Friday, 24 July 2015
Risk - Fleur Ferris
"Taylor and Sierra have been best friends for their whole lives. But Taylor’s fed up. Why does Sierra always get what – and who – she wants? From kissing Taylor’s crush to stealing the guy they both met online for herself, Sierra doesn’t seem to notice when she hurts her friends.
So when Sierra says Jacob Jones is the one and asks her friends to cover for her while she goes to meet him for the first time, Taylor rolls her eyes. But Sierra doesn’t come back when she said she would.
One day. Two days. Three . . .
What if Taylor’s worrying for nothing? What if Sierra’s just being Sierra, forgetting about everyone else to spend time with her new guy? When Taylor finally tells Sierra’s mum that her daughter is missing, Taylor and her friends are thrown into a dark world they never even knew existed. Can Taylor find Sierra’s abductor in time? Or should she be looking for a killer?" - Goodreads
I received this book from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed the beginning of this book, I thought it was interesting and fast-paced, I felt feelings for the characters, maybe not good feelings, but I felt something and that's a plus. They were stupid, and it was a typical friendship with jealousy and allsorts mixed up in it. I liked that, it took me back to my high school days- but it didn't captivate me, it didn't keep me wanting more.
The actual main reason for this story was barely even talked about, we didn't see any of it. I didn't feel the emotions I was supposed to feel when you hear of an abduction, of a teenage girl being groomed online. That was just a backstory, but I wanted more. I wanted it from Sierra's point of view - a dual POV would have done this book wonders.
I loved the website, the introduction of blogging in books is something that fascinates me, as a blogger myself, I'd love to read more about blogging. It was a nice aspect to this dark story. My favourite parts were those of Taylor updating her website. Pathetic I know.
I understand that a traumatic thing has happened to this group of friends - one of their own missing - but damn there was no need for the amount of bitchiness and moodiness going on via Riley. I still have no clue what her problem was half the time? I didn't really see the point of it.
I didn't see the point of the romance in this book either - it was kind of there, then it wasn't. I didn't feel a connection between the characters, they had no chemistry, there was no reason for them to have liked eachother or for them to have gotten together. It felt to me as if the author just wanted some romance and added it in for the sake of it. Those are just my personal opinions though - maybe others felt they did have chemistry.
Overall, I enjoyed this book to an extent, but with the added dual POV and maybe some more details of what actually happened and with the case, it could have been a better mystery as well as a better story about the issues that we do see happen very often in the real world. I rated this 3* (well 3.5) on Goodreads!