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  • Posted October 29, 2014

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    I won this book in the author's giveaway & was asked in exch

    I won this book in the author's giveaway & was asked in exchange for an honest review when I was done reading it It took me a little while to read the book but I finally finished it. It was a really good book. It had a love triangle. A high school teen went missing. & things keep happening to Aurora. It seemed to have more romance than anything else but it still had a little bit of mystery. When it came time to find out who the serial killer was I never saw it coming. (No worries, there will be no spoilers in this review). I guess in a way the person was odd but I never thought they would be the one taking teen girls & killing them. If you love romance it's a good read. If you love mystery it's still a good read but like I said it has more romance than anything. But I still think it's a must-read.

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

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    When Rory was a little girl she had a best friend named Gage. Th

    When Rory was a little girl she had a best friend named Gage. They got into all sorts of trouble when they were kids. One night Rory was preparing the best hiding spot ever when she saw a guy loading what looked to be a body into a vehicle. Of course, the excitement caused her to have an asthma attack and the guy soon found her hiding spot. However, it was because of her friend Gage that she was able to escape the clutches of the killer and run to safety. But a couple week later Gage moved away, never to be heard from until he returns for their senior year of high school. Now Rory’s life is flipped upside down. Not just because her childhood crush is back, but because the abductions have started up again.

    This was not the story that I thought it would be. You don’t really get the sense that it’s a YA thriller/romance from the cover. The synopsis doesn’t really help matters anyways. However, the fact that it was a YA didn’t really bother me. It just took me a few chapters to start picturing a young girl instead of a woman.

    The author did a great job balancing the romance with the suspense. Once the reader would start getting comfortable, something would happen, and you were thrown back into the fray. The author gives you tiny clues as to who it could be but she also leads you to dead-ends as well.

    For being teenagers the characters of this story were really mature. There really was no pettiness, no cliques, or crazy drama. That’s very rare in a young adult novel. So, I was happy that I could just focus on suspense and romance without all the stupid dramatics.

    My one and only gripe with the story was the convenience that any time Rory was in any sort of trouble, Gage was there to save her. Didn’t matter what/where/who, he was there every time. Either the boy was stalking her or he was just always at the right place at the right time when none of her friends seemed to be. I don’t know, I just felt like once there should’ve been a time where Rory either handled the issue herself or got saved by someone else.

    Regardless this was a great story. This is mature enough to be enjoyable by adults and yet it’s appropriate for teens as well. There is mention of drinking but there is no sex and virtually no swearing. There could’ve been absolutely no swearing. If you’re looking for a good no-drama, romantic suspense, then this is a good one.

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  • Posted August 1, 2013

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    *Received book in exchange for honest review* I highly enjoy

    *Received book in exchange for honest review*




    I highly enjoyed this book. Rory is a Southern girl that has her friend Dom interested in her when her childhood love Gage moves back across the street from her. In between deciding between two guys and battling her father to let her make her own choices and decisions as is she 18, one of her friends goes missing. The disappearance brings about memories for the whole town of a time a while ago when girls went missing and Rory gets out in lock down by her parents.




    I liked Rory from the beginning and how the book was written from her perspective and some of the thoughts she had made me laugh out loud, as I would have had the same thoughts in the same instances. I found myself on the edge of my seat at the end of the book and I cheered for who Rory chose at the end of the book as I had wanted that all along. All in all, I'd enjoy maybe a follow up book in the right circumstances, but it is also good as a stand alone. I'd recommend the book the people for sure that are interested in YA, mystery and romance

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