Thursday, November 6, 2014

Book Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

 Title: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Hold and Co
Genre: Young Adult // Mystery
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased (BN.com)

“Take her out back and finish her off.”
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.
And that she must run.
In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive (goodreads).


The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die was a quick mystery that's good for readers who just want a quick and easy read this Halloween season. 

Plot: The opening line to this novel is actually the first line in the synopsis. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is fast paced and the main story line takes place in little over two days. This is not an easy mystery to guess, in fact I would have never guessed the mystery at hand! It's a fun game of Who Can I Trust and What Do They Want? 

Characters: There isn't much to say about Cady, as she has lost her memory completely, the reader and Cady are both learning about Cady's past and family life as the mystery is slowly unraveled. Cady is joined by high school senior Ty so of course we have to have a little romance. I'm happy to say that the romance is simple and the focus remains on Cady's desperate attempt to find out what happened to her. 

World Building: As the book moves quite fast, I didn't really get a feel for the environment that Henry was trying deliver. The characters moved to different geographical locations fairly quickly and as the reader, you just had to go with the flow. 

Short N Sweet: The Girl Who Was Suppsoed to Die was a quick and entertaining mystery that kept me guessing to the end. While there aren't any frills to this book, it gets the job done. 

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4 comments:

  1. OH I LOVE MYSTERIES. And that premise...it sounds enticing! I'm definitely going to hoard this one for a day when all I want to read is a "to the point" mystery! Fantastic review! x

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  2. I enjoy learning about a character along side her, and Cady sounds like an interesting case on account of her memory loss. It seems like the story would have benefited from a slightly slower pace, but otherwise you can't go wrong with an un-guessable mystery!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads.

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  3. Sounds catchy? My genre tastes are all over the place lately! Which, for me, is unusual!
    Suspense/thrillers have been catching my eye a lot! This sounds good! Sometimes I enjoy a good, quick read!
    Great review!

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  4. Good review! I hardly ever read young adult mysteries. ;)

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