Hey guys – welcome to my stop on the Watching You blog tour. This was such a fun read and I’m super happy that I was able to get a chance to read it early!
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: July 2nd 2018
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
Viola’s always been that girl from thatfamily, so a scholarship to a prestigious private school in Florida was supposed to be her ticket out of poverty and into a brand-new life. But Viola’s secrets have followed her. Her relationship with the intelligent and gorgeous Riel should have been the salvation she needed—he understands her troubled past better than anyone. But then weird things start to happen.
Missing personal items.
The unsettling feeling that she’s being watched.
Viola’s never been one to give her trust easily, but she’ll need to trust in Riel if she’s going to survive her stalker. Because she’s not fighting for a new life anymore—she’s fighting to stay alive.
Shannon Greenland has been around for a little while but this was my first book by her. What a great introduction to a talented writer! I am very happy that I was chosen to participate in the blog tour because I would never have picked up this book otherwise.
I’m a sucker for books that take place in boarding schools. I’m not sure exactly why -perhaps it is the perfect combination of parent-less teenagers, perceived freedom & after school shenanigans. Watching You is an interesting blend between romance and thriller – and just enough of each to keep enthusiasts happy on both ends. I enjoy both genres so this was a pleasure. I loved Riel and thought he was a fantastic male lead. Handsome, Spanish accent, incredibly responsible and takes care of his little sister… who wouldn’t fall in love with him? Viola is certainly troubled but I really admired her devotion to her future and her dedication to her family.
The story had me guessing the entire time and I thought the ending was fantastic. Generally, I love to pick apart the weaknesses in the ends of thrillers and this one was no exception, but even with my nit-picking, Greenland did an excellent job setting up who the stalker was. Of course I found it a little too convenient how her obvious “decoy stalker” just happened to be in all the right places at all the right times.
This is a great summer beach read. It won’t stay with you forever but it is pretty entertaining while it lasts.
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