Monday, 30 September 2013
Fearscape (Horrorscape #1) - Nenia Campbell
Cover Rating: 4/5
He followed her because he wanted to own her. She trusted him because she wanted excitement. There's a saying that curiosity can kill … but Valerian Kimble is beginning to learn that satisfaction might just be worse.
Fourteen-year-old Valerian lives in an age where antiheroes and bad boys are portrayed as the romantic ideal, and good guys are passe and boring. So when Gavin Mecozzi, the school's brilliant but twisted loner, begins to show an interest in her after a chance meeting in a pet store, Val is intrigued. He's charming and poetic and makes her feel things that she thought were only possible in books--
Because somebody is stalking Val. Somebody who wants to hurt her. Own her. Possess her. Maybe even kill her.
As her meetings with Gavin unravel into a more complex and frightening relationship, Val can't help but wonder if the new boy in her life is her depraved and obsessive stalker.
And whether he's capable of murder.
Time is running out.
The almost more YA version of Consequences... In other words - mind fuckery
This kept me on the edge of my seat.
✔ writing - The research into chess and animals and even psychology
✔ suspense - that not knowing if you can even read another sentence without screaming feeling
✔ moral questioning - Who is the bad guy?
✔ Character creation - this starts almost slow but it isn't boring at all which is rare.
Not so keen on
X That I want a HEA, and book two scares me lol
fantastic young person/new adult suspense thriller. Gavin is a great psychopath and Val the beautiful and sweet victim
I am terrified of book two just like after Consequences I was scared of Truth and after Captive in the Dark I was scares of Seduced...
But sometimes... You have to know what happens next.
Great read - 4.5