Envy (Empty Coffin #1)
New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with Empty Coffin, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.
Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange th ...more
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I feel like I can’t be blamed for the confusion....
But whatever, you know I never turn down a new book! And this one promises to take me to the edge and push me right over, which seems a little tasteless given that the book is apparently about suicide, but I'm still up for it!!
Right off the bat, I could tell I ...more
Ore della mia vita perse.
L'ho finito a stento e faccio fatica a ricordare quello che ho letto perché praticamente dormivo.
Non so che dire.
Tra la confusione delle prime pagine ho capito che la ragazza è stata trovata morta nella vasca da bagno dalla madre a causa di un probabile ed ingiustificato suicidio.
Due gemelle vecchie amiche della suicida non credono alla storia che gira così si mettono ad indagare. A parte il fatto che non provano quasi nessun sentimento alla notizia non capisco perché do ...more
My main issue with Envy is that I really didn’t ge ...more
Envy takes place in Port Gamble, a small town in Washington State, and centers around twin girls Hayley & Taylor. The central plot of the book revolves aro ...more
Alright, this book. OK so yeah, I was all ready to like it, was in the mood for a scary read even if it proves to be generic, which can be lots of brainless fun sometimes, in fact I wanted just that. It certainly looked like it could deliver. It started out creepy and I was liking it, kinda reminded me of The Ring, movie American not the book Japanese, maybe because it was set around Seattle with all the verdant rainyness. It began with a very atmospheric tinge and it was very reminiscent of tha ...more
Things I hated:
1. The characters were hollow. They didn't feel real. Their dialogue felt empty and forced for the sake of the "story". They were all very unlikeable.
2. Somebody please tell me teenagers don't text/e-mail like that. The text ...more
Okay so I was asked to read and review an ARC for the sequel to this book, I blindly said yes. I'd never heard of the author or the books. So I was hoping that I would enjoy this book first so I could enjoy the sequel as well. And low and behold, I was HOOKED!! First off, the author is a male and normally I don't read books written by males. Not that I'm bias against them or anything, but I just haven't come across any I really liked besides "I a ...more
I visited Port Gamble earlier this year, and Olsen dropped the ball when it came to setting the scene properly. There's a few asides about the historical property management and how old the houses are, but he never takes the opportunity to give a flat-out description of the town's small scale and quaintness. That's a real shame, ...more
And this book really didn't hold my attention. This is probably due to the pacing. The mystery was engaging at first, but then the pace slowed to a crawl, and I got bored of it. A lot of the book doesn't consist of the ch ...more
Where do I start with this book ? Should I start with that it kept me up late hours of the night? That it kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end ? That it gave me some of the biggest chills and some of the biggest surprises I have ever read ? Well how about I just start with that Gregg Olsen has put together an intense story of mystery, envy, thrill, and betrayal.
Envy is about a girl Katelyn, Katelyn was just found by her mother, on christmas...in the ...more
The story was great, and this has become one of my new favorite YA series. I loved the characters, and I cannot wait for the next book.
Katelyn is a ‘cutter’ whose many serious problems included an alcoholic mother. So is her death a suicide or an accident? Or maybe even murder?
Port Gamble is Katelyn’s home. It’s a seemingly perfect historic town in Washington with a lot of rules—the past has to be preserved—and a lot of secrets. It’s called “ ...more
Wow, where do I even begin?! This was another one of those books that I wasn't too sure about. I had tried to read it a couple times, but ended up putting it down every time. Finally, after accepting a blog tour for the sequel, Betrayal, I decided to give it another go and I'm really glad that I did. The first few chapters started off slow, but it soon picked up and I found myself hooked on Envy. I would read it in the dark, in the middle of the night, a ...more
The book starts right off with a good old death, one that any spooky thriller needs. For the rest of the book you are led on a tale of l ...more
Just received my copy. Hope to start soon, I have 2 books in line first. 7/11/11
Started this last night. 7/14/11
Finished during lunch today. 7/15/11
Small town along the Western Coast that was originally inhabited by an Indian tribe. One high school girl is found dead in the bathtub from electrocution. Was it suicide, an accident or homicide? She has an ex bff/frenemy that lives next door. Two girls that are twi ...more
As soon as I saw the cover of Envy by Gregg Olsen I knew that would be a perfect book to read during Halloween. There is only one word to describe the cover and that word is CREEPY. That being said the cover underneath the sleeve is beautiful while still being eerie and I think I loved it even more than the main cover. As soon as I saw the cover of this book I was instantly reminded of my mum. My mum loves crime books, murder books and thriller books, with ...more
Envy is a Young Adult debut novel from the fantastic New York Times bestselling true-crime author, Gregg Olsen. It’s one deliciously dark and eerie read. I devoured it, thoroughly enjoying its creepy atmosphere! Most importantly, the content of this book lives up to its gorgeous cover, which means that if you’re one of the judge-the-book-by-its-cover readers (like me!), you can rest assured - you won’t be disappointed! In fact, you’re in for a quite a treat! ...more
Olsen has a fantastic writing style; he tells the story mainly in the present with a series of flashbacks interwoven in. When described this may sound a little confusing but actually works wonderfully.
The storyline ce ...more
This book is about Katelyn. Katelyn is 15 years old. Katelyn is sad. Katelyn is dead.
Hayley and Taylor were friends of Katelyn. They knew that she was troubled, or sad. Either way they ...more
I was lucky enough to receive this book for review earlier this month, and I couldn’t wait to read it! The cover alone is creepy enough to make ya want to flip through and see what’s up! YAY for awesome covers! I started reading Envy the night I got it, and finished it the next night!
Envy (Empty Coffin) has everything I like in a book. We enjoy a little drama, a little mystery, a little suspense, and a little paranormal. I really found my...more
For some reason whenever I win a giveaway, I get horror, crime, scary books!!
Anyway to the review.
I absolutely loved it.
I also love the font they used for the numbering at the beginning of each chapter.
The story starts off with a girl named Katelyn. She died in a bathtub. In the bathtub, where she was found dead, was an expresso machine. Before Katelyn died she had problems with cutting herself but didn't want to tell anybody. (view spoiler)[ Only S ...more
The reason that I loved this story so much was the fact that it wasn't just a plain old crime thriller for teens. It was rich in the back story, including a fatal bus crash. I loved the element of t ...more
A New York Times bestselling author, Olsen has written seven nonfiction books, three novels, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.
The award-winning author has been a guest o ...more