Happy Monday y’all! Today I am bringing you my review for this wonderful young adult contemporary/thriller… Young or old I think you will thoroughly enjoy this book if you are a fan of thrillers with a splash of teenage angst💕
4.5 Sloan Sullivan Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
No one wants me to tell you about the disappearance of Sloane Sullivan.
Not the lawyers or the cops. Not her friends or family. Not even the boy who loved her more than anyone. And most certainly not the United States Marshals Service. You know, the people who run the witness protection program or, as it’s officially called, the Witness Security Program? Yeah, the WITSEC folks definitely don’t want me talking to you.
But I don’t care. I have to tell someone.
If I don’t, you’ll never know how completely wrong things can go. How a single decision can change everything. How, when it really comes down to it, you can’t trust anyone. Not even yourself. You have to understand, so it won’t happen to you next. Because you never know when the person sitting next to you isn’t who they claim to be…and because there are worse things than disappearing.
4.5 Sloan Sullivan Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
This book was just so much fun to read… I enjoyed it from first page to last… The book was like a mash up of a YA contemporary and a thriller…. and warning to my thriller loving friends, the first 60% of this book is filled with quite a bit of teenage angst…. I found it a perfect blend, however it is a slow building thriller… but well worth it!
Sloan is a typical teenager… with the same dreams and feelings as other teens… The difference Sloan isn’t her real name, in fact this is the 19th name she’s had in the past six years… sloan has been in witness protection ever since she was 12 and witnessed a murder along with her father…. but she only has nine more weeks… and then she will be Sloan Sullivan forever living a normal life going to college…. so when on her first day at the new school she runs into Jason a boy from her past, she is not going to tell Mark her handler…. nothing is standing in her way of a normal life….
sloan was a fabulous character… smart and funny and never feeling sorry for herself and her situation…. I loved the bond between Jason and her… there were quite a few adorable and swoon worthy moments in the first part of this book…. along with a scavenger hunt, senior trip, and of course the prom…. also found the relationship between Sloan and Mark (her handler) really interesting, the trust you’d need to have for that person….
I thought Sloan’s past was revealed to us very well… and I enjoyed all the flashbacks of her time in witness protection and before… there were some intense moments towards the end of this book and some twists I was caught off guard by… extremely well done especially for A debut!
Absolutely recommend to fans of a slow building thriller, just keep in mind these are teenagers and the beginning of this book is filled with all kinds of teenage nonsense and fun… I think this book is perfect for all ages, and if you are a parent I’d say 15 and up, there is some partying and sexual references….
*** thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for my copy of this wonderful book ***