Review: Light of Day by Allison Van Diepen


Category: YA Fiction (Teen)

Published: 2015

Read: 2016

Score: 3.5/5

Synopsis: (Goodreads)  Like any other Saturday night, Gabby Perez and her best friend, Maria, are out dancing. But this isn’t just another night. When a mysterious stranger warns Gabby their drinks have been drugged, she hurries Maria home. Sure enough, the next day, Maria can’t remember a thing. Gabby’s shaken by their close call. And she’s not going to stay quiet about it.She opens up on her radio show and discovers an even worse truth: the guy who drugged them was going to force them into prostitution. Then Gabby’s friend Bree never makes it home from a party, and Gabby fears the worst.
Gabby reaches out to the guy who saved her, the gorgeous stranger she knows only as X. As they dive into the seedy underworld of Miami, searching for Bree, they can’t ignore their undeniable attraction. Until Gabby discovers the truth about who X really is and the danger that surrounds him. Can their love survive the light of day?

Review: This was an interesting story and I have to say thank you to Harper Collins Canada because I read it as an Advanced Reading Copy. I would never have picked it up on my own, the cover is not something that would appeal to me. I think the cover could have looked a LOT better.

So you have this main character Gabby who is a strong, smart, and honest lead female character. She is 18 and in the last year of highschool which is sucking for her because she broke up with the “hunk” of the school a little while earlier. She goes out and almost get’s drunk but is saved by this hunky guy that she finds out later that is called X. How intriguing!! She teams up with X after her friend Bree goes missing after a house party without a trace, apparently she has been seen with some local pimps. There is a connection between the two and once Gabby finds out the truth can their connection stay? wx_67

This is a very interesting concept and I like the way this author talks about this seedy world that is around and real and should be brought to light. She talks about the girls as victims and how they are usually treated as criminals not the other way around.

As a teen book it’s actually not full of a lot of sex and mushy stuff. This being despite the fact it deals with prostitution. This is not a book for the really young teens but anyone from 15 up is perfect.  For anyone who likes these kinds of teen books you will LOVE this story.

I gave it the book the score because it was a good book and I read it very fast. Easy writing, good story line but sometimes it did drag which was kind of  a downer. It’s not one that I was super hyped about and I will never read it again but for a one time read it was great.



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