Review: Don’t Let Go

Sep •  24 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Don’t Let GoDon't Let Go by Michelle Gagnon
Published by HarperCollins on August 26th 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Dystopian/ Apocalyptic
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

In this pulse-pounding final installment of the Don’t Turn Around trilogy, which in a starred review Kirkus called “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens,” Noa and Peter race across the country in their search to destroy Project Persephone before time runs out.

After a devastating loss, Noa Torson is out of options. On the run with the three remaining teens of Persephone’s Army, she is up against immeasurable odds. The group is outnumbered, outsmarted, and outrun. But they are not giving up.

When Noa and Peter realize they can’t run anymore, and that Noa’s health is failing, they know they must go back to where this began. But when they come face-to-face with the man who started it all, the question becomes, can they win?

This riveting final book in the Don’t Turn Around trilogy ratchets up the action as Noa and Peter confront the evil that has chased them and won’t let them go.

I have been following this trilogy since it first came out. I knew after reading the first book that I would forever love this trilogy that Michelle Gagnon perfectly crafted. I feel like mystery suspense are more of my cup of tea. I love the idea of books grabbing my attention and keeping me on my toes.

The book flowed so well. I never wanted to put it down. I do have to admit that I did watch where I was going because I slowly became paranoid that people were watching me. This is crazy that the idea of people watching me like they actually are. I wonder if someone can really get into a book or is that just me. The story was one of the best ones up to date and this is totally a trilogy that I will never forget.

Noa has just gone through a terrible loss but this is not the most pressing thing at the time. She is currently dying. Spoiler alert I know but this is something that must be said. Noa has grown up so much since the first book and I feel that there is a time where someone cannot any further and she is almost there. She is such a tough character and she has been through so much that I just want to tell her it’s okay to stop. Peter on the other hand is her motivation to keep going. I feel that between them two, there is something there but his motivation is someone else. However, these two are each other’s support and at this time they are all they have. Both of them will have to face the person who started all this and this will be a battle where they can clearly be only one winner.

There was such a climax in this book that it had me in tears. Not tears of sadness but of happiness. I wish I could tell you more but I want you to figure that out on your own. I just want you to know that I was going through a box of tissues.

The ending was great. I feel that sometimes authors do not know how to end their books but I feel that this one ended on such a great note. I did wanted more but I know everything has to end. Michelle Gagnon is such an amazing author and I hope to read more of her works in the near future. If you haven’t discovered the world of these books, I highly recommend you do soon.

I give this book 5 bites!



  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Sep 25, 2014

    I am so behind on this series. I read the first book and then I don’t know what happened. But now I won’t have to wait; I can just read the last two back to back.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. Candace
    Sep 26, 2014

    I don’t remember even hearing of this one before! I’ll definitely have to look it up!