Welcome to my stop for the tour of You Should Have Seen This Coming! Check out my review and be sure to enter the giveaway to win yourself a copy!
Shani Michelle is the author of You Should Have Seen This Coming. She also works in TV news. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, friends and fiancé, reading, watching way too much TV, and coming up with new story ideas. She currently lives in New York City.
Title: You Should Have Seen This Coming
Author: Shani Michelle
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: April 12th, 2022
Genre: YA thriller
Page Count: 368 pages
A teen girl who sees visions of the past must use her gift to save a kidnapped classmate in Shani Michelle's high-stakes YA thriller You Should Have Seen This Coming! Hayden sees the past. Just touching an object will occasionally give her flashes of the previous owner’s memories. And if that memory happens to be a deeply hidden secret, then she has no problem making you pay for your crime, in cash. Cassie sees the future, and it sucks. Her dreams are filled with disasters that she feels compelled to stop, and could she please stop watching her boyfriend fall in love with someone else?! But when Cassie tries to warn Hayden that her latest blackmailing scheme is a trap, she knows she’s really in trouble. Suddenly the upcoming kidnapping is all she can see, yet nothing she does stops it. And it’s all Hayden’s fault! Can Hayden’s gift help her find Cassie before it’s too late?
In this fast-paced YA thriller, two teens with the power of visions must use their abilities to hunt down kidnappers and unravel a mystery surrounding not only them but the people around them.
Hayden and Cassie aren't friends; Hayden uses her visions of the past to blackmail her classmates and keep her family afloat while Cassie's visions of the future have her living up to her fate by breaking up with her boyfriend after she's seen him with someone else. UGH. I can't even imagine having visions like that. I think I would choose Hayden's ability for sure, but I digress.
The plot moves along rather quickly from the start. I love how Hayden has to team up with her arch enemy turned romantic interest to help locate Cassie after she's reported missing. But I would have liked to see the disdain last a little longer (I'm a huge enemy to lovers fan!) but I did like the romance there despite it being a bit out of place given the circumstances. (another BUT) I did like that nobody faulted those two for what happens at the end :D
Speaking of plots, this was one of the most unique ones I've read by far. I love books involving special abilities. I did want a bit more of the character's backstories; I didn't feel like they were as fleshed out as I hoped. I would have loved to see when they came into their powers, or if they'd had them their whole lives and how it affected them.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and hope to read more from this author in the future!
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