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Publisher Description

A novel of infatuation and obsession, Unnatural Deeds has an electrifying ending that readers won’t see coming.


Victoria Zell doesn’t fit in, not that she cares what anyone thinks. She and her homeschooled boyfriend, Andrew, are inseparable. All they need is each other. That is, until Zachary Zimmerman joins her homeroom. Within an hour of meeting, he convinces good-girl Vic to cut class. And she can’t get enough of that rush.


Despite Vic’s loyalty to Andrew, she finds her life slowly entwining with Z’s. Soon she’s lying to everyone she knows in an effort to unravel Z’s secrets. Except Z’s not the only one with a past. Victoria’s hiding her own secrets, secrets that will come back to haunt her…and destroy everything in her path.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2016
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Sourcebooks, Inc
SELLER
Sourcebooks, Inc.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Caroline_AA ,

I have a love/hate relationship with this book.

I have a love/hate relationship with this book.

Basic gist: Vic tells the story to her boyfriend, Andrew, all about how she cheated on him, falling for the new guy at school, Z. The ending is OUT THERE. If you don't read books because of cheating, don't count this one out for that reason. Seriously.

What I loved:
I loved the bits of interviews, newspaper articles, and so on that preceded each chapter. They were little clues to the end game that kept me invested in the story, needing to know what happened. I loved that, until almost the final chapter, I had no clue where this was going. I didn’t even know who was a good guy and who was a bad guy. I loved that it kept me guessing.

What I didn’t care for:
I wasn’t really invested in the day to day play-by-play that Vic was giving us. It bored me a little. I didn’t like the decisions she made, though I understand that’s part of her character, and I don’t knock stars for that. I just didn’t like some of the things she did. Actually, aside from her stupid decisions, I can kind of relate to Vic. She feels like an outsider, doesn’t really feel like she belongs and can’t connect to her peers. Gosh, that was me in high school!

As I read books I tend to have a star rating in mind, this one jumped quickly from about a 2 up to a 3.5. This is the kind of book that seemed, to me, tedious as I read it. But when I read that ending? Wow. Blew me away. I actually didn’t quite understand what was happening until it was happening. Suddenly I was backpedaling, saying, WAIT! WHAT??? Yeah, it was good. So trippy.

So, do I recommend this book? Yes. But go into this knowing that the pacing is slow and steady, the clues are there, but you’re unlikely to put it together until the very end. And you’ll probably keep thinking about the story afterward, I know I did!

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

User072119 ,

Must Read!

I just want us all to take a moment here and first appreciate how eerily gorgeous this cover is. The cover is what first attracted me to even look at this book. When I started reading this, I had very high hopes based off of the description and the cover and Cyn Balog MORE than delivered on my expectations.

I don't want to go into too many details and spoil the book for you, so I am going to be a little vague in my review. The entire story is told from the point of view of Vic as she is laying injured in the woods and recording her story on her cell phone trying to explain how she found herself in this situation to her boyfriend Andrew. Oh, Andrew! One thing Vic and I agree on his how sweet Andrew is and how he deserves such a better life than the one he has been handed.

Cyn Balog's writing is beautiful and captivating. She immediately pulled me in and I when I wasn't reading, I was thinking about reading and wondering what was about to happen next. Having the story told from Vic's point of view really immersed me in just how obsessive and anxiety ridden she is as a character. I also really enjoyed how each chapter started out with either a newspaper clipping about the murder or a police interview of someone close to Vic. It added a separate perspective to the story outside of Vic's personal reflections of everything that lead up to the incident.

If you haven't already added Unnatural Deeds to your TBR list, you should do so immediately!

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