Monday, October 15, 2012

Justice by Jade Varden

Publisher: CreateSpace 
Pages: 190 
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  A House of Cards...

When you build an entire life on a foundation of lies, it only takes one truth for the whole thing to come crashing down. I never invited the truth in. I never went searching for it. I never had any reason to suspect that the two people I loved most were dishonest with me every second of every day. 

I made one bad decision, and in a single day my entire world changed. If I'm ever going to discover the truth about myself and my parents, I have to trace all the lies back to their source. I have to try to find the truth that they're hiding. 

The more I discover about myself, and my past, the more I realize that lies really are better than the truth. But now that I know the lies are all around me, I can't stop until I've discovered them all. I'll pull each lie away, one by one, and examine it to see what's underneath…until this house of cards crumbles into dust at my feet. 

I just hope I can survive the crash.



Kritters Thoughts:  A book that starts with a high schooler heading to a new private school ends up in a twisted mess of high school queens and outsiders mixing and mingling with bad results.  The reader meets at the beginning Rain Ramey who comes for a loving home with one brother and great parents; she is heading to a private school on a tuition and on the very first day gets tricked by the popular girls and the story goes to a whole different place than what I expected.

Her entire world is flipped upside down due to one small incident and the reader is taken along with Rain on her journey.  As I am usually not a spoiler, I just can't share what the outcome is - you must read this one to find out what really happens to Rain.  This is a great YA book for the young adult in the house.

I fell in love with Rain immediately and could not wait to hear where her story would go. She was likeable, but not in the overly cheesy way.  I adore a YA book when as an adult I can read it and not feel like the language is too young or hip, these books can be quickly outdated by their language choice.  The characters in her school were right on pitch - entertaining and hilariously mean.  

The final chapters took the book to a place that I wasn't expecting and there are quite a few unanswered questions that I expected to have answered by the ending.  I am excited to read the second and third books in this series on October 18th here at Kritters Ramblings.

Rating:  the perfect YA read

Ebook 2012 Challenge: 57 out of 25

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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