Friday, 7 October 2016

One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

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One Was Lost
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answer could cost Sera everything.

Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful.

Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? Unconscious. Worst of all, they find four dolls acting out a murder—dolls dressed just like them.

Suddenly it's clear; they're being hunted. And with the only positive word on her wrist, Sera falls under suspicion…

One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

One Was Lost “Your blood is on our hands.”

This was a YA mystery/suspense story, about a group of kids attacked whilst on a camping trip.

Sera was an okay character, although we didn’t really find out all that much about her. We knew that her parents were divorced, that she looked like her mother, and had some problem with a boy who was also on the trip (Lucas), but other than that we were in the dark a bit.

The storyline in this was about Sera, three other students, and a teacher getting separated from two other students and a teacher during a storm whilst on a camping trip. Sera, Lucas, Jude and Emily then woke up to find their stuff destroyed, their teacher drugged, and random words written on their arms – Damaged, Deceptive, Dangerous, and Darling. We then got the mystery of what had happened to them, who had done it, and whether they should be worried about that someone returning. The story was quite well done though, with lots of questions over who was out there and who could be trusted, although the romance wasn’t really necessary.

The ending to this was okay, and I didn’t guess who the killer was.

7 out of 10

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