These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what. Because it just got personal.
Find Me by Romily Bernard was a really spooky, mysterious type of book that kept my eyes glued to the pages. This is the type of book that you will never want to set down, because you will want to know what is going to happen and who the “killer” is. It’s so suspenseful. It kept me on my toes. Honestly, I think that I devoured this book in less than 24 hours. I was just hooked from the get go.
The reason that I didn’t give Find Me 4 or 5 stars wasn’t because of the writing. I LOVED Romily’s writing style, and I can’t wait to read everything else that she publishes. The reason that I gave Find Me 3 stars was because after all the waiting to find out who the “killer” was, I wasn’t shocked. I made that prediction within the first few chapters. So, I didn’t have the suspense ride that some other people did who were completely shocked by the ending. I wasn’t shocked. I didn’t have some of the heart pounding moments that I should have had, because I already knew what was going on and what would happen at the ending. I’m really good at figuring that stuff out, though, both in books and in movies, so I don’t want you to think that this book is predictable. Everyone else that I have talked to that has read this book had their minds blown by the ending. They did not see that coming AT ALL. I just did, and it took a little bit away from the book for me.
As far as the character go, I never really fell in love with any single character. I didn’t dislike anyone either! I was just kind of on the fence. I did really enjoy watching Wick try to figure out what was going on and her relationship with Griff. I’m excited to see both of those character progress in the second book. And I’m hoping that I will be more connected with the characters in the second book. Romily’s writing style is great, though, and I am so excited to see what mystery she can conjure up in the sequel.
What I LOVED about this book was that there wasn’t just one plot going on. Usually, these types of books are standalones. This is a series, though, so Romily really had to make some sort of connection to a second book somewhere in Find Me. She did! Most of this book is about finding the “killer” and figuring out what happened with Tessa. The other part of this book is about Wick’s hacking and her horrible relationship with her father. I think that we’re going to see a lot more of that in book 2. The way that it ended really left me wanting to know what was going to happen next.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The writing style reminded me of a mix between Gretchen McNeil and Chelsea Pitcher. There were even times where it made me think of Emily Murdoch. It’s a great Fall book, and it’s an even better book to read in October because of Halloween. I loved the suspense and the mystery, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 24th 2013
Rating: [rating: 3.5]