Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A new student review of Premeditated

dancechicka posted a new student review of Premeditated . See the full review.

Oh boy.  Where do I begin?  I can’t help but smile as I think back on my expressions reading this….I must have been quite comical.  I smiled, frowned, recoiled in shock at the in-your-face bluntness and wit.  Dinah, our main character, was mostly behind all of it.  She was BRILLIANCE.  I really believed anyone could have connected with her—she was tough and driven and ready to kill (making a strong central character) but she also was vulnerable and sad and broken over her cousin’s deed (without her seeming any weaker).  She even scared me sometimes; she was so calculating and driven like some kind of search-and-destroy robot—and I LOVED her for that. I mean, who wouldn’t be out for blood if someone intentionally hurt your best friend?  There was also a strong plot and set of supporting characters who added wit and depth throughout the novel.  Oh, and twists?  There’s so many you’ll feel like you’ve rode a roller coaster at the nearest theme park once you finish this baby.  An altogether wonderful read that I wholeheartedly recommend for your to-read list!

“Over my dead body.  Lightening was welcome to strike me down—as long as he went first.”

I would recommend this book for ages 10 and up, as it involves plenty of references to bloody demises and a sexual situation or three.  Not a bad book for profanity though—just be careful if suicide and/or cutting disturb you or those you might show this book to.

Dinah’s radar is set and locked on her target—and if she has her way, he’ll be down by tomorrow.  As she continues on her quest for revenge, will she finally avenge Claire—or will she discover something that she never expected instead?  Premeditated by Josin L. Mcquein is your ticket to find out!