Book Review: The Sound by Sarah Alderson

The Sound
Author: Sarah Alderson
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary | Mystery
Released: May 13th 2014
Review Source: Simon Pulse

When aspiring music journalist Ren Kingston takes a job nannying for a wealthy family on the exclusive island of Nantucket, playground for Boston's elite, she's hoping for a low-key summer reading books and blogging about bands. Boys are firmly off the agenda.

What she doesn't count on is falling in with a bunch of party-loving private school kids who are hiding some dark secrets, falling (possibly) in love with the local bad boy, and falling out with a dangerous serial killer...

The gripping new stand-alone novel from the author of Hunting Lila. Out August 2013

The Sound, a beautiful beach with a beautiful view, but when girls keep turning up dead the beauty seems to dissipate. Ren Kingston who has recently had her heart broken jumped the pond for the summer to be a nanny for The Tripps, but as the summer deepens secrets begin to unravel.

Ren Kingston an inspiring music journalist wanted to escape for the summer, but what she thought was going to be a quiet summer nannying has turned out to be a bit of a crazy ride. Not only has she recently made friends with the trust fund gossip girl kids, specifically the hot boy Jeremy, she’s also caught the eye of the town’s bad boy Jesse. With everyone’s warnings to stay away from Jesse, Ren just can’t seem to stay away, thankfully because hello who doesn’t love a bad boy. Aside from the elite, the bad boys, and the babies, there have been multiple murders happening in Nantucket, specifically murders of nannies, a definite problem for Ren.

First of all I love this book just for the Robert Pattinson and Twilight references, (hardcore twihard over here). Then second I loved the bad boy Jesse, who in my opinion didn’t get enough airtime. Ren has to learn for herself that everything is not what you expect, and she has an entire summer learning this the hard way. When I read the blurb about this book I was excited for the mystery aspect of it, but unfortunately there wasn’t much of it, until the end at least. I’m a Law & Order SUV addict and love getting the clues, all the suspects and all the craziness involving a serial killer take down. So that for me was a disappointment reading this, but that does not mean I didn’t love the book, just wish there was more of it.

The Sound covered it all though, bad boys, pretty boys, friendly girls, snarky mean girls, murders, and an attempt at a summer fling. I loved when Ren was spending time with the kids as well, more or less with the little girl Brodie who was filled with personality and the right amount of kid sass. This is a great summer contemporary with a tad of thriller, but more importantly Jesse. Go ahead pick it up, the cover is absolutely beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I hadn't heard of this book, but I may have to check it out from the library now.

    Amber @ Fall Into Books


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