Friday, January 27, 2017

Review: Missing by Kelley Armstrong

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?

ebook, 384 pages 
Expected publication: April 18th 2017 
by Crown Books for Young Readers
*** 1/2

I don't think it's a secret that I have a few reading quirks, one of which is discovering Canadian authors.  Kelley Armstrong fits that bill and I jumped at the chance to review Missing, which will be released in April.  I know that her genre is supernatural and Young Adult.  Missing is marked as thriller/mystery and that seems to be a theme lately for me. 

While I am always been a fan of YA there are some aspects of it that make me cringe, it's the 'insta-love' thing.  Where the characters lock eyes and it's true love, seriously, YA should be just as realistic and believable as adult fiction.  I am happy to report, no 'insta-love' here and boy did this make the story more believable.

Missing isn't your average mystery thriller, though at times it was action-packed I found it more suspenseful, which that kept my interest and my desire to know what was going on. Then it would slow down which is when I got to know Winter better and get a general feel of her life . The mystery part played out nicely it kept me guessing with it's twists and turns, though I had a general idea of where this story was heading. 

There were a few unresolved incidents that I would have loved to know more about, but all in all a nice mystery that keep me guessing right up to the fitting conclusion.

Thanks to the publisher via netgalley for an advanced copy.

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