Holy crap.  This book was intense.  And it reminded me of how truly terrible teenagers can be.

Joelle Charbonneau’s teenage thriller took me on quite the adventure.  I was actually incredibly angry when I looked at the clock and realized that I had to go to work because I NEEDED ANSWERS.  I always judge a good thriller by whether or not I can see the twist coming and, for the majority of the book I didn’t see what was coming.  Until I did.  And that’s where the book got confusing for me.

I was sure while I was reading the first 3/4 of the book that this was going to be a 5-star (or 5-sequinbeast, in my judging system) book and then I hit the end and it completely lost me.  I still don’t understand the ending and the motivations that caused all of the action in the book to happen.  Maybe I just need to go back and re-read it cause there is the possibility I missed something.  But it all seemed confusing and, at least to me, was not the ending I was hoping for.  I know, I know, authors don’t have to end books how I want them to.  I was just hoping to have more answers, to finally understand what was happening.

That said, this is a great YA thriller.  Just be warned that there is some terrible violence, so keep that in mind when thinking about what age to recommend it to.

4-stars

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