Review: Find Me by Romily Bernard

September 19, 2013 Reviews 14 ★★★★★

Review: Find Me by Romily BernardFind Me by Romily Bernard
Series: Find Me #1
Published by HarperTeen on September 24, 2013
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover
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My rating: five-stars
“Find Me.”

These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.

Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.

Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?

Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.

But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.

Because it just got personal.

Find Me was such an amazing book. I went into it thinking it was just about hacking, but it’s about so much more than that and it was so, so good!!

Wick is a fascinating character with a unique voice. She’s skeptical of everything and everyone and completely untrusting. She has her reasons, too. She’s protective of her younger sister, Lily – and it’s a good thing because, unlike Wick, Lily is trusting and open. That’s not necessarily a bad way to live, but it leaves Lily vulnerable.

I loved Lauren so much. She was an amazing friend and I loved that Wick could confide in her and trust her. There were enough untrustworthy characters in this book and in Wick’s life. It was nice knowing she had someone she could count on. On the flipside, I completely hated Carson throughout the majority of the book. He was creepy and untrustworthy. And then the end of the book just blew my mind. Like.. Whoa. No words. And I’d spoil it, too, if I said anymore.

Then there was Griff. Wow. Um. I seriously don’t even know where to start with Griff. He was kind, friendly, sweet, mean, aloof, flirty… I could go on and on and on. He goes through a myriad of emotions, feelings and personalities from beginning to end. And some of the revelations… Wow. Like.. At one point, I thought I knew where his character arc was going, and then I wasn’t sure, and then I was like… Mind Blown!!

I actually got to a certain point in the book where my reactions were basically like this:
“WHAAAAATTTT?????”
“WHOA! WAIT… WHAT???”
“WHAT??? WAIT, WAIT… WHAT???”
“WHOA, THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE NOW!!!!!”

So… yeah. I don’t even know what else I can say without spoiling everything. I’m STILL reeling from the ending!! I heard there is supposed to be a second book and I WANT IT!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!

Bernard is such a great writer. She gives Wick a unique voice, there’s no pesky love triangle, and the red herrings and twists and turns will leave your head spinning!! I literally had a book hangover after reading Find Me and it took me forever to start a new book after finishing it!

If you come away with from this review with just one thing, let it be this: You MUST read this book!!! NOW!

14 Responses to “Review: Find Me by Romily Bernard”

  1. Pili

    Thanks for your review!

    I keep reading very good and rather meh reviews about this book, so I’m still on the fence about reading it!

    • Meredith

      When I went to read it, I had seen nothing but good things about it and it exceeded my expectations! I can understand your hesitation, though, if you’ve read some meh reviews. I personally highly recommend it. I loved it!

  2. Klaudia

    It’s official, I NEED this book! Awesome review, I love books that have a shocking ending and based on your reaction, it appears Romily Bernard has accomplished that. I can’t wait for this coming Tuesday. :-)

  3. Natalie D. Richards

    Totally had to stop by to tell you I’m with you 100% on this one. Find Me rules!! Rom and I finaled together in the RWA Golden Heart contest in 2012 so I got a peek at Find Me about a year ago and let me tell you, it was love at first sight! Awesome book and a lovely gal, to boot. :-)

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