Monday, August 6, 2018

Review: #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

Title: #murdertrending
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Published By: Freeform (August 7, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.


When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?










Leave it to McNeil to deliver something as exciting as it is frightening. With her unique take on murder mysteries and exploring the unknown and most of the time, horrifying, I can always count on her for an action packed and somewhat bizarre read.

Set in a very much realistic time and place, #murdertrending was something that you could see happening today in a world full of social media and reality TV, which is also what made this such an interesting and hard to put down read. 

With twists and turns and danger literally around every corner, this was something fun and thrilling and completely different and I couldn't get enough of it. 

Fans and new fans alike, old and young, will all be able to get lost in this one and enjoy it up until the very last page. 





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

22 comments:

  1. I clearly need read this one. It sounds really interesting, but also relevant. So glad you enjoyed it, Ali!

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    1. It was kind of crazy good Nick, like, it was just crazy but in a good way. ;)

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  2. oh great! I didn't know about this one.

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    1. Glad I could let you know about it!

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  3. I've enjoyed this author, and this sounds good. I like that it felt realistic.

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    1. It's almost scary how you can see this crazy stuff happening if the world doesn't shape up. ;)

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  4. Oh wow, what a synopsis. It's sad to think our society isn't that far off from this reality.

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    1. I know! That by far, was the most scary thing about it.

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  5. That sounds like it would be exciting in a gruesome sort of way.

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    1. That is a really great way to put it Mary. It definitely was. :D

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  6. The blurb really caught my eye. This author is popular with my teens especially my reluctant readers so I need to check it out.

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    1. If they already like her, then I think they will really like this one. Definitely something appealing in that weird fascinating horror kind of way.

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  7. Sounds fun! And yeah McNeil always gets my attention with a new book lol. You never know what she's going to come up with!

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  8. I'm glad you liked this one. I SO want to read it!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Do! If for nothing else than the utter uniqueness of it.

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  9. I read Possess by Gretchen several years ago and loved it. This sounds so very different from that. An original concept that seems pretty thrilling. Wonderful review! :)

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    1. I think all of her books are unusual in a good way and so different from the other, makes it kind of fun. ;)

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  10. I've never read this author before. It does sound a bit bizarre doesn't it? Not sure about this one for me, but I am glad you liked it!

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  11. OH, this sounds really interesting. I'm not a huge YA fan, but this is a genre of YA have I haven't tried much, so maybe. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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