Book Review: Risk by Fleur Ferris

Title: Risk
Author: Fleur Ferris
Publisher: Penguin
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Crime
Links: GoodReads | Book Depository | Fleur’s Website


Taylor and Sierra have been best friends for their whole lives. But Taylor’s fed up. Why does Sierra always get what – and who – she wants? From kissing Taylor’s crush to stealing the guy they both met online for herself, Sierra doesn’t seem to notice when she hurts her friends.

So when Sierra says Jacob Jones is the one and asks her friends to cover for her while she goes to meet him for the first time, Taylor rolls her eyes.

But Sierra doesn’t come back when she said she would.

One day. Two days. Three . . .

What if Taylor’s worrying for nothing? What if Sierra’s just being Sierra, forgetting about everyone else to spend time with her new guy?

When Taylor finally tells Sierra’s mum that her daughter is missing, Taylor and her friends are thrown into a dark world they never even knew existed.

Can Taylor find Sierra’s abductor in time? Or should she be looking for a killer?

Why I picked it up:

I’d seen this one around a couple of times online. But I picked it up in August as part of the brand new Aussie Bloggers Book Club #bookclubaus

My Thoughts:

Before even starting this novel, I knew I would enjoy the subject matter – the dangers of Internet dating is something that is so important and relevant now that social media and dating apps are so popular. A book like this reminds us that even though it may be instinct to trust new people in our lives, sometimes it is best to be extremely cautious.

The dynamic between Taylor and Sierra was extremely interesting. So much jealousy and resentment between such good friends. I’ve never personally felt jealous of a friend like that, so I found their friendship really interesting.

Risk is a fast-paced read. The characters are interesting, the writing flows well, and most importantly, the themes are relevant. A great and important YA read.

My Verdict – 4 stars

About Jodie @ Words Read & Written

Book blogger & aspiring author.
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3 Responses to Book Review: Risk by Fleur Ferris

  1. Helen Konstan says:

    Hi Jodie, I was fortunate to meet Fleur on the weekend at Bendigo Writers Festival in which she spoke about her book. It’s definitely on my reading list.


  2. I enjoyed you review.


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