This book was just like one of those crime TV shows. You know how the victim and many witnesses are talking about what happened during the big event tThis book was just like one of those crime TV shows. You know how the victim and many witnesses are talking about what happened during the big event that almost killed the victim. They all talked about what they remember what happened or what the police did. The narrator of the show then feeds us some chilling sentences and it cuts off to commercials.
This book is all of that, but without all of those cheesy commercials.
You pretty much get every point of view there is. The boy who was there when the call was made. The girl who was supposed to be the victim. 911 calls. Different pieces of items that might helped the case. Even the victim and killer have point of views in this story.
So if you like those crime TV shows, like Snapped or Forensic Files, then you will enjoy this book.
Now for the part where I tell you why I liked this book a lot. I felt like I was the investigator putting the pieces together because the author does supply you with a lot of evidence along the way. Like any good investigator, you have to pay attention to details.
Another thing that I liked, even though it did feel like a crime show at most points, there were some sweet moments between two characters. Gabie and Drew were at some points complicated. Drew has had a crush on Gabie for awhile, and Gabie is so used to being unnoticed that she doesn’t notice Drew liking her. After Kayla’s disappearance, this tragic event brings them together. Gabie doesn’t want to be alone. She is afraid that the guy will come back for her. Drew is there to protect her, in case the guy does come back for her.
Gabie doesn’t believe Kayla is dead. When the kidnapper was supposed to take you, I would feel that same hope as well. The ending was satisfying because Gabie didn't give up. She believed deep down that Kayla was alive and that gut feeling saved Kayla.
After I was done though, I felt like it was okay book but there wasn’t enough umph to make it unforgettable. -Ivy...more
I was searching for a book to read in between two big books that I needed to read. I asked for some recommendations and one person suggested the DeadlI was searching for a book to read in between two big books that I needed to read. I asked for some recommendations and one person suggested the Deadly Cool series. The cover definitely caught my eye so I went out and bought it.
Everyone knows I am a big fan of murder mystery books. When I saw this book, I really wanted to read it. However, I didn’t this book was going to be a fun, light read. I thought it was going to have a lot more scary, chilly parts, but instead, it was more like Clubhouse Detectives. Some parts made your heart race but there were also a lot of parts that made you laugh.
I liked Hartley. She had great commentary to a lot of things and always made smile. Her ex-boyfriend, on the other hand, what a jerk. First he cheats, and then he expects her to clear his name. Hartley does help him but I was hoping maybe a little more fight then just agreeing to it. You can tell she really cares for him and maybe I would have felt the same way if I was in her shoes.
One thing I did like was it still had the murder mystery story aspect. You know every great murder mystery has to have lots of suspects. It keeps you reading, because you’re trying to put the clues together before the main character. Then in the end, the author kind of surprises you with the killer’s identity. I was surprised on whom the killer was, but I was also surprised by the other suspects that popped up. One name in particular.
If you are in the mood for a light, fun read, this is a book you need to read. I am excited to start on the second book.
I didn't know what to expect from this book, because it's been awhile since I sat down and read a teen romance novel. I love mystery books and a few pI didn't know what to expect from this book, because it's been awhile since I sat down and read a teen romance novel. I love mystery books and a few paranormal (faeries!) so, I decided to give some normal teenager books a try. Bittersweet caught my eye right away! I mean it's a cookie on the cover, who wouldn't want to read that? Overall, I am glad I picked this up, and now I am a fan of Sarah's because this book was so funny and sweet!
The story starts off three years ago when Hudson discovers a bra that isn't hers, in her pile of clean clothes. She goes to her mother and hands her the bra. The bra doesn't belong to her mom either, so we all know that Hudson's dad is cheating on her mom. The parents have been fighting for awhile, but Hudson knew once her mom saw the bra, it was the final straw. Unlucky for Hudson, this happened before her big skate competition. If this happened to me, I would probably never went up and skate. Hudson does skate, but she doesn't skate to her full potential and she loses.
And now in the future, her dad and mom are divorced, and her mom runs a full-time diner. Hudson isn't famous for skating anymore. She is now famous for her creative ideas revolving around cupcakes! Every chapter gives you a cupcake name, and the ingredients for that cupcake. I bought the book because well, I really want to try the Cupcake Queen's cupcakes! They sound so delicious in the book, my mouth was watering whenever they were mention.
Even though Hudson enjoys making cupcakes, she still dreams of being a big time skater. She skates secretly on a lake, knowing her mom would be upset if she knew. What Hudson doesn't expect is the boy she crashes into. Josh Blackthorn can see Hudson is really good at skating, and asks for her help. He plays on a hockey team and the team isn't doing so well for the past couple of years. She plans to help him for some skate time in a regular skating rink, but it ends up her helping out the whole entire hockey team.
Her life gets really busy in this book, I felt really bad for her. Not only is she skating, she's making cupcakes, babysitting her brother, and her mom asks for her help at the diner, no wonder she has some problems with time hanging out with her friend or boys.
Sarah did a really amazing job with making Hudson's character because she felt so realistic and I connected with her on so many levels. Even the secondary characters were realistic, it felt like I was watching a movie like Ice Princess mixed with The Mighty Ducks, which I ended up watching both after I was done with this book.
I say definitely check this book out, especially now since the book is around winter time and it makes a wonderful, cozy read.