Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
April 1st, 2014
It's so disappointing how excited I was to get into this book, to just end up hating it with a passion. I actually found the idea cool. I never read a book from the murderer's POV, but this book was just so unrealistic! How is it that the main character, Kit, is a professional killer at the age of 16. Apparently, her first kill was with her bare hands, at the age of EIGHT!!! How is that even possible? The story felt childish, Kit was such an annoying character. She really felt flat for me, and I just couldn't stand her, or her "evil" mom. The book also felt really repetitive. It was always her receiving a letter, her talking about how killing is no good or evil, and then her committing the murder. Same story over and over again. I also kind of expected what was going to happen in the end. After a hundred pages of reading, I decided that I wasn't going to continue. That being said, I opened the last page of the book, and the ending was exactly as I expected it! How boring, I can't say how disappointed I am because of this book.
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
March 25, 2014
This book was SO SO SO GOOD! I definitely LOVED it! Now THIS is what I call a Mystery/Thriller book! Nearly Gone was just a roller coaster ride for me. It really creeped me out, and it was so addicting as well! Through out the whole book, I just never expected who the killer was! At the end, I was just so shocked! The main character, Nearly Boswell is a genius. When she receives some messages that "hint" about the murders that have been happening, she thinks it's her responsibility to solve the puzzle, and tries to save the next target before he/she gets killed. It is so cool to see the clues she receives, how she perceives them, and what she does to try to figure it out! Nearly was such a great character, and you can see her develop throughout the story. She grows into a better person, and even develops a better relationship with her mother. The romance is just SO GOOD! I loved all the characters, all the relationships that developed, and everything about the story! I definitely did not expect Nearly Gone to actually be this good,and I'm so glad I got to read it!