Sunday, 2 August 2015

Cut Here (The Cut Series #1) by Azzurra Nox

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Azzurra Nox.
Cut Here
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sixteen-year-old Lena Martin’s idyllic world shatters the night her mother dies due to a hit and run accident. Two years later, her dad relocates her from Italy to Los Angeles to help her put behind the time spent in a psychiatric ward following her mother’s death. But the move only proves to be a fatal mistake. Shortly after her arrival, the classmates of her new private school begin to commit suicide under mysterious circumstances after reading a cult book called Cut Here.

Determined to unravel the mystery behind the suicides, she bands together with loner Jonathan Russe and outcast Hope Peters to figure out exactly what is happening, not realizing that this places them under a dangerous radar. During this same time, Lena falls for a mysterious and attractive guy named Michael, who is as equally disarming as he’s dangerous.

As her attraction grows, so does the body count at St. Lucy Academy. Soon, Lena needs to decide whether to stay away from the guy she’s falling for, or to trust him. Is Michael behind the suicides, or is he the key that can unlock the mystery that can stop the bloodshed? Deceptions run high and Lena soon learns that nothing is what it seems.

Cut Here by Azzurra Nox

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Cut Here(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Azzurra Nox.)

“I’ll give you a better life. Join me. You can’t save them. They’re all dead, they just don’t know it yet.”

This was an interesting paranormal mystery story, and I really didn’t guess where the storyline would go!

I felt quite sorry for Lena in this book, not only had she lost her mother suddenly, but she felt guilty like she herself was responsible. It also couldn’t have been easy for her to have to change locations and schools so frequently.

“It’s the only thing that kept me going after my mom died.”

John seemed a bit like he was devoid of feelings, which was probably due to what happened to his brother. I felt sorry for him with what had happened, and the way he then had problems with his feelings for Lena as well.

“It was madness for him to feel so attached to Lena so quickly. He wasn’t the type to feel a connection or to seek it.”

There seemed to be quite a lot of characters with problems in this book, and I felt really sorry for poor Sydney and Amelia as well. Even mean-girl Dior had her problems.

The storyline in this was about the mystery surrounding the apparent suicides, and I didn’t expect the paranormal angle that this book took! There was lots of teen angst, especially from a romance point of view, with some very tricky love triangles popping up. This book did feel quite long, but it wasn’t too long, and it was interesting the way the author had woven the book into the story.

“Cut Here. She didn’t really read thriller mysteries, but the cover had attracted her to purchase it.”

The ending to this was okay, but I did feel like there were some questions left unanswered.
7 out of 10

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