Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mini Review: Missing by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Missing
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Crown Books For Young Readers (April 18, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Mystery
My Rating: 3.5-4 Stars!


Book Description:
The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.

The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.


But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing? 








Armstrong never disappoints. It doesn't matter in what genre she writes, when I open up one of her books I always know I am in for something fun and well written.

Her latest YA mystery was just that. It was fun, entertaining and kept me on my toes. One of the few YA mysteries where I didn't see everything coming long before the book was over and one that had me guessing and second guessing right up until the very end.

With engaging characters, a fast paced plot line and enough mystery and creepy thrills to leave me wanting more and flipping rapidly through the pages to discover who was responsible for it all. 

I highly recommend this to someone looking for a well throughout, plotted mystery that will thoroughly keep you engaged until the very end.




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

38 comments:

  1. I am glad you enjoyed this one. I requested it as I have been enjoying Armstrong lately. I hope that I like it as well. I always enjoy a mystery where I keep guessing.

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    1. It was a pretty fair mystery, especially for the genre. ;)

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  2. That sounds like a good story. I read her first 2 books and then stopped but I might have to pick her books back up and read more.

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    1. So far I've loved all her adult books that I've tried and most of her YA ones as well.

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  3. A good YA mystery is hard to come by and this is an author I have meant to try. Great review!!

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    1. It sadly is but she did so good with it. If you don't try this, then definitely some of her adult PNR/Mysteries reads, they are fabulous.

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  4. Ah I didn't realize she's got a new book out! She's a go-to in mystery!

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    1. Yes! She is a favorite of mine as well.

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  5. Sounds like a good book. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I'm glad you enjoyed this book a lot and know you are a fan of the author. I do have one question. What made it a 3.5 star book instead of 4 stars or higher?

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    1. With YA mysteries I tend to figure things out pretty early on and I did figure a lot of this out but it was still one of the better and more well written YA mysteries out there so that is why I was on the edge with giving it four stars.

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  7. the fact that you gave it 3.5 stars is making me a little wary, but I love her writing, so maybe I'll enjoy it

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  8. Glad you liked this one - I need to read Armstrong, and I love a nice mystery.

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    1. She's a great author, I do hope you try her!

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  9. I've only read one book by Kelley Armstrong and that was years ago. Gotta fix it, I guess. This sounds great. Also, I love that cover!

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    1. Are you talking about her Otherworld series? I haven't read those ones but I've read a lot of her others and really loved them.

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  10. Armstrong really does write in a lot of different genres, huh? You'd think I'd have at least read one of them by now. Well, I did read a short in an anthology, but that hardly counts. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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    1. You need to at least read her Casey Duncan series, I know you would like it. ;)

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  11. I just got a finished copy of this in the mail yesterday. I was hesitant because it's YA, but you have me curious Ali

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  12. Glad you liked it Kindlemom, it looks good!

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  13. Ooh I can't wait for this one, I'm like the newest Kelley Armstrong fanboy lol. LOVE that cover too.

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    1. I liked her when I tried her YA series forever ago but it wasn't until last year when I really started reading her adult genres that I really fell in love with her writing.

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  14. I'm glad to see you liked this one. I've had my eye on it since I saw that cover. It's stunning.

    Great review. :)

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    1. I agree, it's what drew me to it first and then when I saw it was one of Kelley's I knew I needed to try it. ;)

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  15. I don't read a ton of mystery, but this sounds like a good read! I've been meaning to check out Kelley for a while now. glad you enjoyed this! Lovely review!

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  16. I haven't read one of her books in years. I think the last one was the spinoff from Darkest Powers. However, my niece is a huge fan of hers... I will have to ask if she knows about this one coming out.

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    1. I loved the Darkest Powers but wasn't as huge a fan of the spin off. I've loved all her adult ones I've tried so far though, they have all been fabulous.

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  17. I feel like I must have known she wrote YA but heck if I can remember it now. lol Yay for it being good. Happy weekend!

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    1. I'm sure if you looked them up you would remember them. ;) And thanks, you have a great weekend as well! :D

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  18. YA mystery is not my usual genre, but your enthusiastic review made me want to pick it up. I enjoy when the author make me second guess everything. Wonderful review, Ali!

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