Monday, March 31, 2014

Nikki reviews: CROW'S ROW by Julie Hockley

Series: CROW'S ROW #1


For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library. During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bill's grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killing-and then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes she's been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.

Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six year- old Cameron. She understands it's a forbidden love and one that won't allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.

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Holy Cameron Hillard! I finished this book in five hours! OH MY FREAKING GOD I loved it so much. It's as bad-ass as Young Love Murder. The characters are well developed and are so unique they could stand on their own. While reading it, I had a roller coaster ride of emotions with so many loops like a million loops. I swear at some point it drove me crazy (while reading in the middle of the night until the wee hours of the morning). I was angry one moment, crying the next. I was scared, in love, mourning, frustrated, wishful, happy, hopeful. You name the emotions, I probably felt all those without me knowing.

Now... I freakin have to wait for 2013 to read the sequel. I CAN NOT WAIT!!! It's driving me crazier by the minute. I am dying to know how Emily will execute her vengeance and how she will find out the truth. And how her and Cam's story will be concluded.

I am so happy I came across this book in my recommendations list. Oh Goodreads, what would a bookworm like me do without you?

Will I recommend this book to other bookworms out there? DEFINITELY! Go grab a copy, read right away and you would know what other bookworms who have read it is gushing about. ;)

PLATINUM RECORD (plus a dime)

About the Author

A former germaphobe and clean-freak turned mother of two, Julie collects enough tears and snot in a month to recreate Slimer Monster from Ghostbusters. Other than playing devoted wife and mama, Julie is the funniest person in the room (according to the 3 year-old and 2 year-old in said room) and can build the most awesome Lego rocket ship you’ve ever set your eyes on (according to her). Oh, and she has a full time career and has also written a bestselling novel. Superhero, or just downright insane?

Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads