15 November 2011

Review- Envy

Title: Envy
Author: Gregg Olsen
Series: Empty Coffin #1
Publisher: Splinter
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: Finished copy compliments Splinter

Murder is such a dirty word…

New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with EMPTY COFFIN, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.

Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits.

Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.

Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.

My thoughts: 

Envy came out sometime in September but I knew I wanted to wait until Halloween time to read it because it sounded like a good thriller.  I also didn't read any reviews before I read it.  Then after I read it, I saw a few reviews on Goodreads and these readers were saying horrible things about it!  But I really enjoyed it and it had me craving the next one already!

Envy is a very unique book within the YA paranormal/supernatural genre.  If I had to categorize the novel, I would say that it is YA supernatural/true crime friction dealing with teen social issues.  It's about a teenage girl who commits suicide after being bullied at school and online.  But more importantly, it's about twin girls who have a supernatural ability to see visions with objects.  Not only did I enjoy the mystery behind the girl's death but I also loved the intrigue of the twins abilities.  

I knew I really wanted to read Envy after I watched a video of Gregg Olsen talking about how the book is sent in a tourist town in Washington State.  It may be a fun town to visit because of it's rish history, but the residents have their fair share of secrets and past dirty deeds that keep coming back to them.  Envy keeps the reader really busy because each character in the book has their own kind of drama.

I'm a really big fan of murder mystery so Gregg Olsen's Envy is right up my alley! I loved the ending because a lot of the characters get what they deserved and other make major personal break throughs.  I can't want to see what's in store for Betrayal!


Must Love Books said...

Huh, that definitely sounds interesting. Can't lie, the cover caught my attention. It's like the Ring meets Saw. Creepy and yet you can't seem to look away.

Great review, I'll have to put this on my tbr list.

Lindsay Cummings author said...

I have this one!! I need to read it!

here's my review of catching jordan! stop by?!


Bookish Brunette said...

I totally need this one!!! I can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea what Envy was about, honestly. It actually looks pretty good! The cover has always caught my eye at the bookstore. I have no idea why I haven't ever picked it up.

Great review!

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