Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Silent Saturday by Helen Grant (Young Adult, 10/10)

April 2013, Bodley Head
416 pages, Hardback
Review copy 

Summary from Helen's website (too early to be on Random House website)

Seventeen-year-old Veerle is frustrated with life in suburban Brussels. But a chance encounter with a hidden society, whose members illegally break into unoccupied buildings around the city, soon opens up a whole new world of excitement—and danger.

When one of the society's founding members disappears, Veerle suspects foul play. But nothing can prepare her for the horror that is about to unfold when an old foe emerges from the shadows... No one is safe, and The Hunter will strike again... 

Nayuleska's thoughts 

This isn't a book you want to read at night if you get freaked out easily. I adore Helen's book because they deliver suspense and intrigue to a high level of quality. I was pretty jumpy while reading Silent Saturday, because Veerle both witnesses and endures a few terrifying horrors. I was intrigued by what she did, because I'm very much a 'keep to the rules' person. I enjoyed getting into Veerle's head and learning why she was such a rebel. The ending wasn't a total surprise, but it was by no way any less exciting. I'm eager to see what lies in wait in book 2, for book was mostly definitely an emotion packed, thrilling 10/10 read.

You can find out more on Helen's website

Suggested read

If it's thrills you're after, check out The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson

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