Friday, December 5, 2014

Novel Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die by April Henry

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery Romance
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: June 2013
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

“Take her out back and finish her off.”

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

And that she must run.

In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.

The Cover:

I really like this cover. I think it looks nice, and it represents the book really well. It's not showing an actual scene in the book, but it's something that surely happened on the way. It gives a great feeling for the book, too.


I was surprisingly impressed with this book. I’m not usually a mystery reader, but I was in the mood, and I found this for a good price.
It was exciting, for sure. Cady wakes up not knowing who she is or where she is, but that the two men around her want to kill her. The book starts really fast, too, with short chapters. It was exciting, finding everything out along with Cady, about herself and what’s happening to her, and meeting people on the way.
Finding out what had happened and what’s going on with her parents and brother was fun, and intense. I liked Cady, too. She’s tough, and smart, and it was neat to see the contract of being a normal teenage girl in her memories as they show up.
There was also a surprising amount of romance. Ty ends up helping her, even though they meet that night, and he’s great. He’s helpful and he’s there for her. The conclusion was nice, too.
The only thing I think I would have liked, would be to see Cady reunite with her family, particularly her brother. Given the twist that was thrown in, seeing that moment would have been nice, and powerful.
Overall, though, this was a really good book. It was exciting and fast, and I will definitely be picking up another of Henry’s books.

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