Thursday, September 29, 2016

Chasing Truth by Julie Cross WITH Review

Chasing Truth (Eleanor Ames #1)
by Julie Cross
Publication Date:  September 27, 2016
Publisher:  Entangled TEEN


At Holden Prep, the rich and powerful rule the school—and they’ll do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden.

When former con artist Eleanor Ames’s homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions.

Eleanor might not trust him—she doesn’t even like him—but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he thinks she’s the killer.

5 stars

I was asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

May contain some spoilers

Chasing Truth is a perfect title for the book. There is so many secrets surrounding these characters that I think that not only are these characters searching for the truth pertaining to a crime but I think they are also seeking answers about themselves according to the lives they currently live and the burdens they carry with them. Let me explain.

Ellie is living a new life. No identity, no social security card, and her last name wasn't always Ames. She resides with her sister Harper because her parents are professional Con Artists. They are frauds and Harper wanted them to have a better life. With the help of the FBI they were able to change there names and live a somewhat normal life. That is until her best friend Simon commits suicide. Or was he murdered???

Miles parents are CIA agents-but no one is allowed to know this, it's classified information. He is an agent himself of some sort-also classified. He is in an honors program for some secret agency that trains him how to act similar to any FBI service. He's only seventeen.

Ellie and Miles meet shortly after Simon's death. He is also her neighbor. He came to investigate Simon's death. Ellie is also doing her own investigation. Neither of them trust the other. Ellie was the last to see Simon, does he think she killed him? Or was she the last one to see him? New evidence leads them to believe that everyone is a suspect and decide to work together to find answers.  Certain desires spark between the two of them that either is prepared for. Then again, either of them are used to having any kind true relationship with anyone. They both carry secrets but later in the book hidden secrets are revealed and their true selves flourish.

This genre is quite different then what I normally read. It reminded me of the tv series "24".  It's full of suspense, action and romance. I couldn't put it down. This book will send you on a wild goose chase of mixed emotions with tons of questions. There is nothing predictable about this book. It's full of surprises. Just when you think you figured it out you are thrown way off course. The ending was amazing and now I have a whole new set of questions. I'm totally contemplating hijacking Julie Cross's computer just to access those answers. I don't think I'm patient enough to what for the next book to come out.

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 Author Bio:
Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press).

She’s also the author of the Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA.
She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.

Outside of her reading and writing cred, Julie Cross is a committed–but not talented–long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.

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