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Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: Hanging By A thread

Title: Hanging By A Thread
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Sophie Littlefield
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Release Date: September 11, 2012
Book: Netgalley

"Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year's Fourth of July festival won't see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing's wrong.
And they're not the only ones hiding something.
Clare, a seamstress who redesigns vintage clothing, has been blessed—or perhaps cursed—with a gift: she can see people's pasts when she touches their clothes. When she stumbles across a denim jacket that once belonged to Amanda Stavros, last year's Fourth of July victim, Clare sees her perfect town begin to come apart at the seams.
In a town where appearance means everything, how deep beneath the surface will Clare dig to uncover a murderer?"

After falling in love with her Banished series, I was hoping to like this one too. Instead, for some reason I did not find myself drawn to this book like I am to the Banished series. Still, it's a good read with a fast moving plot.

What I enjoyed the most about the this book is the plot. In the past few years, I have read several paranormal books. This book is different by that we have character who can get vision just with the touch of clothing. Intriguing. I have read very few books with this type of power so right away, I was in the story. I like that the author drops clues like pieces of bread for me to follow. I gobbled up every piece each time she had a vision, a scene of the crime, a voice and of course the bursting of emotions. 

Now, the characters. I had trouble connecting with them, thus me not being able to stay within the story. It's was like every time the plot move I was in and then the characters go and do something and I'm out. Get me? I was able to connect to the MC, but the guy I could not.

There was a new love or rather I say friendship forming between them but it felt awkward. There was too many unanswered questions and the relationship was moving real fast. So not me.

Overall, Hanging By A Thread is a good book It has an awesome plot that is nothing like what you find in YA. It's new and very powerful. Hanging By A Thread is solid. 

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Hm... I don't know... I think I'd have the same problem connecting. However, it being a solid read might make me library book it.

  2. Sorry you didn't love this one. Sucks because I was really looking forward to this. =/
    Thanks for the review.


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