Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review- Justice by Jade Varden

Justice by Jade Varden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A House of Cards...

When you build an entire life on a foundation of lies, it only takes one truth for the whole thing to come crashing down. I never invited the truth in. I never went searching for it. I never had any reason to suspect that the two people I loved most were dishonest with me every second of every day.

I made one bad decision, and in a single day my entire world changed. If I'm ever going to discover the truth about myself and my parents, I have to trace all the lies back to their source. I have to try to find the truth that they're hiding.

The more I discover about myself, and my past, the more I realize that lies really are better than the truth. But now that I know the lies are all around me, I can't stop until I've discovered them all. I'll pull each lie away, one by one, and examine it to see what's underneath…until this house of cards crumbles into dust at my feet.

I just hope I can survive the crash.

An e-copy of this book has been provided to me by the author.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Justice. It had almost everything I like in a YA novel and was damn engrossing. I seriously couldn't put it down once I started reading it. All the characters were nice and the story as a whole was amazing!

I honestly wasn't expecting Justice to be so awesome mainly because of the cover. I love the colour pink but if I had to judge the story by its cover I would've flatly said, "Boooring" but it wasn't! It was far, far from boring. I am not a big fan of YA mystery books so I was a little hesitant at first but I'm so, so glad I got a chance to read such a wonderful story! There were many surprise elements neatly tucked into the story and just the right amount of romance in it. :)

I liked Rain. Even though she was a completely normal character, the way the story was written just sucked me into her life. Her nature was really nice and likeable. I'm glad she wasn't another one of those female protagonists who're too stupid for their own good and keep making mistakes again and again. I felt like I could actually connect with her and the credit for this obviously goes to Ms. Varden for writing Rain's POV so beautifully. I loved almost each and every chapter.
Even though I really liked River, I seriously wish Rain and Tom could have something more between them. When the awkwardest moment of the story came, I was like WTF?!? This is not happening!! I love Tom! :( I guess it would've been funny if I wasn't so heartbroken...
Anyway, as the story moved on, I got over it and thought that now maybe Rain will give River a chance (Rain, River there names are so cool! Although I honestly think River is a slightly feminine name :P)but she didn't. And I was too busy biting my nails to see what was gonna happen next to get too bothered about it.

The best part of the book was that it's pace was just perfect. It wasn't too slow or too fast. I could easily just relax and lose myself in the story without any problem. I really, really liked Ms. Varden's writing style. It was simply superb! After the end of every chapter, there was that mysterious cliff-hanger that made me want to continue the story. I just couldn't leave it, and when I did, all I could think of was, what would happen next?? I was enchanted. :)

The accurate rating for this book would be 4.5 stars. Justice is a must-read for all YA book lovers. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!! :D


  1. This book seems really good! I understand what you mean about the cover - it's not the most professionally made one, but if the author gets a little more popular or something I'm sure the publishers will kick their art skills up a notch! ;)


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