Just when Kate Lowry thought she had life at elite private school Pemberly Brown figured out, she cracks open a fortune cookie to find a message from her best friend Grace–who’s supposed to be dead.
Another Sister Gone
A classmate has gone missing, and Kate soon realizes that the disappearance is tied to the secret societies that rule her private school. Her best friend died for their secrets, and there’s no way she’ll let them get away with it twice. It’s up to quirky outsider Kate to get some answers, but in a school where every answer leads to more questions and nothing’s as it seems, who can she trust?
Kate is such a brave but fun character to read about. She’s in pain, still mourning the death of her friend, but she still has vengeance on her mind. Oh, she doesn’t want to hurt anyone physically (well, maybe a little…) but she wants to dismantle the secret society’s within her school who are responsible for the death of her friend. And she’ll pretty much do anything to make that happen. While Kate may take some risks that are pretty much downright stupid, I never really found myself irritated with her. I’m not sure why that was, but I genuinely liked her and felt bad for all that she had to go through and face the injustice that was going on.
Secret Society’s… there’s something fascinating about them. This one is with high school students but yet there are so many adults involved that there’s no where Kate can really turn. It truly feels like everyone is out to get her and it’s hard to determine how far they would really go. What is great is that the book was pretty twisty. There’s a serious mystery going on with another girl disappearing and even though Kate dislikes her she’s quite sure the Society brothers are involved and she thinks maybe this is her ticket to get them dismantled. The thing is, there’s so much more involved than she ever bargained for.
I think I may have seen some twists coming, like I remember things running through my head, but I kind of dismissed it or something because I kept getting surprised with things. And while I felt like I should have predicted the end (it too ran through my head but was dismissed) I was totally shocked. I guess it’s because with all the pieces there it ends up being so much more than what you may think. I liked it, I thought the unpredictability was good. For me anyway. Maybe I’m just dense and didn’t see the obvious clues…
The romance is really light in this one and I think it was good,it just didn’t have an important role because Kate is busy trying to solve this mystery. I liked that for once a girl wasn’t pushing everything aside to make out with her boyfriend.
I really enjoyed this one and thought it lived up to the first. I definitely recommend you check it out!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.