Author: Lucy Carver
Series: St Jude's Academy #1
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Published: October 2013
My Copy: I receuved a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
You can’t get into St Jude’s Academy unless you’re gifted, talented and supremely rich. New girl Alyssa is on a scholarship and feels like an outsider - she's not even that smart, apart from her photographic memory (and that's cheating, right?). Then one day her room-mate Lily is found floating face down in the lake. It looks like suicide, but, torn apart with guilt and grief, Alyssa is convinced that things aren't as they seem. Soon a jolted memory puts her on the trail of a sinister secret that might hold the clues to Lily's suspicious death. But Alyssa is in too deep, and she's being watched . . .
Love love love this book! Intriging, mysterious and thrilling! This is the perfect read for any reader wanting to sink their teeth into a good book! With every twist ans turn you are gripped until the very last page and with the very shocking events that occur Lucy Carver will keep you up all night long reading!
The press release stated it was first in a new YA series so I am super excited to read the next book! (Wonder when it's out?)
Alyssa is one character that kicks ass and I absolutely love her and Jack together... but I can't help but love Tom and Jayden to!
Jayden just sounds dreamy! (so does Jack!) but he has to get rid of the staffie first before he becomes my book boyfriend! It's a deal breaker! If not I choose Jack!
I'm quite sad Alyssa will be on her own now with no Paige or Lily... even though she does have Jack it's not the same! Ya need some girl friends!
This is possibly the first book in a series to have gripped me this much since Jana Olivers The Demon Trappers and that is a major thing to say! :)
Read this book now... although perhaps leave the light on.. I know I did!
What do you think of Young, Gifted & Dead? Sound like your kinda book?
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