RELEASE DATE: March 17th 2020
AUTHOR: Diana Urban
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Thriller
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What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.
Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?
When I first read the blurb of this book, it reminded me of One of Us Is Lying which also features stereotypical characters. All Your Twisted Secrets is a bit different than that. It’s like an escape room with more drama. I wouldn’t say it was a great thriller but it did kept me on the edge till the end. For a debut novel, I think it was a good start.
Six teenagers are invited to a scholarship dinner and a chance to win prize money $20,000. When they finally arrive to the place they quickly discover it’s a trap set for them. No one can escape the room unless they pick a person to die. If they don’t choose within one hour everyone dies by the time bomb which was set inside the room. Amber Prescott, the school’s musical prodigy is determined to get everyone out of the room but first she needs to find out how are they connected and what secrets they’ve been hiding. With clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic and they start turning onto each other.
I loved the idea behind the story, but the execution could’ve been better with less drama and more suspense. Nonetheless, it was still an enjoyable read. It’s a web of secrets and lies. It will keep you guessing till the end. The stereotypical characters were okay but I honestly didn’t care much about them, I really hated Sasha though. She’s a total queen bitch. She acted like a teen psychopath. The major twist at the end was shocking. It was pretty hard to guess. The author’s writing was addicting and really enjoyed reading the story from Amber’s pov.
Overall, it was a good read! Even though it wasn’t my favorite read, I had fun reading it and will look forward to the author’s next work.
I would recommend this book if you’re looking for a YA thriller that is not too intense and dark!
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