Five Total Strangers // Book Review

About The Book
Mira needs to get home for the holidays. Harper, Mira’s glamorous seatmate from her initial flight, offers her a ride. Harper and her three friends can drop Mira off on their way home. Soon, roads go from slippery to terrifying. People’s belongings are mysteriously disappearing. Someone in the car is clearly lying, and may even be sabotaging the trip—but why? And can Mira make it home alive, or will this nightmare drive turn fatal?
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My Rating

My feelings about this book are very mixed. I think the plot was really good, but the story wasn’t as fleshed out as I would’ve liked. In the book, we follow Mira, who gets trapped at the airport during a blizzard. Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, she accepts a ride with 4 other teenagers.

Mira was an unlikable main character for many reasons, but the main one being that I found her to be so naive and clueless. She would willingly believe anything if they put the right amount of doubt in her mind. She never trusted her instincts, or stopped and thought before jumping to conclusions.

The rest of the characters were generic and didn’t have much depth to them. Sure, they played a part in the story, but the plot really does revolve around Mira. However, I didn’t hate any of the characters, which I’d say is a good thing.

My biggest complaint is that the book was very, very slow. I am a fan of fast paced mystery/thrillers, and this one just wasn’t one. I felt like nothing was really happening, and I just kept waiting for things to pick up.

“Six awkward hours in the car with strangers, and I’ll be home with my mom. It’s going to be fine.”

Now, the book did keep me guessing and reading, which is a good thing. But I just wanted more excitement, and more action! For it to be more thrilling. Maybe that’s just a me thing, but if I am reading a mystery/thriller type book, I want to be on the edge of my seat, and not know what to expect every chapter.

The outcome of the story was pretty good, and it did start picking up during the last couple chapters. Also, I was a fan of the writing. All in all, I just wished I liked the general plot and how things played out a little bit more.

Overall, I didn’t hate the book, but I probably wouldn’t recommend it either. However, if you’re looking for a middle of the road, very easy to read, slow thriller, you could give this one a read. Especially if you’re just getting into the YA thriller genre. In short, I would probably pick up more of this author’s books in the future.

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Until The Next Chapter,

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