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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review: Envy

Title: Envy
Series: Empty Coffin # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Horror/ Mystery
Author: Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Splinter
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher
                                                  "Murder is such a dirty word…
New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with EMPTY COFFIN, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.
Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits.
Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.
Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over."

Writers have been writing some amazing stories. I love it when an author takes a real life story and changes it into something completely new! I love IT! So many new stories with a whole new twist. And this story has a twist like no other...

I loved the mystery in this book. I like a good mystery that not only keeps me on my toes but also searching for clues. As the reader, you are taken on this great reading adventure in search for what really happened to Katelyn. As the story unfolded, I am amazing at the great writing that has pulled in and drown me. 

The characters of this book are not what I expected. We have twins Haley and Taylor that uncover not one but two mysteries in the making.  I want to be these twins BFF's. They searched, ask questions, even their wittiness had me snickering and in awe of what they are capable of doing. I also like how close knit the families were. Haley/Taylor had wonderful parents and very supportive. I like the small town talk of the other families. it made the story much more juicier.

One thing I adore about this book are the point of view switches. I like how they didn't confused the reader, but enhance the book. The reader got to see from all point of views and was able to peace together the great mystery of the story.

Envy is a great mystery story like I have never read before! Totally amazing and thought provoking, Envy is what you want to read!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I love a good mystery that has a unique take. Sounds great Savy :)

  2. I have this one coming up on my TBR soon. Can't wait!

  3. It's nice when multiple points of views are done right. It adds a lot of richness to a story. Sounds like a fun book!

  4. The cover of this one is just so beautifully creepy, I love it:) I love too that family plays a big role in this story and are supportive, I wish more YA books had that!

  5. POV that switches to enhance the story... PLUS it is a thoughtful book. YES! I have this on my review pile and I confess I loved it for the cover. So glad it sounds good.

  6. Gah, I have this and it was in such a cool coffin display at ALA! I need to get on it!



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