Title: The Revenge
Author: Hannah Jayne
Publication: 04 July 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young adult, Suspense
After a bad breakup, Tony’s ex-girlfriend Hope embarrasses him in front of the whole school and spreads vicious rumors. Tony is devastated and in a moment of revenge, he makes the location on her phone public. But a week later, when Hope calls Tony and begs him to stop the prank, he hears a shriek and a car door slamming. Then the call is dropped.
Too late, Tony realizes that he may have put Hope’s life in danger. Can he trace Hope’s movements and save her before times runs out?Tony Gardner was in a relationship with the pseudo-celeb and trust fund baby, Hope Jensen. Everything was good with them until he decided to break up with her. Of course, that didn’t sit well with Hope so she decided to extract revenge by humiliating Tony in school. In order to get back for what she did, she pulled a prank by signing up Hope to a lot of online sites and broadcasting her contact details. It was all funny at first but then one night, Hope called Tony asking him to take down all her information online because she said that someone is following her. The following day, Hope never went to school and officially became missing.
Because of Hope’s flair for the dramatics and always wanting to have the last laugh, Tony knows that she is just out there not really missing. Hope’s local celebrity parents had a lot of support during their predicament. You can see their faces all over the news – parents longing for their missing child.
The book is written in dual POV – Tony and Hope. The first few chapters is Tony’s and after that will be Hope’s. There you will find out what really happened to the most popular girl in town. And all I can say is, karma is bitch.
To be honest, I don’t hate the story but I don’t like it either. There were some parts that I find annoying and pathetic. I wish they have revealed what happened to Hope around the middle of the book. Or maybe they added extra possible suspects. Maybe I didn’t like it because I compare it to Gone Girl and I already what happened on that story and it felt like the same thing will happen. Like seriously, this is a teenage version of Gone Girl.