Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Premeditated by Ryan Hunter (Book Review)

Twitter is like a big cocktail party--groups of people in conversations. You can join or just listen in. It's also a great way to meet people with similar interests. That's how I met Ryan Hunter and discovered her book.

I followed the link in her Twitter profile and read the first page of Premeditated. It's short (less than 300 words). It's creepy and disturbing. About a teenage girl who may be a psychopath and is going to escape from prison. It left me with many questions. In short, I wanted to read it.
Premeditated by Ryan Hunter
Website: http://authorryanhunter.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @RyanHunter45
Buy on Nook or Kindle.
Premeditated is part murder mystery, part The Fugitive, and part Grand Theft Auto. The action kept me reading and the clues kept me guessing. It was a wild ride.

I liked the Southern Louisiana setting. I haven't read many books set around New Orleans and I felt this book did a good job of transporting me there without detracting from the story.

As with every debut novel, this one has its weaknesses, too. There were a few times I was pulled out of the story by a confusing detail. And, seriously? How many times can a pair of teenagers escape trained police? Still, the story strengths outweigh its weaknesses.

If you are looking for an action-packed YA adventure with interesting twists, mysterious murders, and teenagers on the run then pick up Premeditated by Ryan Hunter. Just be sure to buckle your seat belt.

* The book cover is copyright Ryan Hunter.

2 comments:

Lola X said...

Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

Lola x
http://lola-x.blogspot.com

John Waverly said...

Thanks, Lola. Positive comments are like the food of the gods.

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