A Compelling Thriller: Review of PREMEDITATED by Josin L. McQuein

Josin L. McQuein
336 pages
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: October 8th, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists.

Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why.

Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan.

Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair.

Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage.

Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire.

By tomorrow, he’ll wish he were dead..

When Dinah Powell’s cousin tries to commit suicides everything ends up wrongly, with Claire in the hospital, Dinah plans her revenge. On the boy that broke her beautiful, carefree and innocent cousin, and so she enters Lowry. And puts her plan in to action. Soon he’ll wish he was dead. He’ll wish he was never born.

AMAZING. AMAZING. AMAZING. AMA- Okay, okay, I’ll write you a real review. But let me get this out there: Josin L. McQuein knows how to capture a reader’s attention. Please excuse the excessive usage of the word, but this book is amazing.

From the start, I was hooked on PREMEDITATED. I love Josin L. McQuein’s writing style, it’s compelling, and at the same time funny.

I loved the characters, they were all unique and different. We had our revengeful heroine, our geeky friend, our goth best friend, and our psychopathic murderer.

Dinah’s actions managed to amuse, frighten, and sadden me. And I will sadly say that I read a review that completely spoiled the book. And it was a humongous spoiler, so throughout the novel I was pretty much screaming at the character.

All in all, PREMEDITATED was amazing. And I would really love to see more of Dinah and a person that shall not be named.

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Asma is a cat-loving co-blogger at IceyBooks. She's a 15 year old homeschooler who spends her time blogging (obviously), reading, and whatever else strikes her fancy. She's also a part time pirate and assassin.



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    November 4, 2013

    Ohhhh, NEED. I’ve heard that it has a fair bit of humour in it too (big win for me!). And that cover…nice. :)

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    November 4, 2013

    I was a little iffy about reading this one but I definitely need to read this one now! Awesome review :)

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    November 13, 2013

    Could you tell your youngest sis to PLEASE contact me? I “went” to the same school as her last year and a little bit of this one…If you don’t know what I’m talking about……..well 1)ignore the message and 2)please let me hide my face in embarrassment
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!