Thursday, July 3, 2014

Review: The Rules for Breaking


The crazy ones are always in for the long run.

Turns out the FBI had a mole in the crew, causing Anna (formerly known as Meg) and her family to live in chaos for the past years. But what are the odds the corrupt agent was working alone? This time around Anna and Ethan won't have to deal with family secrets and backstabbing foes. Instead, they are taken hostage, tortured, and dressed up...?

Sadly, this sequel to The Rules of Disappearing, doesn't stand to it's predecessor. Two thirds of the book are spent locked in vans and buildings, while Anna's sister, Teeny, is mostly there to launch her own spin-off. Elston did try to instill the family life through all the action by creating a plot line for Anna's mother -- and hence providing the novel with well-done emotional scenes.

A great addition for YA thriller fans.

2 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one or the predecessor, but I'm writing down the title. There aren't enough YA thrillers out there.

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    1. Well said! Hope it becomes a trend.

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