Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly

Release Date: 1, September, 2015
Pages: 320
Genre: Mystery, thriller
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: Publisher 
Rate: 1/5


Gramps always said that when the crickets were quiet, something bad was coming. And the crickets have been as silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground with the unmistakable purple of a foxglove in its mouth. But in the dying boondock town of Emerald Cove, life goes on.
I work at Gramps's diner, and the cakes―the entitled rich kids who vacation here―make our lives hell. My best friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me. Only Alex has changed. He's almost like a stranger now. I can't figure it out...or why I'm having distinctly more-than-friend feelings for him. Ones I shouldn't be having.
Then one of the cakes disappears.

When she turns up murdered, a foxglove in her mouth, a rumor goes around that Alex was the last person seen with her—and everyone but me believes it. Well, everyone except my worst enemy, Jenika Shaw. When Alex goes missing, it's up to us to prove his innocence and uncover the true killer. But the truth will shatter everything I've ever known about myself — and Alex. 


From the start, thousands of questions start coming up. And you won't get the answers until the end. But to be honest, there was so much extra suspense that the story started to become irritating. And I never understood the "Foxglove flowers". There was so much anxiety. One of the enemies of Nova & Alex has been mysteriously killed and everyone suspects one person, Alex (Actually I suspected him too). The way the kids at school treat him is so cruel. And then he starts to ignore the main character & best friend, Nova. There were many depressing stories which were horrifying. Megan & Jenika were amazing characters & they truly were bomb shells. I couldn't even deal with the depressing story of Alex's sister, Megan. One thing that I liked was that all the characters were awesome and cool.
I tried to engulf myself into this story but failed. The writing style: ok, Description: too much, Romance: gave me headaches. I read this book like so slowly because it wasn't what I thought it'd be like.
After 50%, the story becomes more confusing. I seriously couldn't make myself interested in the story.
Happy Reading! <3

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