Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Review: 44

Author: Jools Sinclair
Title: 44
Publisher: You Come Too Publishing
Publish Date: March 10, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: The Bookish Snob Promotions and the author
Book Blurb: Last year after falling through the ice, seventeen-year-old Abby Craig woke up from death.

But she woke into a world she barely recognizes. She can’t see colors, memories have been erased, and her friends all hate her. And then there’s Jesse, who she loves, but who refuses to forgive her the one mistake she made long ago.

Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, the visions begin. In them, she sees a faceless serial killer roaming the streets. While the police believe that there have been a lot of accidents in town lately, Abby knows differently. And she soon realizes that it’s up to her to find him.

But to stop him, she’ll have to confront more than just the killer. She’ll have to face something else that was lost in those dark waters. The truth.

In the tradition of Amanda Hocking, 44 is a thrilling paranormal romance mystery novel that keeps readers at the edge of their seats and glued to the very end. The ending will haunt you forever.

Review: This was probably my quickest read of the year. 44 is a mere 69 pages, but these are 69 quality pages that you will never forget.

Once I started reading I could not stop. I didn't want to put my Nook down, not even for a second.

What really impressed me with this story is how well put together it is. I didn't find anything hurried or overlooked and in a story this short, that's quite an acheivement.  Abby was such a great character, and from the get go, you feel her struggles trying to get back to a normal life after drowning...and coming back to life.

Her life is different though. She can't do some of her favorite things anymore and her friends have abandoned her. Then there are the visions. All of these things tie together especially when you add Jesse, her bff, who she really loves.

Jools moves the story along at a great pace, revealing new things about Abby and the killer as she goes, but the ending. OMG the wasn't at all what I expected. If you are looking for a quick YA mystery, you absolutely must read this one. It is fantastic.

Rating: 5 flowers


Beverly said...

Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole. Sometimes it's depressing that while we have so many followers, we get so few comments. I too am guilty of reading all the blogs I follow from my google reader instead of going to them all, but I just run out of time. LOVED 44 - glad to see you did too. Happy reading - have fun with armchair BEA!

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