The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

Posted 12 June, 2013 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review, Featured / 12 Comments

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April HenryThe Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry
Published by Henry Holt and Co., Macmillan on June 11th
Genres: Action and Suspense, Mystery and Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
4 Stars

“Take her out back and finish her off.”

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

And that she must run.

In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.

Lately, I found myself picking up mysteries and thrillers more often. So I was widely excited about “The Girl Who was Supposed To Die”, promising a thrilling plot!

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

Waking up, no memory and someone wants to kill you…

The book started with a big bäm moment when Cady wakes up with no memory and then has to hear two men talking about “finishing her off” . Yeah, talk about a horrible moment! I absolutely love when a book starts with a powerful moment and does not gives you time to breath and this is what I especially appreciate in this novel her! As we see everything from Cady’s eyes, we are just as clueless as the girl herself. And now she must piece together the pieces while running away from those that want to kill her!

Thrilling, fast-paced and kick ass!

The whole plot was super thrilling and compelling and didn’t give us much time to breath! Cady is on the run and has to hide somewhere. Cady turns out to be kick-ass which not only surprised herself, but also me! I just love kick ass girls and Cady was an amazing character full of strength and awesomeness! The whole mystery behind Cady’s amnesia was actually super thrilling and full of suspense. I was on edge the whole time desperately wanting to figure out the story behind it!

Sudden Alliances and a wrapped up conclusion!

When Cady meets Ty  she finally has an ally on her quest to discover the truth! I loved Ty – he was cute and I loved that he ended up helping Cady even though the whole situation seemed super dangerous and confusing! The romance between them was slow and wasn’t instant. I truly loved how they started to develop feelings for each other. The Romance was definitely not the main objective of this story, but  added a sweet layer to this kick-ass story!

When Cady finally figures everything out, the story wraps up a little fast for my liking.



Bewitched Rating

Bottom Line

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry was fast paced, quick read filled with a kick-ass heroine, a thrilling plot! It’s a great read for everyone who loved a good mystery wrapped in a thrilling tale!


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Do you love mysteries and thrillers? What is your favorite YA Thriller? 

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12 Responses to “The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry”

  1. Adriana

    I love mystery and thrillers but mostly in Adult. I haven’t read many in YA but I think I will start with this book. It sounds awesome and something I would actually love, who knows ;D

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  2. YEAH REVIEW TWIN! So our thoughts are pretty much identical – really fun, fast story, but it wrapped up to quickly and easily. I could have used at least another chapter for sure, the book was super short:)

    I miss your face. That is all.

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  3. Kristin

    Slide by Jill Hathaway and Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon are the only YA books I’ve read that have a mystery aspect to them and I really liked both.

    For those of you that like adult mysteries, I can’t recommend S. J. Bolton’s books enough, she’s my favorite mystery writer by far!

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    Kristin 6/12/2013

    Ha ha, forgot to say this book looks awesome (despite the fact that I hate rushed endings), thanks for the review.

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  4. Kim

    This sounds like a really interesting thriller. I’ve been hearing mostly really good things about it. It’s pretty short too, so I imagine it would be easy to fly through.

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