Here are some mini-reviews of a few recent books I’ve read, so take a peek! Let’s get started!
Dividing Eden by by Joelle Charbonneau
Publication: June 6th, 2017 by HarperTeen
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Thank you to HarperTeen for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
I loved Joelle’s THE TESTING trilogy, so I was immensely excited to start this new series. I was pretty impressed by the competition plot, and I’m looking forward to reading the next installment.
I really enjoyed reading from the perspectives of Carys and Andreus, partly because each of them had vices and secrets that were very interesting to read about, and partly because I didn’t know for whom to root. I’m still shook over the ending, and I’m definitely itching to get my hands on the next book.
Do I recommend? Definitely! While I didn’t necessarily feel it, I know other reviewers thought that there was quite a bit of info-dumping. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed it!
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Publication: May 30th 2017 by Delacorte Press
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Thank you to Delacorte Press for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
I was incredibly excited when I was approved for a galley for this new release—I hadn’t read a mystery/thriller novel in a while but I had been watching many drama/mystery shows recently.
I don’t want to spoil anything, but I was sucked in as soon as I read the first page. Reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars, this novel revolves around the lives of a few students, plagued by a stalker-like character knowing their darkest and dirtiest secrets. I enjoyed the idea of The Breakfast Club & murder mystery combined, and I thought the ending was very creative, something I did not see at all. If you enjoy murder mystery/drama shows, like Psych or Monk, I definitely recommend this one. The only reservation I have is that the multi-perspective chapters just felt all the same, all of the characters seemed to have the same voice.
Do I recommend? Yes! I thought the murder mystery was incredibly creative, and it’s sure to make you read way past your bedtime.
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Publication: June 6th 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Rating: 3/5 stars
Thank you to Knopf for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this contemporary up, but I was pretty enamored with it by the time I was finished.
The plot revolves around Henry and Rachel, when Rachel returns to the city after the death of her brother. I found the romance and tangled love ties to be pretty interesting to read, and the grief that Rachel felt was tangible. I also loved the idea of the Letter Library, and the snippets of letters passed back and forth through the books in Henry’s family’s bookshop.
Do I recommend? Yes. Although some of the parts in this book were quite boring and bland, I found the plot revolving around grief and second chance love moving.