Book Review: Joe by H.D. Gordon

Joe (Joe Knowe Series #1)
H.D. Gordon
YA, Thriller, Suspense, Fantasy, Horror
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 From the author of the Alexa Montgomery Saga, comes a book that will take you into the mind of a genuine psychopath, the lives of six ordinary people, and the world of a very special girl named Joe.

Joe is seemingly an ordinary college student. She works, studies and reads. But in between these activities Joe has a gift that promises to add a dose of color to her life at any given moment. Joe sees things before they happen. Bad things, and the worst thing she has ever faced is just around the corner. Someone is planning a massacre at the college university that Joe attends, and the only person with a hope of stopping the psychopath is her.

Oh, the beauty of foresight. More like a curse. Joe has four days to figure out the mystery, make plans to take down the psycho, and save the lives of people. People like you and me. Ordinary people.

 I truly want to shout out "This was a truly fantastic book. It's worth your while people. Worth your while!"
But something's holding me back.
And it's not because the book is bad.
I've said it was awesome right?

It's just that there's so much to it.
There is more to it than just Joe's power. 

What got to me was the psychopath.
The way a usual psychopath's mind works was painted very effectively by the author. How a psychopath behaves, thinks and lives was laid throughout the story.
And that one monumental event the psychopath has carefully planned out.

That is what got me holding myself from screaming and proclaiming praises.
Because how can a massacre be ever "fantastic"? How can such an event be considered "good to read"?  It's hard to even see it on television right?
And to think, this book got inside the life of the very person who breathes to instigate such crime

So, what I'm praising instead is how the author was able to connect the lives of every character in the book.
She was able to interweave them to each other's lives.
The book also showed the effects of one's actions to another person; may it be a friend, a lover, or someone you don't know.
And, the story was able to show how, at times, that their fate may be in one's very hands.

On a more positive note, I can't wait for the second book and what other horrendous activities she can stop
Before it's too late.
H. D. Gordon is the bestselling author of THE ALEXA MONTGOMERY SAGA, THE JOE KNOWE SERIES and THE SURAH STORMSONG NOVELS. She is a mother, a poet and a self-proclaimed philosopher. She is twenty-five years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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  1. I enjoy reading novels filled with suspense,action, etc. , so this sounds like a good read! You seemed to have really enjoyed it, hopefully I will too :) Great review!

  2. I have had this for so long and still haven't read it, I've heard that it's good though and your review just confirmed it! Must read soon!

  3. Great review! I've never heard of this series before but it sounds really interesting!

    Olivia @ Fictionally Obsessed