Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Egmont USA and Netgalley.
OblivionBlurb (from Goodreads):
Lisa McMann's Dead to You meets Kate Ellison's The Butterfly Clues in a psychological thriller full of romance, intrigue, and mystery. 

One year ago, Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling words on the wall: "I KILLED HIM. His blood is on my hands. His heart is in my soul. I KILLED HIM." But she remembers nothing of that night or of the previous thirty-six hours. All she knows is that her father, the reverend at the Church of the Holy Promise, is missing, as is Hannah, a young girl from the parish. Their disappearances have to be connected and Callie knows that her father was not a righteous man.

Since that fateful night, she's been plagued by graphomania -- an unending and debilitating compulsion to write. The words that flow from Callie's mind and through her pen don't seem to make sense -- until now.

As the anniversary of Hannah's vanishing approaches, more words and memories bubble to the surface and a new guy in school might be the key to Callie putting together the puzzle. But digging up the secrets she's buried for so long might be her biggest mistake.

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn

My rating: 3.75 of 5 stars

Oblivion(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Egmont USA and Netgalley.)
17-year-old Calliope can’t remember what happened 1 year ago when her father and a 12-year-old girl (Hannah) went missing. All she knows is that ever since she has suffered from graphomania, and cannot stop writing down random words, which may be clues to the mystery of what happened.
What happened to Calliope? Where is her father now? And will Calliope ever decipher the answers from her writing?

This was an interesting mystery story about a girl with graphomania.

Calliope was an interesting character, but she was a bit difficult to understand at times. I liked how she tried tokeep on getting on with her life, even when things were difficult, and I actually felt sorry for her with her fractured mind.

I liked the storyline in this, although Calliope’s mental illness (graphomania), as well as her missing memories made the story a bit jumpy at times. I liked the mystery over what happened to Calliope the night her father disappeared, and what happened to Hannah. I liked the way Calliope’s seemingly random writing actually held clues as to what had happened to her, and I didn’t really guess what had happened.
There was some romance, although it was in the form of a love-square! I was a bit worried at the way Calliope seemed to be telling her sister that a boy who she liked (John) was into her, when really he was into Calliope, and could see a big argument coming!
The ending to this was pretty good, although again; things were a little confusing at times. I did like the way the story ended though, and how we found out what had happened to Calliope though.
Overall; an interesting YA mystery story,
7.5 out of 10.

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