Sunday, April 10, 2016

Book Review: Don't Get Caught

Title Don't Get Caught
Author Kurt Dinan
Release Date April 1, 2016

10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club

When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it's also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust...

Yeah, not so much. Max and four fellow students-who also received invites-are standing on the newly defaced water tower when campus security "catches" them. Definitely a setup. And this time, Max has had enough. It's time for Rule #7: Always get payback.

Let the prank war begin.

Don't Get Caught was a pretty good book. I can certainly see why the reviews pre-publication are as positive as they are (4.59 stars on Goodreads in early February).

Here's the thing, this book has a lot going for it. It's got pretty great writing. The story is packed full of action. There's no lulls or parts that could have been eliminated for a better book. The characters are all interesting. The pranks are funny. It's an enjoyable book.

My biggest problem with it (my only problem really) is that I never felt fully engaged in the story. I must say that it felt sort of strange. It had everything a person might want in a book like this, but somehow I still felt a bit disconnected.

Even feeling that disconnect from the story, I can tell Don't Get Caught is going to be a big hit.


3.5 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

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