Review of Find Me by Romily Bernard

Find MeFind Me
By: Romily Bernard
Release Date: September 24th 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
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An electronic copy was given in exchange for an honest review

My Rating:
star

Summary (via Goodreads):
“Find Me.” These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found…dead.

Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target. Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick.
Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?

Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.

Because it just got personal.

The Story:
Bernard knows how to write suspense. Her scenes of struggle and escape were intense and vivid yet the description did not bog down the action. I was really impressed with her ability to convey fear and tension.

That being said I did have a few problems with this book. For the first part there was some computer jargon and time spent that I could have done with out personally but was essential to building up Wick’s character and her skills as a hacker. I found many aspects incredibly creepy and creative but I was pretty confident in who the bad guy was really early on. I hoped I was wrong, but I wasn’t. I think I could have enjoyed the experience more if it wasn’t so obvious to me where Bernard was taking the story.

The Characters:
Wicket was a strong character and I appreciated her struggles though I constantly wished she would confide with the authorities. I would not have made the same decisions as she did, but of course she had a very difficult life and I found it nearly impossible to really see things from her point of view.

As I stated above, I knew who the bad and good characters were very early, so I  was frustrated when Wick didn’t see what I saw. But, often times, that adds to the suspense–think horror film where you are screaming for the heroine to run. This was the case in Find Me, even having a pretty clear idea who was to blame I was still captivated in Wick’s search.

Final Thoughts:
Overall Find Me was well written; Bernard excelling at creating a suspenseful atmosphere. My biggest disappointment in the book was the ease in which I could see the outcome (early on) and my inability to connect with the main character or her relationships.

Comments

  1. says

    I think I’ll give this one a chance, the hacker angle and the suspense sound different enough from what I’ve been reading as of late, and it seems that the romance (if there’s any) isn’t central to the story!
    Thanks for always being so honest with your reviews!

  2. says

    Great review Kristen 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this more than me, although yeah. I just didn’t enjoy it at all, lol 🙂 But I can see why others might like it ;p Thank you for being honest. <3

  3. says

    Oh it’s always so disappointing when a book is predictable. It’s a shame you had things figured out before the main character, but I’m glad you appreciated the writing. This one is actually coming up for me soon, so I’ll be sure to tweak my expectations slightly. Thanks for the helpful review, Kristen! 🙂

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