Individual Rating: 3.5/5
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I received an Advanced Readers Copy from Net Galley in an exchange for an honest review.
Love. Obsession. Jealousy. Murder.
No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow.
Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she’s finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat… That’s safer, right?
After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology.
I found myself completely unable to take this book seriously. I enjoyed the first one, more or less, but this one seemed a little dull to me. There was a lot of mystery and intrigue to keep my interest piqued, but I couldn’t seem to attach to the second book as much as the first.
For me, realistic plot lines is an important thing to have in books. I know, I read a lot of Fantasy and Fiction, but if the characters have real responses and interactions and the situations are at least somewhat believable, that’s fine. In this book, however, there were so many moving parts that I was scoffing at them. Stalker? Ugh. Fan account being run by someone bad? Ugh. Two supporting, yet very obvious, characters are evil? Eh. Kidnapping? Ugh. Murder someone from the first book? Eye roll. Mom being unreasonable? Bleh. There were just too many moving parts!
As for the characters, I really do enjoy Tessa and Eric. It didn’t really feel like an insider look at a popstar’s life to me, and mainly focused on Tessa, but that was okay. She was a very developed and intricate character, but she also complained. A lot. Eric is loving and sweet, and I was so thankful that the author didn’t throw in any relationship problems between them to add another conflict in the book.
This book wasn’t my favorite. I didn’t think it was horrible, but I tried to get through it quickly so I could read something else. I enjoyed the first one, but this one left me a little disappointed. I might reread it, if I feel like I want to give it another chance, but we’ll have to see. For now, I won’t recommend this book, unless someone specifically asks for this type of plot.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Author: A.V. Geiger