on March 7th 2017
Genres: YA, Mystery
Source: Entangled Teen
I received this book for free from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Some secrets are best kept hidden…
Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.
And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.
She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true.
Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility.
She will find her sister.
In an Oyster Shell – A thrilling mystery that will keep you turning pages to find out what’s going to happen.
The Pearls – It’s hard to nail this books concept into a cohesive paragraph. So much is going on but it’s all conducive. Anastasia’s sister goes missing presumed dead in that they find a lot of blood that would indicate she didn’t make it. Somehow Anastasia does not believe that she’s dead. Somehow she thinks it a hoax and she acts on her hunch. What she discovers is unbelievable and unexpected.
The settings in this book are fantastic from Boston to Europe you get an extensive look at these locations through the narrative. I felt like the author did each setting justice which added to the ambiance of the book.
The characters of this book were distinguished. It took a few characters to make this story go. One of my favorite characters is Anastasia’s roommate. She is a hacker extraordinaire who is by Anastasia’s side all the way. Anastasia was an amazing heroine who had great tenacity that pushed her through the mystery.
The mystery was fascinating. There is little that is as it seems. Anastasia’s world is turned upside down by her family secrets that she only suspected. Her suspicions are being fortified as the story moves on. I am so excited for the next book! So we can get more of the story.
The Sand – It was a good book.