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Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.
She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: She’s popular. She wears nothing but black.
Black to cover the blood.
And she can fight.
Tell no one.
She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.
But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad: sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves. The rush of the fight, the thrill of the win―something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…
"A concise, bold crime tale that, even in its darkest moments, shines with brilliance." – Kirkus Reviews
"Lost Girls is full of mystery, meltable romance, and gritty magnetism. I seriously couldn't put it down." ~Rachel A. Marks, Amazon Best-Selling Author of DARKNESS BRUTAL
"This has got to be the best YA Contemporary Thriller that I have read so far this year." ~Lauren's Page Turners
"Had my heart racing the whole time!" ~ Christy, Goodreads review
"I was immediately hooked on this story and finished the book as fast as I could." ~Kelly, Goodreads review
"Overall, this was a really fantastic, albeit dark, read, and I was absolutely captivated solving the mystery of her past and disappearance..." ~Olivia, Goodreads review
"I knew that Lost Girls was going to be an interesting read, but I didn't expect it to be so totally engrossing!" ~Lovey Dovey Books
"The author keeps you on the edge of your seat with the feeling of unease, with the idea that Rachel can't be safe until she remembers what happened to her." ~Jennifer, Goodreads review
"I was hooked from start to finish, and even after the book concluded, I was still ready for more...If you're looking for a book that will get you out of a reading slump and has so much intensity that you will read through the night, then you need to read Lost Girls." ~Jillian, Rant And Rave About Books
Once I started Lost Girls, I read two-thirds of it in a single sitting. (And I read the remainder in another single sitting.) I just couldn't turn away from the characters, the gorgeous writing, and dark, insidious mystery at the heart of the novel.
If you like the ballet, especially Swan Lake, t... ...more
* I received a copy from the publicist via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.
First, I want to say that I have yet to read a book from Entangled Publishing that has disappointed me. I have loved every book they sent me so far, and Lost Girl is my absolute favorite. I was hooked from star... ...more
Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano was a great read and one I had a very hard time putting down.
The premise of this book sucked me in and I was intrigued from the very first page. I loved how the author got stuck right into the story straight away and it captured and held my attention the entire time... ...more
Note: I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.
This has got to be the best YA Contemporary Thriller that I have read so far this year. It is a unique book that tackles subjects that I have never seen in a book. It is als... ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary
Merrie Destefano's Lost Girls is a story that will grab your attention from the very first page, and won't let go until the last page of the story. It is a story that is being compared to Black Swan meets Fight Cl... ...more
Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life....more
She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.
"Lost Girls" is a captivating YA mystery/thriller that begins with Rachel waking up in a ditch after falling asleep in her bed at home. She soon learns that she is missing a year of her memories but has been missing herself for 2 weeks, thought to be the victim of a serial kidnapper. She finds tr... ...more
Originally published at Lovey Dovey Books
I knew that Lost Girls was going to be an interesting read, but I didn't expect it to be so totally engrossing! Merrie Destefano writes to capture attention and holds it by engaging readers thoroughly as Rachel's dark tale unfolds.
Rachel comes to conscious... ...more
This was so much fun to read. YA, female Fight club but with enough differences, which made this book very unique. I enjoyed all the twists and turns and could not wait to find out how the story would end.
Full review: http://alexatalksbooks.blogspot.ca/20... ...more
First rule is do not talk about it.. I loved every minute of this book. What an interesting concept. ...more
Rachel goes missing for two weeks, shows up battered in a ditch, and has lost an entire year of her memory. She has no idea what has happened over the last year but she soon realizes that she's not the same girl she was a year ago. Instead of light colors, dancing ballet, and listening to Taylor... ...more
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When Rachel fell asleep she was nervously preparing for her geometry final; when she wakes up she is in a ditch, bloody and bruised. A year of her life is missing. As she begins to piece things together, she doesn’t... ...more
Had my heart racing the whole time! This one is definitely worth your read!
The problem is, everyone, from my parents to my teachers to the police, says that stuff didn’t happen yesterday. It happened last year.
Rachel just woke up and found herself in an unfamiliar life. Sure, she still has the sa... ...more
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for allowing me to get my hands on this amazing book.
Rachel goes to bed a normal teenager girl, listening to Taylor Swift and praying that she won't fail geometry. Awaking in a ditch and finding out she's been missing for two weeks is disturbing enough on... ...more
This is a really cool read.
Rachel's search for the truth and for what happened to her and to the other girls who went missing is suspenseful and I was hooked from the start. Slowly you discover what Rachel was involved in and it's exciting to read as well as disturbing. The things she uncovers ar... ...more
'Lost Girls' is an exciting young adult thriller that will leave the reader breathless. The author did a fantastic job creating mystery upon mystery that slowly unravel throughout the book. I really loved that the main character - Rachel - has amnesia, because it allows us the feeling of... ...more
This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More Review
This is one book I could not put down. I was glued to the pages trying to figure out what happened to Rachel.
This is definitely one of those books it's best to go in blind so that the story unfolds around you. It's full of sus... ...more
I don't often read young adult novels, but every once in awhile I read one that convinces me to read more. This is one of them. Dark, fanciful, and engaging. I had such a hard time putting it down. It's a great story about friendship... and fighting. How far down you can fall when you make a few... ...more
Original review can be found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...
** I received an advanced readers copy from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**
Lost Girls is one of those books where the less you know going in the better. The synopsis gives enough of an indication... ...more
I'm here today to chat about Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano. This fast paced novel was realeased on Tuesday January 3rd and I highly suggest you run out the door right now and go buy it. There aren't many YA Mystery/Thrillers out there. I usually have to reach for the adult mystery section when I... ...more
5 EPIC STARS TO LOST GIRLS!!!! the synopsis truly captures what this book is about at it's foundation...Its totally Black Swan meets Fight Club in the BEST way possible! I'm going to need more from this author. Full gush review to come on my blog (Link is in the bio)...
UPDATE: FULL REVIEW
The books starts with Rachel waking up in a ditch by the side of the road after having been missing for a couple weeks, though the story really starts during the year missing from Rachel's memory. The plot kept you reading, wanting to find out what memory/piece of the puzzle will be revealed next... ...more
One Kick Ass Heroine!!!!!!
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Initially, I was drawn to the cover of Lost Girls, and then I was drawn-in by the cover blurb and from there, on to the TBR pile the book was thrown. There was a big gap from the time I added it to the pile until I read the book, so I kind of went in blind to the story – and that was an excellent... ...more