December 26, 2013

See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne + Playlist

See Jane Run
See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne
Series: N/A
Source: Publisher for Blog Tour through Netgalley
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
I know who you are.

When Riley first gets the postcard tucked into her bag, she thinks it's a joke. Then she finds a birth certificate for a girl named Jane Elizabeth O'Leary hidden inside her baby book.

Riley's parents have always been pretty overprotective. What if it wasn't for her safety...but fear of her finding out their secret? What have they been hiding? The more Riley digs for answers, the more questions she has.

The only way to know the truth? Find out what happened to Jane O'Leary.

I think it's time to accept the fact that thrillers in the YA genre just may not be my thing - I struggle with them. I can't help but be upset when I figure it out before it happens, and even when I don't I'm not particularly impressed. See Jane Run was another thriller that I liked, but I just didn't love. There were a few legit terrifying moments, but most of the time I was anticipating the next plot twist.

Riley as a character... is slightly contradicting. Sometimes I just wanted to shake some sense into her - she was just really clueless! She's very trusting... and naive. I just couldn't get past that character flaw. I couldn't connect with her.

I liked JD, but I got pretty unsure about him towards the end - I just didn't know who to trust anymore, and I just don't like not being able to trust anyone. I always feel like I'm missing something in a situation like that. Which I guess is the point.

See Jane Run did have some very scary and thriller-ish moments in it, which did up my enjoyment level. Sometimes it's fun to be scared, but I feel like it was just missing something. The twists were easily figured out, and the characters left something to be desired. All in all, I didn't particularly care for it - it was just enjoyable enough.
Riley Spencer’s adventure is spurned on by secrets, and so is the See Jane Run playlist!
Riley and Shelby sneak into the Spencer’s bedroom.
Dirty Little Secret – All-American Rejects
Riley slips into JD’s bus seat and hatches her plan…
Real Wild Child – Everlife
Jumping the train…
Live While We’re Young – One Direction
The man trailing Riley (or is he?)
Timber – Pitbull
Leaving town…
Let Her Go – Passenger
Second guessing…
Demons – Imagine Dragons
Riley and JD…
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Meeting Jane O’Leary…
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
The final stand off…
Quicksand – Bridgit Mendler
Coming clean…
Wait for Me – Shane Harper

Hannah JayneAbout Hannah Jayne:
Hannah is the author of the UNDERWORLD DETECTION AGENCY CHRONICLES from Kensington books and the upcoming young adult thrillers TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY and SEE JANE RUN available from Sourcebooks, Inc. When she's not battling the demons of the Underworld or tackling a murderer at Hawthorne High, Jayne kicks her feet up in her San Francisco bay area home and attempts to share couch space with two enormous cats.


  1. Thrillers aren't my favorite genre either. But I LOVE the playlist! <3

  2. The synopsis sounds pretty cool but I feel like there are many books of its kind around in YA. I'm the same as you in the sense that I don't read much YA thriller because I tend to not be satisfied with them. Too bad this one didn't do it for you.

  3. Haha, the playlist is pretty dang awesome, I agree! :D

  4. There are, probably. As it's not one of my preferred genres, I'm not sure, LOL. I'm not even sure why I'm not satisfied with them, but I'm glad that someone else feels the same way! Thanks for commenting! :)

  5. I'm with you. I loved The Naturals, which is a bit like a thriller, but nothing else I've read has been good for me and I agree with you on this book. It's disappointing. Great playlist though! I love music when reading :)

  6. Glad to hear that! I actually haven't tried The Naturals, but I remember your review. :) I LOVE love love music too! Not necessarily while reading, though. :P Thanks for commenting, Sunny!