Monday, January 12, 2015

Review: The Sham by Ellen Allen

Read from November 16 to 18, 2014.

(Source:  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

The Sham starts off on a very dark note, which the author even gives a warning about in the synopsis. It never really lightens up, but thankfully the rest of the book isn't as graphic as the first chapter.

The book mainly focuses on Emily and the mysterious new boy in town, Jack. She soon discovers that Jack is extremely sick, and that he may be hiding something dangerous. When Emily's classmates start disappearing and are found dead, everyone points to Jack. Emily doesn't know what to believe, but she remains loyal to Jack.

I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started reading, but I was quickly pulled into the story. The twist definitely caught me by surprise, and that bumped my initial two-star rating up to three stars.

In short, The Sham was a quick and intriguing read, and I would recommend to readers who enjoy darker YA books that include a touch of mystery.

Rating (out of five stars):

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