Published by Sourcebooks Fire on 2015-08-04
Genres: Thrillers & Suspense, Young Adult
Don't miss the latest gripping, high-stakes thriller from Wattpad sensation Natasha Preston, author of the runaway hit The Cellar. Of course, the dress was white. This is what I'm supposed to die in, I thought. Not many people knew what their last outfit would be. I pulled it over my head. It fit me perfectly. It had long, loose fitting sleeves, a modest neckline, and waves of material on the skirt. I hated it. There were no shoes, and I was afraid I'd have to run through the forest barefoot but there weren't a lot of options. Besides, I'd run barefoot over a bed of nails to get away.
Welp, I tried. I loved the cover and the premise but ugh… the actual plot just was not there. I wanted it to be but sadly nothing worked in this.
First of all there is insta-love. I cannot stand insta-love.
Secondly, the main character Scarlett cannot remember anything prior to age four. Well, neither can most people so why is this a HUGE thing in the plot? I don’t get it.
Third, slut shaming someone who is supposed to be your best friend? Again… what?
Fourth, Noah. I just don’t get him at all. He is as stupid as Scarlett and Imogen.
Sadly, there was nothing about this book that I really enjoyed. I hate DNF’ing but I did it. I could not stand reading this a second longer but especially after Scarlett started freaking out about her dreams. Ok girl, we all dream, chill out. It is not a big deal. Noah pushes her to try to remember her memories before she was four (again, stupid) and Scarlett’s freaking out about her dreams and all I wanted to do was slam turn off my Kindle. So not as appealing as slamming a book shut but whatever.
I fast forwarded to the last 3% or so and it did not seem that anything got ANY better. So, that’s that for this one.
In short: This is supposed to be a “Cult” book. What I did read explains this enough but the clues are so blatantly obvious that it did not make the book fun to read at all.