How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to All Night Reads
It takes more than a school trip to Washington, D.C. to change fifteen-year-old Christy’s life. It takes murder.
A witness to the brutal slaying of a Senator’s aide, Christy finds herself watched not only by the killers and the FBI, but also by two hot boys.
She discovers that if she can’t help the FBI, who want to protect her, it will cost her and her new friends their lives.
I thought that this book sounded really interesting. A group of students witness a high profile murder whilst on a school trip to Washington D.C. It was an intriguing read, but not always believable. I didn’t believe that not one of the teenagers would think about telling their adult chaperones about what had happened to them. Especially when their lives could be on the line. Perhaps I should’ve suspended my belief a bit and just went with the story. It was incredibly easy to read and I’m interested enough to carry on the series (..eventually, my TBR pile is huge).
I thought the characters were good, although not all of them were likeable. Of course, you don’t need to like all of the characters to enjoy it, so it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book overall. I just found myself rolling my eyes at some of the characters. I liked Christy, our female protagonist. She was intelligent but insecure. Her lack of confidence did become grating after a while, as did the fawning over the two boys. (There always seems to be a love triangle in YA reads!) I thought it was nice that she made a decision that reflected the values she had been raised with. All too often books have good girls turned bad and it was great to read about a character that stuck with what was best for her and what she believed in.
Watched is an interesting mystery which isn’t too predictable. It keeps you reading waiting to find out what’s going to happen next!
Would I recommend it?:
Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge- Lindy Woodhead