Run

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How did I get it?:
Received from Hot Key Books in exchange for an honest review!

Synopsis:

What if you discovered that everything you thought you knew about yourself was a lie?

Rylee is fifteen. She comes home from school one afternoon to find the most shocking thing possible – her father dead, with a knife through his heart, and a key clutched in his hand. Her mother’s purse is on the counter, but she appears to be long gone. A message in blood is written on the floor… RUN.

With her brother in tow, Rylee begins a dark journey, one that will uncover horrific and chilling crimes and lead her to an unexpected and gruesome discovery about her real father and what – or who – is behind his insatiable desire to kill. By the journey’s end Rylee’s childhood is a long way behind her…

RUN is the first title in the new Vengeance series, following Rylee as she begins to piece together the story of her life and to avenge unpunished crimes – starting with her own. This is DEXTER with a feisty female protagonist unlike any other in contemporary young adult fiction.

Thoughts:

I was immediately drawn to Run because of the synopsis. I love my thrillers! Run is a fast-paced and brutal story.

It centres around Rylee and her younger brother. They are on the run after their father is murdered and their mother has disappeared. They have been prepared for this to happen. The code word in their family for a situation like this was “Run”. Rylee thought she was prepared, but nothing truly prepares her for the truth that will unravel.

I enjoyed Run, and had many ideas throughout about why Rylee and her family were on the run. I wasn’t ever quite right though. The true reason behind the family moving so much and changing identities is very freaky and disturbing.

Rylee is a good protagonist. She’s a strong character, determined to keep her remaining family together and find out what had happened to her mum. I thought she was brave, considering that she was finding out scary things on her own and still remained focused on that one goal of getting her mother back.

I did find some of the content of this book quite disturbing in places. I don’t think it would be suitable for younger readers. Some of the scenes are quite graphic. That just shows how good the writing was. I could picture exactly what was happening! I don’t think I’ll get those images out of my head for a while.

Run is one of those books where it’s best not to know a lot before you read it. Just dive into it and experience it unravelling for yourself.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

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WWW Wednesday #71

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

 

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodread’s page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

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I am currently reading Take Me On by the wonderful Katie McGarry.  I’m halfway through, and I feel like I’m going to finish it today because I know as soon as I pick it up, I won’t want to put it down.

What did you recently finish reading?

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I finished Run by Gregg Olsen. This was my first time reading a Gregg Olsen book. I thought it was good, but it didn’t blow me away. Still, it’s a quick, intense read.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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Next up for me is Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin. I can’t wait to read this book as I’ve heard some amazing things about it from fellow bloggers and another reading buddy.

How about you? Feel free to leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments or leave your answers to the questions. Happy Reading! 🙂

Stacking The Shelves #68

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!

It’s been a quiet week this week for me. Much needed really…

Headline via Bookbridgr:

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Black Lake by Johanna Lane is a debut novel which deals with a family tragedy. It sounds really intriguing, so I can’t wait to dive into this one!

Hot Key Books:

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Run by Gregg Olsen popped through my letterbox yesterday from the lovely Hot Key Books. It sounds like my sort of book!

Bought:

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I have been seeing The Accident by C.L Taylor around a few of my favourite blogs now.  I noticed it was just over 60p on the Kindle download, so I totally justified picking up a copy! I’m very much looking forward to getting to this psychological thriller!

I’ve noticed that I’ve got quite a dark theme going on this week! Strange! But exciting nonetheless.

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to leave a link in the comments section below and I’ll stop by your blog!