Sunday, August 2, 2015

Book Review: Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct by S.E.Green
  Release Date: May 6th, 2014
  Read: July 2015
  Publisher: Simon Pulse
  Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Description taken from Goodreads  
            She’s not evil, but she has certain... urges.
Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick. Why? Because she might be one herself. Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals—delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs. And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return... in parts.

When Lane excitedly gets involved in the hunt for “the Decapitator,” the vicious serial murderer that has come to her hometown, she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her birth dad and her own dark past. And once the Decapitator contacts Lane directly, Lane knows she is no longer invisible or safe. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killer’s identity before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim...

Review: Going into this book, I'll admit I was a little skeptical. I wasn't sure how the book would play out. However I'm glad I gave it a try. What I found was a wonderful novel. I really loved Lane as a character, and she's very unique, compared to most of the heroines we read about today. I also loved how although she can't connect to humans, she has a special bond with animals. The way she interacts with the dogs at the shelter she works at, hints at the fact that she actually does have some empathy after all. I haven't read the sequel, but I really can't wait! I want to read more about Lane, and how she continues to cope with with the fact that she may be a psychopath! The twists and turns that this novel takes are gripping, and you won't be able to put it down!

Quotes: "Hacking someone apart with a knife is an interesting way to grieve the loss of a loved one"
-Killer Instinct by S.E.Green, page 97

Rating: 4/5 stars

Recommended for people who love: Dexter, YA fiction, thriller, mysteries, crime solving, powerful females

Happy reading, 

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