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Count All Her Bones

Count All Her Bones
April Henry
Henry Holt and Co., 2017
Source: Library, E-Galley
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Cheyenne sets out to save her former captor in this much-anticipated sequel to Girl, Stolen.

Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car, but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat. Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyenne―who is blind―for ransom. Griffin helped her escape, and now Roy is awaiting trial. As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet. But the plan goes wrong and Cheyenne gets captured by Roy’s henchmen―this time for the kill. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase?

I accidentally read the second book before I read the first!

Luckily, Count All Her Bones recapped everything that happened in Girl, Stolen well.

Unluckily, I thought this was a standalone book that was going to tell the story through flashbacks.

I was wrong. By the time I figured that out, it was too late. I knew everything that happened in the first book! Oh, the horror!

In spite of having not read the first book, I still saw the twist coming way early. Also, I thought that

*spoiler alert*

the victims cared WAY too much about their captors. Cheyenne desperately did not want one of them to be dead in spite of the fact he might have killed her had she not defended herself and Griffin should NOT have tried to rescue one of them from the fire. I was surprised that Henry didn’t address that caring about your captors could cost you your escape or even your life. The first thing I learned in my self-defense class was DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR ATTACKER.

*end spoiler*

Aside from that, the mystery was good and the premise was interesting.