Review: The Dare
I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Dare by Hanna Jayne
Published by Sourcebooks on June 20, 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary, Young Adult-Mystery
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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Two jumped off the pier that night...but only one came back alive
Bryn did everything with her best friend Erica. So when someone dared Erica to jump off the pier one night at Harding Beach, Bryn was right by her side. But when Bryn made it back to the surface, Erica was nowhere to be found. Bryn tries to make a fresh start by burying her memories of that awful night. But when a Twitter post from "EricaNShaw" pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn't ready to let go of the past...
I understand the importance of getting a reader hooked on your book and that comes mostly from the beginning and nevertheless you want your reader to want more with the ending. However, I find the middle is very important because you can lose a reader if your middle is slow, uninteresting and unfortunately for this book, I did find it slow.
I wanted so much more and I kept reading hoping that it would get better and it did but the last couple chapters. I hate when this happens and I wish a twist or shock moment would happen but no. I hate this feeling.
Bryanna is going through so much and I want to be there for her as a person. She is going through the typical stages of blaming herself with what happened and I just wanted to hug her. Evan was overly pushy. I couldn’t fall in love with him and there were times that he just annoyed me and I wanted so much. These characters I wanted to see more of a development from them and this is what I felt was missing most.
There is not much to say about the story, it dragged for me. There were some exciting parts but not enough to make fall in love.
This book was not my cup of tea but it could be yours. Try it out, see what you think, and read The Dare.
I give this book 3 bites!