Book Review: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp @mariekeyn @SourcebooksFire #getbooklit #Thisiswhereitends #firereads #thisiswhereitendsbook #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf


PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Fire

PUBLICATION DATE: January 5th, 2016

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Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for gifting me a beautiful hardcover copy of this book to read and share my review.



10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.



This book… wow!! Just wow! So gripping, chilling, and amazing. I am getting chills and goosebumps just reading the synopsis of this book again as I am writing this.

I knew this book was going to be amazing and addictive just from the description of the book. Imagine being held captive in your school’s auditorium with a crazed shooter. Not knowing who they were going to shoot next, and if you would be the one shot next. Will you make it out alive? Will you make it out unharmed? I cannot imagine going through something like this, and it would be harrowing, terrifying, and unimaginable!

I enjoyed how this story was told at varying timelines over the span of 54 minutes. I also enjoyed how the story unfolded from different students’ perspectives, as it allowed us to not only get each students point of view but also pieced together a larger picture of what was truly going on. Some students were trapped in the auditorium with the shooter, others were trapped inside the school, and others were outside when everything unfolded.

I loved every minute of this gripping, addictive novel and felt so many emotions while reading this book. I was hooked on the storyline and literally flipped through the pages needed to know more and find out what would happen next.

This book will have you fully immersed and engrossed in the storyline as you read though the pages, and will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat, biting your nails as you read through this novel and read shocking pages after page. And with an ending that will leave you thinking of this book long after you’ve done reading.

Great job Marieke! I look forward to reading your other novels.


MY RATING: 4/5 stars


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