Jan 8, 2015

Don't Turn Around ( PERESFoNE,#1)

Don't turn around



 Publisher : HarperCollins
Publication Date:August 28,,2012
Genre:YA Mystery Thriller
 Source: Library| Goodreads

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her hacking skills to stay anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in a warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side.

Enter Peter Gregory. A rich kid and the leader of a hacker alliance, Peter needs people with Noa’s talents on his team. Especially after a shady corporation threatens his life in no uncertain terms. But what Noa and Peter don’t realize is that Noa holds the key to a terrible secret, and there are those who’d stop at nothing to silence her for good.


This was a first novel I read by Michelle Gagnon and it won’t be the last. For her debut YA Thriller this was out of this world, I was blown away. In beginning I wasn’t sure if I would be able to follow it, since this is about computer hackers and I know nothing about that. This wasn’t the case in these books; there were some things that I didn’t quite understand but not to point where I didn’t know what was going on. Gagnon did a great job at descriptions, as well as explanations. There were few times that I looked up and realized that it got late, that’s how interested I got into the story. Don’t Turn Around was pretty intense story, and I have read few YA thrillers through the years, but nothing like this one before and that’s one of the things I loved about it. You can’t help but love the story, the characters, especially with all of descriptions and there wasn’t a single page that didn’t have some sort of action. Those action filled stories has always been one of my favorites. Even the ending had an end that had me craving for the next book in the series.

I loved the fact that the book went back and forth between Noa & Peter’s stories, till eventually the two of them met. Both of their stories were unique in their own way. However both of them are fighters, no matter what was happening in their lives, they kept on going. In the end the two of them stuck by each other side. From the moment that the two of them started traveling together, and figure out what they did to Noa when she woke up on that operating table, I wondered if something else would happen between the two of them, something more than friendship. At one point when he tried to kiss her, I was sure she let him. At same time I am curious if he’s really over Amanda. Especially considering how he wanted help her towards end of book when she got in trouble. I think that Noa was confused and that’s why she wouldn’t let him kiss her. I’m eager to see if anything happens between two of them in the next book.

Don’t Turn Around is filled with action, quite bit of mystery and of course thriller. From the start I found myself wondering what Mason wanted from Peter, and why someone was always after Noa. What use was couple of kids to them? That’s why I am glad that the two of them stuck together, till the end anyways. I was glad that Noa was able get in touch with Peter, to let them know that she was okay. If you love mysteries, action, thriller and adventure, Don’t Turn Around is the book for you. A book that you won’t want to put down once you reach the end, you will be craving for more.


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