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The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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  • Posted June 13, 2013

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    As soon as I read the synopsis for The Girl Who Was Supposed To

    As soon as I read the synopsis for The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die, I HAD to get my hands on a copy ASAP. However I was still cautious in limiting my expectations because I was burnt way too many times by thriller books. Also I wasn't the biggest fan of April Henry's previous book. However I am happy to inform you guys that this book was so freaking amazing. I couldn't put it down and finished it in one sitting. April Henry was able to capture me from the first page and only released me on the last page. The novel starts with the main protagonist, Cady, coming to (she didn't feel like using the word "wake" is correct in her circumstances) on the floor of a cabin, all bruised and bloodied and hears someone say "Take her out back and finish her off". The kicker is that Cady doesn't remember anything. Not her name, her life, memories and past. So imagine how freaked out she is, and I was, when she realizes this, during her dire situation. However Cady, I have to admit, was hardcore. She was fierce and while she had the usual doubts and fear, anyone would be in her situation, it still didn't overshadow her logic and judgement and I love that her intuition and gut feeling was always right and she followed it. What made this novel such a thrill is that we were in the same level as Cady, we know nothing about her world. Also, the need to know why two men tortured her and wanted to kill her made me read and flip the pages faster. If you guys are looking for a romance, then this book isn't for you.This book doesn't need romance to keep us interested. Heck, I always say I love it when books have a little bit of romance, even if it isn't prominent, but for this book, I guess there is the potential for a romance with the guy Cady meets, who ends up helping her. But that isn't the priority here; we aren't that shallow right? I was glad that Cady could find someone who was willing to help her. Ty, was such a nice guy, I never once doubted that he didn't have Cady's best interest. Concerning why Cady was kidnapped to begin with, I would rather not say, but the story wraps up wonderfully by the end when you finally find the reason. April Henry did an amazing job in this novel and while I would have given it 5 stars, a sentence in the novel left a bitter taste in my mouth. Linking terrorists to people of strong faith, which isn't always the case, just a stereotype. So while I enjoyed this novel a ton, I just couldn't love it unconditionally for that one sentence. All in all, The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die will appeal to all thriller and mystery fans. With a cover and synopsis like this, who wouldn't want to read it? especially since it is only about 230 pages, making it a very fast read. I will definitely be on the lookout for more books by Henry.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Great!

    Was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Should have been longer, as it only took me 2 days to read it, but other than that was great! I really appreciate there not being any cuss words or sexual things, other than kissing! Thank you to the author for that! The begining is very action- packed and i love how we are as confued as she is, but it is an exciting kind of confused. Great read!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    AWESOME BOOK

    I just loved this book. It kept on the edge of my seat the whole time. I never wanted to put it down.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    Wow

    Just by reading the sample i can tell this is a good book but the problem is im a christian and my mom does npot like books like novels with witches killing or anything like that but i llllooovvvee james paterson witch and wizard series any advice?: ) +-<

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    I requested this book from the publisher because this book sound

    I requested this book from the publisher because this book sounded wicked cool. I’ve noticed that there have been a few books with this amnesia concept, but this one took that to a whole new level. This book had a really interesting plot as we followed Cady and tried to figure out who on earth would kidnap a teenager and do such awful things to her. When the book opens, she hardly has any idea of who she is and what she is capable of. I felt really bad for Cady as she struggled to find out who he was.

    This book was incredibly short. It was under 200 pages, and that was both a good and a bad thing. It was great because it meant that the plot kept moving and there was little time to be bored by the book. At the same time though, I felt that the character development suffered in this respect. I felt that there was a lot of info dumping as far as what Cady’s life was like and what happened with Ty and his family. I wish that there had been more of a gradual introduction of information.

    I liked that this book read like a movie. I could see it playing out in my head as I read, the way that she had to fight to get away from the bad guys and how she went through this mess trying to figure out what was going on. I thought that as Cady discovered what was going on, her reactions were very real regarding the threat that she was under. I didn’t think that she was overly vigilant or a total space case, I think that for the most part she had decent reactions and good instincts. (Although there were a few times that I was like “That’s your reaction?”)

    I found the plot to be clever and really interesting. There were a few things that were predictable but I still found myself enjoying the book. Like I said, its really fast paced and a great read for an afternoon stuck in the house.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Great read

    This book had me on the edge of my seat for one sitting this book is great.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    Wow

    This book makes your heartpound

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Highly recommended

    This was a very good book, it started off kind of creppy but it was a very good ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Wow! Thrilling story!

    Avid reader here. Really impressive story telling. Worth every penny I paid and it was a bargain for the best read I have had this year. My first by this author, I'm looking forward to discovering the rest.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Love it

    Got @ my school library still reading it but amazing so far !!!!!
    Read it ,one of the best i have read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2014

    Connie Lancaster NY

    awesome story. kept me turning the pages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Loved

    Loved the begining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    A good one

    Fast paced and exciting. I would recomend this one. I'm not a big fan of present tense writing, but other than that it was a good story. Well worth it, especially for fans of YA thrillers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Amazing

    I could not put this book down. I finished it in a day. I love how Cady is trying to find out who she is, as she does so she unravels the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of her family, and why there are men after her to kill her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Thriller

    I have only read the first three chapters and i already love it:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    This book is awesome!

    It has unexpected twists and turns. It was nothing how i expected it,in a good way.

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