This was one crazy and suspenseful ride. If you pick this up, be prepared to read it until you are finished. It is that good. I didn't get to read itThis was one crazy and suspenseful ride. If you pick this up, be prepared to read it until you are finished. It is that good. I didn't get to read it in one sitting but when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about what I had read and what could possibly happen next. And then I would try and figure out what the twist would be. That made the book even better.
The characters. Nora is our main character and the book goes from the present which is after the hen party and flashes back to before and during the hen party. It was obvious from the start that something bad has happened. The problem is Nora can't remember what happened or what role she may have played in it. I liked Nora; she's a somewhat reclusive writer who has a past that is hinted at through the book. Nora was very well-developed as the main character and I enjoyed getting to know her. I also enjoyed the unreliable narrator aspect. That is always fun for me because it keeps me guessing and has me questioning all I thought I knew about the main character. The other characters are Nina, Mel, Thomas, Flo, who hosts the party and of course Claire, who is the bride-to-be. I really felt like I got to know each character and it felt like I was at the hen party right there with them. If I had to pick a second-favorite character it would be Nina. I loved her sarcastic, witty personality. I liked how she loved deeply and cared for others even through her tough exterior.
The plot was amazing. While the character development moved things along as the six acquaintances get to know one-another, the plot starts speeding along to what I knew would be an exciting climax/plot twist. And I was not disappointed. Did I guess what would happen, I did try and I got part of it right, but the twist was very "dark and twisty" (to coin a Grey's Anatomy phrase). It was awesome, it was exciting and I enjoyed the ride through the whole book. I found the plot very believable. I wouldn't want it to happen to me for sure, but I could definitely see it happening.
If you love gothic, psychological-thriller-type books then In a Dark, Dark Wood is just the book for you. I loved this. The plot kept me entertained, the characters felt like friends (or frenemies) and I enjoyed every minute of the book. Ruth Ware can spin a tale and she has spun a great one with this book.
I really enjoyed Rock It, the first book in the Rule Breakers series so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Fake It. As much as I enjoyed Rock It, I reI really enjoyed Rock It, the first book in the Rule Breakers series so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Fake It. As much as I enjoyed Rock It, I really think Anna and Jake make Fake It an amazing and fun read.
Anna is very uptight and trying to make her way in her job. But she has a wedding to attend and a fake boyfriend she has been going on and on for months about to keep her ex-boyfriend at bay and her best friend, the bride from setting her up with any number of men. So it's getting crunch time and Anna still does not have a man to be her fake boyfriend. She's clubbing and her friends are trying to help, but then neighborhood hottie Jake steps in.
What could be better, a hot willing man who she's already attracted to wants to be her fake boyfriend? Well that fake boyfriend could want to be more. Of course some hilarity ensues as it should. Anna doesn't think she's his type. Jake wants the relationship to be more, Anna wants it to be more. The ex-boyfriend is a jerk and wants her back. Her friend, the bride, just wants her happy. There is conflict and heat and just a great read.
The characters are great. I understand Anna. Jake is hot and even though he's a bad boy on the outside he's really a good man. I was pulling for them through the book and really loved getting to know them and watch them fall for each other. The plotting was great, never a lull or anything that I couldn't believe in. Good girl and bad boy works again as a great plot and this is another great book in the series.
Haven't had your fill of bad boys for the summer yet? And really who ever could? Fake It is a great summer or anytime read full of interesting characters and a fun plot. So grab it now!...more