Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Cabin by Natasha Preston | Book Review

The Cabin by Natasha Preston

Reading Group: High School+

Personal Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Given Summary: There may only be one killer, but no one is innocent in this new young adult thriller from Natasha Preston, author of The Cellar, a New York Times Bestseller, and Awake

They think they're invincible.
They think they can do and say whatever they want.
They think there are no consequences.
They've left me no choice.
It's time for them to pay for their sins.

A weekend partying at a remote cabin is just what Mackenzie needs. She can't wait to let loose with her friends. But a crazy night of fun leaves two of them dead-murdered.

With no signs of a forced entry or struggle, suspicion turns to the five survivors. Someone isn't telling the truth. And Mackenzie's first mistake? Assuming the killing is over...

Cover: This book has a cabin and a rose on its cover.  The cabin is obviously the cabin that the characters stayed in that weekend Josh and Courtney were murdered.  The rose has a cobweb on it that gives it a pretty creepy effect.  Dark covers with a flower seem to be Natasha Preston's 'thing' and I really like it.  I think it really goes well with her books because they all seem to be a little creepy, but they always have some type of happiness.   

My Review:  It seems to be a theme that every time I finish a Natasha Preston novel I hope there's a sequel on its way.  The way this book ended made me so sad.  I just need there to be a sequel that tells me Aaron confesses the truth and Blake comes back to Mackenzie.  I'll even settle for a three chapter book on Wattpad.  
This book was really good and if you liked any of the other two Natasha Preston books I've reviewed, you'll like this one too.  It was so interesting to imagine what it would be like to be in that situation.  Your friends end up dead and you know one of your other friends is the killer, but you don't know which one.  How do you know who to trust?  The way this book ended too was just crazy.  And so thought out.  I mean, Megan really covered her tracks and had her alibi ready to go.  It made her so much more dangerous knowing just how much she was capable of.  She drugged her 'girlfriend,' killed two of her other friends, blackmailed a friend because she knew he would protect her and take the blame, and then framed Blake so that everyone would think he was the actual killer.  I did think it was interesting that she was so mad at Josh and Courtney for Gigi and Tilly's death, but if she had never drugged Gigi the car accident probably wouldn't have happened.  But even then, it was a car accident that wasn't meant to happen.  I mean, she  definitely had something mentally wrong with her that made her thinking not accurate, but she said at one point that she thought it was her fault.  
And of course (and if you've read a lot of my reviews you'll know this), I loved the Mackenzie and Blake love story.  I thought it was so cute and he was everything Mackenzie needed.  She needed someone to trust and Blake, the stranger really, was that person.  They were simply adorable and that's what made me so sad to read the ending.  
If you haven't read this book I would definitely recommend you check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below!!

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  1. So is there not a sequal. I really want to know what happens next and u fell in love with the blake and Mackenzie story, I DON'T WANT IT TO END.

    1. Unfortunately I don't think there is :/ I'm still hoping though!!

    2. Can you please make a sequel to the lost and the cabin i am on the edge of my seat!

    3. I know! I wish Natasha Preston would write a sequel for all of her books.

  2. If there is a sequal coming then I really liked the story. If there is not a sequal coming then the ending ruined the book because there was no closure

    1. Natasha Preston loves to give us frustrating endings - I always go back and forth about how I feel about them because I enjoy the stories, but then I want them to keep going

  3. Loved the book would like to know how it ends what happened after

  4. I loved the book, but the ending does lend itself to a sequel. Not a great way to end a book if there isn't going to be a sequel.


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