Sunday, 30 October 2016

All Her Secrets by Kate Avery Ellison

Sponsored post: I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Barclay Publicity and NetGalley.
All Her Secrets
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Nothing is as it seems in this psychological YA thriller set in a not-too-distant future.


Eighteen-year-old Victoria, the daughter of inventor and visionary-genius Bill Faraday, was almost murdered by a stranger four years ago. She's been trying to forget the incident ever since.

When Victoria discovers something that might explain why she was brutally attacked, she heads home from college to uncover the truth. Then, she’s kidnapped.


Sam’s just a poor kid from Valley City, but he knows who Victoria is as soon as his cousin Craig drags her from the trees. He doesn’t want anything to do with what appears to be a revenge kidnapping, but Craig has a gun and needs someone to take the fall if things go wrong.


Craig and his buddies imprison Sam and Victoria in an abandoned mountain cabin to await ransom. Putting aside mistrust for tentative friendship, Victoria and Sam conspire to escape together, and the close quarters ignite a startling attraction between them. Then they discover strange tunnels beneath the cabin. And what they find inside the tunnels proves more bizarre.

With a plan in place to escape, freedom seems within reach. But Sam and Victoria are both keeping secrets about their past.

And secrets can be deadly.

All Her Secrets by Kate Avery Ellison

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All Her Secrets “This is the dread I feel now looking at this girl Craig has kidnapped.”

This was a YA story about a kidnapping, set in a dystopian world with robots.

The characters in this were alright, but I didn’t really love them. Sure both had sob stories, but I didn’t feel like I really connected with them or cared about them all that much.

The storyline in this was about Victoria being kidnapped and held for ransom because she was the daughter of the man who invented the robots. We also had Sam who was dragged into the kidnapping by his cousin, and ended up being held captive as well. We got a bit of world building, with people complaining about how robots had taken human’s jobs, and a bit of a weird romance between Victoria and Sam towards the end, but this book was missing something for me, and it struggled to hold my interest.

The ending to this was okay, and we did get a surprising twist.

6 out of 10

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