Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Dangerous Year
by Kes Trester

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Pages: 255
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Seventeen-year-old Riley Collins has grown up in some of the world’s most dangerous cities, learning political strategies from her ambassador dad and defensive skills from his security chief. The only thing they didn’t prepare her for: life as an American teenager.

After an incident forces her to leave her Pakistani home, Riley is recruited by the State Department to attend Harrington Academy, one of the most elite boarding schools in Connecticut. The catch: she must use her tactical skills to covertly keep an eye on Hayden Frasier, the daughter of a tech billionaire whose new code-breaking spyware has the international intelligence community in an uproar.

Disturbing signs begin to appear that Riley’s assignment wasn’t the walk in the park she’d been promised. Now, Riley must fight for her life and Hayden’s, as those around her reveal themselves to be true friends or the ultimate betrayers.
 


Kritters Thoughts:  Riley Collins hasn't had the typical childhood, she has missed out on the traditional experience, but at the same time has had some that are out of this world.  She has a little blip on the radar and this sets quite a few things in motion.  She is sent to the United States and must try to disguise herself as an American teenager while also completing a mission.

This was such a fun read.  It was easy to get into and invest in Riley Collins and hope for her to succeed and maybe even get a few life experiences.  I don't read a ton of YA partly because I just can't relate to the main character and I tend to get frustrated by them and their ways, but this one struck a great chord.  

I loved that this was a boarding school book, but had a great twist with a little mystery and drama!  If you are a fan of YA then you will love this one.  If you are like me and tend to limit your YA reading, I think this one will be a good one off to enjoy.  As a mystery reader, the way that Kes Trester put together the book was just right and the flow and the story were spot on.


Rating: perfect YA read

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BooksSparks PR.  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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