"A lot can happen in eleven minutes. Decker can run two miles easily in eleven minutes. I once wrote an English essay in ten. No lie. And God knows Carson Levine can talk a girl out of her clothes in half that time. Eleven minutes might as well be eternity underwater. It only takes three minutes without air for loss of consciousness. Permanent brain damage begins at four minutes. And then when the oxygen runs out full cardiac arrest occurs. Death is possible at five minutes. Probable at seven. Definite at ten. ... Decker pulled me out at eleven."
The above has got to be my favourite blurb on the back of a book ever. Of course I bought the book immediately!
So A+ for most interesting Blurb.
Then lets look at the cover... it is fabulous!
So A+ for such a captivating cover.
Ok now it gets a little tougher can the beginning catch my interest?
Holy Shitsicals.. can it ever!!!! Put your seatbelt on because the beginning will suck you in like a Hoover Vacuum.
Right then, so A+ for exciting intro.
Now even tougher .. can the plot live up to the hype that the blurb and the intro created?
...... Wait for it...... wait for it..... YES! YES IT CAN. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
Another A+ for plot and twisty surprises that will keep the reader guessing.
And finally the toughest clincher of all.... The Ending. Can the ending deliver? Can it wrap everything up and leave the reader feeling totally fulfilled?
...................YES AGAIN. It can and it did! .......Great Ending...... Great Characters.....Great Writing....Great Book!
So straight A+'s across the board
Should you read it?
Of Course You Should! Yes! Most Definately! Hurry even - so I can say I told you so. :o)