This Is How It Ends by Jen Nadol
If you could see the future, would you want to? After the disturbing visions Riley and his friends see turn out to be more than hallucinations, fate takes a dangerous twist in this dark and suspenseful page-turner.Goodreads.
Riley and his friends are gearing up for their senior year by spending one last night hanging out in the woods, drinking a few beers, and playing Truth or Dare. But what starts out as a good time turns sinister when they find a mysterious pair of binoculars. Those who dare to look through them see strange visions, which they brush off as hallucinations. Why else would Riley see himself in bed with his best friend’s girlfriend—a girl he’s had a secret crush on for years?
In the weeks that follow, the visions begin to come true...including a gruesome murder. One of Riley’s closest friends is now the prime suspect. But who is the murderer? Have Riley and his friends really seen the future through those mysterious binoculars? And what if they are powerless to change the course of events?
Publishes in US: October 7th 2014 by Simon Pulse
Genre: ya paranormal
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Stopped at 10%I wrote a post about negative reviews, and how I don't review if I don't finish, and a very wise blogger pointed out that knowing what a blogger doesn't like can be valuable to publishers and authors too. I think that it also helps my readers build trust that I am not just slapping good ratings on everything I read. I have a knack for picking what I will lack based on synopsis and reviews, but that even fails. Then another blogger mentioned she did a did not finish post and I thought it was a great idea. So, here we go:
I wanted to read this one because I love the premise of being able to see the future, and seeing how it would be and how each step changes things. Unfortunately it seems like this was more drama than paranormal which is what I was geared up for.
I couldn't connect with Riley. And maybe it was my fault because I don't do the murder whodunits very well. I think its because we were thrown so many characters at once and I like the ones with friendship but seeing their dynamics and knowing that he will cheat when he's being so restraining is harder.
That isn't to say that the writing is poor or the characters are poorly constructed, it's personal on my end.
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