Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: April 25, 2017
*Received for review by the author*
It's Ella's senior year of high school and she and her best friend Linds plan to make it the best year ever. At Brock Cochran's end of summer pool party, the girls vow to have as much fun as possible before they head off to different colleges next fall. But when Ella is mysteriously attacked on her way home from the party, everything changes. Ella's carefree senior year plans disintegrate as she finds herself at the center of an attempted murder investigation.
Ella tries to move on, but her attacker isn't done yet. He shows himself in the form of horrifying signs and symbols: a clown mask strewn on her bed, a dead bird in her backpack, a shadow moving past her window in the night. And as the weeks pass, it turns out that Ella isn't the only one being tormented.
With the help of an old flame, Jensen Carver, and her friends and family, Ella tries to attain some sense of normalcy, but she can't seem to shake the feeling that there's a dark pattern hidden in the killer's every move. Suddenly, even those in her innermost circle seem suspicious. In her seemingly safe West Virginia town, Ella starts to wonder who she can trust.
If you haven't read The Dead List yet, go buy it immediately!!! Jennifer definitely knows how to hook me into her books because of course I could not put this one down either! I did take my time with it to digest everything happening. This amazing thriller gave me shivers at some point because of the killer on the loose. Plus the romance is A+ !!
The romance between Ella and Jensen is adorable! I loved them together especially all the amazing things that Jensen says. No wonder why I love all of JLA's leading men because they are swoon-worthy. While we do know that Jensen doesn't date, he hooks up more, it looks like he was waiting for a good opportunity to open up with Ella and had no other interest in other girls. Yup, swoon!! I then knew I would love his character. I also liked Ella's character. She is a survivor after what she had to deal with and a fighter. Her other friends were also great because they were all loyal to each other.
Thank you Jen for letting me review your amazing books! I absolutely loved this one because it had a great romance that felt true from the beginning, mystery around the murderer. It added that extra element of surprise when you find out who the murderer was because you think of the one person then was thrown for a loop a bit when you find out who it really was. If you are a big fan of mystery and romance you will want to add this to your TBR list. It was fast paced and overall great read!