Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Book Review: Rosebush by Michele Jaffe + Win a copy of the book!

Jane doesn't remember being hit by a car and left for dead. But as she's convalescing she realises that her friends stories and her memories of what happened that night aren't adding up.
Very soon the only thing she does know is that one of her friends was trying to kill her. One of them still is...
Firstly I would like to say that the cover for this book is brilliant, one of my favourite so far this year. What's inside isn't too bad either. Jane wakes up in hospital after being run over. She was found in a rosebush, the driver did not stop to help. Jane's memory is fuzzy to say the least, she remembers being at a party with her friends but no idea how she ended up in intensive care, unable to move her legs.
Jane has a lot of friends, her best friends being Kate and Langley, or the three musketeers as they like to call themselves. Both friends were there as was her boyfriend David but they all seem unable to shed any light on the matter. Jane then starts receiving creepy gifts at the hospital and phone calls from someone saying they will be coming to finish her off properly this time. The doctors and even her own mother don't believe her, putting it down to hallucinations caused by all the medications she is on. But Jane knows she's not hallucinating, she can't believe it but she knows that one of her friends tried to kill her and will be coming back to finish off the job.
Michele Jaffe has written a very clever thriller. That fact that Jane is so helpless in her hospital bed just makes the whole situation even more desperate. The story takes place over 5 days so the pace is pretty fast, with short chapters leaving you wanting more. There were several twists that I didn't see coming and the last few chapters had me holding my breath.
Rosebush is going to appeal to many young adult readers. I agree with Atom that there are not enough young adult thriller writers, I think that Michele Jaffe will be a leading light.

Many thanks to Atom for sending me a copy of this book to review.

I have a copy of this brilliant book to give away to any UK readers! All you need to do is leave me a comment with your email address. This competition will remain open until Midnight on March 30th and I shall pick a winner. Any comments without email addresses will not be entered! Good luck! 

11 comments:

Jules said...

This does sound good and an author I have never heard of.

I don't think I have ever read any YA thrillers, I might go and add this to my wish list.

Jules

Dot said...

Jules- You should get a copy, it's ever so good! I have actually just edited this post as I forgot that I have a copy to giveaway so if you want to enter then just leave me another comment with your email address on so that I can enter you into the draw!

Jules said...

I'm back :)

I'd love a copy of this!

Fingers crossed :)

jules.ablawATgmailDOTcom

Carmen said...

Oh now this does sound good. Your description reminds me slightly of a (non YA) book I read a few years ago - still think about it now! Someone was kidnapped, escaped but no one believes her and the kidnapper tries to come back and finish the job. Aaargh it's annoying me now that I can't remember who wrote it.

I'd love to enter your giveaway - many thanks for the chance :)

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ComaCalm said...

Cool!

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Vivienne said...

I have been desperate to read this one.

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Medsdemon said...

Thanks for the book review. I'd love the chance to win a copy of this book :)

Sarah xx

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Compers Luck said...

sounds like a great book, hope i win :)
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bloomers said...

Sounds great I would love to win.
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lorna.peppiatt said...

Great review, I'd love to read this book lorna.peppiatt@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book, please enter me into your lovely comp.

Angela

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