Cheating Death by Jen Naumann

Story: Lysandra Brooks remembers everything about the day she almost drowned alongside her grandma, especially the set of mysterious eyes she saw at the bottom of the lake. Ever since then, she’s been seeing strange things when she is near water – things that aren’t really there. Because of it, Lysandra has the tendency to avoid anything that isn’t on dry land. On her last day of high school, however, the biggest party of the year is set to take place at a fellow senior’s lakeside mansion. Despite her fears, Lysandra decides to prove to her friends and herself that she can handle it. But after a horrific night of drinking and drama that leaves Lysandra feeling lonely and confused, she nearly drowns for a second time, only to be saved by the new guy in town. From that moment on, Lysandra’s world is turned upside down with the discovery of mind blowing secrets, including a revelation that something sinister is after her soul.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 spooky stars

Review: Wow, what a ride we have just been through. Cheating Death is Jen Naumann’s fourth book and she continues to find ways to make us even a bigger fan of hers. Lysandra is an amazing character, who has to deal with difficult circumstances, which she grows from.She really felt like an authentic teenager. We were reminded of all of the stupid things we did as teens; things that got us into dangerous situations. Jen takes things like drinking, and really shows the consequence without drilling it into our heads. As annoying as Lysandra could be at times, you find yourself cheering and really caring for her. We loved the paranormal aspect of this story, but to be honest this book went beyond your typical paranormal story. Jen really thought out side of the box when writing this amazing story that at moments can shake you to the core. Jen deals with rape, suicide, and having to make tough choices perfectly. Cheating Death is far from predictable. In fact every time we thought something was going to happen in the story, but then turns and twists would take the story in another direction we did not expect. It was like being on exciting ride. The ending brought a smile to our faces. It seemed to tie the story in a beautiful silk bow. It is a perfect ending to such a thrilling, emotional, and scary story. Cheating Death is one of those books you’ll still be thinking about weeks after you finish it. It’s a must read.

So get ready for an unforgettable story and read Cheating Death



2 thoughts on “Cheating Death by Jen Naumann

  1. I’m about halfway through. Soon as the working week is done, I’m finishing it.
    I couldn’t believe what happened to Lysandra at the party. Not the sort of thing you often come across in YA.

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