August 12, 2010

And Then Everything Unraveled - Jennifer Sturman

And Then Everything UnraveledYoung Adult
Pages: 256
Publisher: Point
Release Date: July 1, 2009
**Book received from publisher
Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels.

Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - except Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts - a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen.

And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother.

As she delves deeper into the tangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy...and that some secrets - especially the dangerous ones - were never meant to be unraveled.

Oh, wow! I loved this book! A very witty and fun detective-type of story. The writing was fantastic. It pulls you in right away. Delia's voice is one of the best voices I've read in a while. She's a down-to-earth, hilarious, no-nonsense character. The type of character anyone would love to read about. You'll laugh out loud with her sarcasm.

The plot was rich and delightful. A mixture of a coming of age story with the suspense of a conspiracy. Delia's mother is dead, except Delia thinks she's not, and she's determined to prove it. But first, she has to face her aunts in a new city, a new school, which includes a hot mysterious guy... you get the point. The characters were wonderful; all so different and unique, it's hard to believe they're not real. Quinn, the male lead, needs a little more depth, I feel I don't quite get him yet, so I'm hoping for more of him in the sequel, And Then I Found Out the Truth.

Overall, I think this is a must read for any YA lover for it's uniqueness and originality. A fresh mystery/adventure that will have all readers begging for the next book.


  1. I've been wanting to read this for ages. I think it's about time I did!

  2. Natalie won this one in a contest, but we haven't gotten it in yet. I'm excited to read it, especially reading your review!


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