Behind the Blindfold: Uncovered by Natalie E. Wrye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well I did NOT see that coming.. wth??? Talk about out of left field and no where near the radar!!!
Uncovered picks up where book 1 left off. It jumps right in and keeps on going. This is not a stand alone, and you must read book 1 in order to know what is going on.
More secrets are revealed and yet more mystery begins to unfold. I love that this author keeps you on your toes. I love the twists and turns, the unexpected stops and the fact that just when you think you have it figured out, you realize you were not even close.
This is again, one of those books that is hard to review. Saying too much or the wrong thing will completely blow a new readers enjoyment of the story out of the water, because it is most definitely the mystery, intrigue and secrets that make this series to good. Nothing is as it seems. NOTHING.
I still found myself torn on whether or not I liked Mark. I still couldnt decide if he was a decent guy or not. And some of the revelations that came in this book about him had me leaning heavily towards the "run Saturday run!! Far far away from this guy and dont look back!". But then another piece of the puzzle would fit into place and I would be back on the fence about him. Then another mystery would be solved and I would want them to have their happily ever after. Then something would happen and I was back to thinking he was a psycho that needed to be locked up in a padded room with a helmet and a set of crayons. But, then another piece of the puzzle would slip into place and I was back to rooting for him. It was almost maddening and I LOVED it. The author did a brilliant job keeping the mystery in surrounding him front and center. And the entire story kept me on my toes. Like with the 1st book, just when I thought I had it figured out, I found out I was not even close.
One of the things I realized as I was reading this one, was that a good part of the reason I loved this series was because the author was so good at getting your mind thinking a certain way. She would play into that, but when the twist came it all made sense. You were never lost or felt like anything was out of place or forced. The entire story flowed well and nothing felt thrown in.
All of the mystery behind Mark is brought forward. All of his secrets are uncovered. He is laid bare by the end of the book. And trust me when I say, nothing ended up how I was playing it out in my mind. There were so many surprises that you would think the author had just thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the story just to make it come out crazy. But once the last piece of the puzzle was put in place, it was seamless in its brilliance. And I found myself thinking "WTH??" more than once as I was reading.
I read this one in 1 sitting. I literally read both book 1 and 2 in about a day and 1/2. My need to know what was going to happen was so strong. I was glad I started reading on a Sunday and that Monday was Memorial Day so I could just read. But, I must warn you... this one ends in a semi cliff hanger. What does that mean you ask??? Well, I emailed the author to ask if there was going to be another installment. She said yes. (Thank God!!) But what I mean by "semi" cliff hanger is this: All of the mystery was solved. You are left without any questions as to the things that happened. You get all of your answers. But the ending is what I call open ended. I cant really explain in too much detail because it would require spoilers... and you know how Iam about spoilers. You can read book 1 and 2 and not need to read another book. But, with the way the author ends it, you are left wanting more. You are left wanting to know what the future holds for Mark and Saturday. So even though it doesnt end on a "typical" cliffhanger, it does end by leaving you yearning for more of their story. So technically the series could end here, but thankfully the author has plans to put you out of your misery and give you more of Mark and Saturday. *Happy Dance*
So, let the stalking begin as I look for book #3 of this series......
*I was gifted a copy of Behind the Blindfold: Uncovered in exchange for an honest review"
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