Come Find Me
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Genre/Themes/Demo: Fiction, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Release Date:January 29th 2019
Page Count: 336
Format: Audiobook via Scribd
After surviving an infamous family tragedy, sixteen-year-old Kennedy Jones has made it her mission to keep her brother’s search through the cosmos alive. But then something disturbs the frequency on his radio telescope–a pattern registering where no signal should transmit. In a neighboring county, seventeen-year-old Nolan Chandler is determined to find out what really happened to his brother, who disappeared the day after Nolan had an eerie premonition. There hasn’t been a single lead for two years, until Nolan picks up an odd signal–a pattern coming from his brother’s bedroom. Drawn together by these strange signals–and their family tragedies–Kennedy and Nolan search for the origin of the mysterious frequency. But the more they uncover, the more they believe that everything’s connected–even their pasts–as it appears the signal is meant for them alone, sharing a message that only they can understand. Is something coming for them? Or is the frequency warning them about something that’s already here?
Initial Post Reading Thoughts
I got sucked into this one real quick. I spent the day Marie Kondo-ing my bedroom while listening to this audiobook and I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to find out how it would all end!
What I Liked
The slow reveals. Right from the start, I needed answers. What happened to Kennedy’s family? What is this weird electronic signal? How are Kennedy and Nolan connected? The answers are not given to us easily. It took some time and patience, but the story slowly unravelled to reveal itself and it had me hooked the entire time. Did we get all of the answers? Not really, and I’ll talk about that later, but we got the ones that mattered most.
The mixed genres. Was this a sci-fi novel? A murder mystery? Or a contemporary? I’m not sure, but it definitely felt like a good mixture of all three! It had me wondering which route it was going to take the entire time I was reading. Was there some sort of unexplained force? Was it all just a coincidence? Who knows…
The lack of answers. As you could probably tell from the two paragraphs above, I may still seem slightly unsure of what it was that I just read and that’s because I am. I still don’t know if everything that happened and the way that Kennedy and Nolan were connected was all a coincidence or not, but I think that may have been the point. We aren’t supposed to know. Yes, that can be frustrating, but I also don’t mind a little open interpretation for an ending either.
What I Didn’t Like
The lack of answers? Yes, I mentioned that I liked this idea a whole two seconds ago. Does it also bother me? Slightly. I have a very logical way of thinking and part of me really wanted a solid answer, but I accept that I’m not going to get one. However, I really do wish the weird radio signal was explained…unless it was and I just missed it somehow.
Overall, I really enjoyed Come Find Me by Megan Miranda! I’ve read a few of her adult novels in the past and they’ve been some of my favourite thrillers! I was absolutely hooked from the start of this novel and I can’t wait to read more adult and YA thrillers from her in the future!
About The Author
Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE MISSING GIRLS and THE PERFECT STRANGER. She has also written several books for young adults, including FRACTURE, THE SAFEST LIES, and FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. COME FIND ME is her newest young adult book (January, 2019). Her next adult suspense, THE LAST HOUSE GUEST, will be published on June 18th, 2019. Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter and Instagram, or @AuthorMeganMiranda on Facebook.
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