Saturday, 19 November 2016

Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog

Sponsored post: I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.
Unnatural Deeds
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Secrets. Obsession. Murder. Victoria is about to discover just how dangerous it can be to lose yourself.

Victoria Zell doesn’t fit in, but she’s okay with that. All she needs is the company of her equally oddball boyfriend, Andrew. She doesn’t care what anyone else thinks…until magnetic, charming, mysterious Z comes into her life, and she starts lying to everyone she knows in an effort to unravel his secrets.

And then something terrible happens. Someone is dead and it’s time for Victoria to come clean. Interspersed with news clippings and police interviews, Victoria tells her story to Andrew, revealing her dark, horrible secrets…secrets that have finally come back to haunt her.

Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unnatural Deeds“I thought I knew you inside and out, but… I was wrong.”

This was a YA mystery story, told by one girl to her boyfriend.

I liked Victoria as a character and I felt quite sorry for her that she had no friends at the school she had transferred to. I could also empathise with her anxiety issues, but the cheating thing was not a good character trait at all, and her obsession with Z just seemed destined to land her in trouble.

The storyline in this was about a new boy starting at Victoria’s school – Z, who Victoria seemed to become totally obsessed with. Z flashed hot and cold – calling her ‘precious’ one minute and standing her up the next, and all the while Victoria seemed desperate for the attention, which was quite sad really. While this was going on though Victoria had a boyfriend, who she did end up cheating on, which wasn’t very good. I have to say that I enjoyed the mystery aspect of the story though, and spent the whole book wondering who the heck ended up dead at the end!

The ending to this was quite twisted, and a little confusing, but was a good end to the story none-the-less.

8 out of 10

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