Here Lies Daniel Tate **ARC Review** (Spoiler Free)

Author: Cristin Terrill | Published June 6th, 2017 By Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | Series: Standalone | Length: 400 Pages | Genre: YA Fiction, Thriller | Source: Yallfest | Rating: 5/5 Stars

I can remember almost having to fight tooth and nail in a free-for-all at Yallfest for this book.  This girl even tried to grab the copy right out of my hands lol.  I know got this book way back during November, but I wanted to wait until closer to the publication date to read and review it.  Now I’m seriously kicking myself for not having read this book sooner.  It was absolutely amazing, and I definitely did not see that ending coming.

The book opens to the main male character (we don’t know his real name) who just wants some shelter and a warm meal for the night.  He fake calls the cops who pick him up and take him to a shelter.  While at the shelter, he gets questioned as to who he is and where he’s from.  He devises a plan to get away that spirals out of control and leaves him living with one of the riches families in California.  Posing as a long-lost boy long enough to get out of the shelter and away from the nosey cops seems simple until the media catches wind of Daniel Tate’s return.  It’s a miracle. Except for one thing…

This book was a bit slow to begin with as we get to know the main character.  It could also be a bit confusing at times as he switches from present time to past memories a lot in the beginning.  Other than that this book was a fairly quick read as I never wanted to put it down.  I was a little nervous as I got closer to the end as I wasn’t sure how the author would end this book, but, holy crud, that ending though!  I never would’ve seen that coming in a million years.  After now having read the book I can see how I almost should’ve seen it coming with all the little hints posted throughout the story.  I also loved this cast of characters and getting to delve into their seemingly perfect world that isn’t what it cracks up to be.

I really cannot wait for you guys to get ahold of this book and read it for yourselves.  I need someone to rant to about it lol.  If you really like thrillers or books that leave you shocked, this book is definitely for you and you should preorder it today (Preorder link in case you’d like to do just that ;))  Thank you to Rivited and Simon & Schuster for Allowing my th opportunity to read and review this book!

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