I received this book for free from Merit Press, Simon Pulse in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{Unlocked: Margo Kelly}Unlocked by Margo Kelly
Published by Merit Press, Simon Pulse on October 1, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
Source: Merit Press, Simon Pulse
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{Synopsis} – There is so much about this book that I enjoyed. To begin the cover is amazing. It pulled my interest from the beginning. Then I noticed who wrote it and I just had to read it. There are few writers that I have come across in recent years that have the ability to pull my into their book at such an alarming rate that I literally have a problem putting the book down so that I can do other things. Margo Kelly is one of them. I seem to remember demolishing her book Who R U Really? just as quickly as I had with this book. Let’s move onto the review shall we?!?!

17-year-old Hannah is losing her grip on reality, which is affecting not only her but her friends and family too. She wrecked the car when bugs crawled over her hands, but were the creepy things even real? Now someone is moving Hannah’s possessions around in her room, or is she imagining that also? Why does she feel like she isn’t in control of her own brain anymore? Hannah is terrified she’s headed for a horrible life in and out of the mental institution, just like her dad.

When her friends bail, Hannah is left floundering. Her boyfriend, Manny, doesn’t believe her wild stories, and new girl Chelsea is practically replacing her at school. Only artsy outsider and self-proclaimed occult expert, Plug, agrees to help Hannah discover the truth, but even he can’t help Hannah reclaim her mind from whatever is taking over. She’ll have to do that on her own, especially if she wants to save her friends, her mom, and herself.

{My thoughts} – Imagine your about to begin your senior year in High School. Imagine that you and your best friends have planned your whole year together, including your class schedules.

Now imagine its the week before school starts. You all go to the local fair and there is a hypnotist doing a show. Imagine going on that stage and taking part in the show. Imagine being hypnotized but not remembering what actually occurred. Can you imagine it?

Hannah is a sweet girl that has had her ups and downs in her life. When she was ten her dad died and her mom moved them across the country. Now she’s one of the top girls in the popular crowd at her high school. She has a great set of friends and a loving boyfriend that she just recently started dating.

The night at the fair changes everything. It changes her relationship with her mother and all her friends. Everything changed in her life the moment she got on that stage and took part in the show.

Could you imagine being hypnotized? Could you imagine surrendering your free will to another individual? One that may not have your best interests at heart? I honestly couldn’t, but Hannah did. Hannah gave up her free will and by doing so she ultimately gave up her right to a happy life.

This book helps to show that things aren’t always as they seem. That people aren’t always as they seem. That even though you think you have your friends on you side that at the flip of a coin they can leave and turn on you. It shows that sometimes your plans in life change but it’s how you let the change that happens affect you that counts.

{Quotes I Enjoyed} –
01} A peculiar sort of chaos looms beneath the pretense of peace.
02} “Take a risk with me. Life is meant to be lived.” – Lily
03} “Nice. Your not hanging our with me because of my great hair and fashionable clothes but because I have evil spirits stalking me.” -Hannah
04} “Cherish your loved ones, Hannah. Time on this earth is limited.” – Plug’s Grandma

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.