Jun 9, 2011

{Review} 44 by Jools Sinclair

4444 by Jools Sinclair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE:  YA Paranormal/Mystery/Romance
THEME: Visions/Dreams
RECEIVED: Received for Review from Author
AUTHOR: Jools Sinclair's Blog

Last year after falling through the ice, seventeen-year-old Abby Craig woke up from death.

But she woke into a world she barely recognizes. She can't see colors, memories have been erased, and her friends all hate her. And then there's Jesse, who she loves, but who refuses to forgive her the one mistake she made long ago.

Just when she thinks it can't get any worse, the visions begin. In them, she sees a faceless serial killer roaming the streets. While the police believe that there have been a lot of accidents in town lately, Abby knows differently. And she soon realizes that it’s up to her to find him.

But to stop him, she'll have to confront more than just the killer. She'll have to face something else that was lost in those dark waters. The truth.

In the tradition of Amanda Hocking, 44 is a thrilling paranormal romance mystery novel that keeps readers at the edge of their seats and glued to the very end. The ending will haunt you forever

Imagine yourself falling through thick ice, your lungs taking in ice-cold water and your heart slowing down with every inch you fall below the depths. For Abby she experienced just this and was claimed to be dead until she startlingly woke up, but something was wrong she didn’t wake up normal. 44 is a book of fantastic mystery and thrilling twists.

After the accident of falling through the ice Abby’s life has never been the same. Her friends don’t talk to her, she can no longer play on her soccer team, and she starts having these awful nightmares of a man killing people. Luckily she has her best friend Jesse who still is talking to her and her sister who is her biggest supporter. But when the deaths she see start happening for real outside her dreams, her life takes an even deeper and more dangerous turn.
I loved 44, I don’t want to giveaway why it’s called 44 because I feel as a reader its fun to discover that on your own.  Abby is a character that has really hit rock bottom when it comes to her social life, I really felt for her as she struggles with being an outcast and trying to find herself again.

The plot was brilliant and chilling, I had no idea who the killer was and when you think you’ve figured it out another twist happens. I really enjoyed how Abby and her sister tried to solve the mystery together like a little team.

Jesse, Abby’s best friend was a breath of fresh air as a male lead. He was a big mystery and someone who was always there for Abby.  He made sure she knew he was there for her, even if he wasn’t always around. I enjoyed reading about his relationship with Abby and their chemistry really pulled everything together.

Overall a great mystery story with a touch of paranormal elements and romance, the ending was a major shocker and leads into the second installment. I can’t wait to see what happens next with Abby.  Mystery, romance and paranormal elements, you can’t go wrong with 44.

This is a YA book with some minor graphic murder scenes but overall enjoyable for all ages.  Fans of Amanda Hocking and Kristie Cook.

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