Firstly I wish to thank Amber Choudhary at Midas Public Relations for inviting me on the blog Tour for Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp.
ABOUT THE BOOK
FIVE friends go to a cabin.
FOUR of them are hiding secrets.
THREE years of history bind them.
TWO are doomed from the start.
ONE person wants to end this.
NO ONE IS SAFE.
For five friends, this was supposed to be one last getaway before going their separate ways–a chance to say goodbye to each other, and to the game they’ve been playing for the past three years. But they’re all dealing with their own demons, and they’re all hiding secrets.
Finn doesn’t trust anyone since he was attacked a few months ago. Popular girl Liva saw it happen and did nothing to stop it. Maddy was in an accident that destroyed her sports career. Carter is drowning under the weight of his family’s expectations. Ever wants to keep the game going for as long as they can, at all costs.
When the lines between game and reality start to blend with deadly consequences, it’s a race against time before it’s game over–forever.
Are you ready to play?
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
A group of students, in their last year before moving to college, have been playing a role play game for the last three years. They all come from different financial backgrounds and abilities. There had originally been six students but one had dropped out. The group was well represented, rich, poor, autistic, transgender and wannabee.
To be honest the group had probably seen its best days already and most of them were ready to move on. Liva, the rich kid in the group always made available her family cabin in the outback of the woods, which were rumoured to be haunted by a killer. The scene is well and truly set.
I must admit that I have always been quite fascinated with role playgroups but never taken part myself. There is history with some of the group which feels a little awkward to start with. There has been an avalanche which hinders the group getting to the cabin, especially two of them but they all make it and soon get stuck in. It isn’t long before things take a turn for the gruesome!
Each of the characters has their own turn at telling their background and their relationship with the other members of the group. It really is a matter of no-body is perfect but it is enough to kill them? The story isn’t just tense, it feels like at any moment that someone else will die. Escape isn’t as easy as you think and the darkness, the large cabin and the surrounding woods just seem to be working against them, but not as much as their own minds. Each person has a secret that could be a reason for them to die. But who is the killer?
Loved this story and the comparison of the confident characters that they played to the real them is totally different, make a mistake in role-playing and you come back to live another day. The cabin is really cool and has its own defences as well as outside influences.
Brilliant characters. I did work out who but still loved the whole story. I wish to thank the publisher for a copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MARIEKE NIJKAMP is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends and Before I Let Go. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globetrotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, has served as an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, and is the founder of DiversifYA. She lives in the Netherlands.