Title: In Too Deep
Series: #Hacker, #2
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Date published: December 17, 2015
Source: Clean Teen Elite Reviewers
One talented hacker.
One dead body.
One explosive secret.
When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she's as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Farris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all.
Her personal life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things—a friend on the verge of becoming much more. Together, they confront a killer with a secret not even she could have decoded.
The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This one picks up a bit after the end of the first, separating it enough to let it be its own story. There's more background in the first book, but this one could be read on its own. There's still some random nerd-stuff mentions, but not nearly as much as were featured in the first book. This one is more serious, as Farris is trying to solve what she believes to be a murder.
One part made me laugh out loud, and it was when a character mentions they're in a YA novel. I think that's the first time this author broke the "4th wall" in one of her books. At the same time, I sort of felt it was more of a joke between her and the editor/proofreaders and it shouldn't have been in the actual book.
I have to say, I enjoyed this one much more than I did the first. I really liked Cole. He was mentioned a bit in book 1, but he's got more of a leading role in this one.
Also, I reject the end entirely. It did not happen and so it shall not be mentioned in book 3...