mystery · Young adult

Expelled – James Patterson & Emily Raymond ★★★★

Blurb; One viral photo.
Four expelled teens.
Everyone’s a suspect.

Theo Foster’s Twitter account used to be anonymous–until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair.

Theo’s resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn’t commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up.

To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? And how can Theo catch their confessions on camera?

My Review; I have been enjoying James Pattersons young adult stories and this didn’t disappoint either. It’s a brilliant story with similar ties to The Breakfast Club. Theo is the main character and got expelled from his school by being framed for posting a photo. He is determined to prove his innocence. However, he is not the only pupil to be have been expelled…

As the expelled group come together with thanks to Theo for his determination to prove they’re all innocent, they become a mixed group of unlikely friends.. Nevertheless, along the way there are plenty of secrets and lies unfolded… Some pupils are guilty, some arn’t. Each have their own reasons for what they have done. Who’s innocent? Who’s guilty? Does Theo ever prove his innocence?

I really enjoyed this one… It’s not a death story but still a ‘who dunnit?’ story. Easy reading. Short chapters. Brilliant co-written with Emily. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Dystopian · thriller · Young adult

The Fall Of Crazy House – James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet ★★★★★

Blurb; Escape is just the beginning.

Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely got out of the Crazy House alive. Now they’re trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing–not even the all-powerful United regime.

Together, the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they hate?

My Review; I absolutely loved book one of this (Crazy House) so this was a must read for me I needed to see what lay ahead! I was not disappointed. Absolutely loved it. Even better than the first one. More action. More death dodging. More fight. More skill. A brilliant story. A worthy ending. But is this the end? I would love to read more or see a third book.

Short chapters, devoured it. Brilliantly written. There’s just something that drew me to these two books that I absolutely loved. Something different. Set in the future. Loved the sisters Becca and Cassie both different yet oddly the same. Can’t be one without the other.

Highly recommend both books. Enjoyed them both. Miss them. A well deserved five stars from me.

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mystery · suspense · thriller · Young adult

Crazy House – James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet ★★★★★

Blurb; No one gets out alive.

Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her home and thrown without reazon into a hellish prison known as the Crazy House. To avoid execution, she’s told to shut her mouth and keep her head down.

Becca was never really good at either.

Her only hope for survival is for her sister, Cassie, to find her—that the “good twin” will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it’s too late. Because the jailers at Crazy House soon discover they made a mistake that could get both sisters killed…

My Review; This is one I saw recommended by a fellow blogger, so I had to have a look! My first James Patterson book too. This is more a YA thriller which was perfect! Crazy House is book one in the crazy house duology, The Fall of Crazy House is the second which I cannot wait to read already. Absolutely loved reading this.

It’s a story I just lost myself into, contains short chapters and brilliantly written from each characters point of view. A real page turner, something different with a major cliffhanger to finish it! Crazy house is going to be hard to forget! Would make a brilliant film or series. Some parts are hard hitting, twisted and brutal, but it kept me turning those pages.

Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me.

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