Monday, February 3, 2014
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Keywords: mystery, government, murder
Format Read: eARC via NetGalley
This one's been on my NetGalley TBR for quite a while, and I was suddenly in the mood to pick this up. It was a fast read — I completed the whole thing in a few days. And I liked it. It moved quickly, the characters were interesting enough, and I had at least a couple guesses of what happened before I eventually figured it out.
The characters seemed a bit stereotypical to me — there was the tough, center-of-attention main character, the brooding love interest, the cute, flirty love interest, the girl competing for said love interest's interest, and the weird chick off in the corner.
My biggest issue I ran into while reading this is that the reader has to have a great deal of suspension of disbelief. I didn't understand why teenagers were being used in the FBI to solve these murders, I didn't understand why no one knew about it, and where were these kids' parents the whole time? There were a few that ended up being explained, but I eventually just had to move past it and accept it for what it was.
It was a decent book that held my interest until the end, but I wasn't impressed or blown away by any of it.
Read When : You're looking for a YA crime novel, particularly if you're a Criminal Minds fan. It's kind of up that alley, but teenagers.