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.