100 Hours by Rachel Vincent (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)by McNally Robinson - Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 11:21am
100 Hours is a a suspense-filled novel containing all the rights elements a YA novel needs to survive in today's industry.
A lot of the plot reminds me of one of those old action-packed movies: it has ransom, remote locations, and a cast of characters that you end up fearing for. To counter-balance, it also has a whole lot of teen drama. The characters are amusing, but I think that if I were the one kidnapped and stranded in the jungle, I would be less concerned about who was hooking up with who and more concerned about if I'm going to live another day or not. That sort of bothers me, and a lot of the time I found myself saying, "get over yourself."
We do see some character development as well, and I ended up having hope for Genesis overall. I think the author did a really good job at alternating the POVs, allowing the readers to get a more in-depth experience as to what was going on. However, I don't really like the way the book ends. Yes, it ends in a cliffhanger, but I really wanted to get some answers. Overall, I did enjoy the book and I would give it a 4 out if 5 stars.
- Sabrina, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
100 Hours will be available March 28.
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- Young adult hardcover
by Rachel Vincent - $21.99 - Add to Cart
In this sexy, pulse-pounding new duology by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent, a decadent spring break beach getaway becomes a terrifying survival story when six Miami teens are kidnapped.Maddie is beyond done with her cousin Genesis's entitled and shallow entourage. Genesis is so over Miami's predictable social scene with its velvet ropes, petty power plays, and backstabbing boyfriends. While Maddie craves family time for spring break, Genesis seeks novelty--like a last-minute getaway to an untouched beach in Colombia. And when Genesis wants something, it happens. But paradise has its price. Dragged from their tents under the cover of dark, Genesis, Maddie, and their friends are kidnapped and held for ransom deep inside the jungle--with no diva left behind. It all feels so random to everyone except Genesis. She knows they were targeted for a reason. And that reason is her. Now, as the hours count down, only one thing's for certain: If the Miami hostages can't thwart their captors' plan, no one will make it out alive.Tapping into our darkest fears while exploring issues of injustice, loss, and the courage to fight for what matters most, this thrilling read is perfect for fans of Nova Ren Suma, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Jennifer L. Armentrout.