by Kali Wallace
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Pub Date: January 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Breezy remembers leaving the party: the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to her face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt from her mouth, a year has passed and she can’t explain how.
Nor can she explain the man lying at her grave, dead from her touch, or why her heartbeat comes and goes. She doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past.
Haunted by happy memories from her life, Breezy sets out to find answers in the gritty, threatening world to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight, and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her. What she discovers is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous.
My Review: The story starts off strong. Breezy is climbing out of the ground, touches a person, kills them and has all their memories. Right off the bat, you will have so many questions and can’t help but turn the pages for the answers.
As the story moved forward, my interest started to die away. The story just kept going on about other things and the whole time I was waiting to find out how Breezy dies and got to be where she is now. You don’t learn that until the last two chapters.
I wasn’t thrilled that I took until the end to learn what happened, I wanted to give up on this book, but I didn’t until I found out why. Frankly I think it could have been done better.