Saturday, August 8, 2009

And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman

Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town and that means Delia can spend all of her time at the beach surfing. That is, until everything unravels. Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead-except Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts-a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen. And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother. As she delves deeper in the triangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy....and that some secrets-especially the dangerous ones-were never meant to be unraveled. - from the book cover


And Then Everything Unraveled is a great little read, perfect for summer vacations. At first I excepted it to be a light romance/mystery mix, but this book defiantly went a bit deeper than that. In fact, I was rather thrilled to read something new, something that was based on a much bigger scale, and not just a simple disappearance. In anticipation, you watch as Delia uncovers clues, love, and danger all at once; there is never a boring moment!

Delia was a courageous spunky protagonist and I really enjoyed her aunt Charley's humor. There was a colorful array of characters and a variety of settings which made the book even more fun to read. The only part (which was still a small part) I didn't care for was when the physic told Delia some things about her mother's disappearance. I thought it took away a lot from the mystery and cut some corners. Despite that one little flaw, did I enjoyed the added scenes about Quinn and his family; I think it gave the mystery an even greater appeal to it-especially when it came with a few stunning surprises. Overall, And Then Everything Unraveled was a great read-couldn't put it down–it left me dying for a sequel!

And Then Everything Unraveled is was released July 1st, 2009.

Jennifer Sturman is a graduate of Harvard College and has written several adult mystery novels including: The Pact, The Jinx, The Key, and The Hunt. She now lives in New York City a few blocks from Delia's aunt Charley.

Pages: 244 Year Published: July 2009 Publisher: Point
Age Group: YA, ages 12+ Content: None
Enjoyed It: 4/5 Rating: (based on content)
Special thank you goes to Jennifer, Aimee, and Point publishing for sending me this book!


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