Series: Don't Get Mad #2
on June 16th 2015
Also by this author: Get Even, Ten
(384 pages) • Goodreads • Amazon • Barnes & Noble
The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor. But just as the girls are about to go on the offensive, Ed the Head reveals a shocking secret that turns all their theories upside down. The killer could be anyone, and this time he—or she—is out for more than just revenge.
The girls desperately try to discover the killer’s identity as their personal lives are falling apart: Donté is pulling away from Kitty and seems to be hiding a secret of his own, Bree is under house arrest, and Olivia’s mother is on an emotional downward spiral. The killer is closing in, the threats are becoming more personal, and when the police refuse to listen, the girls have no choice but to confront their anonymous friend . . . or die trying.
I had suuuuper mixed (okay, fine, more negative) feelings about the first book, but was absolutely determined to read this one. All other issues aside, I NEEDED to know who the killer was. I had a few people in mind after the first book… and that cliffhanger GOOD GOD.
I figured I should give this one a slightly better rating than the first one because for some reason I kind of liked it a bit more, but it technically all comes down to the same issues. The pacing was still an issue, the girls still felt like cardboard cut-outs of typical high schooler stereotypes (except maybe even worse this time around because there was pretty much no personality at all), and… the worst thing of all… my theory was correct.
If you know me at all, you’d know that (a) I don’t read a lot of mystery/murder/thriller books and (b) I am ridiculously AWFUL at falling for red herrings and can literally never figure out who the killer is. Ever. Well, except in this case. In summary, if I’m able to figure out who the killer was in your mystery book, then it wasn’t that great of a mystery. View Spoiler »I suspected Ed the Head and Logan from the very beginning. I knew it would be either one of them, but was leaning towards Logan. I mean, come on, he was a new kid at school and we knew basically nothing about him. Turns out, I was right. « Hide Spoiler
I liked how everything wrapped up but essentially everything else from the book wasn’t very memorable. I just finished the audio this morning (July 2nd, at the time of writing this DUH) and I can’t even remember what the fuck happened throughout the book. I feel like there was even LESS of a plot this time around.
I didn’t really feel too awful while listening to it, just like the first one, but end up raging when it ends. They both didn’t leave me with overly happy or satisfied feelings at all. BUT, oddly enough, I am kind of glad I read this series. 2.5 stars is kind of right in the middle of the road as far as ratings go, technically, so I don’t know. I really don’t know if I could recommend these books to people because I really didn’t like them, but I also don’t regret reading it. You decide, friends.
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