Author: Emily Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Little Brown
Would you like to nominate this book for Teens’ Top Ten?
If yes, please give a 2-3 sentence summary of the book that will make other teens want to read the book. If no, please tell us why you would not nominate this book.
Once you really get into this book you can not stop reading it because there are so many surprises, twists, and turns to keep the reader entertained. Unlike many other novels with this type of plot and setting, it was impossible to predict what would happen next. I could not wait to finally grasp the big picture.
What did you like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents?
I loved the cover with its images and color shading. I thought it really represented the action packed mystery and suspense extremely well. All the shadows in front of the background view really paved the path for the story within. At first glance, the cover was a very attractive feature.
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book.
Definitely the most compelling aspect of this book was the amount of surprises. I would constantly say to myself "oh yes, I can see where the author is going with this...I know what would make sense for to happen." And I was always wrong, yet beyond satisfied with the change.
Were you disappointed with any aspect of the book?
When I first began reading this book, I was wary of the writing style and pace. It seemed nothing was happening in the first 100 pages or so (the type was large though). At times, there was either nothing going or way too many events happening simultaneously. But when I kept reading my commitment paid off. Up until that point, I had read a few chapters per day and then when I really got into it, I finished about 200 some odd pages in a day.
How would you rate this book?
4 - Better than most