Snitch by Olivia Samms (The Bea Catcher Chronicles #2)
Published Skyscape 2014
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Format: I recieved an egalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in any way.
Other books in this series: Sketchy
As the days count down to her eighteenth birthday, Bea feels trapped. Trapped by her dark past, by her parents’ expectations, even by her own dreams for the future. The road ahead is unclear, blurred with secrets and lies.
The only constant, sure thing in her life is Sergeant Dan Daniels. He’s faced with a gang-related murder case and asks Bea to use her “skill” to see and then draw the truth out of the suspect…literally. But when she does, it leaves her with more unanswered questions. And then another teen is shot—clinging for his life.
Time is running out. Can Bea find the killer before someone else gets hurt?
I really enjoyed this book, just as much as I enjoyed the first! Bea is the most interesting female character I have read in a very long time. She is spunky and fun and a bit of a bad girl. She curses and is recovering from drugs and does some sketchy things. But it is so refreshing to take a break from all the good girls currently in young adult literature. In this book, we get to find out a little more about her powers and where they came from, which I really enjoyed. We also got a new mystery.
Another thing I really love about this series is how serious the mysteries are for young adults. They are big problems, like drugs or rape, but are handled very well. I like this tone that all of these books seem to carry. It’s beautifully written. With this one, I had no idea who it turned out to be, but I felt a little more suspicious of the first character it was pinned on. Bea isn’t always right too – something I also find very unique in a young adult book. She gets it wrong sometimes, but keeps pushing and figures it out. Her relationships are also so real and wholesome. I loved all the minor characters throughout this book, as well as all the little side plots weaved through perfectly.
The mystery is a little bit less intense than the last time, but it still a fun, quickly moving read. The book never gets boring. It keeps moving forward. There is little fluff with a whole lots of action. I really hope there are more books coming in this series. I just cannot get enough of Bea!