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Blurb via Goodreads-
"Kathleen Hayson thinks her biggest problem is her mother. The only runner up—her mouth. With a wit sharper than her mother's perfectly manicured nails, her clever remarks create more problems than they solve.
But it's not her clever remarks landing her knee-deep in trouble. This time, Josh Colby is to blame. Kathleen's former childhood friend has become the school's most stuck up jerk. Before, she'd have told him to piss off and write his own stupid letter to the town slut/minister's daughter. Now Kathleen's escalating problems at home force her to reevaluate how flexible her principles are. She agrees to write the controversial letter Josh has requested.
Enter Rigel, a smartass magical creature who invades her room one night, promising he has come to help. When a boy Kathleen hates turns up dead and her mother goes missing, the letter becomes a key piece of police evidence—implicating Kathleen. As she fights her way out of a web of lies, the trust she has in those closest to her shatters. In the end, she's pushed to a terrible choice: who lives, and who else dies."
First, I have to say a huge THANK YOU to Rebecca Hamilton (author of The Forever Girl) for offering Four In The Morning in exchange for a review. I am so glad she did because I absolutely LOVED Four In The Morning!!
When I read the blurb, I knew I had to read it because I have a weirdo cat named Rygel. (I'll go into more about Rygel later) What I didn't expect was how much I loved Kathleen. She is my new idol. Her snarky attitude was written perfectly. I also highly enjoyed Rigel and AKA, I loved what their characters brought to the story. The mystery aspect of the story was great and the book was well written. The ending was perfect, not a disappointing cliff hanger but it does leave you guessing that there will be a sequel...and I wish I had that in my hands right now! I want more!
Four In The Morning was enjoyably different, weird, dark, and hilarious- a breath of fresh air to my world.
5 out of 5 stars- recommended for mature YA and older
Once again, Special Thanks to Rebecca Hamilton for providing an e-book in exchange for an honest review.
About my cat Rygel,
Rygel is my wierdo dork cat..actually he's my husband's cat. Rygel was saved from the streets by my husband when he was a kitten. He is the most interesting cat I've ever known. His hobby's are watching the toilet and playing fetch with his dad. (my husband)
Clearly we need to get a lock for our liquor cabinet.