Sunday, 7 February 2016

Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks Full Fathom Five and NetGalley.
Dead Ringer
Blurb (from Goodreads):
From the moment Laura Rivers steps foot into Englewood High, she notices the stares—and they aren’t the typical once-overs every pretty new girl endures. The students seem confused and…spooked. Whispers echoing through the halls confirm that something is seriously off. “That new girl looks just like her,” they say.

It turns out Laura has a doppelgänger, and it isn't just anyone—it's Sarah Castro-Tanner, the girl who killed herself by jumping into the Navasink River one year ago.

Laura is determined not to let the gossip ruin her chances of making a fresh start. Thanks to her charming personality and California tan, she catches the eye of Englewood’s undisputed golden boy, Charlie Sanders, and it’s only a matter of time before they make their relationship official.

But something is making Charlie and his friends paranoid—and Laura soon discovers it has to do with Sarah Castro-Tanner.

What really happened to Sarah? Why is Charlie unraveling? And how does Laura Rivers fit into it all?

After all, she’s the dead ringer for a dead girl.

Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Dead Ringer “I don’t know if I can lie this time,” Charlie confessed. “It’s really getting to me.”

This book was unfortunately, pretty dull.

There were too many characters in this for me, especially ones who went by two names, which was a bit confusing, especially at the start.

The storyline was mainly about this girl Sarah who had committed suicide, and this girl Laura who looked a lot like her. We then got a bit of different characters day-to-day lives, which was pretty dull, and then a bit of a twist towards the end. I found the twist a little far-fetched though, and I just didn’t believe it.

The ending was then a bit of a non-ending, with very, very little actually tied up at the end. Can’t say that I was very impressed overall.

5 out of 10

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