Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Source: eGalley from NetGalley.com
Rating: 3/5 stars
“The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.
What Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.
But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?”
I got an eGalley of this book through NetGalley to review. I have been a huge fan of Armstrong’s Cainsville and Casey Duncan series so I was excited to read this. This ended up being an okay read. The story was a thriller mystery that involved a serial killer. The main protagonist is really poor and doesn’t have much, so there are some elements of survival in here as well.
I wasn’t personally a huge fan of this book, I didn’t enjoy the characters all that much and thought the story was just so so. Armstrong has written some much better books. This was an okay quick read but it was nothing special.
I had some trouble staying engaged in the story. Winter was an interesting heroine but I didn’t find the story to be all that intriguing. It was all fairly predictable and boring. This just wasn’t a story that grabbed me and pulled me in.
Overall this was an okay read. I guess would recommend to those who enjoy thriller mysteries. Both Armstrong’s Cainsville and Casey Duncan series are much more interesting than this book was and I would recommend those over this book.