Friday, September 25, 2015

Don't Forget to Breathe by Cathrina Constantine

Title:  Don't Forget to Breathe
Author:  Cathrina Constantine
Publication Date:  February 6/12
Length:  265pgs
Genre:  YA Suspense/Supernatural
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s bloody body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black.

After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons, Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

When Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the haunted Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead to her mother’s murderer.

Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?

My Review:

Mystery and suspense mix with the angst and trouble that follow teens in a remarkable way. Constantine’s vibrant writing combined with her to the point wording brought the story to life in a way that I couldn’t help but picture. She gives an eerie feel to the entire story, which drew me further and further in.

The unique characters in this story definitely enhanced the plot. They each played their roles well, highlighting parts of the plot while also being so much more than that. I enjoyed how complex they were as well. Everyone was more than what they seemed to be. I loved trying to unravel it all.

This was a fun, fast paced mystery that held my attention throughout. I had a lot of fun reading it. It’s a great YA story for teens & adults alike.

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