Series: WiHi #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on July 24, 2012
Genres: Mystery, YA
The biggest story of my life could be how it ends
It’s my turn to run a Campus News crew, and I’ve put together a team that can break stories wide open. And Washington Irving High has a truly great one to cover, if only we can find a lead.
A secret society has formed in our school. It announced its presence with pranks: underwear on the flagpole, a toilet in the hallway, cryptic notes. A circle of silence keeps the society a mystery. No one knows its members, agenda or initiation secrets—until a student lands in the hospital under strange circumstances.
I will blow this story wide open and stop others from being hurt... or worse. And while my ex, Jagger, might want to help, I don’t trust him yet. (And, no, not because of our past together. That is not important to this story.)
But whether you find me, Valerie Gaines, reporting in front of the camera, or a victim in the top story of the newscast be sure to watch Campus News at 9:00 a.m. this Friday.
What I Thought…
- Circle of Silence is not your typical YA mystery, it’s a little on the darker side. The MP begins by doing a harmless prank and it spirals downhill from there to people getting hurt. Val and her fellow news team are determined to find out whose behind it and why.
- The best part of the book for me was the mystery. Every few chapters there is a section from the leader of MP and you can see the crazy get exponentially more crazy each time you read from their perspective.
- The Characters were ok. None of them were spectacular, but they weren’t awful either. I did enjoy Val and her overachieving, do-all attitude.
- There was very little romance and honestly it was such an aside that it hardly seemed necessary.
- The other secondary characters were not as well developed and at times I would get a couple the other two boys mixed up.
- Not really important to the story, but I don’t really care for the cover.
- When the head of MP, and the other members, were revealed I was a little disappointed. To say why would be a spoiler, it’s just one of my pet peeves.
- I really don’t have much to say about the book. It was just ok, but gets a little boost up to 3 stars because I like secret clubs and I enjoyed the mystery of the group (even if I didn’t like who they turned out to be).
Overall it was a fairly good mystery and an enjoyable read.
*I received a copy of Circle of Silence from Harlequin Teen via Net Galley in exchanged for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.