Monday, June 1, 2015

Get Even Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

GET DIRTY (Don’t Get Mad #2) by Gretchen McNeil
Official Blog Tour Hosted by MMSAI Tours
June 1-5 & 8-12

Don’t Get Mad #2
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray
The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor. But just as the girls are about to go on the offensive, Ed the Head reveals a shocking secret that turns all their theories upside down. The killer could be anyone, and this time he—or she—is out for more than just revenge.

The girls desperately try to discover the killer’s identity as their personal lives are falling apart: Donté is pulling away from Kitty and seems to be hiding a secret of his own, Bree is under house arrest, and Olivia’s mother is on an emotional downward spiral. The killer is closing in, the threats are becoming more personal, and when the police refuse to listen, the girls have no choice but to confront their anonymous friend . . . or die trying.

Gretchen McNeil is an opera singer, writer and clown. Her YA horror POSSESS about a teen exorcist debuted with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins in 2011. Her follow up TEN – YA horror/suspense about ten teens trapped on a remote island with a serial killer – was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth, a finalist for Washington state’s 2015 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award and Vermont’s 2014-2015 Green Mountain Book Award, and was nominated for “Best Young Adult Contemporary Novel of 2012″ by Romantic Times. In 2013, she released 3:59, a sci-fi doppelganger horror about two girls who are the same girl in parallel dimensions who decide to switch places. | @GretchenMcNeil

Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil is full of all of the heart-pounding suspense found in the first book and more! I wasn't sure how/if McNeil would be able to drag the suspense out through a second book but she accomplished it with ease. I guess if Pretty Little Liars can stretch out who "A" is for 5 seasons I shouldn't have been worried. (Side note: I don't acutally watch PLL but I do follow some pretty big fans on social media and have kind of kept up with some of the happenings :) ) 

As with most book series/duos that I have about a year long break in between books, it took me a couple chapters to get everyone straightened back out. There are a lot of characters in these books and it's easy to get them confused. Soon enough though, I had everyone figured out again. Well, except who the killer was. There were a lot of red herrings (I'm trying to put my English master's level vocab to good use here) in this book. There were several instances where I just knew who the killer was only to be shocked at the end. I loved that Get Dirty actually surprised me!

One of my favorite things about McNeil's writing style is her use of short chapters. In my opinion, short chapters make books so much more easy to read. The pages seem to fly by and I look up and realize I'm 100 pages in. 

As stated earlier, there are a lot of characters in these books. There are the four main girls: Bree, Margot, Olivia, and Kitty plus their friends, family, possible boyfriends, and then there's the victims, police, teachers, ect. There really were a lot of characters that actually played intricate parts in the plot. I did enjoy the little bit of romance that was slipped in there. It wasn't a ton of it or anything but the relationships present were interesting to see develop. 

I really enjoyed this series. Get Dirty is a must-read for suspense lovers! 

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1 comment:

  1. I like so many! Probably "Some Kind of Wonderful" would be my favorite, though. Thanks!


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