Friday 18 August 2017

Trust By Kylie Scott - August Book of the Month

Kylie Scott is an author that I really like, having read her previous novels including Lick and Stage Dive, I was excited to see her latest book, Trust, show up on Netgalley and even more excited when I was approved to get an advanced reading copy.


After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

This book begins with Edie and her best friend taking a late night run to a convenience store, within minutes Edie's life has changed. A robbery, gun shots and dead bodies make for a rather traumatic experience and when her supposed best friend exploits the events in order to further her own career our protagonist is left feeling both trapped and alone.

After making the decision to change schools and try and make a fresh start, Edie then comes face to face with her saviour from that night when she was held hostage, John. Could this be fate or pure coincidence? With everything that has happened in such a short space of time, Edie is learning not only to trust others but trust herself too.

What Kylie Scott manages to do in this book is deal with wider issues, it isn't just a story about boy meets girl and falls in love. Trust is about friendships and families. It is about how events in life can shape us, change us and make us adapt to what is thrown our way. It reveals how we can't always control what goes on around us and how people's actions affect us, showing how trustworthy they really are.

Even after reading the blurb this story turned up to be unexpected in the best way possible. The amount of emotions wrapped up in the pages had me feeling so much and if I'm honest I'd love to read more about all the characters, it would be great to get at least a novella for the secondary characters.

If you are a fan of the YA genre then you will love this one. Who knew being in the wrong place at the wrong time can turn out to be actually nothing but right in the end.


  1. It sounds like a book I'd enjoy but I have too many on my TBR pile and I've told myself not to buy anymore books for a while!

  2. This sounds like a really intriguing read although I don't like the cover so I probably wouldn't pick it up in a bookshop. Just goes to show you shouldn't judge a book by its cover!


  3. The cover really puts me off, but sounds like a good read. I'm not a massive YA fan but i do have some favourites. #readwithme

  4. I have to agree with the other comments, the covet really puts me off and from the review it doesn't sound like it matches the story. It does sound like an interesting read though. #readwithme

  5. Doesn't sound like one for me I'm afraid. All shapes and sizes though! #readwithme

  6. I don't read YA, but for this I could definitely make an exception

  7. This sounds really good! I never choose to buy YA novels myself, but I read a lot for work and usually find they're every bit as good as adult novels, so maybe I should brave buying a few for myself!


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