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A great page-turning mystery, but boring characters!
on 6 July 2013
Oh, how I love a good YA mystery! I devoured Nowhere in one night! The story was so gripping, and as soon as I started it I couldn’t put it down! The mystery was so intriguing and it had me guessing throughout the novel. Nowhere does have it’s flaws though. But definitely a book worth reading!
“No one’s coming for us. Not our families, not the police. No one.”
From the minute I read the synopsis I knew that Nowhere was a book I wanted to read, so when a proof came though my door I was bursting with excitement! I put a hold on all the other books I was reading and started Nowhere straight away. I finished it that night and now I’m aching for the sequel to come sooner! I’ve always been a fan of mystery and this novel had a unique and action-packed story line. Although I love this book, I thought we were given too many clues about the mystery too early on in the novel. I was a bit disappointed, like I’d just been shown a spoiler. It was a fast-paced novel, but I feel it still could’ve been even if we knew less behind the mystery.
"Everyone has a theory – What’s yours?"
The whole idea of one hundred teenagers trapped in a concrete cube in the middle of nowhere is both chilling and intriguing. I wish we never found out ‘where’ they actually were, though. I feel like that could’ve been saved for the sequel. But the idea is still so incredibly unique that I don’t really mind.
I’m glad that Nowhere was a short book. Sometimes a huge, heavy mystery can be a bit tiring and boring. I was happy that Nowhere was short, because it held the gripping intensity throughout the story and I was hooked from start to finish. This book was just so incredibly gripping, I can’t even describe how much I loved reading this page turner. It’s the experience of reading it that I loved more than anything else!
No memory. No clues. No truth.
I liked the characters in the novel, but I wish the author spent more time developing their personalities. I didn’t really know who they were, their background, what makes them different from each other. Because of this,I found it hard to picture them in my head. They were never really described, and that was definitely the biggest letdown for Nowhere.
I loved the style of writing in Nowhere. It was simple, but flowed so easy throughout the story. I really admire Jon Robinson’s style. Everything was tied together nicely, and the I was never confused, and never misunderstood what the author was trying to get across. A great writing style for a mystery like this.
“Tell them what they want. That you’re guilty. Play their game.”
I love the cover of Nowhere. It’s intriguing and mysterious, just like the book itself. It really reflects the story line. I’m not quite sure about the title though. For a book called ‘Nowhere’, we get to know ‘where’ they are pretty early on in the story. But I guess it does relate to the main characters, and their limited knowledge of where they are.
Overall, Nowhere is a must read. I love this book and I’m probably going to read it again before the sequel is released, which I’m dying to read! There aren’t enough YA mystery series around in my opinion and I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds in the rest of the series. A brilliant read, and I recommend it to anyone who loves a gripping story!