Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Disappearance of Lizzy Ross by Jessica Schein

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Jessica Schein and Netgalley.
The Disappearance of Lizzy Ross
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Mimi Lerner and Lizzy Ross have been best friends since high school began and now, as seniors, they've made big plans together—from a trip to the Bahamas only months away to going to college the following year and ruling it like they do high school. But when Lizzy goes MIA after a party Mimi throws at a posh Manhattan hotel, everything is suddenly up in the air and Mimi must face facts: Lizzy Ross may not be the girl she knew, and the life she thought she'd have is going in a very different direction.

The Disappearance of Lizzy Ross by Jessica Schein

My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars

The Disappearance of Lizzy Ross(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Jessica Schein and Netgalley.)
17-year-old Mimi and Lizzy have been best friends forever, but now Mimi hasn’t heard from Lizzy in a week, and she’s not answering texts, or instant messages.
Where is Lizzy? What has happened to her? Why isn’t she answering her phone? And does a guy called Jared have something to do with her disappearance?

This was an okay story, but it left me wanting more!

Mimi was not a lovable character. She was difficult, she was nasty, she was stuck up, and she was only nice to people when she wanted something. She was also quite selfish, totally messed up in the head, and addicted to cocaine, whether she wanted to admit it or not.

The storyline in this was interesting because of the way that most of it was a mystery. We knew so little about Lizzy, or what had happened to her, and all the leads just raised even more mysteries. We also had to deal with Mimi’s issues, and her strange fascination with someone she shouldn’t have been fascinated with.

There were some twists and turns in this story, and a lot of surprises. The way these mysteries were hidden, and the sort of people in the story reminded me of a cross between ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars’, and it was interesting to see what happened next.

The ending was okay, but it did leave us with some cliff-hangers, and I didn’t realise that this was a series, and now I have to wait for the next instalment when I want answers now!
Overall; an interesting mystery story that leaves you wanting more.
6.75 out of 10.

 About the Author:
Jessica Schein was born and raised in Manhattan and is a graduate of both Bates College and Lesley University, from which she received her M.F.A in Creative Writing. After school, she spent nearly eight years working in the marketing departments of a number of children’s publishing houses and dreaming of the day she'd publish her own stories. She currently lives in Seattle with her dog, Owen, who is—of course—named after a well-known literary character. When not writing, she can be found cooking, running, doing yoga, or spacing out.

1 comment:

  1. It's always a goof sign when you want to read book #2