Review: The Girl with the Wrong Name

Review: The Girl with the Wrong NameTitle: The Girl With the Wrong Name
Author: Barnabas Miller
Publisher: Soho Teen
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: November 3, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Ever since “The Night In Question” left her with a hideous scar and no memory of what happened, Theo Lane has been hiding. An aspiring filmmaker, she uses a hidden button cam to keep the world at bay. She spends the entire summer in a Manhattan café, secretly documenting random “subjects.”

Once school starts, Theo finds her best friend has morphed into a flirtatious, short-skirt-clad stranger. Everyone ignores the scar. As if that will make it go away. The café remains her lunchtime refuge.

Her most interesting subject is the Lost Boy, a stranger who comes in every day at the same time. When she finally gets up the courage to talk to him she discovers why: the Lost Boy, Andy, is waiting for someone who said she’d meet him there…four days ago. Intoxicated by Andy’s love for this mystery girl, Theo agrees to help him find her, and her unhealthy obsession pulls her into a perilous, mind-bending journey. But is it really Andy’s world she’s investigating? Or is it her own?

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Review: The Girl With the Wrong Name

The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller should be on the radar of readers looking for a thrill ride of a book. It is an intense psychological thriller that has an aspiring filmmaker as its protagonist. Also, the plot is so unpredictable, it leaves the reader in a constant state of wonder. Continue reading

Review: We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

Review: We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

Review: We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko JeanTitle: We'll Never Be Apart
Author: Emiko Jean
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: October 6, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Murder.

Fire.

Revenge.

That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.

Is the one person she trusts only telling her half the story? Nothing is as it seems in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from the debut author Emiko Jean.

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Review: We’ll Never Be Apart

We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean is the perfect book to cozy up with this Halloween season. Emiko Jean has written a whirlwind of a novel that will have readers kept in suspense. This novel is very eerie with its mental hospital setting, unique writing style and intense story of vengeance. Continue reading

Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Review: Trouble is a Friend of MineTitle: Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Author: Stephanie Tromly
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digbys friend wasn't that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.Her first day not in school (because she cut) in her new hometown that will soon be her old hometown (because she's getting out of Dodge as fast as she can) Zoe meets Digby. Or rather, Digby decides he's going to meet Zoe and get her to help him find missing teenager. Zoe isn't sure how, but Digby—the odd and brilliant and somehow…attractive?—Digby always gets what he wants, including her help on several illegal ventures. Before she knows it, Zoe has vandalized an office complex with fake snow, pretended to buy drugs alongside a handsome football player dressed like the Hulk, had a throw-down with a possible cult, and, oh yeah, saved her new hometown (which might be worth making her permanent hometown after all.)A mystery where catching the crook isn't the only hook, a romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a story about friendship where they aren't even sure they like each other—Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a YA debut you won’t soon forget. 

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Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly is a comical book filled with mystery. It contains an intelligent main character who is a very amusing narrator for the book. However, there are a few parts of the book that made me uncomfortable while reading and made me consider whether to continue reading on. Continue reading

Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. Campbell

Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. CampbellTitle: Scream (Lakeview #3)
Series: Lakeview #3
Author: Stacey R. Campbell
Publisher: Green Darner Press
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: July 20, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s Halle Henry’s final year at Lakeview Academy, and she is determined to make it her best year yet. But when drugs are discovered in her boyfriend Alex’s backpack and he is expelled, Halle’s life spins out of control.Refusing to believe the accusations against him, Halle vows to get to the bottom of what really happened and bring Alex back to campus so they can graduate together.Now, all Halle has to do is save her boyfriend, solve a murder, graduate from high school, and keep from getting killed in the process. 

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Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. Campbell

Scream by Stacey R. Campbell is my favourite book in the Lakeview Series. It is fast-paced and full of suspense! Stacey R. Campbell has created another incredible mystery novel that will make your head spin with its action, feisty main character and boarding school setting. Continue reading

Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Review: Damage Done by Amanda PanitchTitle: Damage Done
Author: Amanda Panitch
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: July 21, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

"Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You"In her incredible debut novel, Amanda Panitch leaves you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be stunned. Prepare to be torn apart." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist"A brilliant thriller. Gillian Flynn for the YA set." --Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.Now that she’s Lucy Black, she's able to begin again. She's even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . . 

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Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch is an incredibly fast-paced thriller. It is one of my favourite reads in 2015. This book is going to be a sure fire hit! With its mysterious plot, perfect protagonist and amazing attention to detail, readers will be furiously flipping pages to find out what happens next. Continue reading