Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Book Review #287 - Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Cryer's Cross
Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer's Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she's not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world's sweetest boyfriend, behind.

But when Cryer's Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn't get close to... the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.

Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she's always loved, Kendall keeps up the search--and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can't stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried....
My Rating: 3.5/5
I have been wanting to read this book for a while now and had relatively high expectations for it.
The only other book I had previously read by the author was Wake which was a book that I had mixed opinions about. I had similar opinions about this book.
Whilst it was a very interesting story, I never once felt scared or the creepiness which the cover would suggest.
Because the story is told in third person it felt like there was a barrier between me and the characters at times. Kendall was kind of boring with not much personality.
I didn't care for the romance aspect at all. It just seemed that Kendall only realised she didn't love Nico when he disappeared, but then used Nico's disappearance as an excuse not to be with Jacian.
The whole mystery aspect was the most intersting part for me although I would have liked more depth with it. I felt like it all happened at the end of the book instead of being paced out.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry this was so disappointing for you! I hate when mystery writers skimp on character development because they have focus on the mystery.