Hello everyone, today I will be doing another like, try, why post but instead of sci-fi/fantasy books, I will be going over two contemporary thrillers!
About the Book:
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
About the Book:
Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.
Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. Maybe it’s better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.
But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make Theo question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone—including himself.
You can find my full review of the book here.
Why Do These Books Go Together?
Besides both being dark mysterious thrillers set around water, I believe that what both of these books have in common is history. In both books, the main characters live relatively normal lives, that is until something from their past comes back to haunt them. And though I know this could be common in YA and books in general, what makes these two books so similar is the fact that both of their histories have to do with family, either true family or the family that a group of friends could create. And of course, both of their histories are quite different then your typical family history and are more sinister then most could ever imagine.
Another thing that these books both have are accidents. Either triggering the secret's reveal or being a part of it, the accidents that these books both contain are those that aren't taken lightly by the characters, and instead reshape the worlds that they live in. Readers would enjoy this because accidents are usually just a little bump in the road of a story, while in these two books accidents are what kick start the character's journey's.
If you are looking for a good read filled with unexpected twists, secrets, and histories that would shock you, these two books are perfect for you!
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I hope that you enjoyed this post! I love doing these like-try posts so much because of how they bring more attention to books that might not have been known about otherwise, while helping people find their new favorites. Let me know what you think and what books you would like me to post about next.
Until next time!
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