(ARC Review) Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

September 4, 2010 4 flames 6

Author: Lisa McMann
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (February 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416994815
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416994817

The small town of Cryer’s Cross is rocked by tragedy when an unassuming freshman disappears without a trace. Kendall Fletcher wasn’t that friendly with the missing girl, but the angst wreaks havoc on her OCD-addled brain. 
When a second student goes missing – someone close to Kendall’s heart – the community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, Kendall¹s not sure she can hold it together. When she starts hearing the voices of the missing, calling out to her and pleading for help, she fears she’s losing her grip on reality. But when she finds messages scratched in a desk at school – messages that could only be from the missing student who used to sit there – Kendall decides that crazy or not, she’d never forgive herself if she didn’t act on her suspicions.
Something’s not right in Cryer’s Cross – and Kendall’s about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
After the Wake Triology ended, I was anxious to see what author Lisa McMann would bring to the table next.  When I signed up to review Cryer’s Cross, I wondered if it would be as addictive as the Wake series.  All I can say is this–WOW!
I love how this author can pull you into the story with such short chapters, a quick pace, and wonderful writing.  Yet the one thing that fascinated me the most about this book is the suspense and mystery.  I could not put this book down! I didn’t want to miss one single paragraph of this book! The character’s were great and the story was dark with a touch of mystery to keep you guessing. 
Even though I loved this book, I do wish it had more chapters to it.  It seemed to be missing parts of the story of the town throughout it.  I wanted to know more about the history of the Reform School and the souls that were trapped.  Once you start reading the book, the cover makes much more sense to you as well.  I was sad at the outcome of some of the characters too.  I feel if the author could work in just a few more chapters this book would be complete and leaving the reader truly fulfilled. 
If you are looking for a new young adult read that will leave you gripping the pages in suspense, then I recommend picking this book up on release day! 

Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS


6 Responses to “(ARC Review) Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann”

  1. Marce

    I LOVED the Wake trilogy so I am excited to know she has wrote something new and you think is great. Feb hurry up and come.

    Great review Amy, this is exciting news.

  2. Dazzling Mage

    I only read the first book of the Wake Trilogy and loved it. I love that she still keeps that sort of short, concise and gripping writing style in her new book as well. I can’t wait to read it.

    Great review!

  3. Candace

    Wow, you got your hands on an ARC of this one fast! I didn’t even know they were out already!
    I loved the Wake trilogy and am so excited for this one! I’m glad to hear it was good!

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