Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cranwood by J. Bryer

Abby just wants to be a normal teenager, but she has been hiding a secret that has been locked inside of her since she was a child. Will David be the one to make Abby feel like she fits in. Is Abby's secret going to be revealed?

The gift Abby always thought was a burden can now be used for the unfortunate ones that may not live without her help.

Following an unexplained murder in the quiet town of Cranwood, sixteen year old Abby Grace Hill is driven into a dark and dangerous territory.She may not make it out alive.
(Synopsis from Goodreads). 

My Thoughts:
From the moment I saw Cranwood, I knew I had to read it. I'm such a sucker for a gorgeous book cover. The cover was absolutely breathtaking. It might be one of my favorite book covers I have ever seen. Unfortunately, that was the only thing I liked about Cranwood. I didn't care for the book at all.

The first chapter or two of Cranwood was actually really intriguing. However, after Abby deals with what happens at the school, everything went downhill. After that, it was almost like someone else started writing the rest of the book. The sentences were short and choppy, which made it hard to read. It was so boring. There were a lot of plot inconsistencies. For example, David said he didn't have a phone because he had just moved. Later in the book, Abby was furious because David hadn't called her. Also, as soon as the box happened, the police should have been called to deal with it and they weren't. There were several times where someone should have taken David or Abby to the hospital, and they just shrugged it off and went home. Abby was also a bad liar, and David just accepted everything she said as truth, and didn't get suspicious. A tiny child could have seen through her lies. It was so frustrating, and really made the story unbelievable.

I think the only reason why I finished Cranwood is that I was hoping it would go back to being really good, like it was in the beginning few chapters. Sadly, it did not. Luckily it was short, so I didn't waste much time reading it. The author specifies that the book is for teens, and not adults. I think the reason why they say that is because teens are less likely to see through plot holes, and bad writing. I know when I was a teen, I probably wouldn't have realized how bad the book was. Unfortunately, I don't recommend this book to anyone.

I give Cranwood: 2/5.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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