Monday, December 22, 2014

Review: Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards

Title: Gone Too Far
Author: Natalie D. Richards
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Sourcefire Books (January 6, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
Keeping secrets ruined her life. But the truth might just kill her.

Piper Woods can't wait for the purgatory of senior year to end. She skirts the fringes of high school like a pro until the morning she finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. She's sure the book is too gruesome to be true, until pretty, popular Stella dies after a sex-tape goes viral. Everyone's sure it's suicide, but Piper remembers Stella's name from the book and begins to suspect something much worse.

Drowning in secrets she doesn't want to keep, Piper's fears are confirmed when she receives an anonymous text message daring her to make things right. All she needs to do is choose a name, the name of someone who deserves to be punished...










I am always up for a good mystery and when you throw in a mystery, with a genre I already love (YA) you have quite the winning combination.

Having enjoyed Richard's debut novel Six Months I was eager to read another one of her books and see if it would be every bit as fun as her first.

I am happy to report that it was and that I read this in a single sitting. And why I didn't have everything completely figured out, I did have a lot figured out before the big reveal, but it was okay because the book was so entertaining that I kept wanting to read more and it didn't matter if I had it all figured out or not, the story was just that engaging and fun.

Piper was an interesting character, it took me quite a while before I could decide if I actually liked her or not. She could be unfair and judgmental but she did change, she did grow and because of that growth, I found myself liking her more and more as the story progressed.

Nick on the other hand, I loved from the very beginning. There is something to be said about a boy who is sweet and just good. Someone as far away from a bad boy as you can get and every bit better because of it.

This was another good solid mystery for Richard's and I will continue to pick up her books and read them because of it, it was relatable, engaging and had characters that were realistic and situations we could have all found ourselves in at one time or another. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

40 comments:

  1. Yesss, this does sound like a great mystery. I don't often read YA mystery.

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    1. I don't either but it is so nice when you find a good one!

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  2. Oh it sounds like a good YA book and now I'm curious to discover more about Nick and Piper! thanks for the review, I didn't know about this one.

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    1. Thanks Milliane, I hope if you try it you love it!

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  3. After reading your review, I was racking my brain to come up with a YA mystery that I've read, and oddly enough I came up empty. Obviously I need to branch-out, and explore that genre more. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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    1. There really aren't many so I don't doubt it! It is so nice when you find a good one. :)

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  4. I enjoyed Six Months Later as well, so I'm glad this one was just as great. Love the mysteries!

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    1. If you loved her first one, you will really like this one as well Joy. :)

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  5. I'm with you, YA mysteries are really good. Just imagining young kids getting entangled on something sinister is fascinating in itself, all the more when they end up being the twisty villain. In short, I love whack jobs LOL

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  6. This sounds like a lot of fun, Ali. I enjoyed Six Months Later as well, so I have no doubt I will like this one too. I like the sound of Nick already! I can't wait!
    Lovely review!

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    1. Thanks so much Nick and I can't wait to see what you think about it as well. :)

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  7. I have gone back and forth on this one. I liked her first book but wasn't sure about this one. Now I think I might pick it up. I hope you are enjoying your holiday week so far.

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    1. If you liked her other one then I am pretty sure you will like this too.

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  8. It isn't often a find a YA mystery to get excited about..but this does sounds good, even if you figured things out. I love that you read it in one sitting..that is always a good sign. Love the premise

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    1. It really was a good read and I love when I get wrapped up in them even if I do figure stuff out early on.

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  9. I'm glad this was another great read, and the series continues to grow! I've heard many good things about books one, so it's good to know this was just as good : )

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    1. This was even better than the first. :)

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  10. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, it sounds really good. I saw the cover and author and assumed it was actually a sequel to Six Months Later. I don't know why though. So I didn't download it in the end, now thinking that maybe I should.

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  11. Dude, I was so positive I would love Six Months Later, but I ended up disliking it quite a bit. I almost grabbed this one, but I'm afraid to because of my experience with SML. I so curious though!

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    1. If you didn't like Six then you probably won't like this one either Christy. :(

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  12. I also really enjoyed Six Months Later and was looking forward to this one. I am even more now that you say it was just as good with a great mystery. And I'm okay with knowing a lot of what is happening just as long as it still unfolds in an exciting and entertaining way.

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    1. It definitely did so I think you will like this one too!

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  13. Oh, my, how come I didn't know of this? This totally sounds like a Psychological Mystery Thriller that I would love to read! I'll definitely request this. Cross your fingers I get approved!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  14. Mystery Novels are my favourites! I can't wait to divulge this one, it sounds super interesting. How cool it is to have a notebook full of sins HAHAHA

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  15. Sounds like an interesting book! I hated my senior year of high school, too, but it didn't become nearly as exciting as Piper's did!

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    1. I don't think anyone's was an exciting as her's. ;)

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  16. That's quite a feat in a mystery to still be entertained when you guess what's coming. I love the good guy thing, so often they go for the bad boy that it's nice to see a nice guy win for a change.

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    1. I agree, I like it when the nice guy wins once in a while.

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  17. I'm going to be reading Gone Too Far this month, so I'm glad that it was so enjoyable! I love books that you're able to read in a single sitting and a good mystery is always great :)

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    1. I hope you like this as much as I did! And I agree, there is nothing like a good mystery!

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  18. I've really been enjoying mysteries and I really liked her other book as well. So glad you enjoyed!

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    1. I bet you like this one too then Candace!

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  19. I enjoyed this one to, and Six Month Later as well. Great review!

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