Fans of Roswell and science fiction, Leftover Girl is your next great read! #bookreview #scifi #yali
Title: Leftover Girl
Author: C.C. Bolick
Genre: YA Mystery/Sci-fi
Found on a dark highway with no memory... At fifteen, Jes is no stranger to being the new kid. She's never stayed in one town long enough to make a true friend. When the latest move lands them in her adopted mom's hometown, her life quickly becomes a series of lies.
No one can know about the people who abandoned her. Or how she's starting to remember that night. Then there's the guy she's falling for, off-limits for more than one reason...
Jes pushes everyone away, until she meets a strange new student with secrets of his own. He's searching for a missing girl who just might be her. As Jes will learn, truth comes at a cost, but will she give up love to find out?
"Loved this book. I'm not normally into science fiction but this book was hard to put down." ~ Amazon Reviewer "The book has a hint of romance, adventure and friendship and I loved it all through. Can't wait to read the sequel."~ Amazon Reviewer Books In This Series: Leftover Girl Secrets Return Prison of Lies Illusion of Truth Fate of War
Isolated from the world, all Jes is looking for is a place to belong. She can’t remember anything before her parents adopted her. Jes wonders if there’s something wrong with her. They constantly have to move because of her, she has eerie dreams and she might be borderline crazy. But when her family moves to her mother’s hometown, maybe it’ll be for good. She falls for the hands-off guy, befriends a guy with more secrets than her and starts a journey of self-awareness that’ll rip away everything she’s ever known. Will she embrace all that is happening to her or will she just be known as the Leftover Girl?
High school is tough for anyone but throw in adoption, strange events you can’t explain and the possibility of unknown powers surfacing, and you’ve got Leftover Girl. It’s 100% character-driven which I loved. Bolick creates a story with fleshed-out characters, dramatic tension and a coming-of-age undercurrent combined with a science fiction vibe. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. Secrets surround Jes and her family which also added mystery to the story. By the time I finished, I was an emotional wreck and needed a hug. Yes, I grew that attached to Jes.
Note: This is book one of five so obviously there are loose ends and a semi cliffhanger but it doesn’t detract from the overall story. It just makes me want to read more.
If you’re a fan of Roswell and science fiction, you’ll want to pick up Leftover Girl. Highly recommend!
Disclaimer: I received a copy from Kindle Unlimited CA.
My Rating: 5 stars
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C.C. Bolick is the author of eight young adult books, including the Leftover Girl Series and The Agency Series. She grew up in a small Alabama town where she learned the best roads were always the muddiest. An engineer by day and author by night, C.C. loves to mix teenage drama with her favorite genres—romance, sci-fi, and paranormal.
She writes complex stories about seemingly normal teens who learn they're anything but normal. C.C. likes her characters with big hearts, room to grow, and the strength to fight for what they believe in.
If you enjoy page-turning drama, family secrets, epic love stories, and a special power or two, her books might be for you.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N