Sunday, February 28, 2016

REVIEW: Sanctuary Bay By: Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz

REVIEW: Sanctuary Bay By Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz

Series: (Stand Alone)

Published By: St. Martin's Griffin

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, and Thriller
Format: Hardcover
RATING: 3.5 Stars
Pages: 320 pages
Synopsis (from Goodreads)

In this genre-bending YA thriller, will Sarah Merson's shiny new prep school change her life forever or bring it to a dark and sinister end?

When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation.

In this genre-bending YA thriller, Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, Sarah's new school may seem like an idyllic temple of learning, but as she unearths years of terrifying history and manipulation, she discovers this "school" is something much more sinister.

I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway, in exchange for a honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

This book does a fantastic job in really pulling the reader in! The second I started this book, I was already pulled in and didn't want to put it down. This book also does a great job on really keeping you one your toes. There was always something happening and it constantly left you guessing on what was going to happen. That ending was honestly, FANTASTIC! It felt so real and kind felt like reading the script of a movie!!!
This book follows, Sarah Merson. When her parents were killed when she was young, she hopped from foster home to foster home. Never really happy, nor being able to really settle down. It also doesn't help that she has a perfect memory and is constantly reminiscing the moment her parents were murdered right in front of her. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she gets the opportunity of a life time. She is invited to attend Sanctuary Bay, an isolated school that helps you turn your entire life around and turn it into the better. When she arrives there she is welcomed with open arms, and instantly makes new friends. For once in her life, she is genuinely happy. That all abruptly stops one day. She begins to uncover some of Sanctuary Bay's deepest, and darkest secrets, and realizes that Sanctuary Bay isn't as amazing as they make themselves seem.
Overall, great book! I loved every second of it! The characters are pretty likeable, and the pacing throughout the book is nice. I really hope there is a second installment to this book. With the way it ended it seemed like there would be another book, but as of right now I think this is the only one there will be. *crosses fingers for second book*

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