(Review) Come Find Me
Come Find Me by Megan Miranda
Publication Date: January 29th, 2019
Pages: 336 (hardcover)
Genre: Young Adult
My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars
Goodreads Synopsis: After surviving an infamous family tragedy, sixteen-year-old Kennedy Jones has made it her mission to keep her brother's search through the cosmos alive. But then something disturbs the frequency on his radio telescope--a pattern registering where no signal should transmit.
In a neighboring county, seventeen-year-old Nolan Chandler is determined to find out what really happened to his brother, who disappeared the day after Nolan had an eerie premonition. There hasn't been a single lead for two years, until Nolan picks up an odd signal--a pattern coming from his brother's bedroom.
Drawn together by these strange signals--and their family tragedies--Kennedy and Nolan search for the origin of the mysterious frequency. But the more they uncover, the more they believe that everything's connected--even their pasts--as it appears the signal is meant for them alone, sharing a message that only they can understand. Is something coming for them? Or is the frequency warning them about something that's already here
I've been a fan of Megan's since I got to read All the Missing Girls as an ARC and fell in love with her writing style. I've got a couple of her other books on my TBR list but managed to snag this one from the library for my drive to work and back.
I loved that this was described as "Stranger Things like" and was excited to dive into it. Kennedy is an interesting main character who mainly keeps to herself. When she finds the "signal" she tries to delve deeper into it, hoping it will give her some answers on what happened the night her mother died and her brother was arrested for the murder. Soon enough she meets Nolan and they begin to work together with their strange findings.
Nolan lives in a house plastered with missing children's photos. His parents started an agency after his brother disappeared and it consumes them.
Kennedy and Nolan think they are connected because they both find the same signal and they believe that someone or something is trying to make contact.
Now, maybe it was because I listened to the book, but I was a little underwhelmed by the whole thing. I was looking forward to an interesting sci-fi story, but the signal is where the sci-fi ends. Also, the male narrator was very, very slow and it was hard to listen to.
I liked the sweet moments between Kennedy and Nolan, but that was pretty much all I was invested in. Once the mystery of Kennedy's "tragedy" came out there wasn't really anything else I wanted to know. Well, I wanted to know what happened to Nolan's brother and I truly thought it was going to be that Stranger Things thing was going to be, but it wasn't.
Ultimately this was a story about loss and people working through their pain more than any supernatural or sci-fi, which was fine. It just wasn't what I was expecting.