The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett is a YA Mystery Thriller of a band of teenage thieves..
“It all started out as a game.
Just a way to have fun. We figured as long as we had rules, it wouldn’t be a problem.
RULE #1: Only break into one another’s houses.
RULE #2: Only take stuff that can be replaced.
It worked for a while. Whoever’s turn it was to break in got a rush, and the rest of us laughed over the trophies they brought back. But then someone went too far. Lives got ruined. Someone is dead.
And I might be next.”
OK, so this one was hard for me to properly rate, and here’s why..
So when it comes to the actual writing, this was a 5 out of 5 star book. It was easily captivating, and had the proper amount of suspense and mystery to create a chilling read.
What I could not stand was the characters.
They were written so well that I was completely annoyed by them. First off, they seemed like a bunch of mindless teenagers who thought it would be funny to steal things from each others’ houses, no matter the consequences. From the first chapter, I knew they we’re going to be problematic for me.
It was hard for me to want to continue on because they WERE SO ANNOYING to read.
So as you can tell, it’s hard to give a true rating because obviously the author did a great job in conveying her characters, but they were ones that I just could not stand. In the end, I gave this one a 2 out of 5 star rating.
It was a good book overall, just not for me.
Published: 5 November 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA Contemporary / Mystery Thriller
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced I any way.*
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