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A teen girl who sees visions of the past must use her gift to save a kidnapped classmate in Shani Michelle's high-stakes YA thriller You Should Have Seen This Coming! Hayden sees the past. Just touching an object will occasionally give her flashes of the previous owner's memories. And if that memory happens to be a deeply hidden secret, then she has no problem making you p A teen girl who sees visions of the past must use her gift to save a kidnapped classmate in Shani Michelle's high-stakes YA thriller You Should Have Seen This Coming! Hayden sees the past. Just touching an object will occasionally give her flashes of the previous owner's memories. And if that memory happens to be a deeply hidden secret, then she has no problem making you pay for your crime, in cash. Cassie sees the future, and it sucks. She will randomly wake up from dreams filled with disasters that she feels compelled to stop, and she would really like to stop watching her boyfriend fall in love with someone else! But when Cassie tries to warn Hayden that her latest blackmailing scheme is a trap, she knows she's really in trouble. All her visions warn her of the upcoming kidnapping, nothing she does stops it. And it's all Hayden's fault! Can Hayden's gift help her find Cassie before it's too late?


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A teen girl who sees visions of the past must use her gift to save a kidnapped classmate in Shani Michelle's high-stakes YA thriller You Should Have Seen This Coming! Hayden sees the past. Just touching an object will occasionally give her flashes of the previous owner's memories. And if that memory happens to be a deeply hidden secret, then she has no problem making you p A teen girl who sees visions of the past must use her gift to save a kidnapped classmate in Shani Michelle's high-stakes YA thriller You Should Have Seen This Coming! Hayden sees the past. Just touching an object will occasionally give her flashes of the previous owner's memories. And if that memory happens to be a deeply hidden secret, then she has no problem making you pay for your crime, in cash. Cassie sees the future, and it sucks. She will randomly wake up from dreams filled with disasters that she feels compelled to stop, and she would really like to stop watching her boyfriend fall in love with someone else! But when Cassie tries to warn Hayden that her latest blackmailing scheme is a trap, she knows she's really in trouble. All her visions warn her of the upcoming kidnapping, nothing she does stops it. And it's all Hayden's fault! Can Hayden's gift help her find Cassie before it's too late?

30 review for You Should Have Seen This Coming

  1. 4 out of 5

    C. Shea

    3.5/5 stars rounded to 4. This YA supernatural thriller has a Nancy Drew-esque twist. The main premise: Quintessential outsider Hayden has visions of the past she uses to exploit her rich classmates, and popular girl Cassie (cute allusion) has visions of the future that have recently taken a turn for the worse. After Cassie is kidnapped, Hayden has to make use of her visions to solve the mystery before time runs out. The best parts? You Should Have Seen This Coming's combination of YA fantasy and 3.5/5 stars rounded to 4. This YA supernatural thriller has a Nancy Drew-esque twist. The main premise: Quintessential outsider Hayden has visions of the past she uses to exploit her rich classmates, and popular girl Cassie (cute allusion) has visions of the future that have recently taken a turn for the worse. After Cassie is kidnapped, Hayden has to make use of her visions to solve the mystery before time runs out. The best parts? You Should Have Seen This Coming's combination of YA fantasy and mystery is refreshing. Its characters are based in high school stereotypes, but subvert expectations through surprising depth of character. The dialogue is fresh and its twists were genuinely surprising. The meh bits? There were gaps in the magic system I hope to see explained in follow-up novels. There were times that the plot points felt forced and like random or unnatural progressions.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kaley

    Quick Stats Age Rating: 13+ Over All: 4 stars Plot: 3.5/5 Characters: 4.5/5 Setting: 4/5 Writing: 4/5 Special thanks to FierceReads and NetGalley for an eARC of this book! All thoughts and opinions reflected in this review are my own. I absolutely love mysteries/thrillers that have a little paranormal aspect. I think this niche genre is having a spike in YA right now, and I am here for it! YSHSTC follows two girls with supernatural abilities—one who can see the future, and one who can see the past. When Quick Stats Age Rating: 13+ Over All: 4 stars Plot: 3.5/5 Characters: 4.5/5 Setting: 4/5 Writing: 4/5 Special thanks to FierceReads and NetGalley for an eARC of this book! All thoughts and opinions reflected in this review are my own. I absolutely love mysteries/thrillers that have a little paranormal aspect. I think this niche genre is having a spike in YA right now, and I am here for it! YSHSTC follows two girls with supernatural abilities—one who can see the future, and one who can see the past. When their paths collide, Cassie (the future-seer) gets kidnapped, and it’s up to Hayden (past-seer) to team up with Cassie’s best friends in order to save her. I flew through this book. I read 60% in one sitting, and I only put it down because it was after midnight. It was the perfect mix of mystery and suspense without really getting creepy, making it a great read for younger YA readers and older ones. Cassie and Hayden both had distinct, loveable personalities that drew me into their narrations. Getting snippets from Cassie’s POV (I’d say the book is 70% Hayden, 30% Cassie) made the stakes feel so much higher because I, as the reader, had been in her head and felt all the more invested in her for it. I loved how the supernatural aspects were woven into the narrative and plot. Despite there being visions and empaths and paranormal abilities, the mystery and the plot felt grounded. Sometimes authors (especially debuts) can lean too heavily on these supernatural aspects and turn them into crutches, but I think this book was stronger for those aspects. It was never used as a deus ex machina. The mystery itself was engaging, and kept me guessing without the true culprit feeling as if they came out of left field. It was nothing truly groundbreaking, and it’s a plot I’ve read before, but it was well done. There were plenty of red-herrings, but they never felt like red-herrings. There were several suspects at all times, and that really kept me engaged and had me thinking about the book even when I wasn’t reading. I actually dreamed about this book, my subconscious was so absorbed in figuring out the whodunnit. All in all, this was a fun, engaging, and suspenseful read that I highly recommend for anyone looking for a good mystery.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Rideout

    I was granted eARC access to You Should Have Seen This Coming by Shani Michelle as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with XPresso Book Tours. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest. You Should Have Seen This Coming is a YA thriller about a kidnapping in a high school population and the efforts of the kids who took the law and search effort into their own hands when the adults of the town weren't taking the c I was granted eARC access to You Should Have Seen This Coming by Shani Michelle as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with XPresso Book Tours. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest. You Should Have Seen This Coming is a YA thriller about a kidnapping in a high school population and the efforts of the kids who took the law and search effort into their own hands when the adults of the town weren't taking the case seriously. Oh, and two of the teens involved happen to have visions. One see the future, the other sees the past. I'm going to go right ahead and admit that I liked this book a whole lot more than I expected to! I read the synopsis and saw the average rating this book already had and thought I'd be one of the ones deciding between 3 and 4 stars but nope! This is a 5. I loved just about every moment of this book! The teen angst feels quite real, from what I remember of being their age, and I love how everybody's actions, misbehaviour, and oddities were tied back to very real problems outside of school that countless real kids do and will experience. Take out the psychic abilities of some characters and everything about this rings true for the population of pretty much every high school. I loved the earned trust and friendships that build up as the plot progresses. It feels like Mean Girls if it turned out the Plastics were just average girls and eventually everyone, even Regina George, learned to understand and respect each other without the life-altering injuries. My only complaint is that at some point there is a stumbling block for some emerging friendships that plays like the fake-real romance trope where the sham is discovered after it stops being a sham and it didn't feel earned. I just ended up being annoyed with that character for a few pages until it got rectified. If you like teen dramas and a hint of paranormal in your thrillers, read this book!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emily Christopher

    You Should of Seen This Coming ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.4 Genre: YA Thriller / Fantasy / Mystery Format: Kindle eBook Date Published: 4/12/22 Author: Shani Michelle Publisher: Swoon Reads Pages: 368 Goodreads Rating: 3.87 Thank you to NetGalley and Swoon Reads for providing a copy of the book for me to read in exchange for my honest opinion. Synopsis: Hayden sees the past, sometimes just touching an object will illicit flashes of the owner’s previous memories. If the memory Hayden sees is a deep secret, she will use th You Should of Seen This Coming ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.4 Genre: YA Thriller / Fantasy / Mystery Format: Kindle eBook Date Published: 4/12/22 Author: Shani Michelle Publisher: Swoon Reads Pages: 368 Goodreads Rating: 3.87 Thank you to NetGalley and Swoon Reads for providing a copy of the book for me to read in exchange for my honest opinion. Synopsis: Hayden sees the past, sometimes just touching an object will illicit flashes of the owner’s previous memories. If the memory Hayden sees is a deep secret, she will use this to her advantage by blackmailing the person for cash to keep the secret. Cassie sees the future and it sucks. Cassie frequently wakes after dreaming of a disaster that she feels compelled to stop. Cassie also envisions her boyfriend falling in love with someone else, the “sucks” part. When Cassie tries to warn Hayden that her latest blackmail scheme is a trap, she knows she’s really in trouble. She has the visions to warn of an upcoming kidnapping, however, no matter what she tries, she is unable to stop it. Hayden could be to blame. Can Hayden do good and help find Cassie before it’s too late? My Thoughts: Most of the chapters are short, which I love, however, there are a few that are longer. The story is told from the POV of our MCs, Cassie and Hayden. Here lately, I have really been loving YA books and this one is no different. This book has a spin of supernatural/fantasy that just works well for this story. I really enjoyed this story. Cassie’s banter was amazing and the sarcasm displayed by Hayden is my favorite. The characters are very well-developed and intriguing. I love the supernatural spin with the psychic gifts, makes for an amazing story. This was a fast-paced book that was mysterious and page-turning, I continued anticipating the next twist, when boom it was in my face. I would read more by this author. Very good read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lilibet Bombshell

    In contemporary fiction of any sort, do me a favor and don’t name your seer any sort of variation on the name Cassandra, please? Talk about a little bit too on the nose and a little bit too cringe, am I right? I don’t know what it was about this book, but it was all a little bit too cringe, and it was all a little bit of a mess. To me it came across not only as a YA book that didn’t sound like it was written by an author who understood how to write YA (remember when Kevin Williamson was writing In contemporary fiction of any sort, do me a favor and don’t name your seer any sort of variation on the name Cassandra, please? Talk about a little bit too on the nose and a little bit too cringe, am I right? I don’t know what it was about this book, but it was all a little bit too cringe, and it was all a little bit of a mess. To me it came across not only as a YA book that didn’t sound like it was written by an author who understood how to write YA (remember when Kevin Williamson was writing “Dawson’s Creek” back in the day and everyone’s largest complaint was that teenagers don’t talk like that?), but also as a book that didn’t solidly know what genre it belonged in. It didn’t know what it wanted to be, and so the pacing was off and so were the characterizations. There was just too much going on, all the time. I did enjoy the juxtaposition of a seer who looks into the future and a clairvoyant who looks into the past as our two main characters (incidentally, the etymology of the name “Hayden” ends up going back to the root word for “heathen”, which is interesting), but I really, really wish the whole plot hadn’t been set into motion by something so feeble. This book could have been so much better than it was. Thanks to NetGalley, MacMillan Children’s Books, and Swoon Reads for early access to this title in exchange for a fair and honest review. Per personal policy, this review will not appear on social media or bookseller websites due to its rating of 3 stars or lower.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Thamy

    I was a little iffy about teens having visions because it sounded a little like some Disney channel show (or Nickelodeon, you get it). But this was really a thriller, as promised. Cassie can see the future and Hayden can see the past. They're not friends. Hayden is new at school but thanks to her abilities she's managed to get money to hide half the school's secrets. Although Cassie is nice to her, she can't trust her. Until Cassie disappears and Hayden finds out they have a lot in common. I'm n I was a little iffy about teens having visions because it sounded a little like some Disney channel show (or Nickelodeon, you get it). But this was really a thriller, as promised. Cassie can see the future and Hayden can see the past. They're not friends. Hayden is new at school but thanks to her abilities she's managed to get money to hide half the school's secrets. Although Cassie is nice to her, she can't trust her. Until Cassie disappears and Hayden finds out they have a lot in common. I'm not sure how much Cassie's POV added to the story and those chapters happened sporadically, aside from the beginning. I even wonder how much cooler it would have been to find out with Hayden about Cassie's abilities. Having her POV made it less mysterious. But of course, it makes us learn things, especially her conundrum because she sees that Hayden will be her boyfriend's girlfriend in the future and even son she doesn't hate Hayden. I'm not sure how this information would be without her perspective. Anyway! The book is a nice read, I like the main characters a lot and the visions are very cool—though I wish Hayden could have gotten to use her power more. Because she can't control it, it's not something that happens a lot in the book. There's also a romance in development, a cute one. It's not predominant, so if you're not a fan of teenager romance, you can still enjoy it. But if you are, it's good, look forward to it. I also liked the conclusion, I confess I didn't figure out the culprit until the big reveal and kept guessing all along. Still, it made sense. Check on a good conclusion to the mystery. Though not memorable, I liked the book a lot and would love to read more like this one. Honest review based on an ARC provided by the publisher for the blog tour through Netgalley. Many thanks for this opportunity.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Love

    You Should Have Seen This Coming by Shani Michelle is a fast past mystery/magical realism book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was a one-day read for me because the pace is rapid. The novel is dual POV between two eleventh-grade girls, Hayden and Cassie. Both of the girls have a remarkable ability to see visions. Cassie sees the future, and Hayden can see the past when she touches an object. Both of the girls only have visions randomly. The mystery comes into play when Cassie is kidnapped! You Should Have Seen This Coming by Shani Michelle is a fast past mystery/magical realism book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was a one-day read for me because the pace is rapid. The novel is dual POV between two eleventh-grade girls, Hayden and Cassie. Both of the girls have a remarkable ability to see visions. Cassie sees the future, and Hayden can see the past when she touches an object. Both of the girls only have visions randomly. The mystery comes into play when Cassie is kidnapped! Her friends are working hard to find her before it is too late. I plan to purchase this book for my high school library. This book reminded me of Karen McManus' or Maureen Johnson's books. A fast-paced, clean mystery that will keep my students interested. A few times, the switch between characters did not make for a smooth time transition, but overall, this did not take away from the book's enjoyment. Thank you, NetGalley, for the Arc in exchange for an honest review. #youshouldhaveseenthiscoming #NetGalley

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carro Herdegen

    Language: R (63 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13 Cassie has only told Audra and Brody about her visions of the future, but all of them worrying about what may or may not happen is starting to interfere with their high school and family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Hayden is using her visions of the past to extort her classmates, which is, admittedly, not the best way to make friends. As their lives and visions intertwine, prejudices will have to be set aside to save a life – o Language: R (63 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13 Cassie has only told Audra and Brody about her visions of the future, but all of them worrying about what may or may not happen is starting to interfere with their high school and family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Hayden is using her visions of the past to extort her classmates, which is, admittedly, not the best way to make friends. As their lives and visions intertwine, prejudices will have to be set aside to save a life – or four. Every piece comes slowly throughout this thriller, and the disjointed visions are a brilliant way to drive the action. Michelle introduces several moving parts that mostly get explained in the end, but it’s not all cohesive enough for readers to be able to untangle the mystery independently. I still have a couple questions, but the book was fun enough to read that I’m satisfied with the time I spent with Cassie, Hayden, and their friends. Cassie’s father is Korean, and Hayden’s skin is described as “dark brown.” The mature content rating is for mentions of drugs and alcohol, implied sexting, criminal activity (including blackmail and kidnapping), and innuendo. The violence rating is for gun use and mentions of murder and suicide. Reviewed for https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jen Ryland

    Fun paranormal suspense YA about two girls - Hayden and Cassie - who sees visions. Hayden can see past event, which she uses to blackmail classmates. Cassie's visions are of the future. When Cassie disappears, Hayden and Cassie's boyfriend (who Cassie visions say will fall in love) band together to find her. Might read a little young for some adult readers, but I think teen readers looking for something that has the feel of Karen McManus (and older readers nostalgic for 2010's paranormal YA by a Fun paranormal suspense YA about two girls - Hayden and Cassie - who sees visions. Hayden can see past event, which she uses to blackmail classmates. Cassie's visions are of the future. When Cassie disappears, Hayden and Cassie's boyfriend (who Cassie visions say will fall in love) band together to find her. Might read a little young for some adult readers, but I think teen readers looking for something that has the feel of Karen McManus (and older readers nostalgic for 2010's paranormal YA by authors like Kim Derting) will really enjoy this. Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Let's be friends on Bookstagram! Jen Ryland Reviews

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Reilly

    A fast-paced YA thriller with suspense, mystery, supernatural powers, and a hint of romance... Cassie can see the future (which can be both helpful and really inconvenient at the same time) while Hayden can see the past. While Cassie relies on her best friend Audra and (now ex-) boyfriend Brody to help her help others with her "visions", loner Hayden uses her visions to her advantage -- who wouldn't want to make some money, especially when it means taking a few privileged people down a peg or A fast-paced YA thriller with suspense, mystery, supernatural powers, and a hint of romance... Cassie can see the future (which can be both helpful and really inconvenient at the same time) while Hayden can see the past. While Cassie relies on her best friend Audra and (now ex-) boyfriend Brody to help her help others with her "visions", loner Hayden uses her visions to her advantage -- who wouldn't want to make some money, especially when it means taking a few privileged people down a peg or two? Cassie and Hayden don't really know each other that well and seem to be complete opposites in every way, but must depend on each other to survive when Cassie is kidnapped and Hayden is the only one with the gift needed to help find her. With the help of Brody and Audra, Hayden is on a mission to find Cassie before the worst happens. Because Cassie can see a future with her in it... And one without her. Thoughts: The unique plot line had me hooked, and I liked Hayden's prickly character traits. Readers are treated to Hayden's backstory so we can understand why she's a modern-day Robin Hood with a bad attitude. Brody, while annoying at first, is actually kind of adorable; I love how he tries to take care of Hayden but at the same time can appreciate and respect her independence. I would've liked to get to know Cassie as a character better, though -- she was a bit underdeveloped, in my opinion, as a main character. And I felt like there was a lot of backstory that I was missing despite this not being part of a series. This story could've been "bigger", if that makes sense. I'm hoping it's the first of more to come because I enjoyed the story and would definitely pick up a book where Cassie and Hayden team up together to solve a mystery. **Thank you, NetGalley and publisher, for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.**

  11. 5 out of 5

    Blue

    In this high stakes YA thriller, a teen girl who sees visions of the past must use her gift to help save a kidnapped classmate! The pair, Hayden + Cassie, don’t start as friends but eventually they come into each other’s lives due to twisted visions and the race to save the day. This book was pretty interesting, the plot moving quickly enough as the reader tries to piece together each clue on how to find the kidnapped girl. The one thing that fell through for me was the characters itself. I felt In this high stakes YA thriller, a teen girl who sees visions of the past must use her gift to help save a kidnapped classmate! The pair, Hayden + Cassie, don’t start as friends but eventually they come into each other’s lives due to twisted visions and the race to save the day. This book was pretty interesting, the plot moving quickly enough as the reader tries to piece together each clue on how to find the kidnapped girl. The one thing that fell through for me was the characters itself. I felt as if they weren’t fleshed out enough but I suppose pretty relatable for the high school audience. There were also a bit of cliche moments but what do you expect from a ya book haha. If you are in The mood for a light thriller with a supernatural feel, this one is for you!! Thankyou to Netgally + Swoon reads for the advanced readers copy ❤️‍🔥 check out this book when it hits shelves April 12, 2022 :) 🌟🌟🌟

  12. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING by Shani Michelle ★★★★★ Drink: McDonald’s Diet Coke Okay hear me out - first of all I think we can all agree that McDonald’s coke is by far the best (seriously - what do they put in it?!). Second of all, if I was needing to find my missing friend and solve a mystery, I would just live off of that stuff, and I feel like Hayden would totally vibe with that too Review: THIS BOOK!!!! I was so excited when I got the e-ARC and then for whatever reason couldn’t get to it f YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING by Shani Michelle ★★★★★ Drink: McDonald’s Diet Coke Okay hear me out - first of all I think we can all agree that McDonald’s coke is by far the best (seriously - what do they put in it?!). Second of all, if I was needing to find my missing friend and solve a mystery, I would just live off of that stuff, and I feel like Hayden would totally vibe with that too Review: THIS BOOK!!!! I was so excited when I got the e-ARC and then for whatever reason couldn’t get to it for a little while. Once I finally sat down and started reading it I literally could not put it down and finished it in one sitting (oops) The characters + the mystery + the romance = actual perfection. I loved the different POVs and getting to experience the mystery from different angles, I honestly don’t think I have ever read a story like that before. If you loved the Good Girls Guide to Murder series then make sure to add this story to your TBR because I think you will love it as much as I did! Comes out on April 12th!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Roomies' Digest

    Thank you for the early ARC access of this book!! 4⭐️ for me! You Should Have Seen This Coming is a dual POV, YA mystery with fantasy aspects following our two main characters Hayden and Cassie. When Cassie goes missing, it's up to Hayden to work with Cassie's friends to find out what happened, and to try to save her before it's too late. Hayden is a bit of a trouble maker, always sticking her nose in other people's business and profiting on it along the way. When she starts at a new high school, Thank you for the early ARC access of this book!! 4⭐️ for me! You Should Have Seen This Coming is a dual POV, YA mystery with fantasy aspects following our two main characters Hayden and Cassie. When Cassie goes missing, it's up to Hayden to work with Cassie's friends to find out what happened, and to try to save her before it's too late. Hayden is a bit of a trouble maker, always sticking her nose in other people's business and profiting on it along the way. When she starts at a new high school, she quickly finds that most of the students don't like being blackmailed and knowing their secrets isn't exactly the perfect way to make friends. While Cassie is able to see the future, Hayden has the ability to see someone's past once she touches one of their personal items. While this has been secret from everyone but her best friends, one afternoon changes everything when Hayden realizes there is someone just like her at this school... that is until Cassie disappears. ------------------ One of my favorite things about this book is Hayden's character arc! In the beginning I wasn't sure about Hayden. I found her to be a slightly annoying, unlikable character with a really bad attitude. I feel like understanding her background and where she comes from is essential to liking her character, and after getting to know her a bit though I really loved her character in the end! I definitely loved her POV, and found myself really engaged with the story in her chapters. I really liked the mystery and thought it made sense in the end! This book is a very digestible story, and I was even rooting for the small romance. I did think that having Cassie's chapters once she was kidnapped were a little unnecessary because I didn't feel like they contributed much to her backstory or solving the mystery, so those chapters dragged a bit for me. I also found that I wanted more answers for the magical aspects- how did they get their powers? How did the one character find them?? No spoilers, but I was left with questions in the end. Overall though I really liked this book! Recommend for YA mystery readers who are in for an easygoing time with a sprinkle of romantic tension! Full thoughts in our Netgalley vlog on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUS1E... xx -Christine

  14. 5 out of 5

    Quinn

    Ever wondered what would happen if you crossed Veronica Mars with That’s So Raven, and then sprinkled in a little bit of Elite and Pretty Little Liars? Read Shani Michelle’s You Should Have Seen This Coming — which hits shelves on April 12th — and you’ll get your answer. This YA mystery has an unexpected supernatural twist, centering on psychic high school heroine Hayden. Her ability to see visions of the past whenever she touches an object, combined with a Robin Hood mentality and an acidic per Ever wondered what would happen if you crossed Veronica Mars with That’s So Raven, and then sprinkled in a little bit of Elite and Pretty Little Liars? Read Shani Michelle’s You Should Have Seen This Coming — which hits shelves on April 12th — and you’ll get your answer. This YA mystery has an unexpected supernatural twist, centering on psychic high school heroine Hayden. Her ability to see visions of the past whenever she touches an object, combined with a Robin Hood mentality and an acidic personality, leads her to a lucrative scam exploiting her classmates’ biggest secrets for cash (only the ones who deserve it, to be fair). She’s prickly, equipped with an endless supply of biting one-liners and only the desire to be left alone so she can focus on keeping her family afloat (aka just her and her mom, who also appears to have psychic gifts). That all changes when one of her classmates, Cassie — also a psychic, though she can see the future and doesn’t need to get up close and personal with anything to do it — is kidnapped. In order to save her, Hayden is forced to team up with Cassie’s broken-hearted ex and stuck-up BFF to track her down before it’s too late If you’re a YA fan and dig a high school-set mystery, I think this is absolutely worth checking out. Michelle’s writing is solid and the plot is full of fun twists and turns. The low points for me were: 1.) establishing which characters have powers and everything that comes along with that (i.e. the origin of them, how it factors into the town, etc. — that aspect of the novel felt really under-baked to me), and 2.) Hayden herself, whose sassy retorts and clichéd “I’m not like other girls” personality really grated on me. Luckily there’s a good crew of supporting characters who kept me reading despite eye roll after eye roll. Thanks to Net Galley for this eARC in exchange for my honest review!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pleasant Valley High School Library

    A fast-paced YA thriller with suspense, mystery, supernatural powers, and a hint of romance... Cassie can see the future (which can be both helpful and really inconvenient at the same time) while Hayden can see the past. While Cassie relies on her best friend Audra and (now ex-) boyfriend Brody to help her help others with her "visions", loner Hayden uses her visions to her advantage -- who wouldn't want to make some money, especially when it means taking a few privileged people down a peg or A fast-paced YA thriller with suspense, mystery, supernatural powers, and a hint of romance... Cassie can see the future (which can be both helpful and really inconvenient at the same time) while Hayden can see the past. While Cassie relies on her best friend Audra and (now ex-) boyfriend Brody to help her help others with her "visions", loner Hayden uses her visions to her advantage -- who wouldn't want to make some money, especially when it means taking a few privileged people down a peg or two? Cassie and Hayden don't really know each other that well and seem to be complete opposites in every way, but must depend on each other to survive when Cassie is kidnapped and Hayden is the only one with the gift needed to help find her. With the help of Brody and Audra, Hayden is on a mission to find Cassie before the worst happens. Because Cassie can see a future with her in it... And one without her. Thoughts: The unique plot line had me hooked, and I liked Hayden's prickly character traits. Readers are treated to Hayden's backstory so we can understand why she's a modern-day Robin Hood with a bad attitude. Brody, while annoying at first, is actually kind of adorable; I love how he tries to take care of Hayden but at the same time can appreciate and respect her independence. I would've liked to get to know Cassie as a character better, though -- she was a bit underdeveloped, in my opinion, as a main character. And I felt like there was a lot of backstory that I was missing despite this not being part of a series. This story could've been "bigger", if that makes sense. I'm hoping it's the first of more to come because I enjoyed the story and would definitely pick up a book where Cassie and Hayden team up together to solve a mystery. **Thank you, NetGalley and publisher, for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.**

  16. 5 out of 5

    Permanently_Booked

    Hayden and Cassie both struggle with a version of psychic abilities. Cassie can see glimpses of the future and Hayden sees glimpses of the past. When Cassie is mysteriously taken, Hayden finds herself working besides Cassie's best friends to find her. I like the premise of two gifted girls from different sides of the track colliding together in a race against time. I'll admit that I found the build up more engrossing than the climax. Hayden comes off as an unlikable character. Her rough exterior Hayden and Cassie both struggle with a version of psychic abilities. Cassie can see glimpses of the future and Hayden sees glimpses of the past. When Cassie is mysteriously taken, Hayden finds herself working besides Cassie's best friends to find her. I like the premise of two gifted girls from different sides of the track colliding together in a race against time. I'll admit that I found the build up more engrossing than the climax. Hayden comes off as an unlikable character. Her rough exterior harbors a resentment against the rich and vicious. Some of her resentments and walls were slightly over the top but I appreciated watching her come to terms with her aggressive nature as she grows closer with Brody. I also liked how she stands firm against bullying but the novel portrays a sense of needing to know both sides of some stories. Cassie's POV is limited. I enjoyed the suspense hers added to the plot. Even though she isn't all over the novel, I was impressed the author was able to give her the depth she had. I did want more of the special abilities. Some readers may enjoy the fact this aspect isnt soaked into every page. I personally love the unique and obscure. I felt this lacked something more exciting. Maybe it was the climax that didn't hit the nail on the head for me. Maybe it was the character connection I wasn't able to establish fully. I did want a little something more though. Overall, this was a likeable read. I could see young adult readers who enjoy mystery and magical realism together with a smidge of suspense. Thank you Penguin Teen for the gifted digital copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Asher Dasher

    Think psychic, sarcastic, Nancy Drew. School blackmailer extraordinaire, Hayden is roped into helping Audra and Brody find their missing friend Cassie. Pretty basic concept, except Hayden has visions of the past when she touches things and Cassie has visions of the future. A future in which she sees herself get kidnapped and her ex Brody falling for Hayden. This was so intriguing; I was hooked from the get-go. Loved the banter and Hayden’s sarcasm. The writing flowed well, great descriptions. I lov Think psychic, sarcastic, Nancy Drew. School blackmailer extraordinaire, Hayden is roped into helping Audra and Brody find their missing friend Cassie. Pretty basic concept, except Hayden has visions of the past when she touches things and Cassie has visions of the future. A future in which she sees herself get kidnapped and her ex Brody falling for Hayden. This was so intriguing; I was hooked from the get-go. Loved the banter and Hayden’s sarcasm. The writing flowed well, great descriptions. I loved that it was a mystery within a mystery, not only are you wondering who took Cassie, you’re also wondering how/what/where/when these powers came about. The suspense was fabulous. I was turning the pages as if peeking around a corner to see if the monster was going to pop out at me. One of my favorite parts was that there was no animosity between Cassie and Hayden over Brody. Cassie had the maturity to understand that Hayden wasn’t “stealing” Brody from her and that sometimes relationships just don’t work out and that it sucks, but it is, ultimately, for the best. I just wish there was a bit more about the gifts, I’m assuming this will be a standalone, so we will never get to fully know how Hayden & Cassie got their powers, kind of a bummer. I also felt the Hayden/Brody thing was kind of rushed towards the end, maybe a few more intense scenes with googly eyes while tracking down clues. Overall this was a fun ride with twists and turns and witty comebacks! Check it out, when it hits shelves, 4/12/22! A big thanks to the Publisher & NetGalley for gifting me a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. You can find the review for this book and others on my Tiktok listed under Pickled Ponderings. Do you like Romance Novels and want to hear more of my musings? Check out my podcast, Turgid Tomes: A Tawdry Bookclub

  18. 5 out of 5

    shannon

    the vibes are: these deadly games x that’s so raven 🤌🏼 I’m really not kidding on these vibes, people. I flew through this one due to the quick paced storyline and the way the author flipped back and forth between the dual POV of hayden and cassie so quickly. I loved how easy it was to follow (as most YA novels are), and how stressed I was getting waiting for the main characters to figure this shizz out. the concept of the entire thing was quite well done, but I wish that the characters were flesh the vibes are: these deadly games x that’s so raven 🤌🏼 I’m really not kidding on these vibes, people. I flew through this one due to the quick paced storyline and the way the author flipped back and forth between the dual POV of hayden and cassie so quickly. I loved how easy it was to follow (as most YA novels are), and how stressed I was getting waiting for the main characters to figure this shizz out. the concept of the entire thing was quite well done, but I wish that the characters were fleshed out a bit more. yes, hayden and cassie were so similar in the way that they had their magical realistic “visions” that I wanted more of their internal connection - I wanted more about hayden’s mom, and cassie’s mom, and all of these people who suddenly have powers in this town? instead, it felt more like an afterthought or a set up to a sequel that I probably won’t read. the reasoning behind the thriller aspects of the plot, additionally, weren’t the strongest. I felt like the author decided to pick the most out of left field characters to be the bad guys, and then half-assed the reasoning behind why they did what they did. to be perfectly honest, I still don’t know why. thank you to netgalley and macmillan for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. this one is out april 12th! rating: 3 stars wine pairing: virginia moscato

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Chamberlain

    Do you like a little psychic powers mixed in with a good mystery and thrills? Then I can recommend your next read! This story centers around two girls: Cassie, a girl who gets visions of the future (though they're not set in stone), and Hayden, a girl who can see the past when she touches certain objects. Hayden, who has had a rough upbringing, uses her skills for some less-than-aboveboard purposes. Their worlds collide when Cassie tries to warn Hayden about her schemes--and then Cassie sees a vi Do you like a little psychic powers mixed in with a good mystery and thrills? Then I can recommend your next read! This story centers around two girls: Cassie, a girl who gets visions of the future (though they're not set in stone), and Hayden, a girl who can see the past when she touches certain objects. Hayden, who has had a rough upbringing, uses her skills for some less-than-aboveboard purposes. Their worlds collide when Cassie tries to warn Hayden about her schemes--and then Cassie sees a vision of herself being abducted. When it comes true, her friends rope Hayden into helping find her. This YA debut has a little bit of everything -- teen angst, high school drama, blackmail, psychic powers, kidnapping, and maybe even a little romance! The story was well-paced and everything fit together. There were a few extraneous plot points, but they were resolved and not so out of left field that they didn't work in the story. Hayden, Cassie, Brody, and Audra were all intriguing characters, and the story was a good mix of typical high school drama and more serious stakes. I really enjoyed this book, and hope others do too! I'd totally read a whole series of this with Hayden and Cassie teaming up to solve mysteries together. TW: kidnapping, bullying, drug use (off page), threats, guns

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gwen :)

    ✰✰✰ / 5 This YA mystery brought something to the table I had never seen before, but ultimately it fell a bit flat. I really enjoyed the magical realism—with characters who could see the past, see the future, and feel others feelings. Our main characters, Hayden and Cassie, fit into the typical delinquent and popular girl categories, and their stories intertwine in an interesting way after Cassie is kidnapped. I enjoyed how their respective powers were used to advance and influence the storyline, ✰✰✰ / 5 This YA mystery brought something to the table I had never seen before, but ultimately it fell a bit flat. I really enjoyed the magical realism—with characters who could see the past, see the future, and feel others feelings. Our main characters, Hayden and Cassie, fit into the typical delinquent and popular girl categories, and their stories intertwine in an interesting way after Cassie is kidnapped. I enjoyed how their respective powers were used to advance and influence the storyline, though it was left pretty unexplained as to why they have the powers. While I understand the whole team-up of Hayden, Cassie’s ex-boyfriend, and her best friend as an investigative team, I really think these kids went to far in trying to solve this case by themselves. The stakes felt both high and low—yes, Cassie was kidnapped and being held hostage, but the kids take days to investigate clues and kinda sit around a lot. They had the sheriff right there to help, yet they chose to keep all the evidence and information to themselves. They almost got killed for that. Additionally, the characters felt a bit one-dimensional to me, and as a result a lot of the dialogue and inner-monologue was boring and had more telling than showing. It felt like a very basic and simple writing style. It wasn’t written badly necessarily, but it lacked the oomph that makes a book really shine. Overall it was a good YA mystery with some fun powers and a good twist ending, but nothing super noteworthy. I think this would be best suitable for a younger YA audience (though the Cassie POV chapters while kidnapped are a bit disturbing). my book tiktok // my instagram

  21. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. Hayden and Cassie are not friends. Hayden sees the past and uses her visions to blackmail her classmates. Cassie sees the future and uses her visions to help when she can. When helping Hayden gets Cassie kidnapped, Hayden must use her abilities to try and find Cassie before it's too late. This was so much fun! This delicious fast-p Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. Hayden and Cassie are not friends. Hayden sees the past and uses her visions to blackmail her classmates. Cassie sees the future and uses her visions to help when she can. When helping Hayden gets Cassie kidnapped, Hayden must use her abilities to try and find Cassie before it's too late. This was so much fun! This delicious fast-paced story hooked me from the first couple chapters. I devoured it! The POVs were easy to distinguish between which girl was narratoring which chapters. The transition between each girl was smooth. As a reader I found it easy to jump back and forth between girls. I was completely hooked throughout most of the story. It wasn't until around the ending I started to lose interest. The entire story was interesting and a bit different, then it just flipped into the usual YA theatrics. I found near the ending to be just a bit too dramatic to for the story. Overall, I recommend this one if you're interested in YA Mysteries. I would describe this one as a dark, psychic Nancy Drew.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ashlyn

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ebook version of this book early in response to a review. Okay so starting off based on the cover I thought mystery, kidnapping, ransom. The story starts off with two females Hayden who can see the past based on things she touches and Carolyn who can see the future. Hayden ends up being in trouble for "blackmailing" teachers and students when a student sets her up...Carolyn attempts to warn her but they don't see eye to eye. Next thing you know Carolyn sees Thank you to Netgalley for giving me an ebook version of this book early in response to a review. Okay so starting off based on the cover I thought mystery, kidnapping, ransom. The story starts off with two females Hayden who can see the past based on things she touches and Carolyn who can see the future. Hayden ends up being in trouble for "blackmailing" teachers and students when a student sets her up...Carolyn attempts to warn her but they don't see eye to eye. Next thing you know Carolyn sees the future of her kidnapping and then she's gone. Hayden gathers Carolyn's right hand woman and ex boyfriend and they begin an investigation to find her. This book grabbed me from the first page. I love the psychic theme of the two women....there are a few triggers especially with the kidnapping of Carolyn. I really enjoyed this book and give it 4 Stars it would have been 5 but I don't like how predictable certain things were. I wish it wasn't so easy to tell "whodunit". But, definitely read it. You won't be sorry!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alexis

    I was very excited to get this title on my netgalley account, so big thanks to them and the publisher for the opportunity to read the eARC in exchange for my honest review. It didn't disappoint! Okay so I love all things paranormal, including psychics and psychometry. The idea that two main characters are seeing future events and past events to try to solve a mystery is so fun that I had to give this a shot. I'll admit that I liked Hayden more than Cassie because she was so three dimensional whil I was very excited to get this title on my netgalley account, so big thanks to them and the publisher for the opportunity to read the eARC in exchange for my honest review. It didn't disappoint! Okay so I love all things paranormal, including psychics and psychometry. The idea that two main characters are seeing future events and past events to try to solve a mystery is so fun that I had to give this a shot. I'll admit that I liked Hayden more than Cassie because she was so three dimensional while Cassie just kind of served as a vehicle for driving the plot on, but that didn't really make me like the story any less. I thought it was the right amount of withholding of information and divulging of secrets and it kept me engaged throughout the novel. I've seen others mention the likeness to Nancy Drew and I'll agree with that but stipulate that it reminds me of the new(ish) Nancy Drew show that I absolutely adore. Well worth the read!

  24. 4 out of 5

    hannah

    3.5 stars/5 First off, thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan for a digital ARC of this book! It was a fun read that definitely kept me hooked. As a fan of science-fiction/fantasy, I loved the premise of a thriller with two characters who had visions: one with visions of the past, and one with visions of the future. Hayden and Cassie are two sides of the same coin, yet are complete opposites of each other, making it interesting to get the story from both of their points of view. I have read many Y 3.5 stars/5 First off, thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan for a digital ARC of this book! It was a fun read that definitely kept me hooked. As a fan of science-fiction/fantasy, I loved the premise of a thriller with two characters who had visions: one with visions of the past, and one with visions of the future. Hayden and Cassie are two sides of the same coin, yet are complete opposites of each other, making it interesting to get the story from both of their points of view. I have read many YA thrillers, so it was refreshing to read one with a supernatural aspect to make it stand out a bit more. I also liked how while the story had a happy ending, it wasn’t crazy unrealistic. I think that this was great for a debut novel, and would be a great read for younger YA readers, or for someone looking for a more simple read.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bethea

    This book was well written and kept me engrossed from the beginning. Although it was intense in parts, it was never really scary. There were clues scattered throughout the story, including some red herrings which made for some fun twists. The characters were well developed and the setting descriptions made it easy to visualize everything that was happening. The story was told from the points of of view of Cassie and Hayden, the two main characters who have visions. Their chapters were intersperse This book was well written and kept me engrossed from the beginning. Although it was intense in parts, it was never really scary. There were clues scattered throughout the story, including some red herrings which made for some fun twists. The characters were well developed and the setting descriptions made it easy to visualize everything that was happening. The story was told from the points of of view of Cassie and Hayden, the two main characters who have visions. Their chapters were interspersed with their visions, which added to the story. This would be a great read for those who enjoy mysteries, ages pre-teen and up. Thank you to #NetGalley for an ARC of #YouShouldHaveSeenThisComing by #ShaniMichelle in exchange for an honest review. The opinions above are completely my own.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Hastings

    I couldn’t put it down! This psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Jennifer Barnes, The Inheritance Games series. Cassie can see the glimpses of the future and she’s knows something bad is going to happen. If Hayden touches things, she can see the past and uses that knowledge to blackmail members of her snotty high school. But when Cassie goes missing, Hayden helps her two besties, Brody and Audra, try to find her. Only to discover everyone is keeping secrets… even thei I couldn’t put it down! This psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Jennifer Barnes, The Inheritance Games series. Cassie can see the glimpses of the future and she’s knows something bad is going to happen. If Hayden touches things, she can see the past and uses that knowledge to blackmail members of her snotty high school. But when Cassie goes missing, Hayden helps her two besties, Brody and Audra, try to find her. Only to discover everyone is keeping secrets… even their parents. I felt like a psychic detective putting together clues from the past, present, and future. The climax was worth the build up. The characters were drawn believably flawed and the romance was perfect. A thrilling read from the first page.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Hayden is tired of moving around and feeling out of place in every school she attends. Part of the reason she feels out of place is that she can see the past by touching objects. Her mother is a powerful empath who struggles with her gift, so Hayden must be the one in charge. She uses her gift to make money by blackmailing people in her new school.. This seems to not be a problem until she blackmails the wrong person. Once caught, Hayden is given a job by the sheriff to work in his office. Once Hayden is tired of moving around and feeling out of place in every school she attends. Part of the reason she feels out of place is that she can see the past by touching objects. Her mother is a powerful empath who struggles with her gift, so Hayden must be the one in charge. She uses her gift to make money by blackmailing people in her new school.. This seems to not be a problem until she blackmails the wrong person. Once caught, Hayden is given a job by the sheriff to work in his office. Once she starts working there, she finds herself caught up in an investigation to find a fellow student who has gone missing. What Hayden learns is that this student, Cassie, also has a gift, the ability to see into the future. Can Hayden be the key to finding Cassie?

  28. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Harris

    I will definitely purchase this title for my high school library and put it in the hands of my Karen McManus and Kara Thomas fans. Mystery is the top demand from my students, and this one will be perfect for recommending to even the reluctant readers. The pacing is smooth, and the main character, Hayden, is relatable. I would’ve liked to see more development of Cassie and Brody’s characters, but that would likely make the book too long for my target recommendation audience. As for the plot, ther I will definitely purchase this title for my high school library and put it in the hands of my Karen McManus and Kara Thomas fans. Mystery is the top demand from my students, and this one will be perfect for recommending to even the reluctant readers. The pacing is smooth, and the main character, Hayden, is relatable. I would’ve liked to see more development of Cassie and Brody’s characters, but that would likely make the book too long for my target recommendation audience. As for the plot, there are twists and turns that keep it from being too predictable, even for readers like me who read lots of YA mystery, but it’s a satisfying read that doesn’t emotionally destroy you by the end, the way some do.

  29. 4 out of 5

    The Page Ladies

    You Should Have Seen This Coming is a mystery thriller with a paranormal twist! It's a story about two high school students Hayden and Cassie one can see the future and one can see the past. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! And one of those reasons was because the author added the paranormal to the thriller as an extra but didn't take away from the actual suspense. Hopefully I explained that right! The mystery itself was interesting and engaging and kept me guessing and You Should Have Seen This Coming is a mystery thriller with a paranormal twist! It's a story about two high school students Hayden and Cassie one can see the future and one can see the past. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! And one of those reasons was because the author added the paranormal to the thriller as an extra but didn't take away from the actual suspense. Hopefully I explained that right! The mystery itself was interesting and engaging and kept me guessing and when everything did come together it felt right not rushed or out of the blue! It will be interesting to see what comes in the next book! Overall it was a fun and suspenseful read! Thank you Turn The Page Tours and Shani Michelle for sharing this book with me!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ms. Nguyen

    I was able to read this ebook through NetGalley! If you're a fan of Holly Jackson or Maureen Johnson, then this is a great option! It's told from the viewpoint of two girls, Hayden and Cassie, who happen to have visions-- Hayden of the past and Cassie of the future. They don't start as friends, but eventually, they become a part of each other's lives when Cassie goes missing, and Cassie's best friend, Audra, and ex-boyfriend, Brody, enlist Hayden to help. The love story in this was a little too mu I was able to read this ebook through NetGalley! If you're a fan of Holly Jackson or Maureen Johnson, then this is a great option! It's told from the viewpoint of two girls, Hayden and Cassie, who happen to have visions-- Hayden of the past and Cassie of the future. They don't start as friends, but eventually, they become a part of each other's lives when Cassie goes missing, and Cassie's best friend, Audra, and ex-boyfriend, Brody, enlist Hayden to help. The love story in this was a little too much for me, but it fits in with the YA trope. I wasn't a huge fan of Hayden, either, and that was tough because the book was mainly her voice. However, it was fun, and you definitely want to know what's happening! I would recommend to young adults.

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