Monday, July 11, 2011


Summary: Angie Favorite's mother disappeared on her 11th birthday, now 5 years later Angie is attacked by a man. After the man commits suicide, his mother invites Angie and her family over, to apologize for her sons behavior. This leads to more questions about why he attacked her, as well as a connection to her mothers disappearance.
Plot: I enjoyed the plot, from the beginning I was curious, where the book was going (in a good way) and made me continue to read on. It has a very small town, low budget horror film feel to it (does that make sense?)

Characters: I absolutely adored Angie Favorite! Her witty comments and sarcasm, made me feel like we were kindred spirits I really connected to her. I also, felt that her Dad and Mrs. Bittner were very well written and I could picture who they were, very well. Even less written characters like Laura and Mike, stood out to me.

Pros: It Was Realistic, I liked the use of my name (although briefly) and this is totally a selfish reason to like the book, but hey it is true a person favorite word is their name. And The Humor...That is what really did it for me.

Cons: It wasn't LONG Enough! I would have liked the story to have been just a tad been longer and maybe elaborated in some areas. For instance, on her mom's disappearance. I would have liked a little more in depth there, so it would pull at my heart strings more.

Final Thoughts: I enjoyed this book a lot. I think Angie has been the most relate-able character to me, ever.  I have already stated that I loved the humor in the book, but I also enjoyed the suspense. McQuestion created the perfect creepy environment, that had you cringing and hoping something wouldn't pop out of now where and freak you completely out.  Also, like I said in the Pros , I really appreciated the realistic or better word for it common sense of the book. She had the characters act as rational human beings would act (or at least hope) would act when they are put in this situation. Since the book is also geared to a younger age... She did a great job at keeping that in mind. I would ultimately described this a the perfect started book for a younger age group, who is interested in Thriller,Mystery-esque type books, but don't want the nightmares. Plus, the play on words with the word Favorite and name, were a very, very, nice touch.


  1. I think humor and suspense are hard to mix together. Sounds like this author did a great job with that. And it is a always a good sign to me if your only complain is that you wanted more story.

    Recognizing Angie as the most relate-able character your come across is quite a statement, too!

    Very intriguing review of a book I hadn't heard of before. Thanks Kelsy.

  2. So glad you enjoyed this book! It's not one that I have heard of before, but it sounds really good! Thank you for sharing your awesome review!

  3. Angie sounds like a good believable character. Characters are the most important element of the story for me. Great review :)

  4. Wow, what a great review! I especially love the way you break it down into categories.

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights into the story. :)

  5. no problem! and Thank you! A Scattered Life Is next after I finish Deja Dead, I am so stoked to read it!

  6. You're a reading machine! I'm impressed. Thanks for making time for my books.

    Completely OT--Deja Dead is a really cool title. I wish I had thought of it.

  7. Thank you, again. I wouldn't say a reading machine, but I try to get 3 to 4 books a week in. Although, I know some bloggers who can do that in a day! and No problem, thank you for sending them to me!

    Oh I know right? It is the first book in the Temperance Brennan Novels by Kathy Riechs. Book #2 is called Death Du Jour.