December 27, 2011

Review: Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne

Girl, Interrupted meets Beautiful Creatures in this fast-paced thriller

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn't expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she's going crazy. Fast.
But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she's come home. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.
Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can't trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her - and the rest of the world too.
Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller.

An intricately woven storyline. This book had me from the very beginning. It has a mysterious quality that kept me guessing the whole way through. The setting is strangely unique. Beautiful in it's rawness. The characters are twisted and manipulative. I never knew if their actions were sincere or if they had ulterior motives. Not knowing who to follow and who to believe or trust was half of the intrigue. They all have their own little quirks but they are just a bunch of crazy teenagers. Or so it would seem. That is until all doom is impending. Then the story gets really exciting. That's when all creation breaks loose! The one you think is mis-guided turns out to be the hero. In a strange twist of fate, the hero turns out to be the mis-guided one. The "family" pulls it together and finally saves not only the day, but the whole existence of mankind. Definitely a must read!

Publisher- G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR
Reviewers Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
~Thank you to the Author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~


  1. I gave it the same rating! Great review :)

  2. Oh my god this sounds awesome !I can't wait to get my hands on a copy I love the mysteriousness (is that a word?). Wonderful review!!

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  3. This book sounds very interesting and unique. I think your review is excellent- I love how you worded your thoughts! Reading your feelings about the book made me want to read this one!

    Thanks for sharing!


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