Friday, December 4, 2015

Arc Review


Sanctuary Bay

From Goodreads

In this genre-bending YA thriller, will Sarah Merson's shiny new prep school change her life forever or bring it to a dark and sinister end?

When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation. 

In this genre-bending YA thriller, Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, Sarah's new school may seem like an idyllic temple of learning, but as she unearths years of terrifying history and manipulation, she discovers this "school" is something much more sinister.

My Review

I gave this book a 4 Star Rating

Sanctuary Bay
Author: Laura J Burns
Publisher: St. Martin's
Expected Publication: 01/19/16

I was lucky enough to get to be chosen by Netgalley and the Publisher St. Martins and received an ARC of Sanctuary Bay for an honest review on the book.

I really enjoyed the book but the ending left me hanging.  Please tell me there is going to be a second book?  


The book starts of as Sarah being a little girl and she see's her mom and dad getting shot.  Now with both her parents dead Sarah ends up in the foster care system.  Sarah is tossed from one foster home after another.  She is very bright and does well in school.  So all of sudden her social worker shows up and tells her that she is going to get to go to this very elite prep school in the country.  Sanctuary Bay which is located on and isolated island, once you are on the island you are there until you graduate high school.  

Sarah has discovered the school is not what you would think it is. When her roommate goes missing, she finds herself looking for her, but what she really finds is the dark and mysterious truth that lies behind Sanctuary Bay's reputation.  


  1. OOoh nice! I LOVED this author duo's first duology series so I am excited for this one too! I think I passed on requesting this one at the time because I was overwhelmed with review books. Now I figure I'll just wait! LOL! Trying to get caught up with my personal TBR mountain!

    Nice review!