The Orphan of Torundi by J.L. McCreedy
Clean YA Suspense/Romance
To find the truth, she must first uncover the lie ….
Orphaned as an infant, Sam is raised by a pharmaceutical research mission in the rain forests of Torundi. She wields a mean machete, makes soap from candlenuts and is a fairly astute amateur entomologist. You know, the normal stuff. But a month before her seventeenth birthday, she is exiled to an American boarding school in Malaysia.
Armed with little more than her unusual upbringing and church-lady clothes, Sam must contend with her new existence as the world’s most socially unprepared high school senior. Well that’s just fine. Because she is determined to solve the mystery behind her banishment and return home tout de suite.
But when she discovers the unthinkable – that her banishment is tied to an enigmatic corporation with illicit designs on Torundi – she realizes the real mystery she must uncover is … why? Soon, Sam is caught in a whirlwind of intrigue, danger and greed. As she chases this thread of truth to its end, she unravels a plot that threatens her beloved Torundi, her trust in the boy she has grown to love and her own existence.
Blending espionage elements akin to The Bourne Identity with those high-school-awkward-moments (hey, it could happen), THE ORPHAN OF TORUNDI is a quirky, cross-cultural tale of adventure, suspense and romance.
My review:The Orphan of Torundi by J.L. McCreedy
I wanted more. It was a good read. At times I could tell where the book was going and other time I was surprised. I liked the suspense of the story. I liked the characters. The settings. Lot of action, exciting scenery and some romance. It is a book that you don't want to put down. Also a clean YA novel.
Sam is from Torundi. A small island country. She was raised in a mission. Her mother died and she has no idea who her father is. But her eyes are light not like all the islanders.
Sam was made to leave the island and go to a boarding school her senior year. She is not sure why she was rushed away from her home. Sam gets into some trouble at school and their is always a guy who seems to rescue her.
Gabe is a man of mystery. Sometimes I like him others I am not to sure about him. He is a lab assistant at the boarding school. He has lots of secrets.
I hope there will be another book. I want to see more of these characters.
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