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Reviews by Tag: psychological thriller

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1524054036_the_special_ones
Em Bailey
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Jun 15, 2018

Esther is one of the Special Ones, four spiritual guides who provide leadership to eager followers on the outside. She lives under his protection in a remote farmhouse. But what the followers don’t know is that if she stops being special, he will renew her and replace her with another Esther. She is sure that renewing means certain death, so she must keep up the performance if she wants to survive long enough to escape. Because Esther also knows she is a fake, she has no ancient wisdom and needs help to leave behind her life in captivity.

This was one creepy book. Much creepier than...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1481892036_my_sister_rosa
Justine Larbalestier
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Aug 4, 2017

Che is trying to be normal. He has a list, even. Of things he wants to accomplish soon, after moving to New York with his family.
However, Item Number One is: Keep Rosa Safe.

Seems normal right? After all, Rosa's just his five-year-old sister. Completely normal. Except she's also a diagnosable psychopath. Rosa has a long trail of seemingly innocent acts of killing on her small hands, and it's only a matter of time before he kills again, maybe this time a person.

Che has to protect his sister from the world- but he may need to protect the world from his sister.

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Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1481892036_my_sister_rosa
Justine Larbalestier
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Rosa seems like a charming and brilliant young girl, she makes it look like there is nothing wrong with her. But her brother knows better. She is so talented at deception and persuasion, he is certain she is a diagnosable psychopath. She hasn’t hurt any people yet, but he is sure it is only a matter of time. Ever since their parents moved them to New York City, Rosa has been playing increasingly complex and disturbing games. Can he protect Rosa from the world, but more importantly, can he protect the world against Rosa?

This book starts out as a fun YA with terrific...