Review: Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews

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*I received this eARC on Netgalley.  All thoughts are my own.*

Bad Girl Gone is planned for publishing on August 8, 2017.

Book Summary: “Sixteen year-old Echo Stone awakens in a cold sweat in a dark room, having no idea where she is or how she got there. But she soon finds out she’s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids.  There’s just one problem: she’s not an orphan. Her parents are very much alive.  She explains this to everyone, but no one will listen. After befriending a sympathetic (and handsome) boy, Echo is able to escape Middle House and rush home, only to discover it sealed off by crime scene tape and covered in the evidence of a terrible and violent crime. As Echo grapples with this world-shattering information, she spots her parents driving by and rushes to flag them down. Standing in the middle of street, waving her arms to get their attention, her parents’ car drives right through her.  She was right. Her parents are alive―but she’s not.  She’s a ghost, just like all the other denizens of Middle House. Desperate to somehow get her life back and reconnect with her still-alive boyfriend, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn’t quite the girl she thought she was. In a twist of fate, she’s presented with one last chance to reclaim her life and must make a decision which will either haunt her or bless her forever.”


I was hooked on Bad Girl Gone from the first page!  I loved the premise!  When I saw it on Netgalley, I hit request immediately.  I had to read it!

The main girl in Bad Girl Gone is Echo Stone.  The way she is written is great.  She is initially painted as a good girl; however, as the story goes on, we find she is not all who she seems to be.  At times, Echo came across as selfish and childish to me.  Overall, though, she was a good character.

I enjoyed reading about the friends which Echo assembles more than Echo herself.  They were interesting and loyal.  It doesn’t begin that way, though.  Initially, they seem mean and cruel.  We are eventually shown their true nature.

The only thing I think needed work was the pacing of the story.  I figured it would be a little rushed, considering the number of pages (218).  I would have liked to see the plot drawn out a little.

I highly suggest you read Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews.  I really enjoyed it, and I hope you do, too!

Amazon Link: Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews

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