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Cut Here by Azzurra Nox
Sixteen-year-old Lena Martin’s idyllic world shatters the night her mother dies due to a hit and run accident. Two years later, her dad relocates her from Italy to Los Angeles to help her put behind the time spent in a psychiatric ward following her mother’s death. But the move only proves to be a fatal mistake. Shortly after her arrival, the classmates of her new private school begin to commit suicide under mysterious circumstances after reading a cult book called Cut Here.
Determined to unravel the mystery behind the suicides, she bands together with loner Jonathan Russe and outcast Hope Peters to figure out exactly what is happening, not realizing that this places them under a dangerous radar. During this same time, Lena falls for a mysterious and attractive guy named Michael, who is as equally disarming as he’s dangerous.
As her attraction grows, so does the body count at St. Lucy Academy. Soon, Lena needs to decide whether to stay away from the guy she’s falling for, or to trust him. Is Michael behind the suicides, or is he the key that can unlock the mystery that can stop the bloodshed? Deceptions run high and Lena soon learns that nothing is what it seems.
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I grabbed Cut Here after seeing the cover on Amazon. I love that cover so much. I didn’t even read the blurb. I know we aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover but truly, can you blame me?
Cut Here is extremely unique. I don’t think I have ever read another book quite like this one. It’s YA, but as an adult, I really liked this one. It’s set in high school and has your normal teenage drama but then there is a lot of stuff going on that doesn’t happen to anyone in high school.
I don’t know who I was more frustrated with at certain points, Lena, Michael, or John. They all made choices that would have had me climbing the walls if I was friends with any of them in high school.
Our main characters are far from perfect, but still likable as they try to figure out what is causing this crazy amount of suicides to happen.
There are some truly amazing battle scenes, awesome moments where the underdogs get a chance to shine, and force that is behind all of this that keeps you questioning what is going on.
I really liked Cut here and I will definitely be following Azzurra Nox from now on.
4 teenage angsty, I haven’t quite seen this before stars from me.
Born in Catania, Sicily, she has led a nomadic life since birth. She has lived in various European cities and Cuba, and currently resides in the Los Angeles area. Always an avid reader and writer from a young age, she loved entertaining her friends with ghost stories. She loves horror movies, cats, and a good rock show. She dislikes Mondays and chick-flicks. CUT HERE, her debut paranormal urban fantasy was inspired by a nightmare the writer had a few years ago. Some of her favourite authors include Anne Rice, Oscar Wilde, Chuck Palahniuk, and Isabella Santacroce.