Book Review: Cryer’s Cross

8543252Series: Standalone
Published by: Simone Pulse
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 232
Source: Bought, hardcover
Rating: ✬✬✬


Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer’s Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she’s not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world’s sweetest boyfriend, behind.

But when Cryer’s Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn’t get close to… the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.

Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she’s always loved, Kendall keeps up the search–and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can’t stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried….

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Favorite Quote

“It is the intent, not the word, that makes something harsh.”


I’m somewhat conflicted on how I feel… again. I’m not having the greatest reading month, apparently. This was a great book to read during October though. It had a great paranormal feel to it with some great spook factors. It seems a little too predictable for my liking. The “mystery” behind why kids were disappearing seemed like a huge cop-out. It wasn’t explained very well. It would have been kind of cool to have a longer book to have more crazy stuff happen after you find out why kids are disappearing. It would have been a little more interesting than “this is why they’re gone, goodbye, the end”.

Kendall, the main character, has OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I thought the author did a fantastic job at explaining the reality of living with true OCD. It wasn’t brushed aside. Instead, Lisa incorporated it into the story and I really loved that.However, Kendall wasn’t my favorite character in the book. She get’s angry really fast. That got old after awhile.

I loved Marlena and Jacian. They were great characters. This book also has a fantastic romance. It wasn’t the center theme of the book and there wasn’t any insta-love which was fantastic. It was a slow burning romance, a romance I found myself rooting for towards the end of the story. This isn’t about the characters, but I loved how the book was written in 3rd person. It was interesting seeing the characters from a different view point.

Lastly, the ending felt a little too rushed for my liking. I feel like nothing was explained very well. Everything happened so fast and then it was over. I didn’t have time to process anything. I didn’t have time to feel anything but the book was over. I’d still recommend it if you want to read it, though!


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