Today I’m excited to be part of A Thin Line In The Dark Blog Tour!
Let’s take a look at the book!
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers (October 17, 2017)
- Language: English
The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.
Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more a curse than a gift.
As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences.
When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend.
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This book was a psychological thriller with complex characters. It was a little tame in regards to those type of thrillers, especially with the beautiful cover, but the mystery kept me engaged.
Jess and Angie are best friends but they could be so much more until Margot appears. Now we have a love triangle that sizzles of jealousy. The interaction of Jess with Margot and Angie are emotional. Jess has feelings she doesn’t understand for Angie and as Angie flaunts her relationship with Margot Jess’s world seems to be unraveling.
This book was dark and edgy but I loved the sexual awakening that Jess had. It was mostly seen in her comics that she drew, a queer love triangle that represented her own. I really liked this part. The book starts off with Jess’s point of view but then goes into third person point of view, which threw me off my pace when reading. It took a couple of chapters before I got into the book again. The ending seemed a little rushed and not overly concluded. It was fine but left me wanting a bit more.
Should you read it? Yes, a mild psychological thriller with a great love triangle that’s a quick read.
About the author:
Malinda Lo is the author of the young adult novels Ash, Huntress, Adaptation, and Inheritance. Ash was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teens. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda’s nonfiction has been published by The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Toast, The Horn Book, and AfterEllen. Malinda is co-founder with Cindy Pon of Diversity in YA, a project that celebrates diversity in young adult books. She lives in Massachusetts with her partner and their dog. www.malindalo.com
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