Saturday, March 26, 2011

Review of Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Book:  Cryer's Cross
Author:  Lisa McMann
Published by:  Simon Pulse
Pages:  256

From Goodreads:  The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic....Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

Are you ready for a psychological thriller that will keep you up at night?  Well...this is the book.  I'm not much of a horror reader but this book en-captured me from page one.  I fell right into Kendall's mind and felt jittery and obsessive and wanted to solve the mystery right along with her.  This novel kept me on my toes and I never quite knew what was going to happen.

McMann did a great job creating this creepy, enclosed small town.  I was constantly not trusting any of it's residents thinking they could possible be the kidnapper.  While I did like her writing, I'm not sure about the actual plot line of the story.  I don't want to give any spoilers but the premises behind the kidnapping was a little weird and unbelievable.

I did, however, love the characters.  Kendall was an amazing character who handled the disappearance of her boyfriend and the new additions to the town very well for a person with OCD.  I loved how determined and spunky she was. I also really liked Jacian .  He was defiant and passionate and made of yumminess.

Overall, even with the strange plot, I still enjoyed this novel.  I'd give it ★★★★ 


  1. I've been meaning to read this one for a while now; I've heard some good things about Lisa McMann!
    I've awarded you the Stylish Blogging Award, so I hope you come by and see the post so you can make your own!

  2. I really want to try this book. A lot of people found it creepy and I like that. ;) Too bad that it the story was a bit unbelievable and strange. ;(

  3. Oh, how I cannot WAIT to read this book!
    It sounds so interesting and haunting, and you review has made me want to read it even more.

    The only thing that is putting me off is her other series, as many people didn't really enjoy it. :/ Ohwell though, this is a differnt series!

    Perhaps if you have time, would you mind checking out ny blog??

  4. I really have to pick this book soon, it looks really good. I really enjoyed her other series, so I hope this one is as good

  5. I need to go an get myself a copy of this book! I loved it, Jacian was soo very Yummy!! Great Review!


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