quotes Elisquared likes

"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


BLOG TOUR --- Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy [Review + Giveaway]

Title: Watch You Burn
Authors(s): Amanda Searcy
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
Edition: Hardcover, ebook; 352 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
Buy: Amazon - Barnes & 
Noble - iBooks - The Book Depository

Tour Schedule

Week One:
10/15/2018- RhythmicbooktrovertReview
10/16/2018- Moonlight RendezvousReview
10/17/2018- Patriotic BookaholicReview
10/18/2018- Jena Brown WritesReview
10/19/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview

Week Two:
10/22/2018- Riddle’s ReviewsReview
10/23/2018- Do You Dog-ear?Review
10/24/2018- Pacific Northwest BookwormReview
10/25/2018- The Pages In-BetweenReview
10/26/2018- PopTheButterfly ReadsReview

Week Three:
10/29/2018- The Clever ReaderReview
10/30/2018- BookHounds YAReview
10/31/2018- Rainy Day ReviewsExcerpt
11/1/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
11/2/2018- Liezel and Angie’s Book BlogReview

Week Four:
11/5/2018- Bookish bibliophileReview
11/6/2018- Eli to the nthReview
11/7/2018- Smada's Book SmackReview
11/8/2018- Taylor Fenner’s Bookish WorldReview
11/9/2018- YA Books CentralExcerpt

The Summary

Jenny didn't want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble.

But even after she moves, Jenny still gets the itch. The itch to light a match and then watch it burn.

It's something she hasn't been able to stop, ever since an accident years ago. Now, in a new town, Jenny has the strange feeling that someone is watching her every move. Will her arsonist ways be exposed? Or is the burning truth deep inside her a greater danger?


 Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy is a solid addition to your YA mystery/thriller shelf.  A "I-need-to-know-more" read, the mystery will keep you turning the page, as you learn about Jenny's pyromania and unravel who the real villain is!

Jenny is too close to an arson case in her hometown, so to lay low, she is sent to live with a father she hasn't seen most of her life.  With that move, also comes a fresh start.  But is she even willing to give that fresh start a chance?  The reader soon finds out, that while Jenny has the best of intentions, she does a very bad job of sticking to them.  But that isn't where the story ends; no, there is someone out there who knows Jenny's secret, and is killing because of it.

So there are two stories in one: the reader learns about the original incident that ran Jenny out of her hometown, and the new incidents of murder happening in her new town, which is all connected.  With all of this intensity, Jenny doesn't know who to trust, maybe not even her own father.  So while the pacing is a little slow at first, you'll definitely want to keep turning the page to figure out the mystery.

Jenny is a very suspicious person, for good reason, but that also makes her very shut-off from everyone.  She wants to know everyone's secrets, but won't share any of her own.  Also, with this suspicion, Jenny makes bad decisions.  Her mania is well articulated, with her uncontrollable itch that only fires can settle.  And within that mania, she is unlikable, selfish, and ultimately the cause for a lot of her own suffering.  So in no way is she is typical "likable" character.  But that's what I did like about her.  I think that her reactions, while frustrating to the reader, came across as realistic.  It's hard to know how you'd act if you survived something like Jenny did, so take that into consideration when reading.

Overall, I found Watch You Burn to be an interesting book and a good sophomore showing by Amanda Searcy.  Also, the cover design is on fire (sorry for the pun...); I will say, I am a sucker for a beautiful cover, and this does not disappoint.  I will definitely be picking up Amanda's first book, The Truth Beneath the Lies, and watching for more from her!

Final Rating

About the Author

Amanda Searcy has a BA from New Mexico State University and an MA in human rights from the University of Essex in England. She works in collection development for a public library system and loves chocolate, cats, and curling up with a good book. She lives in New Mexico. 

Visit her online at amandasearcybooks.com and follow her on Twitter at @aesearcy.


3 Winners will receive a finished copy of Watch You Burn, US Only.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for stopping by; I love to hear from you!

Happy reading!!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...