Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Burning by Danielle Rollins

*ARC received for an honest review from Bloomsbury, thank you!

After three years in juvie, Angela Davis is now months away from release. She'll finally get the hell out of Brunesfield Correctional Facility. 
And then Jessica arrives...She's young-only ten years old-so why did she arrive in shackles under the highest security? And why is she being kept in segregation? No one knows what she did to end up there. But there are plenty of rumours.
Pretty soon strange things start happening to Angela and her friends. Could they be down to Jessica?
This little girl might just be more dangerous than anyone ever expected...

Having never read a story by Danielle Rollins before, I had no idea what was to be expected going in. Also, this book has continuously been compared to the television film 'Orange is the New Black', but I've never seen the show, and so can't tell you what I think about this comparison. However, what I can tell you is that this book was intriguing and interesting right from the beginning. I loved the setting, the characters, the strong female friendships, and the slight hint of the supernatural element that is played with throughout the novel. One complaint with the book is that sometimes the pacing could get a little bit slow, but the mystery involved kept me reading and reading some more. With its creepy and sometimes horror inducing undertones, this is a story that will keep readers going right up until the very end. 

Rating: 3.5/5 

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