Friday, December 12, 2014

Hotwire by Cindy Hogan

YA Friday! And if my power doesn't go out, then this will be a review of Hotwire by Cindy Hogan. Oh- and a giveaway!
The Story-
Chrissy Hadden is a young spy teamed up with three others to find a stolen car. To capture the car theft ring, she goes undercover at a high school where the very wealthy and poor mix.  The suspected teens are rough characters, ones that Chrissy's team is hesitant about her contacting. But, the director wants the car found, and he will take no excuses.

As Chrissy infiltrates the team she is thrown into the chaos of the Russian mafia and men who will kill with no thought. Throughout it all, she must pose as the girl friend of one of the suspects, a boy with wicked tendencies and sociopathic behavior. When she uncovers a child kidnapping plot Chrissy can't back down, and if she doesn't win, people will die.

My Thoughts-
Wow, this is a really raw and intense book. The author doesn't fool around. The teenage characters that are part of the car theft ring are dark and scary. They live in a world of wealth and privilege, but they are angry and violent people. The tension is so high as Chrissy is forced to enter their world and flirt and later date these boys. Plus, people die. No one is safe. I was shocked at the end of the book.

Our main character is 19, so this book is at the very top range of the YA scene, but with all the teenagers at the high school, I'd definitely say this is YA. Chrissy is amazing. I really wanted to know more about her and wished there had been more on her entrance into espionage, but at the end of the book I realized this wasn't the first novel, so my only criticism evaporated.

Hold on for a wild ride, because this book delivers! 5 Stars!

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1 comment:

  1. This does sound like a pretty edgy YA or maybe a New Adult. I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for the review. And thanks for such a great giveaway!