New Release Review: Missing by Kelley Armstrong

New Release Review: Missing by Kelley Armstrong

Missing by Kelley Armstrong was released on Tuesday the 18th & today we are posting our review as part of the blog tour. I would like to thank the publisher for a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Check out all the book details & our thoughts below!

 

Missing by Kelley Armstrong

Category: Young Adult, Mystery
Publication: April 18th, 2017; Crown Books for Young Readers
Purchase: Amazon

The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.

The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.

But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?

 

Review:

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

 

Missing was… not at all what I was expecting.

Yes, it was a suspense thriller, but for most of the book, I found myself wondering if there was going to be a paranormal twist. It was extremely odd in most places. And when Winter kept remembering the same phrases out of different mouths—well, I really thought there was something MORE happening than just human evil.

As good as the premise was, though, I really struggled at times. It was just long. Or at least felt so. And, Jude and Lennon … I trusted neither. That’s terrible, but they were such oddballs and I couldn’t understand how Winter was willing to trust them considering how they appeared so suddenly. Especially with their background! But again, the pacing is somewhat messy. Moments of intensity and then absolutely nothing for so long. It actually got to the point where I didn’t even get freaked out when something happened. Because the crazy never showed himself. I guess it didn’t feel real. I was thinking maybe Winter was behind it all.

Oh! The romance was a no for me, as well. It just felt too contrived. Again, with the reality of not knowing these guys, I found it hard to believe that someone who prided themselves on being smart could be so stupid.

As for the ending, that was lackluster, too. I didn’t really “get” the explanation. The who and why still didn’t make me think anything brilliant had taken place. It was almost a letdown after so much waiting.

Overall, it was an okay read for me. It’s definitely going to be hit or miss for people, depending on how you like your thrillers.

 

 

Author Bio: Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Links:

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