Follow Me Back by A. V. Geiger
Series: Follow Me Back #1
Read: January 15 – 17, 2017
Format: E-ARC (NetGalley)
My Book Rating: 5 Stars
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
Reading Challenge(s): 2017 YA Reading Challenge
ABOUT THE BOOK
Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.
When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…
Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Words cannot epitomize the epicness of this book. My mind still reels every time I think of it!
Girl (Tessa Hart) has something bad happen to her. Girl becomes agoraphobic. Girl turns to obsessing over a super hot singer boy (Eric Thorn), following him on Twitter. Without intending to, girl starts a hashtag trend about boy.
Boy has his own issues. Sees the hashtag and who started it. Creates fake twitter. Trolls girl. Somehow ends up in a friendship with girl. Together they share a deep personal connection, even though they’ve never seen each other and she doesn’t know his true identity.
This book is all kinds of epic. We get to experience the cliched fangirl and her celeb crush fall in love scenario but in a completely unique and twisted way that is 100% awesome and only about .05% cheesy, but good cheese, like Asiago.
I love how the author dropped little clues as the story went on as to exactly what happened to Tessa that resulted in her agoraphobia.
I loved the twisted, twisted ending! At about 67% I was CONVINCED I knew whodunnit. Then TWIST!
The absolute end… this is a cliffhanger done right. I wanted to throw my book at the wall, but I love books too much to hurt them, and besides I read on my Kindle and that’s an expensive book to break. Instead I sat in shocked silence, gaping at the screen, cursing myself for reading so soon before the release date and therefor the sequels release date.
I seriously can’t even talk about all the intense amazing things that happen because it would totally ruin the story for anyone who has not yet read this.
THE ENDING YOU GUYS! This is the kind of book that ends and you desperately search Goodreads for a friend who has also read it so you can share your freak out with someone. Alas, none of my friends have read this yet, so if you have, contact me and we can freak out together!
Bottom line: READ THIS BOOK! This is one of my top picks of 2017.
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“Have you seen TMZ? It’s like fan fiction but less believable.”
“You smell like a zoo animal, by the way. Did you shower?”
“Body Odor isn’t in the contract,” Eric said dryly.
He’d slipped into attack mode so easily. It was just Twitter after all. Just words. Not real.
She could do the front stoop. She must have run down those steps a million times over the course of her childhood. She just needed to shut her mind off. Focus on the task at hand. Her mother reached for the door, but she stopped and stepped aside. She knew the drill. The two of them had been doing these desensitization exercises for weeks now. It was Tessa’s job to open the door herself.
He paused and swallowed hard against the lump inside his throat. “Please, just this once. Just let me be the guy that takes you home.”
There was a pain in his chest—the last ember of a fire that hadn’t quite died. He had to give it one more try before the flame went out for good.
His fingers were freezing, but his lips melted a path straight through her icy core. She felt a crack in the numb exterior—a fissure that slowly spread until she crumbled.