Saturday, January 7, 2017

Book Review: My Sister Rosa

what would you do if your sister was a sociopath?



Wow, that was intense. It was an excellent book regarding most YA that is out there today. It was exciting and gripping. This book has been severely moving. It was the fast-paced tale. This is a shocker. It has a sucker punch that will surprise you, and make you question everything.

The premise of this book is this girls sister is the most terrifying person on earth. Think psychopathic and crazy apparently. Che Taylor is the main character, and he is just your average teenager. Except he is convinced, she is a psychopath. She is a very talented liar, super smart and cunning, as well as stunningly lovely. She hasn't hurt anyone, as of yet but its just a matter of time. Following a move from Sydney to New York, their lives turn upside down.

This book was jam-packed with diversity. Which is a breath of fresh air in the YA world? I also liked that it had a male narrator, in a world filled with female main characters. All of the characters were pretty fantastic. They had personalities and were pretty developed. I thought there was a few too many characters, but that is just a personal taste of mine.

The writing in this book is so brilliantly beautiful. It's casual and fun. At some points, you forget that you are reading a book and feel like your living life with the characters. That is how much they jump off of the page.

This book is filled with plot twists galore, mainly toward the end. You will never be able to guess what happens. The story changes directions rapidly. It will leave you wondering what the heck just happened.

I love the contemporary feel to a book that could easily be a thriller. It has that summery read feel to it, even though you're dealing with topics that are tough.

I was provided a review copy from SOHO Teen in exchange for an honest and 100% unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Goodreads Description: 

What if the most terrifying person you'd ever met was your ten-year old sister? A spine-chilling psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA authors. 

'I promise,' said Rosa. 'I won't kill and I won't make anyone else kill.'

I can't see the loophole. Since the guinea pig there's been nothing. Months now without Rosa killing as much as a mosquito.

As far as I know.


Che Taylor has four items on his list: 1. He wants to spar, not just train in the boxing gym. 2. He wants a girlfriend. 3. He wants to go home. 4. He wants to keep Rosa under control.

Che's little sister Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and so good at deception that Che's convinced she must be a psychopath. She hasn't hurt anyone yet, but he's certain it's just a matter of time. And when their parents move them to New York City, Che longs to return to Sydney and his three best friends. But his first duty is to his sister Rosa, who is playing increasingly complex and disturbing games. Can he protect Rosa from the world - and the world from Rosa?

My Sister Rosa will have you on the edge of your seat from the very first page to the last.

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