Review: Remember Me by Romily Bernard

Release Date: September 23rd 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Series: Find Me #2 Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased My Rating: 5 Umbrellas Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble   In the sequel to Find Me, Wick Tate, sarcastic teen hacker, is back and once again dealing with criminals and corrupt cops…and a brooding new love interest. Will Wick persevere when some secrets refuse to […]

{Review} Lie For Me: Griff’s Story by Romily Bernard

19367312Release Date September 2nd 2014

Publisher Harper Teen

Series Find Me 0.5

Genre YA Mystery/Thriller

Format ebook (140 pages)

Source Purchased

Purchase Amazon | B&N | Kobo 

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Get to know Wick Tate’s supercute hacker boyfriend, Griff, in this digital original novella from the talented author of Find Me and Remember Me!

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This is a great little novella to add to your collection with the Find Me series. Griff is the perfect, swoon worthy love interest! He’s so sensitive and sweet that you can’t help but love his character. It was nice getting his thoughts on certain scenes from Find Me, especially when he first saw Wick. I love the voice that the author created for his character. Although this is YA, you get to feel the intensity of the connection between Wick and Griff. Griff’s thoughts for Wick are so passionate, but not in an overzealous way, which is very YA friendly. The author clearly has a knack for fleshing out romance between young characters, without overdoing it.

We also get to see what Griff’s life is like when he’s not with Wick. In Find Me, we only get snippets from Wick’s POV. But as always, there are two sides to a story. I don’t usually read companion novellas for series, but something told me to get this one. And how could I pass up getting to know one of my new fictional boyfriend’s character? Again, this is a great story to read before jumping into the next book Remember Me. I’m so ready to read the next installment!

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Stacking The Shelves #21

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Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be virtual or physical.

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Traded

The Young World by Chris Weitz (paperback) I traded one of my YA hardcovers for this with Nicole over at The Quiet Concert

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The Dreamosphere by Laura Stoddard (paperback) I won this in a giveaway from The Cover Contessa

NetGalley

Lacy Eye by Jessica Treadway

Purchased

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey (Hardcover) Excited to continue this story!!

Lie For Me: Griff’s Story (Find Me 0.5) by Romily Bernard (Kindle) Just finished with Find Me and I had to get this

Booklook Bloggers

Rebels (The Safelands #3) by Jill Williamson (paperback) I’ve had the first 2 books for awhile now but I will be binge reading the 3 starting in a few weeks.

Amazon Freebies

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

A few to look forward to reading, especially The Infinite Sea! What books did you add to your shelves this week?

Review: Find Me by Romily Bernard

17266802Released September 24th 2013

Published by Harper Teen

Find Me #1

YA Mystery

Paperback

Won

4 Stars

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“Find Me.”

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.

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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.

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