TITLE: The Safest Lies
AUTHOR: Megan Miranda
PUBLISHER: Crown Books for Young Readers
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/24/2016
SUMMARY (FROM GOODREADS): Kelsey was raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn't set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with Kelsey growing inside her.
Kelsey knows she's supposed to keep a low profile for their own protection, but that plan is shattered when she drives off a cliff and is rescued by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker.
A few days later, she arrives home to face her greatest fear: her mother is missing. She and her mother have drilled for all contingencies--except this one. Luckily, Ryan is as skilled at emergency rescues as Kelsey is at escape and evasion.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I absolutely adored this book and have been recommending it to everyone. The premise of a kidnapped woman who escaped and is now living with her teenage daughter grabbed my attention and made me want to read the book. Then, once I started reading I became even more hooked. The story line is fast paced and exciting with nonstop action. I flew through this book in just a couple of sitting and I loved every minute of it. This is definitely one to pick up if you're looking for a quick read to get you out of a reading slump.
CHARACTERS: I did enjoy this characters, but this book is definitely more plot driven than character driven. I like the main character, Kelsey. She was thrown into this world and taught to fear everything by her mother, and once she is on her own, we see her struggle with how to handle things.
COVER: The cover is fine. Nothing super fantastic, but it does portray the feeling and atmosphere of the book.