Chasing Truth Review

Title: Chasing Truth
Author: Julie Cross
Series: Eleanor Ames #1
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: 27 September 2016
Source: Entangled Teen (through Netgalley)
Format: eBook
Pages: 400
Rating: 4.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 18 April 2018










Goodreads Synopsis:

At Holden Prep, the rich and powerful rule the school—and they’ll do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden.


When former con artist Eleanor Ames’s homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions. 



Eleanor might not trust him—she doesn’t even like him—but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he thinks she’s the killer.



Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I love Julie Cross. I don't read enough of her books so when Entangled Teen contacted me to see if I was interested in joining the blog tour for the second book, I couldn't say no. Also, this book sounds like an epic story.

Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of this book to review. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book to review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

Wow. Let's just say that Julie Cross has some amazing skill. Her writing was incredible. It just pulls you in front the first page. Her pacing skills are just incredible. She really has the whole hook, sinker and reel in thing down. She had me from the second page of this book. There wasn't a lot of detail but you didn't need it. The tension that built from the writing was incredible.
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Plot Thoughts:

Let's just say that I did not know who the killer was and I was so wrong. There are just so many little moments that surprise you. The book starts with a somewhat of a sad note. Things have been a little different since the death of Simon. Things just don't seem to click with what the police said happened. Let's just say that the puzzle takes a while to build but what it looks like at the end is a masterpiece. I was dumbfounded at the end because all I could think was wow.  

Character Thoughts:

Each and every single character that plays an important role is well developed. They have this history and this humanity to them that is just incredible. They felt like real people. I felt like I was there with them at their high school. I felt like I played a role in discovering what happened. I felt a connection with a lot of the characters. Don't get me started on Ellie and Miles. My heart and mind have not caught up yet. But let me just say that they are beautifully complex and that there is no such thing as white and black.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this has to be my favourite contemporary of the entire year. This is also definitely my favourite Julie Cross book. She has simply outdone herself. Her skills as an author are amazing. Her writing just pulled me in, the plot left me engrossed and consumed with the thoughts of who did it, and don't get me started on the characters that were well rounded. They tugged at my very being and I just don't know how I will be able to read another book after this. Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for this amazing opportunity. I cannot wait for the next book.


Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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