Monday, June 29, 2015

Genre Definition and Recommendation #85



Genre Definition and Recommendation is a feature where I will define a genre and a sub-genre definition and the make some recommendations.  


It's been a while since I have done one of these so I decided to throw one in. 


Suspense/Thriller- Definition found on Wikipedia

Suspense is a feeling of pleasurable fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension, tension, and anxiety developed from an unpredictable, mysterious, and rousing source of entertainment. The term most often refers to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work.



Mystery Thriller Definition found on Wikipedia 

A mystery thriller climaxes when the hero finally defeats the villain (after reveal), saves his own life and often the lives of others.  There is very little violence, menace and threat in mystery/detective  novels (especially between the villain and other innocent people), whilst the violence is quite intense in thrillers and the villain is more ruthless.
My Recommendations:




The Devil You Know
The Devil You Know by Trish Dollar




Eighteen-year-old Arcadia wants adventure. Living in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother, Cadie spends most of her time working, going to school, and taking care of her family. So when she meets two handsome cousins at a campfire party, she finally has a chance for fun. They invite her and friend to join them on a road trip, and it's just the risk she's been craving-the opportunity to escape. But what starts out as a fun, sexy journey quickly becomes dangerous when she discovers that one of them is not at all who he claims to be. One of them has deadly intentions. 

A road trip fling turns terrifying in this contemporary story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.










Daughter of Deep Silence
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan




I’m the daughter of murdered parents.
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.

In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process.

Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.



What Do you Recommend?

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed The Devil You Know! It was suspense done well, in my opinion!
    I need to read Daughter of Deep Sea Silence. I love that cover!

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  2. I really do hope to get around to reading Daughter of Deep Silence! I think one of my favorite YA mystery/thriller is Dangerous Girls. :D

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