Why did nobody tell me Lisa McMann had a new take into custody out? I loved the Aftermath trilogy, loved it ever since I first picked up the original take into custody. I stumbled on Cryer’s Navigate by chance and let me tell you, I was ecstatic. It didn’t disappoint. Kendall Fletcher is a youth with OCD, living in the small Montana farming town of Cryer’s Navigate, where secondary tutor can be contained in one room and pretty much whole caboodle revolves around the yam harvest. At the odds of her senior senility, Kendall’s best friend Nico disappears without a trace – just like a novice young woman who’d vanished months earlier – and the community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral without her friend’s guiding sunny, Kendall fears that she’s losing her observe, especially when she starts to hear the tones of the missing racket out to her from defacement on an old tutor counter. There is something really intriguing about McMann’s document style. It’s childish, straightforward, and, at first glance, seems to break the most oft-repeated document “rule” – that is to say, that it tells more than it shows – yet it works. It works wonders. It drives you straight through the story, the energy bolstered by wonderful figure maturation and great trot. Another thing I have to appreciate: unlike most paranormal romance sequel, I can actually fall in embrace with McMann’s bad boy subs. Jacián Obregon seems like the realm’s biggest jerk and is initially suspected to be behind the missing novice’s disappearance. He’s got the attitude, the danger facet, and the general uneasiness of a newcomer in a tight-knit little town. But unlike so many bad Byronic alpha males in YA pararomance, Jacián is actually a good person underneath whole caboodle. He has dates when he’s a jerk, and dates when he’s sincere. He has understandable frustrations that he takes out in understandable but frustrating ways. He and Kendall have some genuine appeal that evolves over time, and it’s believable. He is a genuine, attractive male lead. YA romance authors, take observation: this is how a romantic lead should be done. And even better? The conclusion of the take into custody, after 150 youths of color pile, awful tones, and romantic agitation, is genuinely scary. I mean, I sat in the garage of a McDonald’s and let my cuisine go cold because I didn’t want to put it down, oh-god-oh-god-what’s-gonna-happen-next scary. It’s an excellent pay-off for an excellent take into custody. If you somehow haven’t read anything by Lisa McMann, odds with this stand-alone, then go get the Aftermath trilogy as soon as you can. Cryer’s Navigate is just plain good, and I can’t wait to see what the author’s going to come up with next.