More mini reviews from books I’ve enjoyed to varying degrees over the last few weeks.
Survive the Night by Riley Sager
Release Date: June 29, 2021
I actually had a really fun time with this – it might be because I went in with low expectations after hearing so many not so stellar reviews or I just needed a genre change after reading so many romances, but totally worked for me.
The story is a slow moving one, but the tension kept me engaged. I really loved the screen writing element in the story, and felt the book play out like a movie. It helped the pacing work for me, thinking of the story as a movie and thinking of Charlie on her journey to become a final girl. She did make some stupid mistakes and was obtuse at times, but I had fun regardless.
Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
Release Date: October 27, 2020
I think this is my second favorite book in the series, behind book one, but it definitely had my favorite bookclub book – I wish it was real, because I would totally read it. I loved watching Alexis and Noah’s friendship develop into something more. They are both dealing with some heavy traumas from their pasts so seeing them become the levity for each other was great. And not to be a broken record, but I really loved the strong focus on family in this story. It’s a complex and messy situation but I loved how it unfolded. Alexis’s trouble with a fellow business owner (a literal Karen) was the weakest point for me – it wasn’t really bad, just not a priority to it kinda fell flat.
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Release Date: September 29, 2015
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 Stars)
Release Date: February 1, 2018
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