Saturday, 21 June 2014

Book Review | I Know Lucy by Melissa Pearl


Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, she's spent five years in hiding -- taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can't be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High and the one guy she can’t bear to leave. Suddenly her natural instincts to lie, cheat, and run are overshadowed by something else...the desire to stay and perhaps, love. It’s her one shot at a normal life. 

Curious by nature, Zach is immediately drawn to the new girl at school. How can a person look both confident and vulnerable all in the same moment? Determined to figure Lucy out, he sets out to unravel the mystery that is her and soon finds himself caught up in a cat and mouse game. For the first time in his life he is faced with the reality that the truth can no longer set him free...if anything, it's going to get him killed. 

Pages: 228 | Format: ebook (provided for review) | Goodreads | Amazon

There were some really good points about this book. I really loved the storyline and the skipping between perspectives and time lines. I thought it was really great seeing how Lucy got to where she is in the modern timeline. 
However, part of me felt like I wanted to be a little more surprised than I was. I think the main part of this is because we already knew what Zach was going to find out. I think I would have liked it a bit better if the two perspectives followed Lucy younger and present day. I kind of didn't like Zach's voice in this story, it just fell a little flat for me.
Parts of the story also felt pretty repetitive, and that got on my nerves quite a bit.
On the whole it was a pretty good book, and I enjoyed reading it. I did however feel like the ending was rushed.
I would say that this book is worth a read because there were some very good moments in it.

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