Seventeen-year-old Sasha, desperate to save her best friend Xavier from more heartache, creates a social media trap for his ex-girlfriend with the hopes of exposing her cheating ways, but Sasha's plan takes a dangerous turn that dramatically changes the course of everyone's life.
I read this book without having a single clue what was it about. I like to have "surprise reads" quite often and let the books find me. Sometimes I don't even know what genre I'm reading, I go truly blind into the story without any expectations. This was one of those blind dates and it happened to be a contemporary thriller. Even if thriller is not one of my preferred genres, I admit this was goooooood, in its own shocking way.
At the beginning, I was sure I was going to indulge in a teenage romance between Sasha and her best friend Xavier. The story is fluid and you grasp the idea of their relationship quite fast. Soon enough, it becomes a love triangle with Sasha, Xavier and his ex, Ivy. The last one is a "playgirl" who goes wild, parties hard and gets involved with many guys. On the other side of the spectrum we have Sasha and Xavier, who are average teenagers with a really sweet and strong relationship... based on friendship. Sasha plans to get out of the friend zone but Ivy is like a charming and manipulative tornado and Xavier falls for her affections once again, like a trained puppy. This makes Sasha befriend her on social media (posing as a guy) in an attempt to make Xavier realize that Ivy is a player and no good for him. From there on, things began to get twisted and dark.
Now, this is a mystery thriller, so I wont give any hints to spoil the story. What I can tell you is that this book grabs your attention and doesn't let you blink until it's over. The contrast between the predictable young love from the beginning and the sudden dark plot that slaps you on the face later on, makes this book very enjoyable. I would totally recommended it if you enjoy disturbing, fast peaced, contemporary YA thrillers that leave you like "whoa...O.O"