Read: July 2017
The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.
The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.
But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?
Man, do I love Kelley Armstrong’s books! Particularly, I’m loving this new route she’s going, into writing YA thrillers. The first one I read was The Masked Truth, and it seriously had me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading! So naturally I was really excited to read this one.
Personally, what I love about Kelley’s books isn’t just the writing — and she’s a great writer — but the atmosphere in her books. She seems to go into the woods a lot and I find a lot of comfort in nature, living in the country and all, and there’s just something that’s equally soothing about the woods in her books, and also terrifying. It’s a good place to go missing, of course. The whole time I read this book I thought I knew what was going on, but then Kelley would throw me for a loop and I’d be stuck at square one wondering what the heck was going on and I LOVED it.
Honestly, whenever I finish a Kelley Armstrong book, I fall so hard in love with her and I just don’t know what to say about what I read. It’s that fine line between wanting to gush endlessly about the mystery, the twists and turns, the characters … and also not wanting to give anything away because it’s one of those books that should just be picked up and read without knowing anything about it.
This is the second of three books Kelley’s releasing this year and neither has disappointed yet! Not only can’t I wait for Rituals, her next book coming out, but I’m super excited to see what her next YA thriller will be!