Blog Tour: Find Me

Find Me
by Romily Bernard
Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Harper Teen / Simon & Schuster UK
September 24th, 2013
307 pages                 

“Find Me.”

These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.

Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.

Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?

Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.

But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.

Because it just got personal.


My Review

It's been a while since I've read a book that made me equally upset, scared, and in love all at the same time. This was one of those books and it was a very intense ride.

The things that Wick has been through, that she is dealing with, and continues to go through, really upset me. I know that there are teens out there whose lives are like this (surrounded by abuse, drugs, and harshly judged by others), but that doesn't mean I have to like it. It just makes me realize how blessed my home life was and how much I want to make sure that my children don't ever have to face anything like this.

I really loved Wick and Griff. Wick's life has taught her that she can only depend upon herself, so even though she has some decent foster parents, she will not trust them. She is extremely smart, but very vulnerable, and she would do anything to protect her sister. She is attracted and feels pulled to Griff, but she is afraid of him at the same time. Griff is a little mysterious. Wick kind of took him at face value, but there is so much more to him and she never really looked close enough to see it before.

I wasn't really sure who Wick could trust and who was the actual villain. I would think I'd gotten it figured out and then something would come up or Wick would question something and then so would I. There are also other factors Wick has to deal with too, such as the cop who thinks Wick is trash and won't leave her alone, her criminal father's associates who all expect things from her, the demands of school, her foster parents' expectations, and her sister's needs. This was really quite an emotional read.

Overall, this was a great book! This is definitely a debut author to watch and follow in the YA genre. If you like suspense, the game of clue, or emotionally intense books, then definitely give this a try.

Content: Some swearing (including a few f-words) and violence
Source: I received a copy for review from the tour host/Edelweiss, which did not affect my review in any way.

Twitter Party

Musings of a Blogder, a team member of The Fantastic Flying Book Club, will host a Twitter Party for FIND ME on launch day, 9/24/2013. Romily is giving away signed hardbacks of FIND ME every ten minutes.

The Twitter Party begins 7pm EST and is hosted by Nova Lee Zaiden (@novablogder). 

About the Author

Romily Bernard: I graduated from Georgia State University with a Literature degree. Since then, I’ve worked as a riding instructor, cell phone salesgirl, personal assistant, groom, exercise rider, accounting assistant, and, during a very dark time, customer service rep.

So don’t let anyone tell you a BA degree will keep you unemployed...

You can find Romily here:


(1) of (2) signed hardback copies of Find Me by Romily Bernard and Slapbands (US ONLY)
Ends 09/26/2013

THE QUESTION OF THE DAY (for the leave a blog comment entry on the rafflecofter): Who do you think the villain is? Is it the cop (who doesn't like Wick and is always watching), the dead girl's (Tessa's) father, Wick's possible love interest (Griff), Wick's foster father (Todd), or someone from the high school?

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