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review 2018-11-27 12:10
Good Story and Good Characters
The Memory Hit - Carla Spradbery The Memory Hit - Carla Spradbery

Jess, Hannah, and Luke are together. Hannah tells Jess you were suppose to tame my little brother. Now Luke wanted to be a doctor like Jess and go to the same Uni as her. Luke told Hannah he and Jess were going to have the most awesome life together. Jess never went anywhere without Luke. Jess felt it was true love just like her parents. Jess and Luke have been together for six months. It was a masquerade New Years party. Jess had went on a dare to get a plastic snowman off a pizza delivery car and they had just returned. Jess and Scarlet were best friends. Than Jess found out Luke was cheating on her with Scarlet. Sam Cooper/Coop was playing a video game- he was Jess’s ex- and than his best friend Jag came in and said he wanted to spend time with his best mate but than coo noticed they were out of beer but it was 11:20 on New Years Eve. Last year Coop had done a crash and dash to steal alcohol from a party and Jess had called the cops on him. Neither had talked to the other since. Jess went to leave Scarlets when she started downstairs and realized there was a fire she tried to get back up the stairs to at least tell Scarlet and Luke to get out of the house but the crush of the panicked kids carried Jess outside. She looked up to Scarlet’s window and saw too people still in her room trapped there. Coop remembered how happy he had been with Jess last year. He hadn’t been with anyone else since. Coop had gone through the cemetery to get to the party he planned on crashing for alcohol but also check on his sister. Than Coop saw a figure in black  he knew he had to hurry and decide which way to try to get away but but the first blow hit him above the ear and he went down. Than a second blow came and so did total darkness. When Coop came too he had been in a car’s boot than Leon was the guy opening up the trunk and he beat Coop as he tried to get away Leon found the drug Nostalgex or N in Coop’s backpack and Leon said this was his territory and the only way Coop could get away was to take five hundred pills of N and sell them and have the first part of the payment- a grand the next night. If not Leon threatened to kill his twin sister Amy. Coop’s father had been a drug dealer and Coop believed Leon’s father set his dad up. Now Coop’s mom and dad were in prison for a long time. Luke and Scarlett get rescued from her house and Luke was asking for Jess and Jess went in goes to his room. She tells him they are through and than he asks if she has the pills still in his pocket and to leave his coat there with them but Jess just turns and walks away from him. She goes through the hospital and sees Coop and than the baggie brags and the red pills fall to the floor she goes to pick them up and Coop helps her than notices cops coming toward them and they leave together after they got the pills. The cops do chase them but Jess and Coop get away. Jess tells Coop about the pills and Luke was dealing them and he was dealing for Leon. Than Coops tells her that is who messed up his face. Than she remembered the bag of pills that fell out at Scarlet’s and her fingerprints were on them she was determined to go back and make sure the pills weren’t still there and Coop goes with her. Leon had been controlled for the past two years by Whiteface as he told Coop. He had evidence that would put Leon in prison for the rest of his life. Leon had killed his father when on N as his father abused even knocked out Leon’s two front teeth.  He had dropped the gun and seen someone standing, watching him. So Leon did what she was told.

I read this book in one setting but lost some sleep doing it. But I just didn’t want to put it down as I wanted to see what was going to happen next. This book had: suspense, drug dealers, drama, intrigue, murder, greed, and a lot more. It was a great read. The only thing I would have liked done different was the end but it did definitely fit this book. This shows how much greed can take over and mess with your life up. Also how dangerous dealing drugs as well as taking them can be. Also I felt a lot of this was very realistic as Far as I am concerned. I would have like to rate this 4.5. I liked the characters of this book and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend this.

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review 2016-04-23 00:00
The 100 Society
The 100 Society - Carla Spradbery I haven't read a thriller in a long time, but I'm glad I did!

What a book, from Graffiti to deaths, this was dramatic!

Grace and her friends are determined to tag every spot that the 100 society has listed. Then when they start seeing the secret exposed, threatening text messages, and mysterious coincidences, they realize it's too late. With each on of them being targeted, they must find a way to stop the criminal before everyone get's hurt.

So, my thoughts on this book,

The Plot
I loved the 100 society. It was a great concept that was included!
The text messages creeped me out a little but it just added to the thrill
I was disgusted by Daniel's death.
The art picture thingy was just so cool!

The Characters
I have to say Trick was my least favourite character. I just didn't like him.
My favourite character was Faith as she is there for everyone.

The story
All in all, an amazing story!

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review 2015-10-29 16:21
Nervenkitzel pur!
The 100 Society - Carla Spradbery

Inhalt:

 

Spraye einhundert Graffiti-Tags an unmöglichen Stellen, und du darfst dem Klub der 100 beitreten!

Kurz vor ihrer Aufnahme in den legendären Klub der 100 kommt es für Grace und ihre Freunde zu einem schrecklichen Zwischenfall. Gerade als sie das 96 Graffiti-Tag an einer Brücke verewigen möchte, werden sie von einem Fremden angegriffen. Die Flucht gelingt, dennoch hat das Unheil seinen Lauf genommen und macht sich durch einen „ Sensenmann – Graffiti-Tag“ bemerkbar, welches über ihre eigene gesprüht wurde. Immer mehr Fragen drängen sich in ihr auf, vor allem wer nutzen von ihres Scheiterns bei der Aufnahme in den Klub haben könnte, aber auch wer dies mit solch miserablen Botschaften zwanghaft vermeiden möchte?!

Als mehrere ihre Freunde dann auch noch Opfer seltsamer Unfälle werden steht für sie fest – Der Täter hat es eindeutig auf sie abgesehen! Aber warum?

 

Meine Meinung:

 

Dieses Buch steckt voller Überraschungen und Wendungen, die mit einer ordentlichen Ladung Spannung und Nervenkitzel einhergehen! Sprach mich der Klapptext und das schlichte und dennoch aussagekräftige Cover sofort an, so habe ich absolut nicht ahnen können auf welch ereignisreiches Leseerlebnis ich mich einlassen werde. Nicht nur der Überraschungseffekt ist der Autorin Carla Spradbery total gelungen, sondern die Handlung, Charaktere und Schauorte ebenfalls.

Ehe man sich versieht befindet man sich selbst auf der Flucht vor dem unbekannten Täter, der es auf die Hauptprotagonistin und ihre Freunde abgesehen hat. Verzweifelt sucht man Antworten auf die Fragen Warum und Wer, jedoch tappt man wirklich lange Zeit im Dunkeln. Immer wieder aufs Neue entfacht die Autorin eine spannungsgeladene Atmosphäre um die Geschehnisse, so dass man aus dem Gänsehaut- und Nervenkitzel-Feeling absolut nicht mehr herauskommt.

Dann das Ende – Einfach nur bombastisch, denn damit habe ich im Laufe der Handlung nicht gerechnet. Es ist vollkommen anders wie erwartet oder gar erhofft, und dennoch ist es perfekt und wie für diese Handlung gemacht! ;)

Grace ist eine sehr selbstbewusste und sympathische Protagonistin, an deren Seite man gern durch die Handlung schreitet und die tiefsten Ängste, die aufkeimen, erduldet. Sie vermittelt einem das Gefühl bei ihr gut aufgehoben und sicher zu sein, auch wenn die Situation alles andere als sicher erscheint.

Der Schreibstil ist wirklich der Hammer. Nicht nur flüssig und leicht verständlich huscht man an seiner Seite durch das Buch, sondern auch die einzelnen Emotionen, spannenden Situationen und auch das Ganze drum herum, bekommt durch in einen anschaulichen und gespenstigen Effekt.

 

Fazit:

 

Ein spannender Jugendroman, der einen nicht so schnell loslässt. Sehr gelungen herausgearbeitete Handlung, tolle Protagonistin und Nervenkitzel pur!

Klare Leseempfehlung für die die auf außergewöhnlich verlaufende Handlungen mit Spannungseffekt stehen!

 

Source: www.spiegelburg-shop.de/produkt/62149/kill-u-wer-verliert-muss-sterben
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review 2015-04-06 00:00
The Memory Hit
The Memory Hit - Carla Spradbery The Memory Hit - Carla Spradbery I received this book as an earc from Netgalley and Hodder Children's Books


This was off to a very confusing start, but it got better as I kept reading.

There weren't that many characters, but I found it hard to tell them apart since they sounded so alike. It's told from different POVs, but I honestly wouldn't have been able to tell them apart if it wasn't for the big fat headline.
I didn't really connect that much with the characters except for Amy, Cooper's sister. She was a fine character. I also didn't really like the lack of parents in this book, it felt really weird that they didn't care one bit about their sons and daughters. Made the book feel less realistic to me.

As far as the plot goes, it was fine. It kept my interest, but at the same time it just wasn't that special. It was trying to be something it wasn't - I have no issue that it's dealing with drugs, but the perspective were just far off! The ending felt a bit rushed, it all had to be squeezed into the last 5-6%, and if I'm being completely honest, there's still things that I don't completely understand, such as how and when did Amy get into this? What was her motive? I know she wanted things to go back to normal, but she didn't want to be like her parents - unless she did want to, but she didn't. Yeah, didn't really get that part.
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review 2014-12-29 00:00
The 100 Society
The 100 Society - Carla Spradbery Actual Rating 1.5 Stars

This book reads like the slasher movies that were so big fifteen years ago. Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and so on. In fact, one scene in particular seems very similar to an integral scene in I Know What You Did Last Summer.

There’s a formula to those movies and, for a reader who has never watched a single one of those movies, this book probably does carry a few shocks. But for those of us who know the genre, and have read and watched similar things before, this book is rather predictable.

The rest of this review can be found here!
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