Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Cryer's Cross - Lisa McMann

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4 stars  
Cover Rating: 5 stars (Creepy...)  
Genre:Young Adult
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: 232 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon

Kendall has always lived in the small town of Cryer's Cross. Nothing much ever really happens until a girl goes missing. The whole town goes out in search of her, but they turn up nothing, not one trace of her. Everything settles down soon after, and Kendall notices a couple of new kids in school. Luckily they fill the empty seats and Kendall's OCD starts to calm down again. Then her best friend goes missing. Jacián, the new boy, is in charge of partnering up with Kendall, when the town is locking down for safety. Kendall's OCD kick into overdrive when she notices new graffiti carved into her friend's desk. Maybe it's from him, maybe she can save him. There's old tales lurking, and Kendall might just see the horrors up close and personal.

What a creepy book with terrible events. This is a perfect story to make your skin crawl. Don't let the frivolous romance lead you astray, this book means business. Sure Kendall is forced to wage a war between her heart and mind, but there are bigger things lurking afoot. I did not love Lisa McMann's writing style, but once the book got going, I was able to push it to the back of my mind because the story was so amazing. It's crazy thinking of living in a town where the high school(4 years) boasts around 40 students. Such a small town, so you can imagine that when two kids go missing it's pretty devastating. I don't know if it was the fact that Kendall's brain was already full up with her OCD, but she seemed to easily forget the fact that two kids were missing, one of them her best friend. It was great that she could get distracted enough, but it seemed weird that she was able to leave the house. If you're looking for a creepy story to make your skin crawl a bit this Halloween, make sure you check this one out right away.

First Line:
"Everything changes when Tiffany Quinn disappears."

Favorite Line:
"She is forever in that moment just before sleep, that sweet hovering moment where nothing else matters."

1 comment:

  1. This is on my To-Read-List.
    Lisa is such a talented author. I can't wait to read this one.

    I love your review.


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