- Tapa blanda: 232 páginas
- Editor: Simon Pulse; Edición: Reprint (1 de diciembre de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1416994823
- ISBN-13: 978-1416994824
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- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº504.360 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Cryer's Cross (Inglés) Tapa blanda – dic 2011
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"A brilliant, engaging, scary piece of fiction. Every word had me sliding closer to the edge of my seat and gripping the cover tighter and tighter. There are books in the world that make you question your reality and the things that go bump in the night--this is one of them." --Heather Brewer, "New York Times "bestselling author of The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod
""Cryer's Cross" is an eerie, gripping, totally addictive, breathtaking whirl of a book with an ending that left me haunted for days. Lisa McMann has done it again--this book is unputdownable!"
--Alyson Noel, #1 "New York Times" Bestselling Author of THE IMMORTALS series.
""Cryer's Cross" is creepy, mysterious, and completely absorbing. The intimacy of McMann's small town setting makes this novel especially gripping--and foreboding. Kendall is an excellent protagonist, and her struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder not only add a whole new fascinating dimension to the story, but the way McMann uses it to uncover a vital clue to the mystery of disappearances in Cryer's Cross is brilliant. "Cryer's Cross" is peppered with snatches of narrative from the force behind the disappearances, which gives the story extra urgency and suspense, so by the final chapters, you'll hardly be able to keep still. Tragic, emotional, sometimes humorous, and full of tension, "Cryer's Cross" is one stand-out novel and possibly Lisa McMann's best book yet."
--The Compulsive Reader (thecompulsivereader.com)
"Wow. Just wow. It was absolutely haunting.
I have never read anything that focused around OCD. It was interesting to be in the mind of someone who has it and to know what they are feeling and thinking. Having to obsess over such things must be extremely stressful and [McMann] portrays that beautifully.
I think the story was fantastic. It was very well put together. It was so creepy! Adding the OCD issue made it even more intriguing. I swear at some points of the books I really had goosebumps."
--Missy @ tworeadersreviews.blogspot.com
"Lisa McMann, the bestselling author of the "Wake" trilogy, brings us another exciting thriller with CRYER'S CROSS. As always, she grabs a hold of her readers in the first paragraph and propels them through the pages with trepidation, curiosity and foreboding. Scattered between chapters are short, cryptic messages from an unknown source, adding to the mystery and suspense. In this story, McMann tackles the complications of OCD, and she does so with grace and empathy; one can't help but feel Kendall's frustrations as she attempts to deal with her difficult and confusing disorder. Kendall, of course, is the book's most fascinating character, though others add intrigue as well, including the dark and sullen new boy at school.
CRYER'S CROSS is an exciting page-turner of a thriller that fans will not want to see end, leaving them impatiently waiting for McMann's next book. "
"This book was so, so, so good! [It's] creepy, addicting and the tension builds page by page. I also love the fact that the story concept is completely original! There isn't a werewolf or a vampire to be found in this book: ) Go get it! You won't be disappointed!"
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Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer's Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she's not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world's sweetest boyfriend, behind.
But when Cryer's Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn't get close to... the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.
Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she's always loved, Kendall keeps up the search--and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can't stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.... Cryers Cross is an eerie, gripping, totally addictive, breathtaking whirl of a book with an ending that left me haunted for days. Lisa McMann has done it againthis book is unputdownable! --Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals series. "A brilliant, engaging, scary piece of fiction. Every word had me sliding closer to the edge of my seat and gripping the cover tighter and tighter. There are books in the world that make you question your reality and the things that go bump in the night--this is one of them." --Heather Brewer, New York Times bestselling author of the Chronicles of Vladmir Tod series
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What I’ve found as typical with Lisa McMann, some sort of mental illness comes into play within the plot – in this case, OCD affecting our protagonist, Kendall. McMann’s descriptions of how this disorder affects behaviour and thought patterns is bang on, and despite this affliction, I found Kendall to be a compelling character. Growing up in a small town surrounded by boys, she’s a bit sporty, a bit country, but still a girl. She is a quite hero. Cherishing her town, her friends and her family. It is endearing.
Nico, her kind-of boyfriend is equally as endearing, and it was beautiful to read how they interacted with each other. He is so devoted to her.
The new student in Kendall’s tiny school, Jacián was a mixed bag for me: although cliché, I did end up liking him. Kendall’s narrative can lead opinion swinging from left to right. Though, upon reflection I’m not sure I was sold on their ‘ship.
I liked how the mystery is built around a missing girl, feared kidnapped and quite possibly murdered.
The story line also develops organically with a slow burn. Such a constant intriguing pace with an easy to read narrative that kept me glued to the page and I completed this novel in one sitting.
The plot is mostly predictable. I didn’t get any surprises. But the conclusion is something else. It was very satisfying and equally creepy.
I am unsure if another reader would get more of the feels from this, and while there is definitely a lot of emotion wrapped between the book covers, it did not have me tearing up, or the hair raising along my arms – though there were hints of it.
Really enjoy McMann’s stand alones much more than I do her series. And would recommend this for a cozy afternoon on the front porch.
Kendall's life runs according to routine, which helps keep her OCD tendencies in check. Her best friend/possible boyfriend Nico helps to keep her put together too, so when Nico mysteriously disappears like a girl previously did earlier in the year (this isn't a spoiler, as it happens very early on and it's entirely predictable), the town and Kendall are in a panic. One huge aspect of her life is gone, and it hurts more than Kendall could have ever imagined. But the two new students who come to town, siblings Marlena and Jacian, are a welcome distraction to her. Marlena is fiery and kind, while Jacian is slightly bitter and upset at the move. Both characters help Kendall in different ways. The storyline moves smoothly from missing Nico to Kendall adjusting with being on her own, as well as her budding relationships with Marlena and Jacian. Interspersed throughout the story are short little unusual paragraphs narrated by "WE", a mysterious entity that is revealed in the end (after a very surprising conclusion).
HIGHLIGHTS: Kendall having OCD was interesting, because it made her different from other YA characters out there. She stands out, in a good and unique way (I want more realistic protagonists like her in YA). The ending scenes were surprising, the small-town life was nicely shown, and the budding relationships were fun to watch unfold. The writing itself, while sparse, was quick and addictive to get into. T
LOWLIGHTS: I wasn't under the impression that this was a supernatural story (the book & publisher's summary I read didn't allude to that). Almost the entire book is written like a contemporary novel - an interesting and sometimes eerie contemporary novel. But the horror aspect never showed up completely until the latter half of the story, which was disappointing because I was expecting a thrilling horror. The supernatural twist also did not show up clearly until the latter half, and while it was intriguing it also seemed like a cop-out. I wish it hadn't even been included because I lost all sense of realism in the story at that point. Another issue was that while I loved Jacian's sister, Jacian himself seemed cliché and predictable.
Despite my dislike of many parts of the this story, I always recommend to read the first few chapters to see if it's for you - I may not love this book, but you might.
RATING: 2.5 out of 5*
*Rating explained: 2.5 means "It was okay, I've read worse stories, but I'd never read it again"