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No Accident

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Seven teens wash up on an island when a private plane crashes on return from a game. A few male player and female cheerleaders have to decide how to get along and survive until help arrives.  However a series of accidents occur that make the group wonder if someone is out to get them, and this makes them question whether they will ever even be rescued... This novel had a lot to say and the second part really was a surprise. I didn't disagree with the point of view, but it was a surprise and maybe not woven in as well to the whole story. If you like YA, survival stories, islands getaways gone bad, or just want a story with a bigger theme and purpose underneath, No Accident is for you! #sourcebooks #sourcebooksfire
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This book is hard hitting and sometimes hard to read. However it’s a good one. It moves at a nice pace from the moment the story starts. It keeps your interest held.
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This was an intense and creepy book about seven teenage survivors of a plane crash. However not all is as it seems and more of happening in the background. You will not be disappointed by this book
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This was a fast paced and intense read, I couldn't put it down. The only thing that took away from the book was the characters, some fell flat.
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When a small plane crash ends with a group of seven teens washed up on a deserted island, their first thought is survival. With supplies dwindling and the fear of being stranded forever becoming more of a reality, they quickly discover that being the most popular kid in high school doesn't help when you're fighting to stay alive.
And when strange and terrifying accidents start to occur all around them, the group realizes that they are being targeted by someone who was on the plane, and that the island isn't their only danger. A terrible secret from a party the night before the flight has followed them ashore and it's clear that someone is looking for justice. Now survival depends on facing the truth about that party: who was hurt that night, and who let it happen?
Absolutely enjoyed this book totally recommend 
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I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and were not affected by the free copy.

Seven teens are left stranded on a desert island when their private plane crashes, leaving them in full survival mode.  Their days are consumed with foraging, fishing, and searching for water; but when odd things start happening and people suffer from strange accidents, they realize one of them is targeting them.  

I wanted to love this book.  Mystery book set on a desert island, sign me up.  But while the idea was great, the execution, not so much.  The characters were just meh, none that I really loved.  Good news, there were several that I really hated, so they aren't all flat and boring.  Bad news is, I didn't love any characters, so the balance was off.    

The mystery was not at all mysterious, and surprisingly enough, the plot was a bit slow.  I expected a lot more thriller action in it, since it's a bunch of unprepared teens set on a deserted island after a plane crash; thankfully, it's a quick, easy read, so I still managed to get through it pretty quickly.  The ending wrapped up a little too quickly; after all the references made about "when they thought back on" moments, I was hoping for a "some time later" epilogue, but that was left unfulfilled.    

I still think this is a good book to recommend to teens that enjoy mysteries, and the wrap up does include some really good thoughts, but it's definitely not going to be the first book I recommend out for them.
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No Accident is suspenseful and creepy while still dealing with very real situations.  While the writing and characters were nothing amazing, I applaud Bates for coming up with a YA thriller that still makes a reader think.  I know that I'm being vague about the "real situation," but I don't want to give anything away.  

Anyway, when members of a basketball team and cheerleading squad get into a plane accident, they are faced with a grim reality: they may not be getting saved anytime soon, but, fortunately, they landed on an island.  As they struggle to survive, weird things start happening... it's like someone else is on the island... or an even scarier reality: one of them is working against the survival of the others.  

I would recommend this to young adult readers.
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Generally speaking, I enjoyed reading 'No Accident' but what started off as a mysterious plane crash/deserted island style story, turned into a moralistic storyline by the end.

Without giving away any spoilers, I think it's a very important concept to cover but linking it with a 'Lord of the Flies' style didn't sit right.  It also ended a little too perfectly for my liking.

It was a quick read, so if you're after something that you can read in a couple of hours and has some nice suspenseful moments, this is a good book to read.

Thank you to NetGalley for the eARC.
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No Accident was a really intense, complicated book which surprised me. I thought it was quite complex and layered, and went beyond where I thought I'd go. Despite a rocky beginning with me and the book, it went well in the end and the cover is just stunning!
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The only survivors of a plane crash that dropped them off on a lonely island far from any other land mass were seven teenagers. Details of their life before the catastrophe began to surface as they struggled to survive in close proximity to one another and on the harsh island terrain. 

I enjoy reading survival tales, so I found the early emphasis—which stayed on this aspect—to be really engaging. They were initially occupied with making shelters, trying to obtain food on their own, finding a water supply, and tending to their many wounds. As the days went by and aid appeared to be less likely to arrive, their attention shifted to one another.
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This YA thriller suits its purpose as it keeps you turning pages. Seven teens are stranded on a deserted island following a plane crash. The characters themselves are stereotypical and it's hard to form an emotional attachment with any of them. In the beginning the plot focuses on survival and making sure that basic needs are met. Things ramp up when mysterious "accidents" begin to happen to certain individuals in the group. It becomes clear that someone is out to harm the others, but why? This is where the grit of the story comes out as one person seeks justice for something that happened to them at a party the night before they board the plane. Bates does an excellent job in describing the societal norms concerning rape and why so many incidents go unreported. There is a misogynistic culture that often places the blame on the victim that needs to be broken. A wonderful book that both girls and boys need to read.
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No Accident is a fast-paced YA thriller about a plane crash that results in seven teens fighting for survival on a deserted island. After enough disastrous accidents occur, the group begins to wonder who is targeting them in an attempt to keep something secret that happened at a party the night before. The writing is solid and the plot is one that keeps readers interested.
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Great writing style and got me hooked in from the first chapter. Brilliant storyline. Great thriller
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I was dying to read this book and I have to say I am disappointed.

I hated the writing style and more than that, the pace was toooo slow, considering the plotline.

None of the characters were memorable and ditto with the plot, which the author could have used to propel the story along and chose to drag it down instead.
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me the opportunity to read and review this novel. I am rating this book based the stars due to lack of time to leave a full review. #NetGalley
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This book starts with a crash and then keeps you guessing as to what is going on and why, Who.or what is behind all that is happening? Can they figure it out before it's too late or someone gets really hurt? My only critic is that the story ended rather abruptly and left me feeling like there was more to know.
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No Accident was a fast paced thriller about seven teens. After a plane crash strands them on a deserted island, the group struggles to survive as someone in the group sabotages them...

This was a quick, enjoyable read, with important themes. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the flora and fauna, and the time and research that the author put into the survival aspect of the group's situation. Several of the characters fell a little flat for me, but I still enjoyed this one and would recommend it.
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Thank you NetGalley and SOURCEBOOKS Fire for the copy of No Accident. This was a YA book that dealt with some multi-age subjects. The writing really drew me into the story, and I really wanted to find out if they got off of the island, and if so, how. Most of the book dealt with how they learned to survive. This was interesting at first, but it didn’t really advance the real storyline - who or what is behind these accidents, and are they random? I would have liked that story to have been a little more fleshed out throughout the book. The story was heavier than I expected and it is an important one, especially for young people. I plan to buy a couple of copies for my local Little Free Libraries. 
The characters were stereotypical, but this might have been on purpose so readers could relate to at least one person, so it didn’t bother me. The standout characters for me were Hayley and Elliott, which might say more about me and my teen years than the book! I hope boys as well as girls read this book because it exposes truths that males are rarely taught.
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This ARC was provided to me via Kindle,  SOURCEBOOKS Fire and  by #NetGalley. Opinions expressed are completely my own. 

I couldn’t put it down. An emotional read, worth every second.
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Actual rating 3.5 stars 

No accident is a YA thriller where 7 teens end up on a deserted island after their plane crashes. They're forced to fight for their survival but when secrets start coming out and "accidents" start happening, they must figure out who's doing it before one of them ends up dead.

Overall, I enjoyed the ultimate goal of this book. It drove home a lot of important points for teens and how we handle issues like sexual assault especially when we are young and what women are taught to protect themselves while we often here the classic quote "boys will be boys". I think this book is a good one for everyone to read and not just girls. 

Where I struggled on this book was some of the execution. We spend a long time just reading about the characters finding coconuts and building shelters. It takes about 40% till something actually happens. I think there could have been a lot more worked into the survival aspect to make it more suspenseful and also leave more breadcrumbs for the reader on what's going to happen next. The main theme wasn't really brought about until about 60-70% into the book and then it ends abruptly in my opinion without answering anything. 

Overall, I'd definitely recommend this to young teens to teach them or at least think about things like sexual assault and how we treat others.

Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcefire books for this E-ARC!
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