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Murder is such a dirty word...

Envy by Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Splinter
Pages: 285

Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits.

Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.

Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.


Where do I start with this book ? Should I start with that it kept me up late hours of the night? That it kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end ? That it gave me some of the biggest chills and some of the biggest surprises I have ever read ? Well how about I just start with that Gregg Olsen has put together an intense story of mystery, envy, thrill, and betrayal. 

Envy is about a girl Katelyn, Katelyn was just found by her mother, in the tub...lifeless with an electrical machine accompanying her. Katelyn had some troubles in life, and wasn't acting herself latey, so when everyone in the small town of Port Gamble find out Katelyn commited suicide it isn't much of a shock. But for twin sisters Hayley and Taylor, they know something isn't right about this, nothing is adding up, and there gonna find out what really happened to katelyn..they don't think it was suicide at all ..they know someone was involved. Hayley and Taylor are psychic, and while trying to figure out the truths of what happened to their childhood friend Katelyn..they may stumble upon some secrets about themselves...that maybe they would've liked to have never known..

This book was brilliant! It is one of the first YA True Crime books to be released, so the writing style and everything about it is so different, this was such a fresh, new read. All YA books I feel are the same lately and Gregg totally comes bursting in with something new and exciting to add to the YA world! 

The characters in this book I feel the word to use for them is, intense. All of them have very intense personalities. Which I for one loved, this book switches around to a lot of different POVs of people that live in the town of Port Gamble, which was amazing since Gregg Olsen was able to do this perfectly without confusing the reader. You get a feel of each individual character and what they think of Katelyn's 'suicide' and as the book flips around to different peopls POV's the story slowly unfolds what truely happened to Katelyn, but no matter how much you think you may have it figured out..nothing will prepare you for what truely happened to Katelyn and what traumatizing events led to her death.

This is a 2011 release you do not want to miss! If you are looking for something new, something shuddersome, then Envy is the read for you.It will keep you up late at night with the lights on.. it will take you to the edge, and push you right over.

Random note: wow, this book is seriously one of the best looking books I have ever seen, Splinter is deff one of the top dogs when it comes to these awesome covers.

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Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Yayyy I'm glad this is a good one! I've been waiting FOREVER for it! :) Awesome review!

Georgina said...

This is on my TBR pile. Cant wait to read it now

Bookish Brunette said...

I really want to read this one!!!!

Book Sake said...

I just got this one in the mail! I love a book that you can't figure out till it's laid out in front of you!

Giselle said...

Oh my goodness! This sounds soooo good. I was attracted to it by the cover - looks so creepy. I'm so curious about it. True Crime YA. How neat!!! :D

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Anonymous said...

LOVED this book and Gregg so much! I can't wait til the next one comes out!