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The Girl in The Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab Book Review

The Girl in the Wall
Ariel's birthday weekend looks to be the event of the season, with a private concert by rock star Hudson Winters on the grounds of her family's east coast estate, and all of Ariel's elite prep school friends in attendance. The only person who's dreading the party is Sera, Ariel's former best friend, whose father is forcing her to go. Sera has been the school pariah since she betrayed Ariel, and she now avoids Ariel and their former friends. Thrown together, Ariel and Sera can agree on one thing: this could be one very long night.
They have no idea just how right they are.
Only moments after the concert begins and the lights go down, thugs open fire on parents and schoolmates alike, in a plot against Ariel's father that quickly spins out of control. As the entire party is taken hostage, the girls are forced apart. Ariel escapes into the hidden tunnels in the family mansion, where she and Sera played as children. Only Sera, who forges an unlikely alliance with Hudson Winters, knows where her friend could be. As the industrial terrorist plot unravels and the death toll climbs, Ariel and Sera must recall the sisterhood that once sustained them as they try to save themselves and each other on the longest night of their lives.
The Girl in The Wall turned out to be a great book, with awesome characters! I enjoyed it, but I wish that the ending could have maybe not ended so abruptly, and that some things that happened didn’t.

It alternates point-of-views between Sera and Ariel. You find it out pretty quickly that Sera did something to make Ariel hate her. I usually always prefer one person over the other when there are two point of views, but I found myself really liking both Sera and Ariel. Sera was a nice person that was responsible, especially considering how crazy the situation got. Ariel was not very likable to me at first, but she was a lot better as everything went on. 

There was a lot of death in the book. I’m kind of squeamish with that, but it was still readable to me. I’d maybe skip over those parts if you don’t like that sort of thing. The people that had taken them hostage went to some extremes. There was some romance for each character, with I found sweet. It was a good addition to the plot.

The thing that dropped the rating I wanted to give this book was the ending. The Girl In The Wall ended pretty quickly and I wish that you would have found out more about what happened to everyone who survived. Also, there were some things that I really wish did not happen. They broke my heart a little :( 

The one thing that The Girl in The Wall did not lack was a super exciting storyline. I was impressed with how the writing pulled you in and was constantly trying to figure out what could happen next and who was responsible for the whole thing. I’d give The Girl In The Wall 3 1/2 out of 5 flowers.

*Thank you so much to Merit Press for sending me a copy of The Girl in The Wall to read and review! :)


16 comments:

  1. I noticed this book on goodreads and was curious about it so I'm glad to see your review. It was sounding like an interesting book til you mentioned the death thing. Is it like oh and he died or like details of how they were dying?

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    1. There are some details and it's not too gory, but there's definitely a lot of death.

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  2. sounds a great book...
    i'd like to choose this one if i win from ur giveaway ...i like the story :)
    thx u for the review...

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  3. This sounds like it's so fast-paced with tension and stakes in the plot:)

    It's awesome when you like both POVs. And the characters sound so real:)

    Lovely review!:)

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    1. I was so happy both povs were great. Thank you! :)

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  4. +JMJ+

    What intrigued me about this book, when I first read about it, was that it sounded so different from all other YA titles I can think of. What puts me off, however, is your observation that it ends far too abruptly. I believe that a book which breaks your heart should also take its time easing you out of the story.

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    1. I definitely agree with you on that, but the plot as a whole is great! :)

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  5. I reviewed this one too! This book was just so new and original and really intriguing. Your review totally captures the essence of the book!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'll go check out your review!

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  6. This book sounds really great, I have added it to my wishlist! I'm actually REALLY curious to see what you mean about the ending.
    Oh, and I really like the title for some reason. (:

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  7. I am really curious of what to expect of this book. As you said the title is very intriguing which is why it caught my attention. I would love to read it and add it on my ever-growing wish list. ;)

    -Riz Bulatao

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  8. I have added it to my wishlist! Sounds very intriguing and when you say a lot of death it's like the kind of death that comes in the Hunger Games? :O

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  9. I also prefer reading books in 1 POV, but two POVs seems to work perfectly for some books. The book cover caught my attention a lot, and I really like stories about broken friendships. Hope I get to read this soon!

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  10. This book sounds very interesting. Thanks for a great review.

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