Here we are again with the next book review in line. Last time I wrote about Nerve by Jeanne Ryan. She has another book which is on the program today!
This story is also about a shy girl, Aislyn. Her shyness is actually so bad, she feels like she’s missing out on life too much. Her little brother has an illness which get threatened with gene therapy.
On one eventful day her brothers doctor takes her to her office and ask if she wanted an out of her shy self. She would become charming, popular, make her shine and yes, become charismatic. After a couple of weeks she started to notice other people having similar experiences as her. But the gene therapy they got was not as safe as they were promised.
Again I found this story very fun to read. Also not TOO much going on, you knew exactly what was happening when and why… yet there was some tension en suspense in it. It has a mystery component to it, but not in a murder mystery kind of way. It’s more an YA kind of way. They’re not going to look for murderers by themselves.
I prefered this book over Nerve, maybe because the story wasn’t that ‘far-fetched’, I know gene-therapy isn’t the nr. 1 topic, but if that sort of therapy was available, it might just happen to you.
I think that’s why I like her books. I’ve outgrown the ‘every chapter needs something spectacular or it will get boring’- stage, like I think is quite a lot of YA fantasy books (in my own very personal opinion of course). These books were casual, no over the top unneccessary scenes. It is simple and beautiful.
I can’t really pin-point a reason why I like it so much. Maybe because I’m rather shy myself and could see myself getting extrovert, liked and popular. Who doesn’t want to be liked by others?
This short review was it for this time, more books coming soon! Hope you like them 😀
read y’all later