Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton

  • ISBN-10: 162681841X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1626818415
  • Publisher: Diversion Publishing (February 28, 2017)


Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been able to see countdown clocks over everyone's heads indicating how long before they will die. She can't do anything about anyone else’s, nor can she do anything about her own, which will hit the zero hour before she even graduates high school.

A life cut short is tragic, but Ivy does her best to make the most of it. She struggles emotionally with her deep love for on-again, off-again boyfriend Myers Patripski. She struggles financially, working outside of school to help her mom and her sister. And she struggles to cope with the murder of her best friend, another life she couldn't save. Vanessa Donovan was murdered in the woods, and everyone in town believes Ivy had something to do with it.

Then more girls start disappearing. Ivy tries to put her own life in order as she pieces together the truth of who ended Vanessa's. To save lives, and for her own sanity.

The clock is always ticking. And Ivy's only hope is to expose the truth before it runs out completely.

I am not often drawn to  reading books that fall into the suspense/thriller genre but after reading this book's synopsis, I had to find out what Gardenia was all about. 

Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton is beautifully written and full of characters that moved my heart. A plot full of bittersweet memories, poignant emotions, supernatural gifts and suspenseful moments  that kept me on the edge of my seat!  I also enjoyed the bit of romance thrown in as well. 

To sum it up? Teenage angst at it's very best! I truly enjoyed reading this Gardenia and I can't wait to read Ms. Sutton's next book. 

5 Stars!

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Diversion Publishing, Ms. Sutton and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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