Can’t believe she did that . . .
. . . at four-thirty I have to . . .
. . . I hate this place . . .
Rae Voight is losing her mind. When she walks down the halls of Sanderson Prep, she hears voices . . . even when no one is talking. Other people’s thoughts crowd her head, a confusing tangle of insecurities and dark secrets. Just when Rae reaches her breaking point, one voice comes screaming through the din, loud and clear:
. . . Rae must die . . .
If Rae doesn’t figure out who the thought belongs to soon, she could lose more than just her sanity.
This is the third consecutive “old” book that I’ve read (old meaning that I’ve wanted to read it for a long time) and again, I’m so happy to say that it did not disappoint. I was completely engrossed in all 517 pages of it, and it was because of…
The Main Characters
I loved the both of them, even if they did have some flaws. They all felt so alive to me. It was next to impossible for me to not want to care about them.
Rae can be mean, but she WAS part of the popular clique, so I guess a certain degree of nastiness is understandable. She is not snotty towards Anthony and Jesse even though she is rich, so plus points for her. What I didn’t expect is that she was not mean to Dori for taking Marcus away. The whole “blame the boyfriend stealing bitch, but not the boyfriend” thing has been so common throughout the YA category that this came as a complete surprise to me (urgh that probably means that I’ve been reading too many trashy books). It’s really refreshing to not see any slut shaming in this book. Good job Ms. Metz.
Anthony has major issues. He cannot control himself when he’s angry, he does drugs when he’s upset, and he has a tendency to abandon himself to despair. However, he’s also loyal to his friends, his mind is really quick, and he is really sweet to his siblings. I like someone who is loyal, and I cannot not love someone who is sweet to his siblings. My sister is my everything, so guys who are good to their siblings automatically get my stamp of approval.
The two of them do get into stupid situations sometimes, but I guess that’s the problem with having psychic powers. You can’t tell the police what you know and how you know it because it’s just too hard to come up with a plausible explanation. Besides the psychic powers problem (look at that alliteration man), teenagers are also more than likely to get into stupid situations because they tend to act more on impulse. I would know. I get into stupid situations all the time. At least I didn’t facepalm while they were running around without thought, so I guess they aren’t THAT stupid.
I AM DYING TO KNOW WHO WANTS RAE DEAD. I am also dying to know exactly why he/she wants Rae dead. I mean, there was some mention of it in one of the epilogues, but that isn’t nearly a good enough reason. In the epilogues, we gain some insight into what the person is thinking. We also gain some other explanations to some of the things happening in the book. It is exceptionally creepy, yet exciting at the same time. I have my theories on who it is, but I need more clues to really be sure.
I also really, really, REALLY want to know how Rae got her psychic power. It has something to do with her mother and a group, but what exactly happened in the group I have absolutely no idea. I don’t want to say more in case I spoil anything for anyone, but I’m so curious I’m practically starving for information.
I didn’t give this book a full 5 stars because I occasionally wanted to hit Anthony over the head with a chair. He could be so ridiculously frustrating sometimes. I also had a bit of the love triangle vibe, and I absolutely detest love triangles. I didn’t write down any notable quotes because I was so engrossed with the book, so there won’t be any quotes in this review. Sorry 😦
This book is recommended for everyone and anyone! 😀