Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Girl in the Wall

The Girl in the WallTitle: The Girl in the Wall
Author: Daphne Bendis-Grab
Genre: YA, Action, Suspense, Romance, Drama
Series: Stand-alone
Content: Lots of death because of guns. Violence
Rating: Bison

So, when I started this book, I was hooked from the first sentence. At first I just wanted to know about Ariel and Sera's past, but within the first few chapters my focus shifted. I wanted too know how they would get out of their situation alive. It really didn't seem possible for the author to write it in a realistic way. But somehow the author managed to write not only an action packed story, but also the story of friendship.

THE PREMISE
Ariel's birthday weekend looks to be the event of the season, with a private concert by rock star Hudson Winters on the grounds of her family's east coast estate, and all of Ariel's elite prep school friends in attendance. The only person who's dreading the party is Sera, Ariel's former best friend, whose father is forcing her to go. Sera has been the school pariah since she betrayed Ariel, and she now avoids Ariel and their former friends. Thrown together, Ariel and Sera can agree on one thing: this could be one very long night.

They have no idea just how right they are.

Only moments after the concert begins and the lights go down, thugs open fire on parents and schoolmates alike, in a plot against Ariel's father that quickly spins out of control. As the entire party is taken hostage, the girls are forced apart. Ariel escapes into the hidden tunnels in the family mansion, where she and Sera played as children. Only Sera, who forges an unlikely alliance with Hudson Winters, knows where her friend could be. As the industrial terrorist plot unravels and the death toll climbs, Ariel and Sera must recall the sisterhood that once sustained them as they try to save themselves and each other on the longest night of their lives.

(Summary from Goodreads)
THE PROS
1.) This book was so fast paced! There was always something happening!!!
2.) Hudson and Sera. These two were great together!! I just loved their chemistry!!!
3.) The culprit. This kept me guessing and looking back it may have been obvious, but I was too wrapped up in the story to put together the clues!!
4.) Sera. I just loved her POVs. She had a great story!!
THE CONS
1.) The school went back to normal (after it had all happened) way too quickly! I mean a week later they are all in school acting basically normal? Really, they should be traumatized.
2.) Ariel. I liked her, but at the same time I found her POV less interesting and insensitive.
3.) There was one character who was killed and I was like, REALLY?! That was no way to end it. It seemed over the top.
4.) My last problem was that there was so much violence. It was on the extreme side. I get why, but it took away from some of my enjoyment because the whole time I was like, ............WOW.......THAT'S A LOT OF UNNECESSARY DEATH.....
OVERALL
I enjoyed this book as a quick, fun, intense read and will definitely be looking for more from the author!!! I really enjoyed the book.
WOULD I READ THIS BOOK: YES
WOULD I BUY THIS BOOK: YEP
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK: To those who aren't sensitive to lots of violence.
WILL I READ MORE BY THIS AUTHOR: YEAH!!!

BISON=FOUR STARS

2 comments:

  1. Never heard of this one, sounds good though!

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    1. Yeah, I really liked it.....except for the ending when there was a bit too much death.

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