The Gallagher Girls Series By- Ally Carter

19# Book Review– ★★★★☆

The Gallagher Girls (6 Book Series)

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Ally Carter

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So I’m basically writing the review of the whole series. And it’s been ages since this series came out and ended, but I just finished it like thirty minutes ago? Why, you ask? Well, I’d read the first five books out of the six quite early in time. But when the sixth book came out after a year, I decided I needed to read the whole series again, because that’s how the last book would have a proper impact, and well, because I really love this series, like ever since I was in eighth grade I think. But then I got busy and I didn’t get to read the whole thing until today. And now:

WHERE DO I STASH AWAY MY FEELINGS?! Because I know the series ended and I feel so satisfied, but I feel so attached to the characters. I feel like I’ve known them forever. Like I’ve grown up with them. And trust me, you will feel that way too once you read the series. There is some SERIOUS character growth there. Like ‘I-feel-like-a-proud-mom/best friend’ character growth.

*Sigh* where do I begin?

…From the start, I suppose.

So brief description of the series coming right up!

Cameron Ann Morgan is known as the girl who is very good at not being seen. She’s good at blending in. And that’s a good thing too. Because in her school, that’s actually considered a skill. She goes to Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. And when they say ‘exceptional’, they actually mean it. I mean where else would tenth graders be learning PhD level Physics, 14 different languages, and how to break NSA level encryptions? To the outside world Gallagher Academy is a snooty boarding school for snobby little rich girls. But in reality, it’s a school for spies.

“Women of the Gallagher Academy, who comes here?”
“We are the sisters of Gillian.”
“Why do you come?”
“To learn her skills. Honor her sword. And keep her secrets.”
“To what end do you work?”
“To the cause of justice and light.”
“How long will you strive?”
“For all the days of our lives.”

So, that’s the basic thing—the thing that stays common throughout the series, while the main plot keeps changing. The series begins with a fifteen year old Cameron aka Cammie aka Chameleon who has just begun her sophomore year in the Gallagher Academy. Now, studying in an all girls boarding school has its own set of Pros and Cons

PROS: You don’t have to actually care about your appearance that much since there are no boys to see you (unless you’re into girls)

CONS: The students are deprived in certain departments…like dating and boys.

So, falling in love had never really been on the agenda. But then during a mission/class she’s spotted by a really good looking boy. And that’s saying something because for a girl who’s used to feeling invisible, it’s a big deal to be actually seen. And before she knows it, she’s sneaking out of her school (which is in itself a massive feat since there are cameras and motion detectors at all exits) and going on secret dates with an ordinary boy that knows nothing about her world.

The next few years follow Cameron’s life through the next three years at Gallagher Academy, and her development from a dewy eyed fifteen year old into an eighteen year old lethal spy.

REASONS YOU SHOULD READ THIS SERIES

A LIST BY ME

  • Amazing Characters: The characters are so…realistic. And so likeable (and hateable too) The character growth is tremendous. Like I said, you actually grow up with them. It’s like you grow up from a silly fifteen year old into a mature eighteen year old. You see so many facets of so many characters—the good and the bad, the smart, and the confused. And all the grey areas too. The characters are so…believable, so human.

 

  • Friendship Goals: Two Words: SQUAD GOALS. With an amazing group of best friends, that are not only super talented (we have an actual lethal spy, a scientist, and a really smart and headstrong girl) the friendship shown in the book is actual friendship goals.

 

  • Super Cool Adults: Now usually adults don’t have a very important part in teen fiction novels, and most of the time they are missing. But this book is different. Kinda. See, the adults here are super cool because they are actual spies and they go on these really crazy mission. And sometimes? Sometimes they take the kids along. (Or the kids follow without their knowledge and do their thing *shrugs*)

 

  • Exotic Locations: From a small town in Virginia called Roseville, to Rome, Austria, Ireland, NYC and many more places. Being a spy takes you places. Literally.

 

  • Actual Adrenaline Inducing Action: So many heart stopping action sequences because…spies. And they are written really well too. They are really understandable and it plays like a movie in front of your eyes. It really makes me wonder why this book series hasn’t been made into a TV series yet.

 

  • Swoon-worthy Men: Fictional guys are goals, no kidding. But when those aforementioned fictional guys are physically fit, calculative, brave and really intense spies, they take ‘goals’ to a whole new level. Seriously. Falling in love with them will definitely not be hard (Falling out of love after realizing you have no future with the so called fictional character on the other hand would be…difficult)

 

  • Heart Stopping Plot Twists: The series will mess with your head and make you want to throw your book across the room, then go and grab it again because you really need to know what happens next.

 

  • Writing Style: The Writing Style is actually very quirky full of humor and intense emotions at just the right places. The ‘voice’ is just right, and it’s all very addictive. The dialogue work is really good. The information gets kinda redundant though at the start of every new novel, but it’s only to get the reader acquainted with the series.

So that’s that. I hope I’ve successfully convinced you to at least try the series. The first book might seem kinda childish if you are an eighteen, almost-nineteen year old like me (perfect for those in the 13 to 16 bracket) but the rest of the series get loads better. I’ll leave you with a couple of quotes to help you get a feel of the books:

“I suppose a lot of teenage girls feel invisible sometimes, like they just disappear. Well, that’s me—Cammie the Chameleon. But I’m luckier than most because, at my school, that’s considered cool.
I go to a school for spies.”

 

“Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man seven different ways with her bare hands, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl.” 

 

“You know,’ I whispered, ‘some girls might think it’s creepy having a boy watch them sleep.’
He smirked and pointed to himself. ‘Spy.’
‘Oh.’ I nodded. ‘Right. So you’re a trained Peeping Tom.’”

 

“A Gallagher Girl’s real grades don’t come in pass or fail—they’re measured in life or death.” 

 

“Just so you know Gallagher Girl,’ he whispered softly, ‘I’m going to kiss you now.” 

 

“What is a Gallagher Girl?
She’s a genius, a scientist, a heroine, a spy… a Gallagher Girl is whatever she wants to be.” 

 

“I could have lied. I could have fought. But desperate times call for desperate measures, so I took a chance and called upon a Gallagher Girl’s weapon of last resort. I flirted” 

 

“There’s a boy in my life,’ I told him. ‘He’s a very bad influence.’
Then Zach nodded. ‘Bad boys have a way of doing that. But they’re worth it.””

 

“Tell me Cameron Ann Morgan, what do you want to be when you grow up?”… “Alive.”

Ruthless By- Carolyn Lee Adams

18# Book Review– ★★★★☆ (3.5 Stars)

Ruthless

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Carolyn Lee Adams

 “I am Ruthless, and I’m no one to be trifled with.” 

Ruth Carver aka ‘Ruthless’ has been a bad, bad girl. She’s selfish, mean, and ambitious. All of which are wrong in the eyes of Jerry T. Balls the psychopath aka ‘Wolfman’ that has decided to “purify” her.

She wakes up at the back of a old truck. She can’t see anything and her right arm is killing her. Also, there’s hay and goop on top of her, smothering her. Where is she, and how did she get here?

Follow Ruth Carver aka Ruthless’s story as she tries to escape the clutches of a psychotic mass murderer, chasing her through the confusing hilly terrain of blue ridges. It’s an intense game of cat and mouse, where two extremely smart, and determined people try to one-up each other. Jerry has killed and raped six girls before Ruth, and she is determined to not be the seventh. It’s a chase of a lifetime, a matter of life and death; a game each of them is determined to win.

Will she succeed?

‘I am not going to be raped. I’m not going to be murdered. I’m going to bring him to justice so this never happens to anyone else. I’m not going to think like a victim. I’m going to think like a winner. Because that’s what I am. I’m Ruthless, by God, and I need to act like it.’

‘Staring at the forest, I wonder if this is the last thing I will ever see. Is this how the girls felt before they died? Did they feel the noose of inevitability tightening around their necks? Did they give up? I hope they fought. That they never gave up. That they never gave him the satisfaction.’

‘Framed by Rock and tree is a night sky unlike any that has ever been or ever will be. It is too big to understand, but I can’t stop trying to understand it. I want it all. I want to take it all in. Every enormous star, the haze of the Milky Way, the deep blue-black of space, it is vast beyond my ability to reckon. Behnd me the river gurgles as a soundtrack, accompanied by the rustle of the tress. It is beautiful. In this otherworldly moment I am profoundly grateful to be here, to be alone, to experience this thing that no one has ever experienced and that no one else ever will.

Even if I die, I will have known this.’

First thing first, I’ve recently (like for the past few months) have developed an intense addiction to MBTI personality typing, and I’d like to proclaim that Ruth is an INTJ. It was easy for me classify her as one, mainly because I am an INTJ too. To all those who are not familair with the 16 personality types, sorry for the confusion. Ruth is determined, extremely smart, very observant, and has a quick thinking, decisive mind. She is ambitious, and doesn’t let petty things like emotions obstruct her path. Weakness is a word that doesn’t exist in her dictionary.  She’s very independent too. She has proclaimed herself as the supreme bread-winner of her family, who she fondly refers to as “the Carver clan.” She’s a feisty red-head who follows her gut, and does as she pleases. And there’s someone out there who doesn’t like it at all.

Jerry T. Balls has a thing against red-heads, more so against red-heads who are snobby, mean and arrogant. He’s been clean for a while, but the alcohol addiction is aching to return, and his urge to kill, to harm, to hurt someone is growing stronger by the day. Then he comes across Ruth. She is everything he despises in a woman, and he decides to teach her a lesson.

Most of the novel (like 90%) is centered around these two people, mainly Ruth, and their intense game of cat and mouse. It’s quite interesting. It’s not ‘oh my god my heart is racing like crazy’ kind of a chase, more like ‘oh my god what’s going to happen next’ kind of a chase. So yeah, I finished reading it in one sitting. It was a good read, will keep you entertained for a couple of hours. It kind of mellowed down when 75% of the book was done, nevertheless, I’d suggest you to read it. It was mainly a plot-centered novel. But there was character development too. These kind of incidents don’t leave a person without causing some sort of change. The supporting characters were there just to create a sentimental atmosphere, and give the protagonist hope (what are kidnapping stories without friends and families worried sick?)

I must admit I was really impressed by the protagonist’s strong observational skills. Let’s be honest, if anyone else had been in her place, someone less competent, less smart, they’d be, quite literally, dead meat. But Ruth is, for lack of a better word, Ruthless. I liked her character. She was super determined. Her will power was amazingly strong. And those are the qualities everyone needs to survive something like this.

So in short, read it. It might not end up becoming your favorite book. But you’ll sure as hell not hate it.

Prisoner of Night and Fog By-Anne Blankman

17# Book Review– ★★★★★ (4.5 Stars)

Prisoner of Night and Fog

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Anne Blankman

Seventeen year old Gretchen Muller lives in Munich during a time when Germany was going through a rough political and economical scenario. The poster child of the National Socialist Society with her beautiful, honey-blonde braided hair, crystal blue eyes, and a Hakenkreuz hanging down her neck, she is Hitler’s favorite pet.

Or so she thinks.

Nine years ago, her father lost her life protecting Hitler’s during a revolutionary march. He has been considered an honorable martyr ever since, and her family receives all the help and support they could ever need from Hitler, and his political party. The Muller family is safe in the city of Munich that is slowly and steadily turning lethal for the Jews.

In the midst of all the political drama and chaos, Gretchen stumbles upon a fearless, and headstrong Jewish reporter Daniel Cohen who reveals a piece of information that threatens to turn her world upside down—her father wasn’t a martyr who sacrificed his life to save Hitler’s; her father was murdered.

In a world full of untrustworthy and dangerous people, Daniel is the only one she can trust. She can’t help the fierce attraction that starts brewing between them. Falling in love with a Jew is something that could get both her, and Daniel killed instantly. But the passion they feel for each other is simply too intense to be ignored.

With Daniel’s help she investigates her father’s mysterious murder, consequently realizing that the world she’s a part of, and the people that she trusts, are dangerous and monstrous. And the people she’d always mistrusted—the Jews, are nothing like Hitler had described them to be. She can feel her world falling apart right in front of her eyes.

Who is the man behind her father’s murder? How long will Daniel and she be able to hide their relationship? Who to trust, who not to? Follow Gretchen and Daniel, as they uncover the murky details of Gretchen’s father’s murder, and Hitler’s dirty past.

“Nothing made sense anymore. The box she had carefully constructed about herself would fall apart. And she didn’t know if she could bear standing out in the open, in the harsh wind, without the comforting warmth of those walls she had built to shut out everything she didn’t like or understand.”

“He was the only one who cared enough. A jew, caring for her. A travesty or a lie, Uncle Dolf would say. It was a miracle.”

“She had thought the boy could fit into a small box of fierceness and determination and loyalty to his ideals, however misguided they were. Now she saw that he couldn’t be contained, or understood, so easily.”

“But when his eyes fastened upon hers, they were so sharp with intelligence and intensity that it took all her self-control not to squirm. He looked at her as if he knew precisely what she thought of him and didn’t care because there were other things that mattered more.”

“She considered the boy beside her. A breeze had kicked up, ruffling the brown strands that escaped from the newsboy cap he was wearing today and hung over his forehead. His clear, dark eyes met hers without hesitation, as though he had nothing to hide. He was nothing like the monster she had been taught about. He was human.”

“She looked up into Daniel’s face, studying its sharp planes, committing each of its features to memory. Not a monster. But a by, blood and muscle and bone real and breathing before her, watching her with those sharp intelligent eyes that saw so much.

She liked him. She cared for him. Ambitious, confident, fierce, clever Daniel.”

“For a moment, he looked at her intently, in a way no one had ever looked at her before. He stood so close she could smell the scents clinging to his skin, soap and oranges and boy, and she heard the nerves in his voice when he said her name, and she knew what he was about to do, and her heart started pounding.

He kissed her.”

“In that instant, she was more aware of Daniel than she had been of anyone in her life: the high cheekbones beneath his olive skin, the flecks of gold in his brown eyes, the tiny shaving nick that meant he had bothered with his appearance for her. His expression was so unlike his usual sarcastic grin she almost didn’t recognize him.”

“Her heart raced. Never had she been so bold. Her mother’s admonition ran through her head—once a girl’s reputation is tarnished, it is tarnished forever—but she threw the warning aside, and let Daniel’s arms come around her back and gently guide her down to the straw mat.”

“You and I are impossible.” she said. 

“No.” Gently, he brushed the hair back from her face. “We are what’s real and true.” 

Okay, first thing first, sorry for all those quotes, but I really, really loved those lines, so I couldn’t not mention them. I’d like to start with saying that Anne Blankman has an amazing writing style. It was a pleasure reading this book. I soaked up all the beautiful words, and sentences, and phrases. They really helped me connect with the protagonist that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. They were just so beautifully written. Here are some examples.

“She stood on the edge of night, that sliver of gray between darkness and dawn, that razor-thin line separating the first part of her life and whatever lay ahead.”

“For an instant, she was a silver-edged figure in the shadows, then she was nothing more than the whispers of tall grasses and wind.”

“All around them, daylight was slowly dying. Trees clustered tightly together, their interlocking branches and lacy leaves blocking out the fading rays of the orange-pink sunset, enclosing Gretchen and Daniel in a well of shadows.”

“The moment should have felt like a miracle, but it was sad instead., like broken bootlaces, cracked glass, missing buttons on a blouse, everything once whole but now damaged. How could she and Daniel hope to stay together in Munich, that great cauldron of a city whose cobblestone streets were slowly turning the National Socialist colors of brown and red and black?”

Do you understand what I meant? Flawless writing style. Except the excessive use of German words which kind of bothered me initially, I have no complaints. It was a well written book. The characters were realistic (most of them were real!) and relatable.

I absolutely loved Gretchen and her personality. She’s very brave. I loved the fact that she wasn’t vivacious and loud-mouthed and exuberant, yet she was the strong female protagonist we all love reading about. She faced her fears, and trudged through the life that was slowly shattering in front of her eyes. She didn’t give up. Her character development arch was completed. From the timid girl who always listened to her elders, and thought about others before herself, she became a strong girl who stood up for herself and made difficult choices.

I also enjoyed Daniels character, though I wished we’d seen more of him in the book then there already was. He’s so likeable. He’s actually the sort of guy I would want to be with. He’s smart, and headstrong, and believes in his principles, and even stands up for them. He’s fearless, and protective, and observant and caring. I ship Gretchen and Daniel so hard.

The supporting characters were amazing too. They were realistic first of all, and their roles were significant. Their personalities weren’t dull and easily forgettable. I just really liked the fact that all the characters were important in some way or the other, especially Gretchen’s family.

About the plot, I think the story line was unique, and smart. I’d expected a dangerous Germany where Jews are being shipped off to camps to be killed, but it wasn’t like that. It was before Hitler became a ruler. All the same, it did tell us a lot about the political scenario of Germany, and about Hitler himself. The mystery was well plotted, and I loved how they found the clues in the most unlikeliest manners. I kind of knew but didn’t knew who killed her father, so it was fun. I’m just happy there’s another book after this!

I think you all should give it a try! It is a good combination of romance, mystery and history. And it’s a good teen fiction novel as well. I feel inspired!

Until next time, xoxo

Black Ice By- Becca FitzPatrick

7# Book Review- ★★★★☆

Black Ice

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Becca FitzPatrick

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What do you think about a back-packing trip across a mountain range in Wyoming along with your best friend for Spring Break? Sounds fun? Well how about getting stranded in the blizzard and being abducted by two criminals? Not so much fun anymore, is it? And the last thing you want is Stockholm Syndrome to make an appearance.

“If I had known things would turn out this way, I would have trained harder. I would have learned to take care of myself. But I guess that’s the point, isn’t it? You never know what you’re going to have to face, so you’d better be prepared.”

“What about-you?” I kept my voice carefully indifferent.
He flashed me a cold smile, sharp at the edges. “Worried about me?” Because I couldn’t think of anything snide to say, I stuck my tongue out at him.
Jude wagged his head. “More tongue exercises? Would have thought you’d had enough last night.”
“Go to hell.”
“Sorry, love, but we’re already there.” 

“Because those four days in the mountains, they changed us. I gave you a piece of me. And you must have given me a piece of yourself, too, because you wouldn’t have come here otherwise. You would have let go. I can’t let go of you, Britt. And I don’t want you to let go of me.” 

“I like having you around, Britt. That’s the truth. I’m not leaving you. Even if you were a pain in the butt, I’d stay with you. It’s the right thing to do. But it turns out I find you likable and interesting, and while I’m not glad you have to go through this, I’m glad we have each other.” 

Britt Pheiffer was ready to take on the Teton Mountain ranges. She’s been training herself for this for the whole year. She’d read numerous guidebooks and trained hard. Nothing could derail her from her path.

Or so she thought.

When she finds out her ex-boyfriend aka her sister’s older brother is accompanying them on the trip, she feels frustrated yet determined. She has to show him what a dumb decision he’d made by dumping her. What’s more, she’s gonna make him wish they’d never broken up. Any impromptu make-out sessions are most welcome to make an appearance.

Except nothing of that sort happens.

They never make it to their destination. Britt and her irritating best friend Korbie get stranded in the mountains midway and are forced to seek shelter from two men. (Stupid! Stupid!) Turns out, they both are criminals on the run and abduct Britt, thinking she’ll help them cross the mountains in time.

It’s hard pretending she knows what she’s doing. She will have to guide those men across the mountains or risk getting killed. Survival is the key. The blizzard doesn’t make it any easier. It doesn’t help that she starts hosting romantic feelings for her abductor.

What to do? Who to trust? How to survive?

I found this story incredibly satisfying. Initially, the characters had gotten on my nerves—they were naïve, and annoying. But as the story progressed, the main character at least, improved and finished her character arch. (I guess that was the whole point of the story) I liked how the story got me anxious and all riled up.

It was a pretty good blend of action, thrill, suspense and romance. I’d initially loathed the main character and her best friend but soon I was able to empathize with her, and was even rooting for her. What I seriously loved about the book was the character growth. Step by step the main character grew, from making bad choices she eventually made smart ones. From depending on the men in her life to protect her (I know, so spoilt!) she takes the lead and becomes independent and perseveres. I loved her determination. She showed substance.

I can’t say my experience with the other characters was as pleasant. First of all, her so called best friend was a complete pain in the butt and extremely stupid. Also, she wasn’t fit to be termed Britt’s best friend as you will see. And what confused me was why it was such a hard concept for Britt to grasp. The main male lead was hot and intense. The antagonist was effed up, to put it simply. The story was slightly far-fetched, but it’s allowed to be. Because hello, it’s a book!

All in all, it was a really entertaining read. So if you want to be mildly entertained for a couple of hours and don’t have anything else to do, grab this book, settle down on the couch and begin this crazy ride that’s gonna leave you slightly breathless (try to ignore the dumbness of the characters in the beginning)

Until next time xx

Vicious (Pretty Little Liars 16#) By- Sara Shephard

6# Book Review- ★★★☆☆

Vicious (Pretty Little Liars 16#)

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Sara Shephard

Four pretty girls are on their way to jail—framed for the murder of their ex-best friend slash current psychotic stalker who isn’t really dead. Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin & Emily Fields are about to kiss their bright, successful futures good bye and say hello to the orange & black jumpsuits of prison.

Here comes the beginning of the end.

“Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret.”

“Only two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.”

“Secrets can eat you alive. They break down your soul. It’s better to have them in the open”

“I’m Ali and I’m fabulous.” -Alison DiLaurentis

“Girls fight much dirtier than boys”

[Note:-The Quotes are from the whole series and not just the last book]

‘Vicious’ is the final book in the thrilling ‘Pretty Little Liars’ saga; that might I mention, consists of FIFTEEN other books. Phew! Talk about being lengthy. But I can’t say I really minded it that much. I remember reading the first couple of pages of the first book of this series and immediately falling in love. There’s something so compelling about Sara Shephard’s writing style. She completely draws you in, not allowing you to get up until you’ve finished reading the book.

 My favorite book in the series is and shall always be the fourth one. If you want to feel frustrated, and terrified and always in suspense—read this series! The series is quite long but the thrill makes up for it.

The last book is receiving just a neutral 3 stars from me which basically stands for–‘Okay’. Being the last book of the series, it was supposed to offer us a euphoric ending. But it was more of ‘let’s-call-it-a-wrap’ kind of a book, where one ties all the odd ends together and gives us the proper ending. I’m not saying it was bad, but it could have been better. It was thrilling, yes. But after having read the rest of the series, I’ve encountered much more tantalizing and thrilling scenes. This book was slightly…predictable. Us readers are quite aware of Alison’s antics. We saw it coming.

Alison wasn’t as tough as she should have been. She even seemed weak. Where was the cunning, psychotic Alison we all feared and hated, but secretly admired? Then there’s Spencer; what about the sharp-minded, intelligent Spencer we all looked up to? Aria was pretty ballsy in this book. Hanna lacked the spark she usually has. Not trying to insert a spoiler here or anything, but Kudos to Mike for being such a perfect…partner! Then there was meek, slightly disturbed Emily. She obviously impressed all of us. My! She has finally finished her character arch.

All in all, I’d wished for something more spicy–something that would give me a cardiac arrest. It’s only fair to expect a brilliant last book of a brilliant book series. I didn’t exactly had my expectations met.

Numbers By- Rachel Ward

4# Book Review ★★★★★

Numbers

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Rachel Ward

Do you want to read something that will blow your mind? Something that will get your heart racing, ready to kick it out of your rib-cage? Do you want to feel those butterflies in your belly due to the all the action and suspense? Then you’ve stumbled upon the right book!

Jem has a gift–more like a curse actually. If she was a living person and you met her, she wouldn’t look you in the eye; not because she’s ashamed to or anything. It’s because she doesn’t want to. Whenever she looks in someone’s eyes she sees an eight digit number–a date actually. What is that date? She finds out when her mother dies on the same date she would see everyday when she looked in her eyes. She can see the date a person will die on–she doesn’t know how that person will die but she knows that person will. Those numbers never lie.

So one day, she’s hanging out with this new boy she’s met. They’re ready to get onto the London Eye except something stops her. Everywhere Jem looks, she sees the same number in everyone’s eye–the same date–today’s date. Everyone around her is going to die today for some unknown reason. She has no idea why. So what does she do? She gets the hell outta there with her guy friend Spider (yes, that’s his name) And her life changes forever.

“He loved me and I loved him, but the number in my head was telling me that he was going to die today. And the numbers had never been wrong.”

“You get use to someone—start to like them, even—and they leave. In the end, everyone leaves.”

“And just when I thought things were starting to get better, everything had gone wrong again.”

“We all know we’re one day closer to the end when we wake up in the morning. We just kid ourselves that it’s not happening.”

The description behind the book had gotten me excited, so for the first few chapters, I kept waiting for something dramatic to happened–it didn’t. You have to be a little patient. The characters in this book are not the typical teen characters. They’re messed up, broken kids. They have a very depressing outlook of the world. So you might have to get used to that at first.

But soon after, the action begins–and it never stops. It’s so thrilling, so amazing. So many plot twists, so much action. The plot is perfect and unpredictable. The book got me hooked and I couldn’t put it down. It was a race against time.

All of you guys who want something to thrill you, to blow your mind should read this. It’s not a romantic book. There is love, but no romance so if you’re looking for something mushy, please abandon this book immediately–it’s not for you. However, if you want something to give you goosebumps and those butterflies I mentioned earlier, head to the nearest bookstore and grab a copy.

Note:- This is the first part of a trilogy, however it’s sequel and the book that follows after that does not have the same characters. I’ve read the second book and it was amazing too. You won’t regret reading this series, trust me.