Before I get into todays post I wanted to talk a little about what I’m trying out this year in regards to how I review the books I read. As I am sure y’all can tell by reading my reviews from last year I am not very good at full blown reviews. I just have a hard time putting my feeling into words for some reason so I thought I would try doing mini reviews on the books I read. My plan is after I read 3 books I will do a review post of those 3 books. I’m not sure if I will stick to this but I’m going to try it out for a little while. If you have any feedback on this please let me know in the comments. I would love any help I can get. Also what do you think of the title. Do you think it makes sense with what I am doing or do you think I should change it? Again I would love your suggestions.
Accent of Horror: Four flavors of death
Sorry guys I read this last year and just realized I haven’t reviewed it yet and I told the author I would. This is the only book from last year on this list. The author reached out to me on I think it was Goodreads asking if I would be interested in reading his book and after reading the synopsis I said yes because it sounded really good. This is classified as horror and to me it really shouldn’t be. There was nothing scary about it to me. Although saying that I think this would be perfect for younger audiences who are into telling ghost stories. I didn’t have a connection with the characters and overall the stories were very predictable to me. I was into the stories enough to want to know for sure how each one played out but there was nothing mind-blowing about any of them. Overall I just thought this was ok but I think younger audiences would get more out of it then I did.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerry Maniscalco
I went into this book knowing that it was based off of the real life murderer Jack the Ripper. I don’t know how accurate to the actual Jack the Ripper Case this book is because I personally know little to nothing about it. That being said though what I read was very believable. I had heard such great things about this book and I can’t believe I waited so long to finally pick it up. I buddy read this with a friend of mine and we were constantly talking about who we thought was the murder. We both had similar suspects but she was leaning toward one more than I was and she ended up being right. If you don’t want to pretty much be told who you should suspect then don’t read the back of the book. I wish I wouldn’t have because it tells you what kind of people to suspect. With that being said I don’t think it took away from the suspense of the book or anything I just wish I could have had the opportunity to come to that conclusion on my own. I absolutely adored Audrey Rose and Thomas and I especially loved the banter between them. There was one chapter in this book where a Medium was introduced and I just found that weird and unnecessary. It to me was a cop out way for characters to come across pertinent information regarding a case. Overall I thought this was an amazing debut and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series which I hear is even better.
You by Caroline Kepnes
I had the hardest time getting through this book. I started it on the 15th of November and didn’t finish is until the 6th of January. Several people told me I should DNF it if I wasn’t into it but I forced myself to read it because I wanted it to count toward my 2017 goals and challenges. I wasted so much time reading this book when I really didn’t like it at all. I was so bored while reading this. I thought the way that it was written from the bad guys point of view was unique and different and I don’t think I have read anything like that before but I just couldn’t get into it. I didn’t like any of the characters and it was so slow. This was a huge disappointment for me because I truly thought I was going to like it. I don’t want to deter anybody from reading it because my opinion of this book is an unpopular one. I think this book is one of those books that you will either love it or you will hate it.