Happy Easter! Can’t believe it’s April already! *gasp* To kick-off the month, I’m sharing a review for a really interesting YA thriller AND a giveaway for the book! All part of “THE WINDOW” blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club!
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by Amelia Brunskill
Expected Publication: April 3, 2018.
Goodreads Rating: 4.06 stars (90 ratings)
My rating: 3.75 stars(⋆⋆⋆⋆ )
Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside–it’s hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.
Or so Jess thought.
After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess’s life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn’t add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?
Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it’s a way to stay busy and find closure . . . but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she’s looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover.
Because Anna wasn’t the only one with secrets.
The Window focuses on the story of Jess Cutter, a girl that recently lost her twin sister, Anna Cutter, after she fell out of her window. At least… that’s what everyone –including the cops– think. But Jess thinks there’s something wrong with the investigation, she thinks there is more to the story, and starts to investigate things herself. The things Jess uncovers show her that she didn’t know her sister as well as she thought…
I have to admit, I’ve got a love-hate relationship with YA thrillers. Why? Because most of them involve a girl dying due to (mostly) “boy-drama”. Don’t get me wrong, I love trying to figure out what led to someone’s death in a book and I love seeing how these stories develop, but as soon as a boy is introduced, well… things turn very predictable.
Now, THIS book, has it’s small share of “boy drama” but it’s not overwhelming and it did not make the story predictable. There were times where I felt like I knew who was behind Anna’s death, but 10 pages later, I was doubting myself again, and THAT’S what makes a mystery/thriller good! I love it when a book has me doubting! I love it when I feel like I figured things out, but I’m not quite sure so I HAVE to keep reading the book until I find out!
Even though the story is told in Jess’ point of view, we also get small chapters (or snippets) from Anna’s point of view. They seemed like small journal entries, or maybe things she wanted to tell Jess at one point…? (I never really understood what they were, so I just told myself they were journal entries and left them at that.) But I loved how they were introduced and I really enjoyed the extra perspective they gave to the story.
Overall, I think this was a solid mystery, and I’d recommend it to mystery/thriller fans out there! I’m glad we’re starting to see more variety when it comes to thriller in YA and I’m looking forward to seeing more stories written by this author.
Overall rating: 3.75 stars
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(US Only) Giveaway ends on April 12, 2018.