Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Book Review: The Wanderers by Jessica Miller

Goodreads Summary: What do you do when you learn your family is the one who's holding all the secrets? Secrets that could get you killed...

Ella is looking forward to starting college in the fall with her best friend Josie. She’s looking for a place where she can get away from her overbearing parents and two older annoying brothers. Unfortunately Ella realizes that sometimes the past comes back to haunt you.

Ella soon learns that the man who terrorizes her dreams is in fact real and coming after her.

When one of her classmates is murdered, Ella slowly recognizes this is not some strange coincidence. Ella fears that the boy she’s falling in love with is the one who stalks her dreams and no longer knows who she can trust.

When she finally learns the truth of her family's deepest secret, Ella has to face her demons by taking out one of the people she thought she could trust…before they kill her

This is a New Adult novel about family secrets, who to trust, betrayal, and love. I started reading and could not put it down. I enjoyed it so much. The characters in the story I was able to connect with when I'm able to put myself in the book with the characters that is a plus. The only thing that I would have to say about this book is for me it dragged the whole time until towards the end. It wasn't a bad thing but I felt that some of the things that was going on could have been reveled not to early but earlier than it did. 

Ella is a strong character. She has experience a broken heart with the death of her boyfriend. She had to go through a lot of therapy and medication to get better. What she doesn't tell her parents is that she has been having the recurring dreams that haunt her. Afraid that if she tells them she will have to go through the whole process of therapy and medication again. To get over and try to start on a fresh new start she goes to a different state for college with her best friend. There she meets  Tristan. 

Tristan is the playboy of the school and every girl wants him. When he set his sights on Ella there was nothing that was going to stop him from getting her even if it took more that a few of his famous pick up lines. Underneath all that charade he deeply loves Ella and would die to protect her. 

I don't want to give to much away because I don't want to spoil it for you. Overall this is a really good book and I enjoyed reading it. 

Rating 4.5 Stars
Recommend? Yes.