The synopsis/blurb of the story pretty much says what this story is about , so instead of repeating it all over again I'll just move on with this review ..
First of all , I have to say Katie is one awesome writer . The way we are pulled into Cara's world right from page 1 is intense and shicking at the same time . There's a mystery or rather a mystery man stalking Cara all the time . She thinks that she knows who this is , but a tiny voice inside her head tells her that the possibility of that stalker being him is unlikely because he has been taken care of . What is really commendable here is that the reader actually feels all of Cara's insecurities and Paranoia, because of the way Katie has managed to bring it across .Kudos to your writing technique girl !!!
Secondly , I would have to say , the whole time I was reading this book , I actually felt like I was watching a movie . Seriously , I kept on picturing the whole thing in my head and thought to myself , " If this was a movie , I would have binged on pretty hard right now !! " Not that I did'nt I was doing it while reading it tooo ... sorry I think I got deviated there , but the point is that this would make a really good movie . Let me point out the reasons why :
- For starters , It was kind of unpredictable . I mean , you get the
- The characters seemed too real . The good one's ,the bad one's and the twisted one's , I'm pretty sure I could definitely say I certainly know people like these for realz !! Cara , cara was just too heart-breaking to read about . I wanted so many good things for her , but It seemed that all the good things in her life didn't last too long just because of this crazy obsession someone has over her .. And the kind of things she endured through out the book , made me wanted to give her a big bear hug and tell her how awesome she is !!! Sean was swoon worthy . His love and care for Cara really knew no boundries . I think he's every bit of a male companion we girls are a sucker for .. I loved him . And then we have Jake ... Man , that man made me wanna spit on him !! I dont think I've ever hated a villianous character this much . The more and more we found out about him , the more disgusting and a pathetic excuse for a human being i thought him to be .. The things he did , his connection to Cara , the kind of things he said , the extent to which he is ready to get his dirty little paws on her made me wanna go :
Yup , exactly that ^^^...
- One of the my uniquely loved portion of the book was the dream sequences !! Cara's dreams were scary and frightening . They have a certain .... certain ... link to the reality . I really enjoyed those parts !!
On the whole , this truly was an unexpected read for me !! Thank you soo much Katie for giving me a chance to read this . I would recommend it to readers looking for something realistically different and filled with psycho-like twist and turns
“Panic” is a novel by Katie Hughart. This novel has many good qualities which appealed to me even though this is not my type of read or genre. I really did like the author’s style when the story gets more movement and pick up. The blackness which comes to bear in the psycho that is in pursuit of Cara Malone is awaited and needed. The author made our heroine someone who has enough guts to fight but not enough guts to talk to her super crushing friend Sean. Kind of seems weird however, a lot of people are like that! Some people will hide their feelings in the sake of hoping not to get hurt or take the leap into rejection. I wanted to ring Cara’s neck at times and really Sean couldn’t get a clue too?
However, I thought the book was well written, and the end was good. I did think with the way things ended the author could possibly see another book. I really enjoyed this book and it was a good read.
For this and a lot more, I give the author, Katie Hughart’s novel “Panic” 5 stars out of 5.