Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller
Expected Publication: June 7, 2016 by: Sourcebooks Fire
Rating: 4/5 stars
*Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review*
Ava will stop at nothing to find her sister's killer. Fostered at a young age, Ava and her sister Kelsey were inseparable. Until, Kelsey showed up murdered with no suspects. Now Ava must uncover the truth behind her sister's killing, by trusting those she never thought she would, investigating those she thought she trusted, all while battling her own personal demons.
With thrilling twists and a surprising ending, this book was insanely good to say the least! The plot kept me hooked from start to finish, and I felt like I was right along with Ava trying to figure out the murder. This book weaved together many different elements such as mental illness, PTSD, relationships and crime, all while keeping a very engaging atmosphere. The only problems I had were minor ones.
I loved how this book seemed to intertwine many different genres. There was definitely a contemporary feel with the themes of mental illness, and a protagonist that seemed real and relatable. However the main genre was actually a mystery-thriller, which was shown through the overall dark atmosphere of trying to solve a crime and the dangerous aspects to it. This book satisfied my contemporary side, all while being an easy to read mystery as well.
You'll definitely want to keep reading until the ending. The ending was completely mind blowing and totally unexpected, and this book seemed like a crime show that you just want to keep watching until the end. The plot had me hooked on finding out who committed the murder, there was absolutely no room for boring parts.
The only problem I had with this book, was the protagonist, Ava. I found that she wasn't really described well, so I couldn't really get a feel of her personality type or her inner problems. All is revealed at the end, however I wanted to know a bit more about her as the book went on. I feel as if she was quite underdeveloped until the very end.
Overall, this was a great book if you want to start out reading mystery, but also a great book for the veteran mystery lover. This book will keep you entertained, and definitely leave you surprised.
What do you look for in a good mystery-thriller? Do you have any rec's for me?
Emily @ Paperback Princess