Rosie’s Book Review Challenge – A review by Karen

Today we have a review from Book review challenger Karen. She blogs at

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Karen chose to read “Jaded” by Kristy Feltenberger-Gillespi

Jaded - Kristy Feltenberger - Gillespi

Jaded – Kristy Feltenberger – Gillespi

Here is Karen’s review.

My Opinion

The book introduces you to Jade, a 16-year-old girl living in Nirvana, Virginia. Her dying grandmother Ruby asks her to secretly get her diary, to read, and then destroy it. Life could not be more complicated as her 17th birthday is approaching, and some things are no longer as they seemed… It is a story of not losing oneself, finding out who to trust, and to survive. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With Jaded, Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie has created a compelling story of enduring in a strictly ruled community, solving mysterious incidents, and young love. Jaded is an entertaining, gripping, and fast read, making you want to read more. I was drawn into the story right away. I felt close to Jade and everything that happened. All relevant characters became so real that I ‘related’ to them. Jaded is daunting as strictly ruled communities do exist, consider the Berlin Wall (dividing Berlin in two parts until 1989) or some sects who oppress their members and/or children even today. Jaded is the promising start of the Nirvana trilogy. [Hunted: Nirvana Series 2 and Blinded: Nirvana Series 3 are coming soon.]

This is a book to read again.

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