Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Shade Me Book Review + #Giveaway

Shade Me
Nikki Kill #1
Jennifer Brown

Genre: YA Mystery Thriller, Suspense
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN: 978-0062324436

Pages: 448
Goodreads Rating: 3.28
My Rating: 5.0

Book Description:

Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. In her eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki’s senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her.

Always an outsider, just one ‘D’ shy of flunking out, Nikki’s life is on the fast track to nowhere until the night a mysterious call lights her phone up bright orange—the color of emergencies. It’s the local hospital. They need Nikki to identify a Jane Doe who is barely hanging on to life after a horrible attack.

The victim is Peyton Hollis, a popular girl from Nikki’s school who Nikki hardly knows. One thing is clear: Someone wants Peyton dead. But why? And why was Nikki’s cell the only number in Peyton’s phone?

As she tries to decipher the strange kaleidoscope of clues, Nikki finds herself thrust into the dark, glittering world of the ultra-rich Hollis family, and drawn towards Peyton’s handsome, never-do-well older brother Dru. While Nikki’s colors seem to help her unravel the puzzle, what she can’t see is that she may be falling into a trap. The only truth she can be sure of is that death is a deep, pulsing crimson.

Shade Me is award-winning author Jennifer Brown’s first book in a thrilling suspense series about Nikki Kill.


My Take on the Book:

Well that was completely unexpected.

This book was nothing like what I expected it to be... It was so much more. Nikki Kill was by far one my absolute favorite characters. This was probably my favorite book of 2015. A perfect way to end the year.

I loved everything about this book and its characters, this felt like a new twist on the classic who dun it tale. When you think you have the story solved, the author presents you with another possibility and you are left questioning your own gut.

I think what I liked most was the ending. I can't really get into what about the ending I liked as that would give away the whole story and defeat the whole purpose of you reading it! 

I can't stress how much I enjoyed this book. It was unique and enthralling and while you may have read a story like this, it will never have all the components that make this one so great.

5 Quills

I can't recommend this book enough to you all. Its got a strong female lead like no other. And while she has her moments of typical heroine stupidity, she's young so its not something thats too annoying and it doesn't mess with the flow of the story. I do wish there was more to the story because a lot is left unanswered but then again life is never really tied up all pretty in a nice little bow.

I look forward to reading more from this author and more importantly, this character.

About the Author

Jennifer Brown is the author of acclaimed young adult novels, Hate List, Bitter End, Perfect Escape, Thousand Words, and Torn Away. Her debut novel, Hate List, received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA "Perfect Ten," and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Bitter End received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and VOYA and is listed on the YALSA 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list. Her debut middle grade novel, Life on Mars, was released in 2014, and her second middle grade novel, How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel will be released in summer 2015. She also writes women's fiction under the name Jennifer Scott.

Jennifer writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area, with her husband and three children.
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