My rating: 3 of 5 stars
All’s not well at the Hummingbird Creek wellness resort. No one can see in. No one can get out…
New from the talented author who brought you Lying About Last Summer: a psycho-chiller to wake up your darkest phobias. If you got to live in a luxury hotel with world-class cuisine, a state-of-the-art sports centre and the latest spa treatments, would you say ‘yes please’?
Well, that’s kind of what Hummingbird Creek is like. No wonder Mae feels lucky to be there. It’s meant as a rich kid’s sanatorium, but she isn’t sick. Her dad is the top psychiatrist there. But one day Mae breaks a rule. NOT a good idea. This place is all about rules – and breaking them can hurt you…
Initially, I wanted to pick this up as I have another book by Sue Wallman’s that I enjoyed. I ended up picking it up in a really good deal a little while later with some other books I was interested in. I was intrigued by the synopsis and thought the text was quite large so it would be an easy read.
When I started reading this the concept was really interesting, however, the writing was very simple. It was certainly a quick YA book and I can see how it can be classed as a thriller, although I think it was too slow paced to be a thriller. The plot was slightly predictable even though I didn’t know the exact details about how it would turn out. But as I thought, in the beginning, it was a very fast paced read and I managed to read it in a few hours.
The character of Mae was the typical YA protagonist but that wasn’t a problem. I also liked the small LGBT reference included within the novel. However, it is not expanded upon at all.
Overall it was an okay read, nothing spectacular but I still love to read books by local authors and as I live in Kingston it is perfect for me. Also, I still will read more of Sue Wallman’s books as they are quick reads with interesting but sometimes predictable plots.
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