Review: Wanted

Apr •  9 •  2012

Title: Wanted
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Thriller
Author: Heidi Ayarbe
Publisher: Balzer+ Bray
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

Seventeen-year-old Michal Garcia, a bookie at Carson City High School, raises the stakes in her illegal activities after she meets wealthy, risk-taking Josh Ellison.”

What I loved most about this book is the great plot line. I have yet to read an interesting plot line about a teen who is a bookie and gambles. This alone is intriguing. Let me tell you that I don’t know much about gambling. I mean, I don;t know much about running a book. You taking bets, collecting, etc. Ms. Ayarbe, made it is for the reader to fall in the plot really fast as well as understand it. The reader wasn’t confused and instead I found myself really enjoying it.

The love interest in the book really felt good. You know, the type of good where you are crossing the line, the adrenaline rush of it? Michal was so used to doing everything in the book. Not getting involve in gambling, just playing the game on the sidelines. Once she gets into the game of gambling and looove, she is lost. I really love that she did take the chance.

What really excites me about the book is the rush of being wanted. To figure out how to get the money in time. I really loved stepping into the shoes of Michal and running for my life. The ending was amazing. I never expected that.

Wanted is a quick consuming plot line that drive the reader to keep reading. There is so much drama mixed with the rush of betting and winning. Winner Winner Chicken dinner! Wanted is excellent.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Book Slave
    Apr 9, 2012

    Hi there,

    Sounds like something different for me to read. Thanks, I will give it a go.

    Book Enslaved

  2. Giselle
    Apr 9, 2012

    Oh this sounds right up my alley! I love the sounds of this love interest!!

  3. Jenny
    Apr 9, 2012

    I can’t say I know all that much about gambling either, so I think this would be a really interesting read. Sounds like it’s got lots of tension and action as well, and that’s always a good thing in my book:)

  4. Victoria Scott
    Apr 9, 2012

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  5. Victoria Scott
    Apr 9, 2012

    Ooh, I hadn’t heard about this one! Sounds awesome!

  6. Well, this one sounds a bit different. Gambling… there would be a lot of action there. Not that I know a thing about it. LOL