It's my turn to review Tamara Hart Heiner's new book, Perilous. I'm so excited to do this for her. She's a wonderful person, a great friend, and a fantastic writer. We met due to the fact that we both had contracts with WiDo Publishing.
Perilous begins with a group of four girls doing what girls do best. Shopping! At the end of their day of fun, while waiting to be picked up at the mall, they witness a burglary. In their surprise, they try to get away, but of course, like all good stories, they are caught by the bad guys. This book is a tale of their adventures in traveling across the U.S., trying to get home to their families. Not all of them make it.
Now, if there's one thing I hate. It's reading books on the computer. When Tamara sent me the PDF file for an early review, I dreaded it. But what surprised me was that I couldn't stop reading! I sat here all day staring at my lovely computer screen until I finished the story. It kept me spell-bound until the end. Teens will love this fun thriller and the ride they take until the end.
It's left open at the end for a sequel but I would have liked a more complete ending. The other thing that would have made it better in my opinion, would be deeper developed characters, but I don't blame this on Tamara. I know her editor. I had the same one. I know she was forced to cut a lot of information that would have made the characters richer and more meaty. She should have been able to keep some of that good stuff. It is a YA after all. Enough said.
But all that aside, it was a very fun story! I can't wait to read the sequel to find out what happens in the very end! Perilous is a definite must buy!