By Megan Miranda
Walker Childrens, 2013
Audience: Older Teens
Mallory killed her boyfriend, Brian. She can't remember the details of that night but everyone knows it was self-defense, so she isn't charged. But Mallory still feels Brian's presence in her life. Is it all in her head? Or is it something more? In desperate need of a fresh start, Mallory is sent to Monroe, a fancy prep school where no one knows her . . . or anything about her past.But the feeling follows her, as do her secrets. Then, one of her new classmates turns up dead. As suspicion falls on Mallory, she must find a way to remember the details of both deadly nights so she can prove her innocence-to herself and others.
In another riveting tale of life and death, Megan Miranda's masterful storytelling brings readers along for a ride to the edge of sanity and back again.
Oh boy. I just finished this book and my heart is pounding like crazy! Not anything new - my heart pounded like crazy throughout the whole book. I had no idea what was true and what wasn't and that made the story so interesting. I wanted to believe the main character, but that small seed of doubt planted in my brain scared me. This is the best horror book that I have read in a seriously long time. I couldn't read it before bed. Honestly. I started reading the book at night, and dreamt about knives. Not fun. No more of that.
Instead, I read it on my lunch hour. I couldn't read it after 5pm, approximately. Since most of the reading was done on my breaks, and the book was so suspenseful, I really wanted to just hide in the break room and finish this awesome book. I had to know what happened and I couldn't wait to find out, and just when I thought I knew what was going on, CRAZIER stuff happened. Also, there was a cute boy. Bonus!
I was very happy with the ending. I won't spoil it, but the last 30 or so pages had me very concerned. This is one of my new favorites!