Title: White Rabbit
Author: Caleb Roehrig
Genre: YA Mystery
Publisher: Feiwel Friends
Rating: 5 stars!
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Synopsis: Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian—the guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to “talk.” Things couldn’t get much worse, right?
But then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. And then he and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife, beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney.
April swears she didn’t kill Fox—but Rufus knows her too well to believe she’s telling him the whole truth. April has something he needs, though, and her price is his help. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet can’t stop loving, Rufus has one night to prove his sister’s innocence…or die trying.
Review: This book was so fun! If you can call a book about teens getting murdered fun. So maybe fun isn’t the right word? Either way, it is engrossing and pulls you in right from the start. It reminds me of Pretty Little Liars (you know, in the beginning when it was still good, sorry!) or Riverdale. A teen drama centered around a mysterious murder with the teenagers trying to solve everything.
It was so suspenseful and kept me guessing the entire book. Every time our main character, Rufus, would bring up a new theory I was all on board until it was proven wrong again. This is not one of those books where you guess who did it right away and then spend the rest of the time waiting for the characters to catch up. The answer to the mystery evades you until the big reveal when everything finally falls into place.
Aside from the mystery, this book has an adorable romance. I just fell in love with the characters and would love another book dedicated entirely to them navigating life after the murder ordeal. Overall this is a fantastic, un-put-downable mystery that you should definitely add to your TBR!
Thank you so much to Feiwel Friends and NetGalley for sending me a copy for review!