July 30, 2018

#BookReview of #Murdertrending by @GretchenMcNeil


#Murdertrending
Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Freeform
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
About the Book: WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.

When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?






About the Author: 
Gretchen McNeil is the author of the YA horror/suspense novels POSSESS, 3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and TEN (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth) all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. Gretchen’s first YA contemporary I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, also with Balzer + Bray, hit shelves in 2016, and her next novel will be the horror-comedy #MURDERTRENDING for Disney/Freeform in August 2018.

Gretchen’s novels have been published internationally in Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, and Czech. The film adaptation of TEN starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning), Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful), and Callan McAuliffe (Flipped, I Am Number Four), directed by Chris Robert for Rain Maker Films, premiered on Lifetime on September 16, 2017.

Do I Recommend this book? Yes!!

Notes and Opinions: Umm this book was a total win for me!! It's set in the future where crime is treated a whole lot different than it is now. And it's set in a prison called Alcatraz 2.0...funny enough, I visited Alcatraz in CA when I lived there maaaaaany years ago. It was really creepy. And what makes it even more different: it has a reality tv show. Wow. The characters are great (I have a few favorites) and you kind of feel bad for some of them? Some of it can be a bit....descriptive with the gore. It was a thrilling, quick read but oh so good!!

 









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