Not only is there a great mystery here, but reading Jasper’s inner monologue is fascinating. He struggles with what he assumes are his traits that he’s received through biology and his desire to be nothing like his father. This fight between good and evil manifests itself in many ways, from the day-to-day existence where he lives with his grandmother, who is already a little crazy, to understanding the mind of a serial killer, to loving/caring for and never wanting to hurt his girlfriend and his best friend. His brain takes him places that he doesn’t want to go (or does he?) and he know that with this new round of killings, he’s the most likely suspect.
It’s a very gripping thriller, full of intrigue, twists and turns…and an ending that left more than a few loose ends untied. That’s not always my favorite thing, but since the other 99% of the book was fabulous, I can say that I will be continuing the series to get some answers.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga was published April 3, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review. Big thanks to the Publisher, the Author and NetGalley.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction Contemporary Horror Mystery Thriller Series
Ages: 13 and up
COYER Scavenger Hunt #13: Read any type of horror. (1 point)
COYER Campfire Tales Read-A-Thon