Friday, 20 September 2013
[eARC Review] Find Me
Title: Find Me
Author: Romily Bernard
Genre: YA Thriller, Mystery
Format: Hardcover, 307 pages
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: eARC received by publisher for honest review
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These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.
Because it just got personal.
I really cannot say how much I loved this book. I have already tweeted that this book was probably my favorite debut of the year, and as of right now that still stands. I have never been this impressed with a story in a long time and to put that into perspective, I have read over 100 books so far this year, and this one blows all of those out of the water.
This is not your ordinary YA novel because our main character, Wick, is your normal teenager. She is a hacker, and she and her sister have been put into foster home when their father is suspected of being part of a criminal organization, one that Wick knows all too much about. It is only when a distant friend somics suicide that her worlds turns even more upside down. She find her diary with a note that says FIND ME. Wick knows that someone made her do what she did, all she had to do was find out.
And oh does she find out. I pride myself o figuring out the ends of mystery novels. I watch way too many episodes of Castle and Criminal Minds to not be. But honestly I thought I knew who the bad guys was BUT NO! Romaly had to go and turn everything on its head and make me question everything i just read. WELL DONE.
But seriously, besides the reveal at the end, what I loved most about this book was the sub plots that seemed to crop up everywhere! I am not saying there were a lot, but there were enough to makes this story incredible complex and engaging. Evey chapter revealed something else, which in turn revealed something else. It was like a stack of dominoes that was falling slowly but you knew everything would happen eventually.
I loved everything about this book. There was no part that I thought was underdeveloped or overdeveloped. Every character served a purpose and every scene lead to the ultimate end. I loved this book more than this review could ever express. It was amazing.
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