Short Stories · suspense · Young adult

Boy, Missing- Sophie McKenzie ★★★★

Blurb; An adrenaline-fuelled race against time for World Book Day, from the Queen of teen thrillers and author of Girl, Missing, million-copy selling Sophie McKenzie.
 
Cousins Ellen and Harlan have been forced to go on a family camping trip – the worst timing ever, because they’re in a huge fight. 
So Ellen is happy when Harlan storms off into the woods, but her peace and quiet quickly turns to panic when he doesn’t come back.  Facing heart-stopping danger on the clifftops, will Ellen be able to find Harlan before it’s too late?

My Review; I absolutely love this author and this is a perfect little read for readers who are busy, lost their mojo or have babies like me. It is just under 100 pages but a gripping, thrilling, race against time survival story set in the middle of nowhere on a camping trip. Perfect for YA readers. It includes a dog, who doesn’t love dogs? Enjoyed this one and it took me under an hour to devour it. Would recommend. I Award four out of five stars.

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crime · mystery · Young adult

Sweetfreak – Sophie McKenzie ★★★★

Blurb; When everyone thinks you’re a liar, how hard will you fight for the truth?

Carey and Amelia have been best friends forever. Then Amelia starts being trolled by SweetFreak, a mysterious and hateful online account, and Carey is accused of being behind the vicious comments and threats.

Shut out by her other friends and shunned by Amelia, Carey is determined to clear her name and find out who’s really sending the messages. But as the online attacks spill over into real life, events start spiralling out of control… Can Carey expose the real SweetFreak before it’s too late?

A gripping page-turner from the award-winning Sophie Mckenize, SweetFreak will keep you guessing until the very end…

My Review; This is a perfect YA story. An easy, fast paced read. One I really enjoyed. It kept me guessing right until the end. A twist and outcome I could never have guessed or seen coming. Brilliantly written, full of suspense. A real mystery.

Poor Carey has been set up and it just gets worse and worse as we go along… Noone believes her, even her own mother. The police are on to her but she decides she has had enough and decides to run away which makes her look even more guilty. Oops. Plenty of times throughout this I kept saying to myself if only she did this instead of that etc. I really felt sorry for her. Especially as it’s all aimed towards her bestfriend which she would never do… Right?

Gripping. A page turner of a read. Really enjoyed it. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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contemporary · mystery · Young adult

All My Secrets – Sophie McKenzie ✶✶✶✶✶

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When Evie finds out she is entitled to a large sum of inheritance, her whole world turns upside down while she finds out the shocking truth about it all. As her family lied to her Evie finds herself at Lightsea an institute for troubled teens where she meets the gorgeous Kit. Rumour has it that Lightsea is haunted and Evie believes that a strange presence is following her. As Evie is drawn into the islands mysteries and realises that it is not just the past, or the dead that she has to fear but who she trusts as well.

Sophie McKenzie is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I awarded this book five stars as I was hooked from the first chapter and really enjoyed it! It is easy to read and very fast paced. I found myself racing through the last part of the book and there are a few twists and turns for the reader to endure too. It is a well written and clever story that I would recommend to you all. This is the perfect story for readers who enjoy mystery, young adult and contemporary. Enjoy, I loved it!