Title: Scared Little Rabbits
Author: A.V. Geiger
Publication: December 3, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Romance
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
We stand in a tight cluster, high above the lake. One-by-one, we made our way up the narrow trail from the edge of campus. Now, we wait shoulder to shoulder behind the police tape. Nineteen summer students.
All but one.
When Nora gets accepted into her dream summer program at the prestigious Winthrop Academy, she jumps at the chance to put her coding skills to use. But then a fellow student goes missing—and the tech trail for the crime leads back to Nora. With no one else to trust, Nora must race to uncover the truth and clear her name…or she might be the next to disappear.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Scared Little Rabbits caught my attention from the moment I read the description and held it with the intense mystery buildup that climaxed at the end of the story.
The main character, Nora, was one I think a lot of readers will relate to. She had a lot of insecurities, uncertainties, and not a lot of confidence in her abilities at the beginning of the story. I felt that uncertainty in her made it easier to relate, and personally made me enjoy the story more. Author A.V. Geiger did a fantastic job of writing characters that were fun to read and had an air of mystery surrounded them. The suspense throughout this novel was intense as I never quite knew who to trust and who was lying.
I quite enjoyed the fact that this novel had a lot of different genres wound through it. While it is clearly a young adult fiction novel, it had aspects of romance and the mystery suspense that gave this book a little step up above others. I had a strong dislike for some characters and loved others and had some strong emotions drawn from me as I was reading this book. I love when authors can draw strong emotions out. I had an idea about the ending, but I was thoroughly shocked when the “bad guy” was revealed.
This book is a must read for all YA fiction lovers who also love a lot of mystery and a little romance. I’ll be picking up more of Geiger’s novels soon.
STAR RATING: 5/5
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