect.
Kadence is a royal bitch. Let's just get that straight right off the bat. Lauren is the "yes" person that Kadence has chosen as a best friend and Lauren feels she is so lucky to have her until she gets an infection that puts her on total voc ...more
Kadence and Lauren are best friends. Well were. The two were a Youtube sensation singing and playing their guitars. That is until Lauren can't use her voice or play guitar anymore. From there Kadence goes solo in her career. When Kadence goes missing, Lauren quickly becomes a suspect officially and in the court of popular opinion. As this is going, Lauren's old best friend Jude shows up to be there for her and help her figure out who really did do this Kadence. But does he have something ...more
This one was pretty good. I am actually surprised with the ending and I flip flopped with my idea of what was going to happen a lot but it was good. Not a lot of rereadability though which is what I really look for in these types of stories. I thought that because of the way it ended, I don't need to reread the book because it was very clear at the end what happened and how and why which was a bit disappointing to me.
I really liked all the characters and I really felt that the ...more
"That was Kady for you. Inspiring devotion any loyalty. How did she do it? Why did we all fall for it?"
Kady was a rising youtube start with a promising career ahead of her. She originally had been a part of a two person group with Lauren. But when Lauren got sick and her vocal cords became damaged she decided to keep going until Lauren got better, if she ever did. With this caused their friendship to fall apart and Kady to become paranoid it seemed.
This book follows Lauren and her best Kady; Who goes missing. Lauren is the number one suspect. They were both musicians until Lauren gets sick and is ordered not to sing or make music. Then when Kady performs as a solo act one night and then goes missing, Lauren is the top suspect. The whole book she is on the search for the ...more
If you like a book with intense characters, liars, deception, twists, turns and a serious mystery? Then this book is definitely for you! I love a good thriller which plays with my head and Girl Last Seen certainly did that. In fact, what I loved most about this book is I never did guess what would happen in the end. I was surprised, in fact I think that's an understatement.
You will question every character in this ...more
While I personally wouldn't label this book as a "thriller" like the back suggests, it was really good and really interesting! Just when I thought I knew what was going on, something happened and changed the game. I liked the use of multiple points of view in this and how everything tied together in the end.
Also, I'm kind of obsessed with this cover? I can't even figure out why, but I love it.
From the beginning I was drawn by the atmosphere of who and why, and I kept making assumptions until the end. The writing is gorgeous, the story is wonderfully executed, I was doubting everything and everyone.
Recommended. You'll enjoy it, I promise.
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