[Review] Favorite

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Title: Favorite

Author: Karen McQuestion

Published: November 1, 2009

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Source: Purchased via Kindle Unlimited

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

Sixteen-year-old Angie Favorite's life so far has been defined by the disappearance of her mother on her eleventh birthday. Since then, she and her older brother Jason have been raised by their grandmother, while their father tours with his rock band. When Angie is attacked by a complete stranger, the crime seems random, until she meets her attacker's wealthy mother, Lillian Bittner, and discovers nefarious connections between the Bittners and the mother no one has heard from in five years.

Told in a unique and compelling voice, Favorite will enthrall readers with its spellbinding tension and emotionally satisfying conclusion.
"What a way to start the book," was the first thought that crossed my mind after reading the first several pages. It definitely started off with some sort of a bang that is hard to follow through when you've already set the bar.

Favorite is a great, fast read for those that love a good mystery/thriller story. It's also a book that gives me trouble when typing the name, as I'm consistently trying to avoid spelling it Favourite. Anyway. The book is listed under the genres of mystery, thriller, and suspense. Now, I don't know if it was just me and my epic problem solving, but it seemed like there wasn't much of the mystery factor -- I already knew who the crazy psychopath was. Along with that, it didn't really seem suspenseful... I was never left on my toes or at the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next.

Truthfully, I felt the book was too rushed in spots where the suspense should have been long and drawn out, making it FEEL suspenseful... making the reader read faster in hopes of finding out what happens next ASAP. Though I have kind of talked about the lack of mystery, one mystery took me a bit by surprise (I won't spoil anything), as I never really saw or even thought of it coming to light again... I thought it was just... how it was and there would be nothing of it (like some books do).

If you're looking for a good mystery read, I would definitely recommend Favorite. It does have its moments, and they're great ones. It's worth the read!

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