Title: Ask Me
Author: Kimberly Pauley
Release Date: April 18th, 2014
Publisher: Soho Teen
Pages: 304 (Hardcover)
Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal | Fantasy
Read: from January 26 to 30, 2014
Source & Shelf: Edelweiss | Kobo
ISBN: 9781616953836 (Hardcover)
Challenge: NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Ask Aria Morse anything, and she must answer with the truth. Yet she rarely understands the cryptic words she‘s compelled to utter. Blessed—or cursed—with the power of an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, she does her best to avoid anyone and everyone.
But Aria can no longer hide when Jade, one of the few girls at school who ever showed her any kindness, disappears. Any time Aria overhears a question about Jade, she inadvertently reveals something new, a clue or hint as to why Jade vanished. But like stray pieces from different puzzles, her words never present a clear picture.
Then there’s Alex, damaged and dangerous, but the first person other than Jade to stand up for her. And Will, who offers a bond that seems impossible for a girl who’s always been alone. Both were involved with Jade. Aria may be the only one who can find out what happened, but the closer she gets to solving the crime, the more she becomes a target. Not everyone wants the truth to come out.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Ask Me was an amazing surprise since I wasn’t expecting to be so hooked and desperate to unfold the truth around this book.
This book tells the story of Aria, a teenager who has to answer truthfully to every single question. And when I say every single question, I mean exactly that. When a murder happens and questions begin to distress the whole town, Aria is faced with a challenge that will change her life and the way she see her “curse”. And maybe she can find out who the killer is and solve the problem…
I liked Aria; she was an outcast, called a freak because of her gift, but she didn’t sounded too weak or a damsel in distress. Of course she had her moments of weakness but even still she had an altruism within her that was beyond her years.
I liked the suspense and the mystery. There were moments when I didn’t know what to think and my theories would all crumble down. Each chapter would give you new information that would make you rethink your previous idea. And that’s frustrating but also thrilling.
Overall Ask Me was an amazing mystery with a slice of paranormal mixed in it that I recommend. The characters were credible and the story interesting and entertaining enough to make you want to discover the truth.