8 Apr 2019

ARC #Review: WHITE RABBIT by Caleb Roehrig


Author: Caleb Roehrig
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Feiwel Friends
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
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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.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

I really enjoyed this one! It kept me guessing until the very end and that is an excellent problem to have in a mystery novel. I liked the way that the subplots played out in this and how everything was wrapped up at the end. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a fresh, new mystery novel!

I absolutely love how the discussions around sexuality and acceptance were woven into this. I liked that the characters, even when dealing with these extremely stressful conversations, realized that death was imminent so they should talk about it. It didn't feel out of place as most of these discussions do because it played into the plot and progressing the story and character development forward.

I really liked Rufus and his character arc. I thought he was a great protagonist and narrator for this book. I should have known it would be amazing because Roehrig writes amazing characters in general. Even with the tension and the high stakes, the characters were still allowed to be kids and go through first love and heart break. I definitely cried along with them.

The mystery itself was interesting. I hated all the side characters because they were so entitled. But I hated them in a good way. I thought how it played out made sense and I sorta guessed the ending because of the type of kill it was. However, I was SO engrossed in the story that while I was out for dinner on the weekend all I could talk about was my theories for the murder. Which got me interesting looks.

If you haven't read this yet and are looking for a rewarding and interesting mystery novel, this is the one for you. I loved so so so much of it and can't wait to pick up more of Roehrig's books!

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. I don't think it's for me, but maybe I'll check it out sometime. I know someone who might enjoy it more than me, so I'll pass this along.


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