Saturday, February 17, 2018

REVIEW: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough - Paige

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 5:00 PM

Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller

Recommended Age: 15+ (death, statutory rape, twists and turns)

Pages: 406

I received a free copy of this book through KidLitExchange. Thanks KidLitExchange and Gollancz. All opinions are my own.

Again, another mystery. These seem to really be hit or miss with me and I feel that I can’t find true equilibrium with mysteries nowadays. So I was a bit hesitant going into this book. This book is about a girl named Natasha who is found dead in a river, but is revived. She has memory loss and there is a big black hole as to what happened to her. Her two friends, Haley and Jenny, are acting suspicious and her ex friend Becca is dealing with relationship drama. You follow through the story to find out how Natasha ended up in the river. I liked how well developed the characters were and I found the overall plot interesting, but those are the only things I really enjoyed about this book.

I felt that this book had a lot of faulty police work, which bugs me the more I see it in these books and I felt that the pacing was a bit too slow for this book. I also felt that this book could have been a great mystery novel, but it was told way too early in the book what really happened and the rest of the book felt like it dragged on for me. But then again I’m really picky with mysteries so it might have just been my pickiness.

Verdict: If you want a book about friendship and romance that harkens back to Pretty Little Liars, then this is the book for you. 


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