Released September 24th 2013
Published by Harper Teen
Find Me #1
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.
I honestly thought that I wouldn’t enjoy this book as much as I did. There’s something about YA mystery/thrillers that I just can’t seem to get into. This book, however, has just enough narrative that kept me interested.
It’s not often that I get to read about a character that acts the same as I do. Aside from the whole computer hacker thing, Wick- the MC, is pretty much your typical shy teen who has had a hard life. She is very much intelligent in her own right. I loved her character instantly, and I think that’s why I liked this book. Her father is a criminal mastermind and Wick developed her hobby of computer hacking from him. She has taken that knowledge and started an illegal business of sorts, charging people to find out dirt on others. She and her little sister now live in a foster home but the money could come in handy one day. The story takes off from the moment Wick receives Tessa Waye’s diary along with a note that reads, “Find Me”. Tessa supposedly committed suicide, but as Wick delves deeper into the mystery, it becomes clear that’s not the case. And when the mysterious person sets their sights on her sister Lily, Wick is not having it at all.
I think I may be fangirling hard over Griff! He is just so awesome and nerdy and hot and just GAH!! (That totally didn’t make sense) I love his name for Wick, Wicked. I think I swooned every time he said it. I love how he cares about Wick and the romance that blossomed between them. The author gets kudos for not letting this teen romance to overshadow the mystery in this book, another reason why I enjoyed it so much.
Find Me is one of those rare gems in the YA mystery genre. As I haven’t read one that is to my liking before, this was very refreshing to read. I will definitely be reading Remember Me when it hits shelves in a couple of weeks. If you are looking for a great teen mystery, or even a good romance as a backdrop, then I highly recommend this book. Romily Bernard has officially made her way onto my favorite authors list.