Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Now You See Me by Emma Haughton- Review

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review- this does not affect my views in any way.

Three years ago, thirteen-year-old Danny Geller vanished without trace.

His family and friends are still hanging on to every last shred of hope. Not knowing if he's alive or dead, their world is shrouded in shadows, secrets and suspicions.

This is the story of what happens when hope comes back to haunt you. When your desperation is used against you. When you search for the truth – but are too scared to accept the reality staring you in the face...
-From Goodreads

Wow! This book was amazing! I finished this book in one day, which is evidence enough of how much I enjoyed it. The plot was unlike anything I've ever read before. I think that the way that we don't know what happened to Danny is a massive incentive to carry on reading. Not only that though- there is a subplot of what's happened between Hannah's dad and Danny's parents, which I also spent a lot of time wanting to know more about.

The writing of this book was brilliant. It didn't give things away before they were supposed to be, as some books I've read have done. I think this is really important otherwise a story can become boring if you know what's going to happen next. I thought that the characters had a lot of personality and I really liked Hannah, who the story was from the perspective of. Also, I loved Danny's mum because I think that she was really strong and I think that she was a lot like any mum, so this made the story even more sad to read because she was relatable.

As for the plot twist, I thought it was brilliant! In a way there were two plot twists which is even better! Sometimes a twist can be a bit far fetched or annoying, but this one was so good! I really think that it made the book even more better and exciting.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys YA- this book is actually a UKYA novel (!)- with a riveting plot and an almost thriller type of genre. I would really love to read more of these types of books, so let me know if there's anything out there- I haven't really read anything like this before! I have to give this book 5/5 hearts because I enjoyed it so, so much.

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