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“Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer’s Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she’s not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world’s sweetest boyfriend, behind.
But when Cryer’s Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn’t get close to… the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.
Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she’s always loved, Kendall keeps up the search–and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can’t stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried….”-Goodreads summary
Judge the Book by its Cover:
- It’s not the most beautiful book cover in the world, but I have to give props to the author and/or publisher company for creating a photograph that correlates with the story!
Things that Made Me Happy:
- The protagonist, Kendall Fletcher, is relatable. Like everyone, she has great dreams and aspirations and truly works hard at attaining her goals. While she faces many difficulties, she manages to overcomes these battles and become a stronger individual.
- An additional character, Jacian Obregon, was a great companion to Kendall, especially during her roughest moments. Watching their friendship blossom made me happy despite the tragedies occurring in Kendall’s life.
- Overall, the character development is wonderful. I thought all the characters managed to develop but still remain true to their roots-okay, laugh out loud to that because the city, Cryer’s Cross, is a major farming city…roots…plants…you know? Oh, I’m awfully unfunny.
- I enjoyed how unique and unpredictable this story is. Definitely unlike any book that I have read in the Young Adult Fiction genre.
- The plot progression was pleasing; it is never too fast or too slow. Furthermore, There is never a dull moment in the story, which made me want to keep reading. I read it in less than three hours!
Things that Made Me Unhappy:
- This is difficult to explain without spoiling the book, so please bear with me! Somehow, I felt like there is a lack of cohesion between the middle of the book and its ending. To me it appeared as though the author wrote parts of the book at different times and forgot to unify them. The ending is extremely dramatic, which is great, but I believed much of the drama is overemphasized at the ending. Preferably, I wish the author had emphasized more friction in the middle of the book in order to correlate with its climactic ending. Therefore, the story would have made more sense and would have really put me on the edge of the seat.
★★★★ 4/5 stars!
I’d recommend this book to those who enjoy young adult fiction, mystery, suspense, and slight-paranormal novels.