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Review: Uncharted by Erin Cashman

This is the first Page Street book I am picking up after they sent me a few of them! I am so excited by their opening 2018 titles, so this is just beyond exciting for me!

Summary

Seventeen-year-old Annabeth prefers the fantasy of her books and paintings to reality—because in reality, her mom is dead, and it was all her fault. When she accompanies her father to the funeral of some family friends who drowned, she’s surprised to find her grief reflected in the face of Griffin Bradford, the son of the couple who died. Griffin is nothing like the carefree boy she once knew. Now he’s irritable, removed, and he’s under police investigation for his parents’ deaths.

One night following the memorial service, Annabeth’s dad goes missing in the woods, and she suspects Griffin knows more about the disappearance than he’s letting on. He refuses to answer her questions, particularly those related to the mysterious “expedition” his parents took to Ireland, where they went missing for seven months.

Annabeth fears her father isn’t lost, but rather a victim of something sinister. She launches her own investigation, tracing clues that whisper of myth and legend and death, until she stumbles upon a secret. One that some would die to protect, others would kill to expose—and which twists Annabeth’s fantasy and reality together in deadly new ways.

Review

(Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Uncharted completely surprised me. I was totally expecting this mystery thriller that would keep me up at night. But around half way through the book, the story takes a sort of fantasy twist in an entirely different direction. It felt like night and day in some ways. There was tons of mystery and danger, but it took on a different hue entirely.

If you want a book that delivers tons of mystery, dangerous secrets, and dangerous risks, then Uncharted just may be the type of book you want to pick up. If you like characters like Jane from Thor then I think you’d really enjoy Uncharted.

Some things that I really enjoyed:

  • the portrayal of Annabeth’s grief was refreshing to see. I want more YA books with grief
  • the title. I am so pleased with all of Page Street’s titles so far and Uncharted is no different. Annabeth is almost unmoored for a while. She isn’t sure who she can trust and is entirely out of her depth. This journey is about Annabeth finding out the truth and who she is going to be.

Find Uncharted on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, and Book Depository.

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