By: Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: October 1st, 2011
Source: Netgalley from publisher, Thanks :)
Danny Lopez is new in town. He made a mistake back home in Las Vegas, and now he has landed at an experimental school in Colorado for “tough cases.” At the Cobalt Charter School, everything is scripted—what the teachers say, what the students reply—and no other speaking is allowed. This supercontrolled environment gives kids a second chance to make something of themselves. But with few freedoms, the students become sitting ducks for a killer determined to “clean up” Colorado Springs. -Goodreads-
First I have to tell you how big of a sucker I am for books like this one. I love everything about these types of books. I love the mystery to them, the hardship between the characters, and the suspense in the story! Your classic page turner.
Danny Lopez is the kid in town. But he is not moving to New York City, Seattle, or L.A. He is moving to a very little town just outside Denver, Colorado. And what is in this small town....nothing. Well not nothing, because he is moving there with his mom and step-dad because they are building a new casino and his mom is going to be the manager there. Some think that this is wrong but really don't do anything about it. Well while Danny is here he should make the best of it. He becomes friends with the girl next door and a couple guys down the road. They all go to the same school. This school is not like other schools though. This school has a very strict policy. There rules are: they can not talk while school is in session, they have to where white gloves so they know if you have been doing something that you are not supposed to do, and they learn from scripts providing from the state. But during this time a series of events start to happen. Cats start coming up missing and then come up murdered. What is happening in this small town?
At first when if first started to read this book I thought to myself what is going on? The book started off with a really neat story. The main character goes to a school that is very strict and meets a group of friends that become some of his best friends. Hey it could happen. It does in most books. While at the school Danny befriends the principle by accident. I think he just felt somewhat comfortable with the principle. But things change and this is going to be one of them. Later on in the book the real twist happens....the start killing off cats. Now come on, what did the cats ever do to you. They are cute and cuddly and are great snuggle partners. It was really disturbing to read about a serial cat killer. Yes there were more then one. In the book they talk about the cats being a offering to the demon so that evil can enter the world. This book was going every which way. But the sad part is that the book was very well written and really good.
I know what you are saying....that I just went on and on about things I complained about in the book and you are still saying that they book was good?!?!?!?!? Yes. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a read the keeps you on your toes. I think that this this book was a really awesome read. It was intriguing and kept you going inside the story. In my opinion that is what every book should have.
I am giving this book a 4 out 5 stars! It is defiantly a book that I was glad I was able to read. :)