Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die April Henry
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Format: ARC, 224 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review

Description from Goodreads:

“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.

Going into this book, I was both excited and cautious. Cautious because this is a book with an MC with memory loss. That tends to be very hit or miss for me--things just get confusing and the characters tend to be weaker which annoy me, and things just don't go as well as they should. But I was also excited because I'd read Girl, Stolen by April Henry and really liked it. Plus, this book sounded so spectacular.

So then I got my ARC, sat down, and actually READ this book, and it was so enthralling! I really needn't have worried about this book being a miss for me, even with the memory loss thing. April Henry did a fabulous job of making this book into something that we would not be able to put down.

Character Rundown:
Cady: Even with no memory of her life or who she is at all, this girl still kept her wits about her. I love that so freaking much! She didn't do stupid things and make excuses, she thought things through and did SMART things. It wasn't a book full of "oh, poor me, I can remember not a single thing, wah wah wah." And THAT made me so happy.

Ty: Awww, he was such a sweetheart. There aren't many people in the world who would help a total stranger the way Ty helped Cady. That is bona fide KINDNESS right there. Also, Ty is not an idiot, either. Yay! <3

Plot. This story was paced amazingly well. I was kept on my toes the whole entire time wondering what was going to happen next and when we would find out MORE. More about Cady, more about what was going on, and anything that would give any clue whatsoever as to what was going to happen. There were a bunch of twists and turns in this book that pretty much popped out of nowhere and, again, kept me on my toes. It was so much fun to read this book, I swear.

Romance. This book was actually more of a suspenseful mystery, but there was a little cuteness in there. Especially with Ty being such a sweetheart. So there is more of a POSSIBILITY of a relationship in this book than a bunch of lovey-dovey-ness. However, this does make perfect sense, considering there were so many more important things going on like, um, FINDING OUT WHO CADY IS. ;)

The ending. Can I, like, hug Ty now? Because I like him a super lot.

Overall, The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is a highly suspenseful mystery that will hold you captive from the first page to the last. Trust me, you will want to KNOW what is going on with this chick. Plus, you'll like Ty. I cannot get over how sweet he is!


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