What I was not prepared for was the tantalizing mystery that captured my attention, had me on the edge of my seat and made me laugh out loud (earning questionable looks from my fellow coffee shop patrons).
I love this story...it's definitely NOT your typical, fluffy high school romance or coming-of-age novel. It's smart, mature and incredible realistic. The characters came alive and reminded me very much of people I've known in my day. While I loved the progressive love story of the nerdy-turned-hottie Rand and Aspen (love her!), my favorite thing about the story was Jonny's love story and how Aspen deals with her best friend's *unconventional* romance.
The mystery is the icing on the cake and I loved that our heroine...
SOOOO great! I now cannot wait to see what Aspen does in college in TWISTED SISTERS.
So, thank you to you Steph Hale...for giving me one of the most unconventional and suspenseful teen-reads I've had this year!
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