Burning by Danielle Rollins

Title: Burning
Author: Danielle Rollins
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: April 5th 2016
Source:ARC from the Publisher. Thank you Bloomsbury!

Summary from Goodreads:
After three years in juvie, Angela Davis is just a few months shy of release, and she'll finally be free from the hole that is Brunesfield Correctional Facility. Then Jessica arrives. Only ten years old and under the highest security possible, this girl has to be dangerous, even if no one knows what she did to land in juvie. As strange things begin happening to Angela and her friends that can only be traced to the new girl's arrival, it becomes clear that Brunesfield is no longer safe. They must find a way to get out, but how can they save themselves when the world has forgotten them?


Well that was an interesting read for sure.  Burning had such a unexpected blend of thriller, mixed with crime, mixed with supernatural elements that really worked at times.  Even though the book was blending so many elements I was intrigued and read almost the entire book in one sitting.  It had this eerie almost scary movie vibe to it that just drew me in.

About 75% of the way through the book I was thinking it was going to be a 4 star book for me but unfortunately the ending felt rushed and left me wanting more but not in a good way.  I still enjoyed the craziness of the story but felt like by the end there was some lack of direction on how it should conclude and what should happen to the characters.  Angela's ending was open but a bit predictable and Jessica's ending was really not what I wanted to happen at all.  So ultimately I felt rather let down.  That is to say though, others might enjoy the dramatic ending.

If you are in the mood for a slightly creepy, slightly eerie story about a girl in juvie who meets a very special and uniquely talented new inmate and their dangerous situation, then check out Burning!

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