The Cellar by Natasha Preston Review

I received this book as a gift and had no idea what I was getting into or who Natasha Preston even was. After reading this book I would be very curious and interested in reading all of her other books! The first thought I had after reading this book was, this was for sure geared for a younger crowd. I would definitely categorize this as YA thriller, and I think if I was younger this probably would have been 5 stars.

Since it is more YA, I was a bit more pessimist regarding the aspect of the romance in this novel. It revolves around a high-school romance, and all I could think of was “that’s never going to last just get over it”. I know that probably beats the point of the romance, and the power that love had for Summer but still I just couldn’t get over that fact.

Also, since this is YA there as some scenes that were not described but were mentioned in a subtle way, and I really appreciate Natasha doing this in this particular story. It was very well written and done with good taste. The story revolves a complete nightmare situation and insane antagonist, but I always wanted to keep reading to see where the story would go.

It was a bit slow at times and did feel like I was missing a bit of backstory with the antagonist, but this didn’t overshadow the rest of the story! I loved the ending and how we saw the powerful character development all the way through the ending.

Overall, I think this book was very well thought out and written, I couldn’t get enough, and was constantly curious as to what will happen next…

Nothing ever happens in the town of Long Thorpe – that is, until sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson disappears without a trace. No family or police investigation can track her down. Spending months inside the cellar of her kidnapper with several other girls, Summer learns of Colin’s abusive past, and his thoughts of his victims being his family…his perfect, pure flowers. But flowers can’t survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out….

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