By Azzurra Nox
Release Date: 02/13/15
YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Lena Martin's idyllic world shatters the night her mother dies due to a hit and run accident. Two years later, her dad relocates her from Italy to Los Angeles to help her put behind the time spent in a psychiatric ward following her mother's death. But the move only proves to be a fatal mistake. Shortly after her arrival, the classmates of her new private school begin to commit suicide under mysterious circumstances after reading a cult book called Cut Here.
Determined to unravel the mystery behind the suicides, she bands together with loner Jonathan Russe and outcast Hope Peters to figure out exactly what is happening, not realizing that this places them under a dangerous radar. During this same time, Lena falls for a mysterious and attractive guy named Michael, who is as equally disarming as he's dangerous.
As her attraction grows, so does the body count at St. Lucy Academy. Soon, Lena needs to decide whether to stay away from the guy she's falling for, or to trust him. Is Michael behind the suicides, or is he the key that can unlock the mystery that can stop the bloodshed? Deceptions run high and Lena soon learns that nothing is what it seems.
- Okay, who thought of this idea? I have some pretty original writing ideas, but this is the best I've ever seen. It actually reminds me just slightly of Bliss. But yeah, this idea is so perfectly out there and I love the premise it gives off. I knew right away I'd have to read this.
- So after the premise, we have an incredible set of characters. I love how each acts and interacts. They all are well-written.
- Which brings me to my next point: this writing is beautiful. It's so calming to read, especially given the circumstances of the plot. I would not mind seventeen more books by this author. Her writing is simply wonderful.
- Loving the first sentence: "The suicides began shortly after Lena arrived at St. Lucy Academy." If that doesn't pull you in, I don't know what will.
Born in Catania, Sicily, she has led a nomadic life since birth. She has lived in various European cities and Cuba, and currently resides in the Los Angeles area. Always an avid reader and writer from a young age, she loved entertaining her friends with ghost stories. She loves horror movies, cats, and a good rock show. She dislikes Mondays and chick-flicks. CUT HERE, her debut paranormal urban fantasy was inspired by a nightmare the writer had a few years ago. Some of her favourite authors include Anne Rice, Oscar Wilde, Chuck Palahniuk, and Isabella Santacroce.
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