Series: Find Me, #1
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Genres: Mystery, Romance, YA
Source: For tour
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These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.
Because it just got personal.
Bleh, sorry for the sucky formatting, people! I am still sucking at formatting tour stops on WordPress.
Find Me is one of those books that will keep you hooked throughout the whole book- despite a few minor flaws. The strong highlight definitely was in the characters however the romance was also a rather favourable aspect.
There is no point hiding it that I did make my expectations lower quite indeed-ly however I still believe that I would have enjoyed Romily’s debut all the same. The story starts with Wick, a hacker, finding her ex-best friend’s, Tessa Waye’s diary on her front door step with the two words, “Find Me” written on it. Then the next day at school she finds out the Tessa is dead. Wick begins to assume that it is some big prank but after discovering that her sister, Lily, is the murderer’s next target, Wick will do anything to save her. With her hacking skills coming into play, she also begins to find out that Griff, a friend has a few secrets of his own.
I fell in love with Wick on the first page. Her love for her sister is unconditional and she throws herself into the midst of a murder investigation to find out who is planning to take down Lily. Her character was arrogant at times, determined and witty. What’s not to love? As for Griff, I thought he was a little odd but as the story goes by I really grew attached to him- he kept a smile on my face. The supporting characters like Wick’s best friend were also likable, Lauren wasn’t the typical oblivious drama queen that we usually have in YA novels, which I appreciated greatly. The romance was slightly hard to be convinced into. I felt it was a little forced and shaky, yet just like Griff’s character, I ended up really liking it. Griff is kinda cute in a non-sweet way.
I feel like everyone has said it. The major flaw in this Find Me was the predictability. For once, I have actually guessed the culprit and the guess was made rather early on in the book. I still noticed Romily placed a few strings of misleading clues which was smart however once I decided who it was, I was quite certain I was correct- and I was. Nevertheless, a fun mystery that got pretty intense at the end. There’s really more than meets the eye. Another annoyance for me was that we don’t see Wick use her supposedly ‘amazing hacking skills’ she just tracks and embeds a few things; I would’ve appreciated more detail.
A nicely balanced novel, I recommend Find Me to people who are looking for a light mystery read with great characters and a sweet romance! Especially if you suck at predicting things.
~Thank you HarperTeen for sending me this copy!~
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