Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die

May •  13 •  2013
Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed To DieThe Girl Who Was Supposed To Die by April Henry
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Henry Holt and Co. BYR on June 11th 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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“Take her out back and finish her off.”

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

And that she must run.

In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.

Wanting something a bit different to dive into, I picked up this book knowing it get give me exactly what I’m looking for.

1. Plot. Dude. Seriously, this author really knows how to write a plot. It’s intense with so much fear and adrenaline going on, that you can’t help but be sucked into the book.

2. Characters. Did I mention that not only can this author write a plot but her characters rock as well. Well written and easy to step into, I fell into this book fast. Nothing can pull me out of it.

3. Mystery. This book made me feel like I was on a quest. A quest for answers. Who is she? Why can’t she remember what happen? Is she being setting up? So many questions, it kept me firmly in the book and very entertained.

4. Unexpected love. I really loved this part. Through out the story, Cady finds love in the most horrible time of her life. He is awesome and a great friend. And really their friendship turned into a unexpected love that I still can’t get over.

5. Too short. That was my only problem. I wanted more!!!!! WAH!!! Still, in this short book the author is able to pack in so much goodness that I can oversee it and still be happy.

In the end, I LOVED this book. Like, loved it so much I can read it over again. Admirably faithful to a great plot and world building, I have fallen into the story with much satisfaction. Showcasing a well paced story with such visuals it will shock you, The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die is magnetizing.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    May 13, 2013

    Being a little tired of amnesia plots, I hadn’t decided if I should read this, but now you made me think that I’ve got to read it immediately!!

  2. Jenny
    May 13, 2013

    I definitely wanted more with this one too Savy! It sucked me in from page one and I was hooked the entire time. This was my first book by April Henry, and now i definitely need to be reading more!

  3. Oh this one sounds like something I would enjoy. Totally want to be sucked into a book like that! I can see why a book like that would be too short! 🙂

  4. Candace
    May 14, 2013

    I’m really excited for this one! April is a local author who I have met many times. But I have only read one book by her! I’m definitely going to grab a copy of this one though, I already know that I’ll love it!

  5. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    May 14, 2013

    I really want to read this book!! I read her other book last year, which I can’t remember the name of right now, but I really liked it. This is one that I will definitely have to pick up. Fab review!

  6. Wendy Darling
    May 14, 2013

    Books that leave you wishing they were longer are always a good thing. I’m glad you enjoyed this, Savy!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden