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This fast-paced thriller about a girl who investigates her friend's disappearance during their cruise ship vacation is Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 for teens—and it’s a paperback original! Izzy is reaching peak boredom on a cruise with her parents until she meets daring new friend Jade, with whom Izzy can barely keep up. But a shock wave runs through the cruise ship wh This fast-paced thriller about a girl who investigates her friend's disappearance during their cruise ship vacation is Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 for teens—and it’s a paperback original! Izzy is reaching peak boredom on a cruise with her parents until she meets daring new friend Jade, with whom Izzy can barely keep up. But a shock wave runs through the cruise ship when Jade goes missing in the middle of the night, leaving behind a cryptic note. Izzy digs deeper into Jade’s disappearance, but someone doesn’t want to find the truth. And if she’s not careful, Izzy might not get off this ship alive . . . Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to read the way you want to read it.


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This fast-paced thriller about a girl who investigates her friend's disappearance during their cruise ship vacation is Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 for teens—and it’s a paperback original! Izzy is reaching peak boredom on a cruise with her parents until she meets daring new friend Jade, with whom Izzy can barely keep up. But a shock wave runs through the cruise ship wh This fast-paced thriller about a girl who investigates her friend's disappearance during their cruise ship vacation is Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 for teens—and it’s a paperback original! Izzy is reaching peak boredom on a cruise with her parents until she meets daring new friend Jade, with whom Izzy can barely keep up. But a shock wave runs through the cruise ship when Jade goes missing in the middle of the night, leaving behind a cryptic note. Izzy digs deeper into Jade’s disappearance, but someone doesn’t want to find the truth. And if she’s not careful, Izzy might not get off this ship alive . . . Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to read the way you want to read it.

30 review for Girl Overboard

  1. 4 out of 5

    OutlawPoet

    This was a fun read. I really liked our main character and was so worried for her! The book is action-packed and I loved the cruise ship location. While some of it was a little beyond belief, I still was on edge and rushing to finish this - I just needed to know how it all would end! Would happily read the author again!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Ohhh my younger self would’ve loved this book but my current self was slightly underwhelmed. I realize I’m not the target audience for this one, but I’m still glad I gave it a chance because there was a lot to like here and I can easily recommend it to younger readers. I think it would especially appeal to teenagers who want something a little darker and edgier but as a parent I would be ok with letting my own kids read it as it doesn’t go too dark or inappropriate. The setting was cool, I’ve ne Ohhh my younger self would’ve loved this book but my current self was slightly underwhelmed. I realize I’m not the target audience for this one, but I’m still glad I gave it a chance because there was a lot to like here and I can easily recommend it to younger readers. I think it would especially appeal to teenagers who want something a little darker and edgier but as a parent I would be ok with letting my own kids read it as it doesn’t go too dark or inappropriate. The setting was cool, I’ve never been on a cruise myself but the vacation vibes were great, at least until things took a dangerous turn. I thought Izzy was a great character too and can see her being relatable for the younger crowd, she was definitely a character I could root for. But for me, things were just too predictable and I knew how it would play out early on. Anyone newer to the genre may like this though, it was still a fun thriller that mostly entertained me I just wish it would’ve been a little more surprising.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tamara

    Girl Overboard was a quick, fast-paced YA thriller, perfect to read poolside! I enjoyed this book way more than I expected! Izzy is stuck on a boring family cruise, away from her newish boyfriend, Luke, with only The Grear Gatsby to keep her company...until she meets wild and fun Jade. The girls are inseperable from the moment they meet and are often accompanied by Jade's boy-toy Bryce and his friend Caleb. Jade is hiding some dangerous secrets, though, and when she disappears, Izzy doesn't believ Girl Overboard was a quick, fast-paced YA thriller, perfect to read poolside! I enjoyed this book way more than I expected! Izzy is stuck on a boring family cruise, away from her newish boyfriend, Luke, with only The Grear Gatsby to keep her company...until she meets wild and fun Jade. The girls are inseperable from the moment they meet and are often accompanied by Jade's boy-toy Bryce and his friend Caleb. Jade is hiding some dangerous secrets, though, and when she disappears, Izzy doesn't believe Jade jumped off the boat or fell overboard, no matter how many people try to convince her otherwise. Izzy is determined to find out what happened to her friend, before something happens to her next! My attention span has been all over the place lately, with world and local news spiraling, so the pace of this book was perfect to hold my attention for a few evenings! *Thank you to Underlined and Penguin Random House for a gifted copy of this book!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lori Boyd

    3.5 stars Fast read for those that love ‘young’ adult and mystery. Navigating high school is brutal…friends, relationships, academics….so much harder now than when I was in school thanks in part to social media and cell phones. Izzy is on a cruise with her parents and toddler brother (torture for a teen) leaving behind a new boyfriend and being faced with a dilemma. She meets Jade, a cool girl her age and a few others so she is thinking maybe it won’t be THAT bad. Jade has secrets and is wise bey 3.5 stars Fast read for those that love ‘young’ adult and mystery. Navigating high school is brutal…friends, relationships, academics….so much harder now than when I was in school thanks in part to social media and cell phones. Izzy is on a cruise with her parents and toddler brother (torture for a teen) leaving behind a new boyfriend and being faced with a dilemma. She meets Jade, a cool girl her age and a few others so she is thinking maybe it won’t be THAT bad. Jade has secrets and is wise beyond her years and draws Izzy innocently enough into a dark side. Far fetched but a fun beach read for the teen set. Thanks to Ms. Block, Random House Children’s and NetGalley for this ARC. Opinion is mine alone.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Christine M in Texas

    Girl Overboard By: Sandra Block Izzy and her family are aboard a cruise ship. She is a bit of an outcast. She meets some people close to her age Jade and Caleb. Jade is not the best influence on Izzy, but makes her vacation exciting. Caleb tells them a tale about a curse which involves people dying on the cruise ship every other year. Supposedly people jump of the ship of their own free will. Sirens a dystopia creature is calling these people into the ocean. Suddenly Jade comes up missing, and the Girl Overboard By: Sandra Block Izzy and her family are aboard a cruise ship. She is a bit of an outcast. She meets some people close to her age Jade and Caleb. Jade is not the best influence on Izzy, but makes her vacation exciting. Caleb tells them a tale about a curse which involves people dying on the cruise ship every other year. Supposedly people jump of the ship of their own free will. Sirens a dystopia creature is calling these people into the ocean. Suddenly Jade comes up missing, and the investigators think she jumped. Izzy does not believe this because she knows Jade has secrets that could have gotten her killed. Izzy needs to be careful as she does her own investigation before she turns up dead. Thank you @netgalley, @randomhouse, and @sandrablockauthor for this advanced book. This book is available now! #bookstagram, #stamperlady50, #bookreview, #booksconnectus, #netgalley, #randomhouse, #sandrablockauthor

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rosina Fazio

    Decent read, might be a good “intro to thrillers” book for a younger YA audience. I struggled to get into the story, started out slow but really picked up in the end

  7. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    I enjoyed this YA thriller, though it is definitely YA. I feel like the author did a great job navigating the teenage POV and crafted an interesting story of fiction. I’d rate this 3.5 stars and round up to 4. The writing seemed dumbed down at times but then other times, the author used words no teenager would use while thinking or speaking. So not exactly consistent, I guess. The ending was nice and fairly solid. The author does a good job of cleaning things up and tying up loose ends. If my da I enjoyed this YA thriller, though it is definitely YA. I feel like the author did a great job navigating the teenage POV and crafted an interesting story of fiction. I’d rate this 3.5 stars and round up to 4. The writing seemed dumbed down at times but then other times, the author used words no teenager would use while thinking or speaking. So not exactly consistent, I guess. The ending was nice and fairly solid. The author does a good job of cleaning things up and tying up loose ends. If my daughters were just a few years younger, I’d recommend this one to them. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, Random House Children’s, for the free digital arc to review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    What a ride! "Girl Overboard" starts out with a peaceful family cruise and quickly turns into a thriller! Izzy hasn't seen her friend Jade in over 24 hours and begins to question her disappearance. There will be no spoilers found in this review, but just make sure you have enough time set aside to read this as I did in one day! Along with the mystery, there are themes that I recall seeing frequently in my own teen life, such as peer pressures and navigating staying true to yourself. Sandra Block What a ride! "Girl Overboard" starts out with a peaceful family cruise and quickly turns into a thriller! Izzy hasn't seen her friend Jade in over 24 hours and begins to question her disappearance. There will be no spoilers found in this review, but just make sure you have enough time set aside to read this as I did in one day! Along with the mystery, there are themes that I recall seeing frequently in my own teen life, such as peer pressures and navigating staying true to yourself. Sandra Block handles these themes with openness and a direct approach. Thank you to Sandra Block and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book! All thoughts and opinions are my own!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jenni

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Awesome thriller for teens. When sixteen year old Izzy and her family go on a cruise to Bermuda, she is reluctant to leave her boyfriend behind. Plus, what is she going to do all week? Luckily, she meets Jade through the teen hangout on.board ans they become fast friends. That is, until Jade goes missing. Those in charge want to believe that Jade jumped from the ship and want to wrap up the case. Izzy doesn't think Jade would do thar. A great story with lots of twists and turns. Awesome thriller for teens. When sixteen year old Izzy and her family go on a cruise to Bermuda, she is reluctant to leave her boyfriend behind. Plus, what is she going to do all week? Luckily, she meets Jade through the teen hangout on.board ans they become fast friends. That is, until Jade goes missing. Those in charge want to believe that Jade jumped from the ship and want to wrap up the case. Izzy doesn't think Jade would do thar. A great story with lots of twists and turns.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ruby Reads

    #NetGalley #GirlOverboard Riveting thriller about a girl whose friend disappears on their cruise ship vacation. Fun, beach or vacation getaway read. This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.5 stars, rounded down because of some major suspension of disbelief… Yeah…cruise ships don’t work like that, lol. This was a fun YA version of The Woman in Cabin 10 (which I really enjoyed and which the book actually referenced) but there was a lot that was way too convenient to be believable. Also, the book needed some editing. There’s one scene where a character gives a “collegial” smile. I think that was supposed to be “congenial”? I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about college at the time. 3.5 stars, rounded down because of some major suspension of disbelief… Yeah…cruise ships don’t work like that, lol. This was a fun YA version of The Woman in Cabin 10 (which I really enjoyed and which the book actually referenced) but there was a lot that was way too convenient to be believable. Also, the book needed some editing. There’s one scene where a character gives a “collegial” smile. I think that was supposed to be “congenial”? I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about college at the time. The ending was also wrapped up way too quickly and conveniently with the little brother pressing the SOS button and the whole cheating scandal wasn’t really addressed. It was a quick read, probably best for those who don’t read a lot of YA mysteries and thrillers.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kami

    ***4.5*** this book surprised me! i wasn’t expecting such a good “whodunit” mystery out of a ya novel. unrealistic scenarios is usually the case for ya—but this one was pretty decent. there were a few unrealistic parts to it, but for the most part it was worth the read. i liked the relationships and interactions between most of the characters. reading a story that takes place on a cruise ship was also a great addition. i would definitely recommend this to those who enjoy ya thrillers!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Susan Peterson

    Girl Overboard is a fast-paced thriller that I think teenagers will really enjoy! It is an entertaining read that should be in every young girl’s beach bag this summer!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Trish Benson

    Izzy is a teen who meets Jade during her family's cruise to Bermuda. Jade is adventuresome, pretty, and popular, and meeting her means this cruise just turned fun and interesting. Until she disappears. Izzy starts to investigate Jade's disappearance and it starts to become evident someone doesn't want her digging into what happened. If she's not careful, she may be the next one to vanish. This is the perfect book for middle schoolers just getting into suspense/True Crime/psychological thrillers. Izzy is a teen who meets Jade during her family's cruise to Bermuda. Jade is adventuresome, pretty, and popular, and meeting her means this cruise just turned fun and interesting. Until she disappears. Izzy starts to investigate Jade's disappearance and it starts to become evident someone doesn't want her digging into what happened. If she's not careful, she may be the next one to vanish. This is the perfect book for middle schoolers just getting into suspense/True Crime/psychological thrillers. It reminded me of Ruth Ware's The Girl in Cabin 10, but for younger readers. For those interested in Young Adult, keep in mind this really should be marketed to Pre-teens/Teens. I read it through in one sitting and although it is fast-paced, I don't feel adult readers will enjoy the book. Thank you NetGalley, and Sandra Block for the ARC.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Brice

    Review: I needed to read a fast paced, young adult thriller and this was just perfect. Thank you to NetGalley and the author/publisher for a digital copy of this read. This was a VERY quick read. Done in about two days. I am going to keep this review short, but I did really enjoy it. Storyline was easy to follow, short chapters, and set on a cruise ship (literally my favorite thing is cruising, so a win for me.) An excellent read to help with my reading slump! . Recommend: This is a perfect read f Review: I needed to read a fast paced, young adult thriller and this was just perfect. Thank you to NetGalley and the author/publisher for a digital copy of this read. This was a VERY quick read. Done in about two days. I am going to keep this review short, but I did really enjoy it. Storyline was easy to follow, short chapters, and set on a cruise ship (literally my favorite thing is cruising, so a win for me.) An excellent read to help with my reading slump! . Recommend: This is a perfect read for those that are fans of YA thrillers! Also, a good summer read, as it is set during a cruise!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kate Rock

    This fast-paced thriller about a girl who investigates her friend's disappearance during their cruise ship vacation is Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 for teens—and it’s a paperback original! I just love a thriller on a cruise ship! I also enjoyed the surly teenager Izzy who has been asked to limit her social media. It made for an unputdownable and fast-paced read.I loved it! This fast-paced thriller about a girl who investigates her friend's disappearance during their cruise ship vacation is Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 for teens—and it’s a paperback original! I just love a thriller on a cruise ship! I also enjoyed the surly teenager Izzy who has been asked to limit her social media. It made for an unputdownable and fast-paced read.I loved it!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I wanted to root for Izzy the entire book but I just wasn’t sure if I could trust my gut and allow myself to root for her completely! Jade was suspicious but what if I was wrong?! This book kept me guessing the entire time. It was a quick read that I couldn’t put down. The cruise ship setting only added to the mystery and fast pace of this who done it thriller.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I didn’t realize this is a YA book but I enjoyed it despite being in my 40s! Izzy is on a cruise with her parents and baby brother and isn’t too thrilled about it. Luckily she is befriended by a cool girl her age. But Jade has lots of secrets and some issues and quickly goes missing. All adults seem happy to accept Jade fell overboard and is gone forever. But Izzy isn’t convinced.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Annette

    This was a fast book. It’s more of a Ya book which isn’t really my type of book to read. I’m sure the age audience they’re targeting will enjoy it. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the early copy

  20. 5 out of 5

    Hayley

    This is one book that is aimed at young readers and as an older reader I found it a little hard to relate to. I found the characters to be a little bit selfish and whiney. I did like the concept of the story however and the plot was nothing like I've ever read before. The book is all about our main character Izzy as she takes a cruise with her family. Shortly into the cruise she meets a girl named Jade and the two girls form a fast friendship. The two girls are very different but become as close This is one book that is aimed at young readers and as an older reader I found it a little hard to relate to. I found the characters to be a little bit selfish and whiney. I did like the concept of the story however and the plot was nothing like I've ever read before. The book is all about our main character Izzy as she takes a cruise with her family. Shortly into the cruise she meets a girl named Jade and the two girls form a fast friendship. The two girls are very different but become as close as thieves. It isn't long before Jade mysteriously disappears and it is all up to Izzy to figure out what really happened to her friend and to get her back before the same thing happens to her. I had lots of expectations to this book and while parts of it were very different than what I was expecting it was nice to see what could be a very serious subject however made a little bit softer because it was written for teenagers. This is the kind of book that makes thriller readers at young ages. I'm very glad I got the chance to check out this book. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. I felt that it was rushed and almost like a bandaid fix. Overall it had a few quirks but a strong read that I'm very glad I got to enjoy.

  21. 4 out of 5

    wellreadtraveler

    Wow! I haven’t read a good suspense book in awhile and Girl Overboard had me thinking about revisiting this genre. I know I’m really into a book when I look up and realize I’m halfway done in one sitting. I was sucked in and fully invested in finding out what happens. Drama Drama, such good drama! Izzy isn’t jazzed to be going on a cruise with her parents and little brother especially when she’s leaving behind her boyfriend. Luckily the first day she meets Jade who is the same age, but much cool Wow! I haven’t read a good suspense book in awhile and Girl Overboard had me thinking about revisiting this genre. I know I’m really into a book when I look up and realize I’m halfway done in one sitting. I was sucked in and fully invested in finding out what happens. Drama Drama, such good drama! Izzy isn’t jazzed to be going on a cruise with her parents and little brother especially when she’s leaving behind her boyfriend. Luckily the first day she meets Jade who is the same age, but much cooler and drop dead gorgeous. Izzy can’t believe Jade would want to be friends with her nerdy self, but there’s not many teens on the cruise her age other then two other boys. The foursome hang out around the boat together and Jane tries to get Izzy to loosen up. A few mini bar shots, some pills, Izzy is both scared and excited! All the fun comes to an end when Jade goes missing. Izzy knows something isn’t right and no one seems to care but her. The authorities think Jade jumped off the boat in some crazy scheme to kill herself, but Izzy knows Jade would never do that. With the authorities looking in her direction Izzy must be very careful to stay under the radar, because she has no idea who she can trust. This book will have you doing your own investigation on all the clues the author drops throughout the book. So good!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Izzy is dreading her family vacation—a cruise to Bermuda with her parents and much younger brother. But she befriends Jade, a much cooler girl she would never be friends with in real life. Jade is traveling with her guardians, an aunt and uncle who seem to not care much about Jade. When Jade goes missing, the cruise line seems eager to cover it up, then dismiss her as a teen suicide. But Izzy suspects the uncaring guardians as well as the much older casino worker Jade had taken up with. But nobod Izzy is dreading her family vacation—a cruise to Bermuda with her parents and much younger brother. But she befriends Jade, a much cooler girl she would never be friends with in real life. Jade is traveling with her guardians, an aunt and uncle who seem to not care much about Jade. When Jade goes missing, the cruise line seems eager to cover it up, then dismiss her as a teen suicide. But Izzy suspects the uncaring guardians as well as the much older casino worker Jade had taken up with. But nobody takes Izzy’s concerns seriously, and she is also dealing with drama at home and a demanding preschool brother. This YA novel was a quick read with an engaging mystery and sympathetic characters. The ending strained credulity a bit, but didn’t detract from the story. #GirlOverboard #NetGalley

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Izzy is a typical surly teenager. She really doesn't want to go on a cruise with her parents and her much younger brother but has no choice. She knows it will be boring, especially when she's told that she needs to severely limit her use of social media. How can she do that -- she has a new boyfriend at home and a best friend that she needs to talk to frequently. She decides that she'll go but definitely won't like it. When she goes to an area on the ship for young people, she meets Jade and the Izzy is a typical surly teenager. She really doesn't want to go on a cruise with her parents and her much younger brother but has no choice. She knows it will be boring, especially when she's told that she needs to severely limit her use of social media. How can she do that -- she has a new boyfriend at home and a best friend that she needs to talk to frequently. She decides that she'll go but definitely won't like it. When she goes to an area on the ship for young people, she meets Jade and they hit it off immediately. When Jade goes missing in the middle of the night, the authorities believe that she fell overboard. Izzy isn't convinced that's what happened so she starts an investigation on her own. Her investigation is full of twists and turns with some people doubting her need to investigate and other people who threaten to harm her. This book was well written and easy to read but fell kind of flat for me. When I realized that it was YA suggested for 12 - 17 year olds, I understood why. This was not a great book for me but I think it will definitely appeal to a younger reader.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ramona Thompson

    This story was a bit slow at first, but is you stay through the first few pages, it becomes a really good read. Izzy is on a Caribbean cruz with her brother, who is a toddler, and her parents and is restricted to ten minutes online per day. She really does not want to be there. In the hang-out area for teens, she meets Jade, who does not want to be there either. The story is that every other year someone goes overboard from that ship, and sure enough, someone disappears. Izzy is convinced it is This story was a bit slow at first, but is you stay through the first few pages, it becomes a really good read. Izzy is on a Caribbean cruz with her brother, who is a toddler, and her parents and is restricted to ten minutes online per day. She really does not want to be there. In the hang-out area for teens, she meets Jade, who does not want to be there either. The story is that every other year someone goes overboard from that ship, and sure enough, someone disappears. Izzy is convinced it is murder, but there is no one she can talk to about it so she sets out to prove it herself. Izzy and Jade do things most parents would not approve of but there is no explicit sex, and there are several unexpected twists and turns.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Gina Malanga

    Cruise ships have always freaked me out a bit because if you fell off, or were thrown off, they would never know until it was far too late to help you. This book did not help to dispel any of my fears about this as our main character Izzy is convinced that her friend Jade never would have committed suicide off the crew ship. What follows is a twisty Investigation conducted by Izzy as she is determined to prove that her friend did not commit suicide. I thoroughly enjoyed this book even when I tho Cruise ships have always freaked me out a bit because if you fell off, or were thrown off, they would never know until it was far too late to help you. This book did not help to dispel any of my fears about this as our main character Izzy is convinced that her friend Jade never would have committed suicide off the crew ship. What follows is a twisty Investigation conducted by Izzy as she is determined to prove that her friend did not commit suicide. I thoroughly enjoyed this book even when I thought I had things figured out I was not at all ready for the surprise ending.

  26. 5 out of 5

    TJL

    These characters are just... So unlikable. All of them, except for maybe for the three year-old brother of our protagonist. Izzy came off as spoiled, whiny, and entitled. Jade's personality seemed to be centered around drugs and alcohol, and while I could understand bad habits being passed down from her mom, it's not enough to make me miss her when she goes missing. These characters are just... So unlikable. All of them, except for maybe for the three year-old brother of our protagonist. Izzy came off as spoiled, whiny, and entitled. Jade's personality seemed to be centered around drugs and alcohol, and while I could understand bad habits being passed down from her mom, it's not enough to make me miss her when she goes missing.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Paige

    Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: Girl Overboard Author: Sandra Block Book Series: Standalone Rating: 4.5/5 Diversity: Queer side character Recommended For...: young adult readers, thriller, mystery, cruise ship, travel Publication Date: May 3, 2022 Genre: YA Thriller Mystery Age Relevance: 16+ (suicide, underage alcohol consumption, language, sexting, drug use, poisoning, kidnapping, rape) Explanation of Above: Suicide is mentioned as a possibili Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: Girl Overboard Author: Sandra Block Book Series: Standalone Rating: 4.5/5 Diversity: Queer side character Recommended For...: young adult readers, thriller, mystery, cruise ship, travel Publication Date: May 3, 2022 Genre: YA Thriller Mystery Age Relevance: 16+ (suicide, underage alcohol consumption, language, sexting, drug use, poisoning, kidnapping, rape) Explanation of Above: Suicide is mentioned as a possibility a few times in the book. There is alcohol consumption by minors mentioned, not shown in the book. There is some slight sexting shown in the book and drug use is mentioned by adults. There is a poisoning scene shown and kidnapping is also shown. Rape is also mentioned. Publisher: Underlined Pages: 288 Synopsis: Izzy is reaching peak boredom on a cruise with her parents until she meets daring new friend Jade, with whom Izzy can barely keep up. But a shock wave runs through the cruise ship when Jade goes missing in the middle of the night, leaving behind a cryptic note. Izzy digs deeper into Jade’s disappearance, but someone doesn’t want to find the truth. And if she’s not careful, Izzy might not get off this ship alive . . . Review: For the most part I thought the book was really good. I liked the mystery aspect of the book and I thought it was a well thought-out plot with a lot of good twists. The book had a great moment that showed the incompetence of cops, showing that a well known trope is not factual at all which is very important for teens to learn nowadays. I also liked how the book didn’t have the typical romance aspect and it really focused on the tight friendship the girls develop with each other in the span of a couple of days, also I love the girl helping girl message behind the book. The book had a great premise and the story kept me hooked until the end. The book had great character development and world building as well. However, the most random thing of the book is what keeps me from making this a 5/5. I thought it was so strange that the book had so many days at sea. Why are there so many days at sea in this book for it to be set in the Caribbean on a cruise ship? Like… I feel like I missed something but at the same time I don’t. There were only 2 days at port… for a cruise ship… in the Caribbean. I felt like the real mystery of this book is why the cruise ship captain keeps sailing around in what appears to be circles. Maybe that was a hint as to the twist at the end but it was very weird choice and makes me think that the book wasn’t as well developed as I thought. I also felt the book was super fast paced and while it was a great read, I thought it could have been slowed down for a bit. Verdict: It’s great!

  28. 5 out of 5

    KKEC Reads

    Published: May 3, 2022 Underlined Pages: 250 Genre: YA Thriller KKECReads Rating: 4/5 I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily. Sandra A. Block graduated from college at Harvard, then returned to her native land of Buffalo, New York, for medical training and never left. She is a practicing neurologist and proud Sabres fan and lives at home with her husband, two children, and impetuous yellow lab Delilah. She has been published in both medical and poetry journals. “No Published: May 3, 2022 Underlined Pages: 250 Genre: YA Thriller KKECReads Rating: 4/5 I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily. Sandra A. Block graduated from college at Harvard, then returned to her native land of Buffalo, New York, for medical training and never left. She is a practicing neurologist and proud Sabres fan and lives at home with her husband, two children, and impetuous yellow lab Delilah. She has been published in both medical and poetry journals. “No turning back now.” Izzy is less than thrilled to be taking a cruise to Bermuda with her family. Especially with her new boyfriend staying behind. But she’s determined to try to have fun. She quickly meets three other passengers her age, and they decide to spend their cruise together. Until Jade starts acting strangely and disappears, now, it seems like all the adults in charge are ready to accept that jade jumped off the ship, despite everything Izzy tells them. Now, it’s up to Izzy to get justice. Except, she’s a target and might not survive the trip home. For a young adult thriller, this was a decent read. It is very obviously written for a younger audience, with our main character being a sophomore in high school. I found the writing very age-appropriate, and Izzy and Jade appeared to be teenagers. Between the sass, attitudes, and desire to be accepted, it was a believable scenario. I enjoyed this book, and the pacing. It was fairly quick paced, and the twists were well done. I liked how there were several likely suspects, and that it wasn’t obvious who the guilty parties were. The concept of someone going missing while on a cruise is terrifying, and this story definitely upheld that aspect. This would be an excellent choice for a young person who is looking to start reading thriller novels.

  29. 4 out of 5

    K.M.

    Girl Overboard is a quick and easy read, perfect for the beach or a boat ride of your own (just, uh, keep an eye on all your friends). This one is great for teens venturing into the thriller genre, or even grown-ups who want to stay out of the darkness that often comes with adult reads. Block does an excellent job of capturing the teen voice. Jade has some real-world issues she’s dealing with, and yet as seriously as she contemplates her problems, she’s also flippant and rash, just as you’d expec Girl Overboard is a quick and easy read, perfect for the beach or a boat ride of your own (just, uh, keep an eye on all your friends). This one is great for teens venturing into the thriller genre, or even grown-ups who want to stay out of the darkness that often comes with adult reads. Block does an excellent job of capturing the teen voice. Jade has some real-world issues she’s dealing with, and yet as seriously as she contemplates her problems, she’s also flippant and rash, just as you’d expect a teenage girl to be. While Izzy might be more level-headed, she’s also got problems of her own. These aren’t as heavy as Jade’s, but they’re no less life-or-death in Izzy’s eyes. I loved that the biggest problem in her life was her rocky relationship with her boyfriend and the fact that he asked her to do something she knows she shouldn’t. Nearly everyone is a suspect, and Block does a fantastic job of making you believe each and every person Izzy questions could have done the deed. They all have motivation and opportunity, and those are the kinds of mysteries my brain loves trying to solve. Which one is the *most* likely to have done it, and can our hero sniff them out before it’s too late? Block definitel has an eye for detail, and I felt like I was in a video game, collecting important details and adding them to my memory bank for later. By the end of the book, you realize every moment, every item, every off-hand comment had a purpose. Block was sure to connect the dots in one way or another, and that made for quite the satisfying ending.

  30. 4 out of 5

    blythesbookstagram

    𝔾𝕚𝕣𝕝 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕓𝕠𝕒𝕣𝕕 Author - Sandra Block Rating - ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ .5 / 5, round to a 4 ⭐️ on other platforms Genre - Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Teen & Young Adult Not going to lie I had no idea this was YA until it was approved on NetGalley. It just sounded so good! But I had to keep that in mind when reading it. YA thrillers are a bit less gruesome than other adult mysteries I have read, but still really good! BUT…I will say, I do not consider this a horror or a thriller. But definitely a mystery! Keep t 𝔾𝕚𝕣𝕝 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕓𝕠𝕒𝕣𝕕 Author - Sandra Block Rating - ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ .5 / 5, round to a 4 ⭐️ on other platforms Genre - Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Teen & Young Adult Not going to lie I had no idea this was YA until it was approved on NetGalley. It just sounded so good! But I had to keep that in mind when reading it. YA thrillers are a bit less gruesome than other adult mysteries I have read, but still really good! BUT…I will say, I do not consider this a horror or a thriller. But definitely a mystery! Keep that in mind when you read. ..... What I liked : ✨The story telling was really well done. ✨ The SUSPENSE. I had no idea who had done it and who the bad guy(s) were. ✨The atmosphere. You imagine going on a cruise and someone going missing and assumed dead…. ✨The cover! I loved this cover and really enticed me to request this books ARC What I disliked : 👎🏻 The relationships. The relationships between the two main girls HAPPENED FAST. Like within 2 days they were BFFs and the the girl who is missing had like two boyfriends in the same timeframe. 👎🏻 The investigation. It seemed so unreal. A girl goes missing and her guardians aren’t affected by it and not considered a suspect!? WEIRD and extremely SUS! Overall, it was a solid story! It kept my interest and was a short enough story that the plot wasn’t drawn out for too long! If you are looking for a solid YA mystery, this is a book for you!

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