Monday, 9 May 2016

The Outliers (The Outliers #1) by Kimberly McCreight

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Outliers
Blurb (from Goodreads):
From the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia comes a fast-paced teen series where one girl learns that in a world of intrigue, betrayal, and deeply buried secrets, it is vital to trust your instincts.

It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice but to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.

But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?

In this breakneck tale, New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight brilliantly chronicles a fateful journey that begins with a single decision—and ends up changing everything.

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Outliers “You were right. About everything, I just wasn’t ready to hear it. But I’m ready now. For whatever happens.”

This was a YA mystery/thriller, but it was a bit weird in places.

Wylie was an okay character, and I could understand why she would want to help her friend, even if they hadn’t spoken in a while. I actually felt pretty sorry for her because of the way she had so recently lost her mother, and it seemed like everything was against her.

The storyline in this was quite convoluted in places, and it seemed that no matter who Wylie tried to trust, we’d get a twist and they would turn on her! I did feel a bit on edge at the way that things kept getting worse and worse for Wylie, but the explanations as to what was going on got a bit heavy at the end. I did find this story a bit weird in places though, and it did lose my attention in places.

The ending to this was really open, so it looks like Wylie is still in for some trouble.

6 out of 10

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