September 09, 2013

{Review} Don't Turn Around @Michelle_Gagnon @EpicReads @Pitchdarkbooks

Don't Turn AroundDon't Turn Around (PERSEF0NE, #1)
In Michelle Gagnon’s debut YA thriller, Don’t Turn Around, computer hacker Noa Torson is as smart, tough, and complex as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander.  The first in a trilogy, Don’t Turn Around’s intricate plot and heart-pounding action will leave readers desperate for book two. Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her hacking skills to stay anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in a warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side. Enter Peter Gregory. A rich kid and the leader of a hacker alliance, Peter needs people with Noa’s talents on his team. Especially after a shady corporation threatens his life in no uncertain terms. But what Noa and Peter don’t realize is that Noa holds the key to a terrible secret, and there are those who’d stop at nothing to silence her for good.  

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Michelle GagnonMichelle Gagnon is a former modern dancer, bartender, dog walker, model, personal trainer, and Russian supper club performer. Her bestselling thrillers have been published in North America, France, Spain, Argentina, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Australia. BONEYARD was a finalist for a 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. The first book in her Young Adult PERSEFONE trilogy, DON'T TURN AROUND received four starred reviews and was an IndieNext and Junior Library Guild selection. Nominated for a Thriller Award, it was also chosen as one of the best YA novels of 2012 by Kirkus, the American Library Association, and the Junior Library Guild.
Michelle splits her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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I ended up reading this one via Pitch Dark Books read along and I am so glad that I decided to join.  Not only did I get to read a great book!  But, I was also fortunate enough to win a copy of book two Dont Look Now!  So how great is that! For me this book had no issues which was great!  I have heard others compare this to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I haven't read those so I cant say.  I do think it compared to Lauren Oliver's Delirium series as well as Susan Young's The Program. But that is in no way a bad thing.  Where Delirium and The Program are slow this one is jam packed with action.  Never letting up or getting stagnate!  There is enough plot to go on for a few more books so you deff wont be disappointed with this one!  The mystery that lingers here is also great.  With a great cast of characters both good and bad guys this book will have you reading until the very last page!
With all of these books being turned into movies and tv shows. This is definitely one I would want to see! This was such a great book mystery, thriller, with a touch of science fiction. I so can't wait to read book two! @pitchdarkbooks#dontturnaround

"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."

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I still need to read this series, but it looks really good! I loved Delirium and the Program so hopefully I will like Don't Turn Around!

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