Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott (Blog Tour)

I've been looking forward to this one for a while because I love the Bourne
movies and I'd heard this being compared as a similar setting to those. I'll be
reading and reviewing soon. In the meantime, I get to welcome the author to my
blog today to talk about her favorite thrillers, so read on (there's a giveaway too!)...

Pretty Fierce
by Kieran Scott
YA Suspense, Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
April 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire


An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat novel about a teen who, when backed into a corner, fights back, from the author of What Waits in the Woods

Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows danger—and she’ll do anything to survive. After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia’s spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there’s no one who makes her feel more normal, more special, than her boyfriend, Oliver. 

But when she's attacked by someone from her mother's past and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia's secret is exposed. In a split-second decision, she flees the small town, taking Oliver with her. Stalked at every turn, Oliver and Kaia must protect each other...or die trying.

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Guest Post: Five Favorite Thrillers

Picking my five favorite thrillers of all time is an impossible task, because there are JUST SO MANY! There are horror thrillers and procedural thrillers and noir thrillers and dystopian thrillers and on and on and on. So instead of writing a list ten miles long, I decided to focus on YA thrillers that stuck with me long after I read them—so much so that I dreamt about a couple of these (I’ll let you guess which ones). The next time you’re looking for a breathless read, definitely grab one of these.

1. Ten – If you like your books terrifying, twisted and gasp-inducing, this book is for you. It’s by Gretchen McNeil, who is not just one of my favorite writers, but one of my favorite people, and it’s completely engrossing. In it, ten kids get stranded on a creepy island in a torrential rainstorm and, well, really bad things happen. It’s rare that a book makes my heart actually pound, but this one totally did. I honestly never saw what was coming next and completely guessed wrong when it came to who was going to live and who was going to die. Oh, did I mention there’s a lot of carnage? Be prepared to say goodbye to a few characters you like. But it’s totally worth it.

2. Vision – This is a little known-book about a guy who gets blinding migraines and sees visions of violent acts that are totally disturbing and unexplainable—until he realizes they’re visions of murders that have actually happened—and he becomes the prime suspect in those murders. Written by Lisa Amowitz, it’s a totally taut thriller with a really believable romance at its core. I read this book in, like, three sittings, which is tough to do when you have two jobs, two kids, a husband and a TV obsession.

3. This is Our Story – Written by the incredibly talented Ashley Elston, this book tells the story of five boys who go into the woods hunting, and don’t all come back alive. It’s told from the point of view of the girl one of them left behind, but that no one knew he was seeing, and there’s a twist that I promise you will not see coming. I dare you to try to figure it out! The ending is utterly satisfying in that this could totally be a movie kind of way.

4. Wink Poppy Midnight – This isn’t your average thriller in that it has a gothic sort of atmosphere and a sweet, lush, lulling sort of writing style that hushes you into a state of almost dreamy submission. You’re just along for the ride on the gorgeous prose, and then something so shocking happens that you feel totally betrayed in the best possible way. There are three characters you really get to know in this book, yet you’re guessing at which one of them—if any—is actually sane all the way through. April Genevieve Tucholke has a completely enviable ability to totally freak out her readers and make them love every minute of it.

5. Bad Call – This is sort of unfair, because Bad Call isn’t even out yet, but once it’s released (February, 2018), you absolutely MUST read it. This book, by author Stephen Wallenfels is so unputdownable my eyes dried out while reading it. It’s about three guys and a girl who go camping and when the weather turns blizzard-y, things go south quickly, but it’s not about that as much as it’s about the simmering anger and resentment between the characters that eventually bubbles to the surface with the most startling act of violence imaginable. The build up is so perfectly written it will take your breath away for pages upon pages. Seriously. Bring a ventilator.

About the Author

KIERAN SCOTT is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including the Non-Blonde Cheerleader trilogy, the He’s So/She’s So trilogy, and Geek Magnet. She also wrote the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Private and Privilege series under the pen name Kate Brian. She is a senior editor at Disney/Hyperion and resides in New Jersey with her family.

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Have you read this one or any of Scott's other books? What did you think of her thrillers list?

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