I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Killing November by Adriana Mather
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on March 26, 2019
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It’s a school completely off the grid, hidden by dense forest and surrounded by traps. There’s no electricity, no internet, and an eye-for-an-eye punishment system. Classes include everything from Knife-Throwing and Poisons to the Art of Deception and Historical Analysis. And all of the students are children of the world’s most elite strategists—training to become assassins, counselors, spies, and master impersonators. Into this world walks November Adley, who quickly discovers that friends are few in a school where personal revelations are discouraged and competition is everything. When another student is murdered, all eyes turn to November, who must figure out exactly how she fits into the school’s bizarre strategy games before she is found guilty of the crime…or becomes the killer’s next victim.
So here are a couple of reviews that I should have written a while back but just forgot to do it. I thought I did but searched and didn’t find a review on my blog…oops!
What I thought
In Killing November, November gets shipped of to this school not knowing anything about it or why her father is making her go. When she gets there it seems like nobody wants her there and everyone knows more about her than she does and they seem to want to kill her. She quickly learns that this is no ordinary school but a school to train assassins.
I enjoyed this one as I thought it was a pretty quick read with a lot of action. I didn’t always like November as I thought she was kind of whiny but then I might be two if everyone knew more about me than I did them. She is tough though and doesn’t give up and learns quickly. She made some faithful friends which I guess can be good and bad when in an assassin school. The end didn’t leave me hanging but it did leave me curious about what was going to happen next.
I would recommend it if your looking for a quick action filled YA novel.
I received this book for free from Library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.No Exit by Taylor Adams
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published by William Morrow on January 15, 2019
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On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside, are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers.
Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate.
Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?
There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one?
Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child’s life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape.
But who can she trust?
No Exit was an okay mystery/thriller about Darby who was on her way home to her mother who was going into the hospital for surgery and gets caught in a blizzard. She has to pull off at a rest stop where four other people are there waiting out the storm as well.
When Darby goes outside to try and get a signal on her phone she discovers a young girl in an animal crate in the back of a van. She knows it belongs to one of the four in the rest stop, but which one. Who can she trust to try and figure it out and get help? When the kidnapper know she knows things get a lot more dangerous and there is really no escape from the blizzard outside and those inside.
I thought this was decent but it was also kind of boring at times. I also had a hang up on the fact that they never seemed to be cold. There is a blizzard outside, everytime they go outside and are out there for more than a few minutes, well I would be freezing. My feet would be numb and I would be complaining even if it was just internal monologue! It just bugged me.
Overall it was okay and I know others who liked it better than I did so if it should good try it.