Kid’s Book Review: Love You To Death

Kid’s Book Review: Love You To Death

About the Book and Author

A dark, twisty YA thriller by Gina Blaxhill about obsession, stalking and toxic love that will keep you guessing to the very end . . .

Someone is obsessed with Mia Hawkins. She’s felt their gaze on the back of her neck. She’s heard their footsteps, walking home in the dark. She’s glimpsed a shadowy figure and the flash of a camera.

Love You To Death book cover

Gina Blaxhill is a YA author. Her latest books are YA thrillers Love You to Death (coming 13 April 2023) and You Can Trust Me (2022) and twisty fairy tale retellings Good Enough to Eat (2022) and All The Better To See You, a Red Riding Hood whodunnit (2021), published by Scholastic. Macmillan have also published three teen thrillers – Pretty Twisted (2011), Forget Me Never (2012) and Saving Silence (2013).

Book Review

I really enjoyed all the speculation throughout

I really enjoyed reading this book, although at the beginning I felt that it took a while to get going. However, once I got just before half way I could not put it down and finished the rest of the book in two sittings. I really enjoyed all the speculation throughout and was able to guess who it was myself all the way through.

Mia knows someone is watching her, knows they are following her and taking pictures of her. The police cannot take these reports of stalking seriously until she has proper evidence, but things get worse for Mia when her copycat, down to every last detail, turns up dead. This causes Mia even more problems, thinking that the murdered/stalker might have been meaning to kill her. She begins to wonder if she can even trust her friends and if she might soon be the one dead on the beach.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a dark mystery story full of twists and excitement. If you don’t find the start too thrilling, keep reading and I promise it gets a whole lot more exciting.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Isabelle
  • Age: 13 years
  • Likes: football, art and writing
  • Dislikes: mushroom and Star Wars
  • Favourite Book: Ink Heart by Cornelia Funke
  • Favourite Song: Blank Space by Taylor Swift
  • Favourite Film: Legally Blonde