Premeditated, by Josin L. McQuein | Book Review #248

Book Review

13446537A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists.

Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why.

Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan.

Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair.

Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage.

Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire.

By tomorrow, he’ll wish he were dead.


Trigger Warning: Mentioning of Self Harm, Blood, & Rape

Premeditated was a book that I picked up on a whim, because hey, I borrowed it from the library, so it was free. However, when I brought it home, I didn’t think that I would end up reading it. I had one of those cases of buyer’s regret..with a library book.

I was quickly wrapped up in this story. I found it so easy to forget, so easy to believe that their intended target was their actual target — even though, from pretty early on in the novel that the actual culprit wasn’t the one they thought it was.

unnamed-10There are a few things about the plot that had me feeling like I was caught up in a whirlwind. The plot of the book moves incredibly quickly. I think, if I’m recalling correctly, the span of Premeditated is just under, or a little over, a months worth of time.

I’m pretty happy with how the book turned out, under the circumstances.

Even though this story is about revenge, — and that’s what initially drew me into the book, —  I’m glad that I read Premeditated. I enjoyed reading Dinah’s story.

I ended up giving Premeditated, 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Have you read Premeditated?

Happy Reading!
Adele

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