Thursday, April 17, 2014

Don't Turn Around

Author: Michelle Gagnon
Goodreads Rating: 3.86
Pages: 309
Format: Ebook Purchased on Nook

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her computer-hacking skills to stay safely anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in an empty warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side.
Enter Peter Gregory. A rich kid and the leader of a hacker alliance, Peter needs people with Noa's talents on his team. Especially after a shady corporation called AMRF threatens his life in no uncertain terms.
But what Noa and Peter don't realize is that Noa holds the key to a terrible secret, and there are those who'd stop at nothing to silence her for good.
Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will devour the story of Noa, a teen soul mate to Lisbeth Salander.

When I first started to read this book, I noticed a lot of parallels drawn to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I started to read the Millennium series a few years ago and will admit that I still haven't finished the last book, but this felt like the perfect filler for that. Noa was this little badly treated girl who had been wronged and was eager to fight back. While the wrongs done to both girls were vastly different, they were still victims who didn't want to just sit back and take it.

I really enjoyed this book and seeing how the hackers and whatnot worked. While a lot of the tech jargon that was used went over my head, It was really fascinating to see the complexity of it and how it can work in the book. I will admit that I don't know how much research went into the tech jargon and everything with this book, but I did find other aspects of it even more exciting.

Such as PEMA, this made up illness that was the whole focus of this book. while it isn't right away revealed, once we find out about it, it really is fascinating. Reading about this disease was one of my favorite parts of this book having been such a fan of the black death  and other such horrible things, this really poked at me and said "THINK ABOUT MEEEEE"

While some parts of this book were absolutely tragic, I cannot wait to see what is going to happen with the next book and where our characters will be going next.

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