Gardenia

Gardenia

Seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson has one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minutes, and two seconds to live. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been able to see countdown clocks over everyone's heads indicating how long before they will die. She can't do anything about anyone else?s, nor can she do anything about her own, which will hit the zero hour before s Seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson has one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minutes, and two seconds t...

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Title:Gardenia
Author:Kelsey Sutton
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:162681841X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:260 pages pages

Gardenia Reviews

  • Rane
    Mar 22, 2017
    With the recent murder of her best friend, Ivy clock is ticking down. Since she was a child, Ivy could see the time of someone's life pass with a clock above their heads. Now her own time is running out the closer she looks for the killer on the loose. One who maybe closer then she ...
  • Cheryl
    Mar 17, 2017
    Teenager Ivy Erickson has a unique ?gift?. When she looks at people, she sees a countdown clock ticking off the time until their death. She even knows exactly when she will die and the time is quickly approaching. Ivy?s life has not been easy. Her father abandoned the family ...
  • Kelly Furniss
    Dec 02, 2017
    I thought the concept of this story was fascinating and the synopsis pulled me right in. Imagine seeing countdown clocks above peoples heads to when they will die so only you know, the sheer frustration & helplessness it would leave you in well that's what our protagonist faces bu...
  • Carien
    Sep 13, 2017
    After reading and loving Some Quiet Place I bought two more books by Kelsey Sutton. Of the two I first picked up Gardenia. And this is a cool read. Some Quiet Place was a book that was both suspenseful and atmospheric. Gardenia isn't as atmospheric, but the suspense it racked up ...
  • Karissa
    Jun 22, 2017
    I got this book through NetGalley to review. This was a well done book about a girl, Ivy, who sees numbers over everyone's head that tell her how long that person has before they die. Ivy also sees when her own death is going to occur and it is soon. Ivy becomes determined to solve ...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Feb 28, 2017
    This is a teen read featuring seventeen-year-old, Ivy who can see a running countdown to the exact moment everyone around her, including herself, will die. It was this premise that drew me to the book initially but there are a few different genres at play within the story. Adding to th...
  • Donna
    Apr 09, 2017
    Ivy is a very compelling character, one you end up rooting for. Good amount of humor, sadness, and suspense. Hard to put down. ...
  • Tracy
    Apr 08, 2017
    This is the first book I have read by Kelsey Sutton and I enjoyed it so much I cannot wait to read her others. This book totally consumed me, I read it in two days because I just had to know how it was going to end. It brings back the age old question "Would you want to know the ex...
  • Nicole
    Feb 21, 2017
    What an engrossing suspense read! There are so many possible suspects and so many red herrings that I found it impossible to even take a good guess at the killer's identity. To be fair, I'm not sure the clues are there until the big reveal, which can be a pet peeve of mine, but I didn'...
  • Dianne
    Feb 22, 2017
    Like a time bomb counting down the seconds to explosion, everyone has a finite amount of time to live. It is a mercy that we do not know when we will die, but Ivy doesn?t have the luxury of not knowing. Ivy sees the exact moment a person will die. It is in a counter that looms over t...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Feb 11, 2017
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Ivy can see glowing countdowns. She knows exactly how long everyone has until they die, including herself, which is one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minutes, and two seconds from now, much shorter than she wou...
  • Sarah
    Feb 05, 2017
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Diversion Books and NetGalley.) "I need to know what happened. I need to find the murderer. I need to find out the truth. Not just for Vanessa. Not just for her family. For me. Because everybody in Kennedy thinks I kno...
  • Abbie
    Feb 16, 2017
    (I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.) I didn't love the main character in this, but she was okay. I felt quite sorry for her at points. This was an alright read, but it did struggle to keep my interest at points unfortunately. It felt like a pretty...
  • Taylor Knight
    Feb 28, 2017
    I really liked the concept of this book (it was very similar to a book I read in 2010, Numbers by Rachel Ward) and I thought the writing was really great. The writing was actually my favorite part about Gardenia. I liked Ivy and even though I wasn?t emotionally invested in her story,...
  • Patty (IheartYA)
    Apr 18, 2017
    So close to being 5 stars, and it would have been if it answered the question "why?" I read Gardenia in one day. It was thoroughly entertaining. The pieces fell together very well at the end, and I didn't see that ending coming. I had lots of feels, most depressing. I felt as though...
  • Dani
    Mar 09, 2017
    I wish there were an easy way to describe this book but as always with Kelsey, it isn't. Maybe I can put it this way: I admired Elisabeth from Some Quiet Place, wanted to slap Alexandra from Where Silence Gathers (you know, in a good way, like you would slap a friend and tell her t...
  • Haven
    Jan 31, 2017
    Update: 2/3/17 *An ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* The science-fiction part of the premise of Gardenia may sound strikingly similar to those of Numbers, When, even Denton?s Little Deathdate if you want to go that far. I haven?...
  • Kira Simion
    Mar 10, 2017
    Can't wait to read! I've seen this story idea posted on Tumblr for quite some time and I cannot wait to see how this author tackles it. Edit: 7-17-17 Pros: ?The writing. Dang. I can't tell if she was born with words in her soul, but this author can write. I truly enjoyed...
  • Gemma F
    Mar 10, 2017
    4 Stars! Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! This is the third book I've read from Kelsey Sutton and I absolutely loved Gardenia and the mystery surrounding Ivy who could see the countdown to a person's death. Although the synopsis reminded me of another ...
  • Carrie
    Feb 22, 2017
    Seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson has one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minutes, and two seconds to live. When Ivy was a child she learned that only she can see the numbers above others heads that count down until the exact moment that they will die. Ivy's grandmoth...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Sep 14, 2017
    Not the most original story (the "death prediction" theme has been recycled time and time again throughout fiction, including the short story I Can't Help Saying Goodbye), but Sutton's writing is imaginative, dazzling and eerily beautiful, making Gardenia very much a novel worth readin...
  • lucky little cat
    May 29, 2017
    Compelling characters, inventive premise, but both the dialogue and the prose go clunk, clunk, clunk. Then clunk, clunk, clunk some more. Plus, ain't nobody sent gardenias to NObody since the 1950s. ...
  • Karen Barber
    May 27, 2017
    Ivy has become accustomed to seeing the numbers above people's heads. Their individual countdowns mean Ivy knows the precise moment at which someone is going to die. In some ways this reminded me of Numbers by Rachel Ward, but in Gardenia we have a little more going on. Ivy's best fri...
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Mar 07, 2017
    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Diversion Publishing, via NetGalley for an honest review. Opinion: AHHHHH! THIS book! THIS FREAKING BOOK! You are probably thinking to yourself Wow, WHAT about this book. WELL, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS BOOK! I have be...
  • Renee
    Mar 08, 2017
    I am not often drawn to reading books that fall into the suspense/thriller genre but after reading this book's synopsis, I had to find out what Gardenia was all about. Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton is beautifully written and full of characters that moved my heart. A plot full of bitter...
  • Jingle ❀彡
    Jan 28, 2017
    (I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.) Rating: 4 Stars Gardenia is one of those books that left me without much to say, mainly because I was left so satisfied and in love. This book was both thrilling and meaningful, and probably a book I'll come to re-read. I...
  • Ruby
    Aug 10, 2017
    I'd like to thank the publisher who sent me this book for review via Netgalley. This book was an amazing surprise for me! I went in knowing nothing about the book except the brief synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson has one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minu...
  • Celeste
    Oct 02, 2017
    Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson has one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minutes, and two seconds to live. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been able to see countdown clocks over everyone's heads indicating how long before they will die. She can't do any...
  • ashleylee
    Jan 07, 2018
    Kelsey, my dear friend, just keeps getting better and better. This is the type of suspense novel that I love - where you are left guessing until the end. Well done, Kels, well done! ? ...
  • Kat
    Mar 01, 2017
    Thank you so much to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review this wonderful title by Kelsey Sutton! Wow, I really enjoyed "Gardenia"! I think what stayed with me most of all as I was reading, was how mature Ivy was, and how collected she managed to be, despite kn...