Monday, 13 October 2014

Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Flux and NetGalley.
Of Scars and Stardust
Blurb (from Goodreads):
After her little sister mysteriously vanishes, seventeen-year-old Claire Graham has a choice to make: stay snug in her little corner of Manhattan with her dropout boyfriend, or go back to Ohio to face the hometown tragedy she's been dying to leave behind. 

But the memories of that night still haunt her in the city, and as hard as she tries to forget what her psychiatrist calls her "delusions," Claire can't seem to escape the wolf's eyes or the blood-speckled snow. Delusion or reality, Claire knows she has to hold true to the most important promise she's ever made: to keep Ella safe. She must return to her sleepy hometown in order to find Ella and keep her hallucinations at bay before they strike again. But time is quickly running out, and as Ella's trail grows fainter, the wolves are becoming startlingly real.

Now Claire must deal with her attraction to Grant, the soft-spoken boy from her past that may hold the secret to solving her sister's disappearance, while following the clues that Ella left for only her to find. Through a series of cryptic diary entries, Claire must unlock the keys to Ella's past—and her own—in order to stop another tragedy in the making, while realizing that not all things that are lost are meant to be found.

Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Of Scars and StardustFinally a good book!

(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Flux and NetGalley.)
15-year-old Claire is devastated when her younger sister is attacked and she finds her bleeding in the snow the next morning.
Claire is convinced that the wolves in the woods surrounding her town are the culprits, but nobody else will believe her.
Are the wolves to blame? And what can Claire do to stop them attacking again?

This was a really good mystery story, and I liked how it kept me guessing right up until the very end!

Claire was a character that I loved, but at the same time didn’t really trust. I felt heartbroken for her in the way she found her sister, and then felt her confusion and pain after the event. Her fear concerning the wolves was so real and so raw it was easy to see why she was so focused on saving people from them, and was so convinced that wolves were responsible for the attacks in her town.

The storyline in this was good, and I liked the mystery and suspense. I seriously could not turn the pages fast enough to work out what was going on, and who or what was responsible! And those wolves certainly felt like they were breathing down my neck too!
There was a touch of romance, but that wasn’t the main storyline, so understandably took a backseat to the rest of the story.

The ending was good, although I would have liked slightly more explanation over exactly what happened, but there was enough for me to make an educated guess. This really was a great mystery/suspense story though, and I highly recommend it!
Overall; great mystery/suspense,
8 out of 10.

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