Short and Tweet Review: This Is How It Ends by Jen Nadol
Author: Jen Nadol
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Format/Source: eARC/From publisher via Edelweiss
If you could see the future, would you want to? After the disturbing visions Riley and his friends see turn out to be more than hallucinations, fate takes a dangerous twist in this dark and suspenseful page-turner.
Riley and his friends are gearing up for their senior year by spending one last night hanging out in the woods, drinking a few beers, and playing Truth or Dare. But what starts out as a good time turns sinister when they find a mysterious pair of binoculars. Those who dare to look through them see strange visions, which they brush off as hallucinations. Why else would Riley see himself in bed with his best friend’s girlfriend—a girl he’s had a secret crush on for years?
In the weeks that follow, the visions begin to come true…including a gruesome murder. One of Riley’s closest friends is now the prime suspect. But who is the murderer? Have Riley and his friends really seen the future through those mysterious binoculars? And what if they are powerless to change the course of events? (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)
Unfortunately I didn’t write many notes for This Is How It Ends, with the exception of my theories on who the killer was and what else was going to happen during the book. Luckily my friend Kate from Midnight Book Girl has a feature where she writes what she calls Short and Tweet Reviews, writing reviews of books in 140 characters or less, like a tweet. So I’m going to write a Short and Tweet Review for This Is How It Ends.
This book had me hooked right away, but I predicted a lot, with the exception of the very end. Could have had more mystery and creepiness.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way for this review.