Review: Get Dirty (Don’t Get Mad, #2) by Gretchen McNeil

get-dirtyTitle: Get Dirty (Don’t Get Mad #2)

Author: Gretchen McNeil

Pages: 384 Pages

Publisher: Balzer and Bray/HarperTeen

The Blurb

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful sequel to Get Even. The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree under house arrest, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor. But just as the girls are about to go on the offensive, Ed the Head reveals a shocking secret that turns all their theories upside down. The killer could be anyone, and this time he or she is out for more than just revenge.

The girls desperately try to discover the killer’s identity as their personal lives are falling apart: Donte is pulling away from Kitty and seems to be hiding a secret of his own, and Olivia’s mother is on an emotional downward spiral. The killer is closing in, the threats are becoming more personal, and when the police refuse to listen, the girls have no choice but to confront their anonymous friend . . . or die trying.”

The Review

When I finished Get Mad by Gretchen McNeil I was raging. Not because the book was bad. Au contraire mon frère (et ma souers) but because it ended on a cliff hanger and I needed to know what happened next. So, at 11:30pm I found myself book shopping for the sequel. Fortunately for me, it had been released the year before (I was a little late coming to the Don’t Get Mad series) and all I had to do was wait for my lovely postman to deliver the book.

After an arduous wait (about 5 days – I’m being dramatic) I received Get Dirty. I tell you, dear reader, it did not disappoint. I spent the whole book making guesses over who the bad guy was. There were clues everywhere and like all good mystery books there were also plenty of red herrings.

If you like your YA fiction to be gritty, exciting and intense then the Don’t Get Mad series is one that you cannot afford to ignore. Don’t get mad, don’t get dirty – GET READING.

Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil is available now.

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