I received this book for free from Edelweiss, requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by HarperCollins, HarperTeen on September 24th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
Source: Edelweiss, requested from publisher
These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.
Because it just got personal.
There was a ton of hype surrounding this book and when that happens I usually get so excited that I read the ARC months ahead. The premise sounds promising yes? But once I kept reading along, I realized the characters are too one-dimensional. To me, that’s a a bad thing only because I feel like in order for me to relate to the story, I need to know who these characters are. I didn’t want to get to know Wick at all. Finding out that she’s a kick-ass hacker got bonus points, but when I realized how she pretty much traced i.p. addresses and not much else, I felt thoroughly disappointed.
Now the story with her best friend and someone trying to tell her that she was murdered was pretty great.. But then the murderer turned out to be the most predictable suspect and least likely to commit the act in one go. Isn’t that one of the most basic mystery story lines? Find Me has some compelling points, but I felt it was your typical murder mystery story. It needed something more.
Overall, I was left feeling dissatisfied and a little bit sad. Another hype-monster book that I was waiting to wow me..Sadly it didn’t.