Thursday, June 24, 2010

Review: Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten

Title: Wherever Nina Lies
Series: N/A
Book #: N/A
Author: Lynn Weingarten
Source: Library
Published: 2009

Have you seen Nina?

Nina was beautiful, artistic, wild . . . and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But one day, without any warning, Nina disappeared.

Two years later, Ellie can't stop thinking about her sister. Although everyone else has given up hope that Nina will return, Ellie just knows her sister is out there, somewhere. If only Ellie had a clue where to look.

And then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing tucked into the pages of a book. Determined to find her sister, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy, cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she's got a chance -- her hot, adventurous new crush.

Along the way, Ellie finds a few things she wasn't planning on. Like love. Mysteries. Lies. And something far more shocking...the truth.

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Amber's thoughts:
Wherever Nina Lies is a crazy mixture of suspense, romance, and sisterly-love that will keep you flipping pages late into the night. It sucked me in from the beginning and kept my entertained and surprised until the very end. Weingarten takes you on a suspenseful and shocking journey that you won't ever forget. 

I loved the bond between Ellie and her sister, Nina. I get so tired of today's culture downplaying the relationships between sisters. From the first page on, Ellie is determined to find her sister. Even though all of the evidence points to the contrary, Ellie continues to believe that Nina is alive and out there somewhere. I had to admire Ellie's sheer determination, wit, and strength. While I did think she made some dumb choices (ex: heading out on a road trip with a complete stranger) but she made up for it in the end. 

What a wonderful plot. Just when I thought I'd figured it out, the author threw something new at me. Mysteries are one of my favorite things, and I enjoyed trying to piece together Nina's cryptic clues. Not only did Nina throw me for a loop, but there are other characters that ended up surprising me. I had no idea who Ellie should trust. 

I'd definitely recommend this to anyone in search of a fun yet thrilling tale of self-discovery and mystery. I look forward to reading more from Weingarten in the future. 


Adriana said...

I love the sound of this book. I'll have to add it to my wishlist.

Cindy said...

This sounds like something I might like :) Great review!