Tuesday, 19 January 2016

SANCTUARY BAY by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz

In this genre-bending YA thriller, will Sarah Merson's shiny new prep school change her life forever or bring it to a dark and sinister end?

When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation. 

In this genre-bending YA thriller, Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, Sarah's new school may seem like an idyllic temple of learning, but as she unearths years of terrifying history and manipulation, she discovers this "school" is something much more sinister.


I received a copy of Sanctuary Bay by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz in exchange for an honest review.

I honestly didn't know what to expect from this book when I first started reading it. However, i was so glad I picked up a copy as Sanctuary Bay is sensational. It's a book you can't help but have your attention grabbed by, with it's romance, drama and suspense I was completely captivated by this extraordinary world. I have never really been a love triangle person, but never fear there is only a glimpse of this before the situation is resolved. 
The heroine Sarah I adored. Her character was perfect for her age  yet, she was never really immature and I fully sympathised with her throughout the story. I won't give away too much of the story because it really is the kind of book that you'd have to read to believe with half of the things that happen there. 
The ending definitely leaves you wanting more and that i think is the sign of a truly amazing book. I would whole heartedly recommend Sanctuary Bay not only to Young Adults, but for the older reader as well. This is a truly exceptional world Burns and Metz have created and I cannot wait for more.

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