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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Book Review - One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

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Review by Suze

A school trip in the woods goes horribly wrong. Four students wake up groggy, late in the day, with words on their wrists. What do they mean, how did they get there and why did nobody wake up when someone was writing on them? Sera is one of the students, can she trust the others in her group and what about her teacher? Why won't he wake up at all anymore? Has someone been at their camp? They are all alone in the woods without food, water or adult help. How will they survive and what if they aren't alone in those woods, what if someone's after them?

One Was Lost is a gripping story with plenty of surprising elements. I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. Natalie D. Richards kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I loved the main characters, they made the story for me, especially Sera. She is a strong person. She's clever, courageous and resourceful. Sera and several other students get in a lot of trouble when they are on a camping trip in the wood, which is a fantastic topic for a story. It's a supposedly haunted place because of something awful that happened years ago and that part of the story made it even extra eerie for me.

Sera has no idea who's good or bad and who's playing tricks with her and her fellow students. It's clear from the start that someone is messing with them, but this person is going too far for it to be a game or a joke, it's obvious from the start that their problem is serious and I was really curious to find out what would happen to the students. I couldn't wait to find out if they would survive their scary camping trip in the woods.

Natalie D. Richards has an easy flowing writing style. She's great at building tension and One Was Lost is filled with unexpected twists and turns. I love being spooked and this book definitely had that effect on me. Being alone in the woods while someone can see you when you can't see them is really creepy. I loved the idea of the story and the execution is fabulous. I highly recommend One Was Lost, it's a terrific sinister thriller.


One Was Lost is a perfect choice for readers who love creepy and gripping YA books.


  1. The plotting sounds great!


  2. This book sounds suitably spooky. I think it would be right up my alley and really creep me out.

  3. Gits to have this! Going to go check it out right now!

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  5. I've just bought this after reading the review on Goodreads ,can't wait to start it .

  6. It sounds like a real page turner! I can't wait to read it.

  7. It sounds like a creepy story.

  8. I like grippy and I love YA. Thanks, Suze :)

  9. I love YA Thrilers and this sounds great :)

  10. I do like my reads to be creepy and gripping!

  11. This sounds like the perfect Halloween read!