Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet


Publisher: Broadway Books
Source: Sent for Review
Pages: 336
Series: Standalone
Release Date: May 6, 2014

A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an "electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller."

Patrick Cusimano’s father killed a boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick is working at a grubby convenience store, and he and his brother Mike are the town pariahs. Caro, Mike’s girlfriend, is running from her own painful past, with no idea what she’s running toward. Layla Elshere is a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand and doesn’t trust. And Layla’s little sister Verna, tortured by her classmates, finds unlikely solace with Layla’s dark tribe of outcasts.
As their fates become entwined, everyone is set down a terrifying and twisted path—leading them all toward a collision where loyalties will be betrayed, fears exposed, and lives shattered.

Although I enjoyed this book, it wasn't my favorite. It was very well written with a great plot and very diverse characters. It is very dark and twisted, that's for sure. Kelly Braffett does a really great job at making this book very dark from the beginning. This was one of those books where you wanted to know more so you stayed up super late just to find out. That's one thing I really liked about this book. I feel like the author really understood a lot of parts of us that we want to hide from everyone else.

Overall, I liked this book and I wouldn't mind reading something else by her. I'm glad that I picked this book to review!

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