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After the Woods – tekijä: Kim Savage

After the Woods (vuoden 2017 painos)

– tekijä: Kim Savage (Tekijä)

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"On the eve of the year anniversary of the Shiverton Abduction, two former best friends grapple with the consequences of that event"--
Teoksen nimi:After the Woods
Kirjailijat:Kim Savage (Tekijä)
Info:Square Fish (2017), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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After the Woods (tekijä: Kim Savage)


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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 11) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)

I'm not sure where I thought this was book going, but it sure didn't end up there, and that's fine. Great YA thrillers are difficult to find, and this one holds its own with most (and betters quite a few) of the adult crime novels I've read this year. A fast read, but a deep read.

Julia was a snarky and believable narrator, and her process in dealing with her PTSD was heartfelt. It made for an uneasy read at times, but not a heart-stoppingly uncomfortable one like ALL THE RAGE.

Perfect crossover appeal for adult crime readers as well!

I see Savage has more mysteries headed our way, and I definitely can't wait to get my hands on them.

*I'll probably expand on this once I've mulled it over a bit more.

(ooooh, and thanks to Macmillan and FSG for the DRC!!) ( )
  allison_s | May 25, 2020 |
When sixteen-year-old Julia and her best friend Liv went for a run in the woods, a man attacked Liv with a knife. Julia rushed to her rescue and he broke her ankle but, instead of helping her, Liv ran away. That first night, when her captor fell asleep, Julia managed to escape. Despite her broken ankle and bruised, bleeding body she spent two terrified days putting as much distance as she could between them, until she was finally rescued.

Hailed as a hero because she was able to escape and lead police to her captor, Julia instantly became a media darling. However she couldn’t understand why Liv never wanted to talk about it, insisting she needed to move on. Julia wanted to know more about her captor, especially when the body of a young girl was found in the woods. Eventually Julia plows her way through a tangled web of deceit before she finds out the painful truth about her best friend.

I thought the book had potential, given its “I’m captured by a crazy guy and now have a broken ankle” scenario. However readers don’t get a survival story about Julia’s time in the woods dragging herself away from a captor used to hunting game in those same woods. Instead the author flits about from storyline to storyline, doling out dribs and drabs of Julia’s experiences through memories, amounting to about 3 of the novel’s 294 pages.

I got whiplash from the different storylines, and was not a fan of the ending. Though I didn’t like this book I will leave it up to you teen readers to decide if You want to Read it or Not.

Book review link: https://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/after-the-woods-kim-savage/ ( )
1 ääni sunshinealma | Dec 27, 2019 |
So, Liv is a shittacular friend.
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  Shahnareads | Oct 22, 2019 |
"Here we are, you and me. Not what I expected. But something."

Julia was trapped in the woods, kidnapped by Donald Jessup, someone who wanted Liv but got Julia instead. When Julia saved her best friend Liv almost a year ago while Liv fled; she faced two days of fear and her survival instincts have not gone away. Julia analyzes everything like she is still back in those woods. She analyzes Jessup, her kidnapping, and now the new body that was found. But most of all she analyzes Liv - the friend she saved who's acting anything but normal.

Julia is one tough MC. The fact that she finds a way to save her friend who then runs away, leaving her with a probable killer, is beyond anything I could ever expect from a character or real life person to do. I liked that she was such a fact finder when it came to kidnappings and her own trauma. She was trying to reason her way through what happened to her which made her story very believable.

"Liv wants to leave the woods," I murmur, my head thrown back, tracing the jagged lines in the canopy.
"Most people wouldn't blame her," Kellan says.
From the jeep, Liv yells at us to hurry up.
I'm not like most people.
I stoop up to pick an oak leaf, twirling its stem between my thumb and forefinger. Veins radiate out, starting and ending at the midrib, the leaf's spine. I close my eyes and run my finger over the midrib, a distinct indent on the front, an unmistakable ridge on the back. Starting and ending at the same place. Imminently traceable.
"I'm not ready to leave yet," I say, heading to the truck.

Liv is one shady human being. From the get go, she left her friend and she acts like everything is fine when Julia's back home. She doesn't want to talk about the woods anymore because according to her it's over and it's not like she got raped or anything.... WHAT!? I instantly had my guard up when it came to her and couldn't understand her motives for the things she said or did.

Kellan is the son of the detective/police officer on the case. He comes to her rescue when it comes to reporters trying to get a piece of her story. He's very dark and mysterious and of course beautiful (I've never understood how every boy in YA are called beautiful but I digress). He's drawn to her and she's drawn to him once she sees he seems to care for her. I really liked the way they talked about each other and the kidnapping. I really loved the writing in this story in general. It's really spot on and I couldn't get enough. I do think though that maybe it was too early and too fast for them to get into a semi-relationship thing but I won't go so far as say it was instalove. He is an interesting character on his own. He helps play off Julia's need to find out the why of it all but he is respectful and protective of her most of all.

Literally, other than thinking Liv was shady and her mother is a horrible human being, (Liv's mother Deborah would degrade her any chance she got. I would have ripped out her hair by now if I was Liv.) I couldn't help wonder how this was all going to end. And it ended with an explosion in my mind. In the end I couldn't process what just happened and couldn't believe how it ended. Talk about a great conclusion while still feeling like I needed more (in the good way - not the disappointed way). The mystery was freaking awesome and I could have never predicted the craziness that came with it.

I'm really happy I decided to buy this book because 1) The mystery was awesome and twisted 2) Julia's analytical brain and 3) That cover is gorgeous. If the summary entices you or this review I don't think you can go wrong. It's a well written mystery that will keep you guessing Why? to the very end.
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  AdrianaGarcia | Jul 10, 2018 |
3.5 stars.

This was a really interesting psychological thriller. It focused on the after-effects of trauma rather than the trauma itself as well as girlhood, which I quite liked.

It was slower than I wanted it to be though and I wasn't super into it at some parts; it picked up at lot at the end though.

I really liked the characterization of Liv and Julia. I found both to be very interesting and fleshed-out characters. ( )
  jwmchen | Nov 4, 2017 |
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