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Scared Little Rabbits

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  48 reviews
We stand in a tight cluster, high above the lake. One-by-one, we made our way up the narrow trail from the edge of campus. Now, we wait shoulder to shoulder behind the police tape. Nineteen summer students.

All but one.

When Nora gets accepted into her dream summer program at the prestigious Winthrop Academy, she jumps at the chance to put her coding skills to use. But then
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
4 stars

This book goes crescendo with a last part that will have you grip the edge of your seat when the tension culminates and the mystery unravel. I read it till 2 AM in the morning as I was glued to the pages!

Scared Little Rabbits is a YA mystery/crime happening in the span of three weeks at summer camp for geek the “Winthrop Academy Summer Maker Program”.

Nora is your very socially awkward geeky teenager. She is genius at coding and worked hard to get that place on the Fair Maker summer camp
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full of twists and turns and a cast of characters brimming with secrets, this YA thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seats from the second they crack the cover!

I love a good boarding school mystery, and A.V. Geiger has set this one in such a fascinating setting. The school is full of technology that's believable yet absolutely enchanting. I wanted to enroll in Winthrop Academy right alongside Nora.

The mystery was compelling from the very first page, and Geiger did a great job laying
A.V. Geiger
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Sourcebooks Fire. Trigger warnings: death, violence, injury, threats.

Nora is thrilled to be accepted to a prestigious summer program at Winthrop Academy, where she plans to put her coding skills to use on an awesome project for the annual Maker’s Fair. Before long, she’s pulled into an existing group that’s working on a sure winner: a set of virtual reality visors that will allow students to play one of the campus’s most popular
Jordan Lynde
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Did I read this book in one sitting? Yes. Did I stay up too late reading it? Also yes. If I had to choose a book to read over and over and over again would it be this one? Yes. I think we see how this review is going. READ IT.

A.V. Geiger is a fantastic author. If you haven't read her other series, Follow Me Back and Tell Me No Lies, this might be new to you. Also if you haven't read those books, go read them, because the plot twists are incredible and of course the story and narrative rival
Ramsha S
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A.V. Geiger is one of my most favourite writers out there. Her writing style, plot, characters and suspense keeps you up all night, you can't put the book down till you know all the answers. Read her book Follow Me Back and Tell Me No Lies, and now this one. Satisfying read.
She's a remarkable writer, no doubt!
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
**Review will be posted on my blog on November 20, 2019**

Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley for giving me a chance to read this eARC.

Nora is a sixteen year old, coder who is accepted to a three weeks long summer program at Winthrop Academy. She’s a bit awkward in social situations and has trouble making friends. Nora has downloaded an app called InstaLove which is supposed to hook her up with someone special. Right away she runs into a fellow InstaLove
Joann M
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Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is a quick, fun book that was easy to fly through. While I did mostly enjoy myself it was a bit of a mixed bag of awesome and not so great. Let’s start with an aspect of the story that I feel is very positive and that is the representation of teen girls. The tech/coding aspect is something I haven’t come across very often, especially featuring girls. And these girls are amazing! I bow down to their skills. It’s nice to see smart, young women valued for their brains and depicted in such a ...more
Living My Best Book Life
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, thriller, ya, mystery, coding
I stayed up all night just to finish Scared Little Rabbits and it was SO GOOD. I have always enjoyed reading YA books and when I read the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to read it. I was shocked at all the twists and turns, I loved the strong female lead, and it was captivating from beginning to end.

The story follows Nora as she is starting a new journey in her life. She got accepted into a summer program because of her outstanding coding skills. She starts at Winthrop Academy, she is both
Elsa Munoz
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
My first time reading something from this author and WOW! She definitely blew me away! It's a gritty thrilled mixed with dashes of adorable romance! Nora is sort of an introvert who's most comfortable whenever she's at her computer coding and honestly I instantly connected with. I may not be a tech geek but I'm definitely an introvert who feels more comfortable with her books and it was refreshing to see Nora have this internal monologue where she was constantly berating herself...and really who ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller, dnf, na
I am confident that the mystery/thriller aspect of this book is great, based on other reviews that I've read. Unfortunately, I couldn't get into this book. As someone with experience in the Maker community myself, this book felt unrealistic from the beginning and held to some unfortunate stereotypes - for example, the Socially Awkward Girl Coder. It was also very heterosexual from the outset, and I was not anticipating the romantic element playing such a big part. Unfortunately, this is not the ...more
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A suspenseful slow burn with a unique storyline and a satisfying payoff at the end. I enjoy how the author incorporates technology so seamlessly. I’m no coder here, but I had no problem following the technospeak and coding-related plot twists. Add in some virtual-reality romance and a whodunnit with a non-obvious conclusion, and we have a winner!
Kit Frick
SO FUN! I tore through A. V. Geiger's SCARED LITTLE RABBITS. I loved the alt summer program setting and the InstaLove app. For those who like their thrillers shot through with a little romance, there's a lot to look forward to here! Best of all, I totally thought I had the twist all figured out--WRONG! The book's final act is action-packed and will definitely keep you on your toes.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twists and turns in this unique mystery read. It is based around an app that is used by Nora and her fellow Winthrop Academy goers. It kept me interested and ended well. Story is steady paced.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
"Scared Little Rabbits" promises more thrills and intrigue than it delivers. Instead of the "And Then There Were None" delivery that was expected, the book is filled with uninspiring characters, minor plot twists, and a lackluster finale. Recommending a hard pass for purchase in any library.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
This was not really what I expected from A.V. Geiger. Follow Me Back is just crazy in building up confusion and suspense and generating insane theories and freaking out about what's going to happen next, but Scared Little Rabbits kind of fell short in that sense.

I think what really ruined a lot of it for me was the characters. They weren't particularly likable or complex as a whole, and my dislike and dismissal of their thinking and actions kind of muted what was actually happening in terms of
Daniel Rose
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to get an ARC of Scared Little Rabbits! I absolutely loved Follow Me Back and Tell Me No Lies. Well, this was up there at the same caliber of suspense and great story telling! I highly recommend this book when it comes out December 3rd!
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, mystery, ya
I received an ARC of this novel via NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an honest review.

Nora has never really fit in at school so when she gets accepted to Winthrop Academy's summer maker program, she thinks she will finally meet more people like her. Her dreams of spending the summer bunking with another nerdy girl discussing the latest Teen Hack programs quickly vanish, as she realizes Winthrop students are an elite mix of wealth and intelligence. Trying to make the most of it
I was given an advanced reading copy in exchange for my honest review. Thanks to Netgalley for this opportunity

I am always interested in reading books with smart, computer-savvy girls who don't need a male to save them. This book came close to being good but unfortunately, it had a few problems:

1. Nora, the main character, was a brilliant coder but at the age of 16, had never kissed a boy or had a relationship with one. This seems so common these days. Why can't a brilliant female coder be
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
SCARED LITTLE RABBITS follows Nora (aka Eleanor, Lowercase) as she sets out on a summer camp adventure that resulted in a missing person, as we know from the beginning of the book. We then backtrack to the start of the camp to meet the characters and find out what happened.

Nora loves programming and so is very excited to be accepted into and attending the camp, which previously hosted Emerson and resulted in the creation of InstaLove, a game which combines instagram and pokemon go into an
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

Nora arrives for a three week coding camp, hoping to break free from her nerdy, awkward persona. She immediately falls for Maddox, whose girlfriend Eleanor is as mean as she is wealthy. They team up to improve the popular INSTAlove virtual reality app with potentially deadly consequences for at lease one of them.

Runaway like SCARED LITTLE RABBITS comes from a command choice on the virtual reality game, referring to choices Nora makes at the beginning of the game. Being an older reader,
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing

**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Scared Little Rabbits caught my attention from the moment I read the description and held it with the intense mystery buildup that climaxed at the end of the story.

The main character, Nora, was one I think a lot of readers will relate to. She had a lot of insecurities, uncertainties, and not a lot of confidence in her abilities at the
Katelyn Spedden
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free ARC of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

It was SO GOOD. This novel reminds me a lot of Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau and Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. It’s all about kids at a school during a summer program when something goes wrong. The entire thing is so well written that it keeps you guessing from start to finish and you’re invested in all of the characters what happens to them. It also has InstaLove which seems like an app that I would have
Myron Brown
Nov 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Nora was looking forward to participating in the Winthrop Summer Maker Program. After the body of one of the participants is found in a lake some students believe she is responsible. How could Nora convince others of her innocence when the other participants never liked her? After a prologue which teases the disappearance of that student, the novel goes back to Nora’s first day in the program where she meets and immediately becomes infatuated with Maddox. What follows is a bunch of chapters ...more
Tamara Morning
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Scared Little Rabbits
Author: A.V. Geiger
Genre: YA, suspense
Rating: 4 out of 5

Nora was thrilled to be chosen for the Maker Project: three weeks at the elite Winthrop Academy where she’ll have the chance to put her coding skills to use on the dazzling new project she’s sure she’ll have an idea for. But everyone seems to know each other already and have formed their groups, and Nora’s left on the fringes, watching.

Until Maddox befriends her and they have a great idea for their project. But
Dec 02, 2019 rated it liked it
When a girl's dream summer camp turns into a murder scene, her life hangs into balance. It's now up to her to clear her name and try to find the murderer before they find her.

If you like summer camp / murder mysteries / YA high school characters, you will really enjoy this thriller.

This story was a little up and down for me. I was hooked into the nerdy, tech-heavy vibes that the summer camp brought out, but some of the characters were not my favorites, especially the main male interest. Right
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, arc
I received a digital ARC of this title from Edelweiss for an honest review.

Nora is excited to be accepted into an elite summer program for Makers at Winthrop Academy. Her coding skills are through the roof, so if she could just find the right project, she'll be golden. The most promising project to come out of this program is called InstaLove, a phone app that her parents haven't let her download. But once she's at Winthrop, that's the first thing she does. Soon, she's involved in a project with
Julie-Ann Johnson
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I was so excited to dive into this YA thriller. We got gals who code, murder, virtual reality and... uh, lots of romance?

Hmm. So maybe the direction this book went took me by surprise a little bit. It takes a slow pace with the good thrills and I found that the relationship aspect of Scared Little Rabbit seemed dominant at times.

I really did like Nora's character, but her relationship with Maddox was nothing special.

Overall, A.V. Geiger did deliver what was promised- it just wasn't what I
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A.V. Geiger writes contemporary young adult fiction. Her YA thrillers FOLLOW ME BACK and sequel TELL ME NO LIES are available now from Sourcebooks Fire. Her next book SCARED LITTLE RABBITS will release in December 2019. An epidemiologist by training, she has always enjoyed a professional life that combines both creativity and logic. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two kids.