Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Source: Won
The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
Cryer's Cross was a really enjoyable book. I didn't exactly get Kendall, because her OCD was such a major part of her and overshadowed a lot of the questions that I had. I didn't understand exactly why dancing was so important to her or exactly how much Nico meant to her. I liked Jacian, he was a really sweet character. The plot of this book was really creepy with the WE chapters that were scattered through out the book. I liked it a lot. McMann also made sure to keep what was happening till the end, which created more suspense. This book was really enjoyable and creepy enough to make me want more. I highly recommend this to fans of the Wake Series or the Devouring Series, because it was really creepy and exciting.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book for several reasons:

    1) it is a stand alone
    2) YA paranormal thriller (dont see too many of these)
    3) it was creepy!!


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