Review: Killer Instinct

Jun •  27 •  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: Killer InstinctKiller Intinct by S.E. Green
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Simon Pulse on May 6th 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Adventure/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

She’s not evil, but she has certain... urges.

Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick.


Because she might be one herself.

Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals—delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs.
And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return... in parts.
When Lane excitedly gets involved in the hunt for “the Decapitator,” the vicious serial murderer that has come to her hometown, she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her birth dad and her own dark past. And once the Decapitator contacts Lane directly, Lane knows she is no longer invisible or safe. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killer’s identity before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim...

Where do I even start? This book is sooo good, I just want to re-read it again.

Plot: This is about a girl who thinks like a serial killer. She has urges and researches all events that deal with serial killers. In the midst of her life, there is a serial killer who has become obsessed with her. I have to admit that this story drew me in fast. From the first page, I was hooked! The plot is absolutely devouring. I’m hoping that there will be a sequel!

Serial Killer: I love shows, movies and stories that go deep into the mind of people. I like to understand what they are thinking and feeling. I felt this story gave the reader a deep and emotional insight on Lane. I loved her thoughts, the way she saw things and the way she handled things. There were at times were I saw another side of Lane. She is capable of feeling or loving it is just buried deep. She cared for her brother and did her best to protect her siblings. She also and a love interest which I felt like was good for Lane. And OMG! The way she protects the ones she loves, WOOHOO! I couldn’t stop smiling at that part.

Ending: The ending is quiet surprising. I had no idea that it would turn out that way but oh boy, do I want more. I need more. The ending is even more exciting than the beginning. Brilliant.

Dark and utterly compelling, Killer Instincts is one heck of a book! Page by page, I was lead into this dark but brilliant mind and yet it wasn’t enough. Nicely plotted with a surprise twist, Killer Instincts is amazing.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. I was really excited to read this… but then a lot of bad reviews kind of got me down. Glad to see a good one here!!! So glad! I have this book and I’m definitely going to try to read it this summer. I love serial killer stuff 🙂

  2. This sounds amazing! I am so going to check this one out. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  3. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Jun 28, 2014

    I am also glad to read a positive review, because I had a bunch of issues with this one! Happy that you enjoyed it!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  4. Wendy Darling
    Jul 1, 2014

    You know, I started this one but put it down awhile back–after seeing how much you enjoyed it, I want to give it another try!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. Candace
    Jul 3, 2014

    I was really on the fence about this one but my friend Sara said it’s great and now you did too. I guess I’ll have to pick up my copy!