Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Book Review: Dead Silent by Sharon Jones

Title: Dead Silent
Series: Poppy Sinclair #2
Author: Sharon Jones
Genre: Young Adult (Mystery)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publish Date: February 6th 2014
Pages: 329
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18073726-dead-silent
Author link: http://deadjealous.blogspot.co.uk/

Book blurb: A snow angel etched in blood. An elite society. A secret dying to get out.

When Poppy Sinclair and her boyfriend visit snowy Cambridge, she doesn't expect to discover the body of a student - arms outstretched in the act of smearing bloody angel wings on the chapel's floor.

Suddenly, Poppy is faced with the possibility that the one closest to her heart might be the one committing the most malicious of crimes.

Dodging porters and police, dreading what she might find, Poppy follows the clues left by a murderer bent on revenge...

Overall rate: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5)

Book cover: 4/5

Story plot: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Language: 4/5

Favourite excerpt from the book: 

He grinned, and before she knew what was happening, he'd pushed her up against a shop window, his lips were on hers, and his hands seeking her body through the padded waterproof.

All the breath that was in her disappeared, creating a vacuum; a need stronger than she'd ever felt for anyone or anything. It made her head whirl and her heart dance. Don't stop, she wanted to tell him. Don't ever stop. But he did.

Michael broke the kiss and stepped back. His eyes were wide and just for a second, she thought she saw the same need in him, and like a black hole it sucked her back towards him.

Dead Silent is the second book in the Poppy Sinclair series by Sharon Jones. I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to read the prequel, Dead Jealous, but I'd love to do so.

I'm not really a person who reads much mystery books, but I'm willing to make a change to that. The deaths that happened in Dead Silent chilled me, and I'm grateful to say that Sharon Jones provided a lot of suspense in there too. I had to fight back the urge to flip through the last page just to know what exactly was happening. The prologue is one of the best story starters that I have ever read in my entire life. The suspense was already too much from the start when the first man died. (I think I enjoyed too much stories that involves blood and deaths, oops)

Poppy initially followed her boyfriend, Michael to Cambridge for his interview to enroll in a university there. But when one day, she found her father in a chapel with a bloodied body. She was traumatised by the incident, and started seeing the ghost of the dead man. I love how Sharon Jones added a touch of paranormal in the story, when Poppy was able to see and hear what the dead says.

Even though Poppy could be quite stubborn at times, but I like that she's still innocent but strong-willed all at the same time. She's independent, and she solved the with her own effort even after Michael and her father were taken away. She's also smart and brave! I couldn't have survived and saved everyone else if I were Poppy, haha. And Michael, well, let's just say he's the kind of guy that deserves to be swooned over. He's very protective over Poppy, and I like that side of him.

Overall, I totally love this book. I don't think I'd mind if Sharon Jones releases a third book for the Poppy Sinclair series, because I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. I'm kind of regretting my decision not to buy Dead Jealous during my last trip to the bookstore. I think it's worth knowing what exactly happened to Poppy before this.

I'm recommending this book to people who reads mystery, and enjoys the killing parts as much as I did (ha ha ha)

Till next time ♡ Love, Aishah Humaira'

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