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Crow's Row - Julie Hockley 2.5 starsThis book is for the what I call "Miley Cyrus" crowd - kids that are just too young to be acting as old and "dangerous" as they think they are. You can dress skanky, but you're still a teenager. This book tried to be edgy, but it was the Disney-fied version.The premise of the book had promise: girl gets kidnapped, falls in love with her captor, he's involved in no-good, but has a ton of money, some family dramz thrown in. It just fell short with these rounded edges, nothing sharp or necessarily compelling. Emmy was a child. Cameron was supposed to have a dark side that, at best, was a 5 o'clock shadow. The book dragged on and on and it wasn't until the last few chapters and the epilogue (which I could see coming a mile away...no way the Miley Cyrus crowd could have handled the dark ending as it stood pre-epilogue), did I start to actually feel a bit of interest brewing.Now, I have to give Julie Hockley credit, because her cliffhanger of course will make anyone want to read the next installment to find out what happens. But, it won't be on the top of my to-read list...just somewhere between the "when I'm bored" and "when I'm on vacation reading 10 books".