Title: You Will Be Mine
Author: Natasha Preston
Publish Date: February 6th, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Received an ARC from Raincoast Books!
Summary by Goodreads.
ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
WATCH YOUR BACK
I'M COMING FOR YOU
Lylah and her friends can't wait to spend a night out together. Partying is the perfect way to let loose from the stress of life and school, and Lylah hopes that hitting the dance floor with Chace, her best friend, will bring them closer together. She's been crushing on him since they met. If only he thought of her the same way...
The girls are touching up their makeup and the guys are sliding on their coats when the doorbell rings. No one is there. An envelope sits on the doormat. It's an anonymous note addressed to their friend Sonny. A secret admirer? Maybe. They all laugh it off.
Except Sonny never comes home. And a new note arrives:
So this book is a YA mystery/thriller type novel and while I did enjoy the plot, I found the writing itself to be quite amateur and that was hard for me to get past. As I said though, the story was good if a bit on the dramatic side. I did not guess the murderer correctly which of course made the ending quite impressive for me. I went through most of the novel quite sure that I knew exactly who was responsible and so when the tables started to turn near the end, I was very surprised which added to my opinion of the book. Very fast-paced, and definitely interesting if you are into this type of book.
The characters themselves were ok, there was quite a range of personalities which was intriguing, and I did like Lylah the main character. Chase however, I most certainly did not like. Too possessive at times for my taste, and in his attempts to be heroic, he came across as quite chauvinistic.
Overall, I did enjoy the read, it just wasn't my all-time favorite. I'm glad I gave it a chance though and if there is a sequel (which is hinted at with the cliffhanger ending!) I will definitely give it a try as well!
RATING: 3.5 DEVILS!