Monday, November 23, 2009

And Then Everything Unraveled

And Then Everything Unraveled
by Jennifer Sturman

# of pages: 256
Age range: 13+
Rating: 4.5/5

Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels.

Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - excpet Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts - a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen.

And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother.

As she delves deeper into the tangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy...and that some secrets - especially the dangerous ones - were never meant to be unraveled.

I really liked the sound of this novel just from the synopsis. I hadn't seen too many reviews for this book so I didn't really have an idea of what others thought of it, which was good I think because it let me really develop my own opinion without being influenced by others.

The book started out quick, it got right to the point, and right to the action. When Delia is shipped off to New York, she's a little dazed to say the least. But in her mind, this is all temporary, she'll be back with her Mother soon in California...once she finds her Mom that is. As Delia battles with the truth of her Mother's disappearance she meets some new friends and a really hot guy (here must be at least 1 in every YA novel these days, right!?).

I really enjoyed reading this novel, it was fun, quick paced, and there was an original and exciting plot. I really like the whole mystery aspects in novels without the whole trench coat and magnifying glasses. (you get what I'm saying???)Anyways, the writing was good for the book, nothing exceptional but not blah either. The characters were pretty diverse, I really loved reading about Delia's aunts.

So, that's it, if you like this book definitely check it out here also be sure to check out these books:

Along for the Ride: Sarah Dessen
Coffeehouse Angel: Suzanne Selfors
As You Wish
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)
What I Saw And How I Lied: Judy Blundell
Wherever Nina Lies: Lynn Weingarten
Girl at Sea: Maureen Johnson

Check out Jennifer at her site Here

-M.