Spotlight: Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen

Posted December 27, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Spotlight: Dead Ringer by Jessie RosenDead Ringer by Jessie Rosen
Published by Full Fathom Five Digital on November 11th 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Social Issues, Suicide, Thrillers & Suspense, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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three-stars

From the moment Laura Rivers steps foot into Englewood High, she notices the stares—and they aren’t the typical once-overs every pretty new girl endures. The students seem confused and…spooked. Whispers echoing through the halls confirm that something is seriously off. “That new girl looks just like her,” they say.   It turns out Laura has a doppelgänger, and it isn't just anyone—it's Sarah Castro-Tanner, the girl who killed herself by jumping into the Navasink River one year ago.   Laura is determined not to let the gossip ruin her chances of making a fresh start. Thanks to her charming personality and California tan, she catches the eye of Englewood’s undisputed golden boy, Charlie Sanders, and it’s only a matter of time before they make their relationship official.   But something is making Charlie and his friends paranoid—and Laura soon discovers it has to do with Sarah Castro-Tanner.   What really happened to Sarah? Why is Charlie unraveling? And how does Laura Rivers fit into it all?   After all, she’s the dead ringer for a dead girl.

“Dead Ringer” by Jessie Rosen definitely takes your mind on an adventure. The reader thinks they know what is going on until you run into the big twist that ruined all of your theories. This novel is written in several point of views. The characters are alright. They have a lot of dimension to them but they are really hard to relate too. I really didn’t like that the story ended with a big cliffhanger. I feel like the story isn’t wrapped up but there really isn’t enough to work with to do a book two. It will be interesting to see what happens.

three-stars

About Jessie Rosen

Jessie Rosen is a writer, producer, and performer. She grew up in New Jersey, attended Boston College in Massachusetts, and began her writing career in New York. Her live storytelling series Sunday Night Sex Talkhas received national attention. She was named one of “The 25 Best Bloggers, 2013 Edition” by TIME magazine for her blog 20-Nothings, which was also named in “The 100 Best Websites for Women” and “The Top 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women” in 2013 by Forbes.

Rosen is the oldest of four girls, which gives her a special window into the minds of teenagers. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she’s working on film and television projects, as well as her next novel.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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