Author: Meredith Tate
Date Started: 18/05/2019
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪.5
Publication date: 4th June 2019
This book was sent to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis from NetGalley
To save the hero, she’ll have to team up with the villain. But in the labyrinth, nothing is as it seems.
The massive labyrinth was built to protect Zadie Kalvers’ isolated desert town. Unfortunately, living in the maze’s shadow makes her feel anything but safe. Even without its enchanted deathtraps and illusions, a mysterious killer named Dex lurks in its corridors, terrorizing anyone in his path.
But when Zadie’s best friend vanishes into the labyrinth-and everyone mysteriously forgets he exists- completing the maze becomes her only hope of saving him. In desperation, Zadie bribes the only person who knows the safe path through-Dex-into forming a tenuous alliance.
Navigating a deadly garden, a lethal blood-filled hourglass, and other traps-with an untrustworthy murderer for her guide-Zadie’s one wrong step from certain death. But with time running out before her friend (and secret crush) is lost forever, Zadie must reach the exit and find him. If Dex and the labyrinth don’t kill her first.
This story isn’t really unique but it was written really well. I really enjoyed Meredith’s writing style. I was gripped by the story from the beginning.
I thought the book was paced just right and I really understood the world and why events were happening as they were. The right amount of information from the characters was released at the right times to keep the story going as it needed to.
I really enjoyed the main character Zadie, I thought she was a strong girl and her only downside was that she relied on her friend Landon far too much, but I understand why she did. I thought her character grew to learn her true worth throughout and I really liked that
The friendships and the relationships which developed throughout the books, in my opinion where done just right, there may have been a tiny bit of a quick relationship blossoming between two characters but it was cringy nor did it take away anything from the story. I think it allowed the characters to grow.
I did kinda guess the twist but I didn’t think it would happen how it did so it got me there. I did like how everything came together at the end but I really hope there is more to the story coming in the future.
I am brave.
I am strong and I am not afraid.
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