Review: Don’t Look Now

Sep •  14 •  2013

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 Look NowDon't Look Now by Michelle Gagnon
Published by HarperCollins on August 27,2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Noa Torsen is on the run. Having outsmarted the sinister corporation Pike & Dolan, Noa and her friend Zeke now move stealthily across the country, protecting runaways before they become test subjects for P&D's horrific experiments. Noa knows all too well what that feels like: Whatever they did to her has left her exhausted and scared.

Back in Boston, Peter anxiously follows Noa's movements from his computer, using his hacker skills to feed her the information she needs to stay alive. But he's desperate to do something more, especially when he learns what P&D has done to his ex-girlfriend Amanda.

Then, in an explosive confrontation, Noa and her team are trapped in the one place they thought was safe. It will take everything Noa and Peter have to bring down the corporation before it gets them first. And with no one to trust and enemies hiding at every turn, they may be the only people alive who can.

This is a series that will put the idea of a thriller in a whole other perspective. This book as well as Don’t Look Now will take you on an adventure that will have slight effects of intense nail biting, standing on your toes, yelling madly, and possibly crying. This book would be nothing if it didn’t create these emotions that will surely coarse through your body.

Plot: The book continues from where things left off. Noa is on the run and she is on a mission to save children from the grasp of the men experimenting on them. Dangers are becoming more and more present and they are always watching. The book grabs hold of you and pulls you through the chapters

Characters: We still see Peter, Amanda, Zeke and of course Noa as well as other characters from the first book as well as being introduced to new characters as the story continues. The characters create a family bond that I feel is not present in some of the families of our world. These characters are something else. They go through things that children are never expected to go through and we are able to see how strong they are and the maturity overpowers their young age.

Romance: There are a couple things that prove interesting in this category. We have Noa and Zeke and we, as readers, want something to happen but life keeps getting in the way. I have decided to categorize life as a word that I learned through Urban Dictionary: Boonish. Going back…We also have Peter and Amanda who although broke up, still have a fire lit between them. Things will hopefully progress further in the next book but I have to say the ending did kill me.

Ending: This is where the yelling and crying comes in. I knew this might happened and I thought it was going to happen earlier because that is how every author is. They enjoy watching the readers suffer. I have concluded that it is in their nature. It is what it is…

I will keep my eyes peeled for the last book in this amazing series. I invite all readers to check out this thrilling series that will blow your mind apart chapter by chapter. Michelle Gagnon encased me in chills once again and even now when writing this review I peak over my shoulder just in fear that maybe there is someone watching my every moves. Be warned.

I give it 5 bites!





  1. Alise
    Sep 14, 2013

    I’m glad you enjoyed this one so much, it definitely gives me the extra push to go out and start this series. I love the titles of these books and I am glad they live up to the creepiness! So many emotions to go through!

    • Chayse Sundt
      Sep 14, 2013

      Yes I totally recommend that you take this adventure with this series. It will only you wanting more.

  2. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Sep 14, 2013

    This series sounds really good. I do want to start it sometime. I’m glad that the sequel was really good also.

  3. Candace
    Sep 15, 2013

    Hmmm… I don’t remember even hearing of this one before. I have been enjoying the YA thrillers lately though!