Even If We Break
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp comes a shocking new thriller about a group of friends tied together by a game and the deadly weekend that tears them apart.
FIVE friends go to a cabin.
FOUR of them are hiding secrets.
THREE years of history bind them.
TWO are doomed from the start.
ONE person wants to end this.
NO ONE IS SAFE.
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I like the representation of transgend ...more
I'm going to try and write this review in the nicest way possible though I have a feeling I'll fail because this book frustrated me to no end. Rarely are there books that frustrate and now Even If We Break Joins that list.
I can't describe this book. I can't describe it because it doesn't know what it wants to be. It wants to be slasher horror with character growth but it fails in so many ways that I don't even know why this book was written.
Get ready folks. Strap in and let's go for a ri ...more
I was wondering for a while if someone really died or if it was part ...more
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Content warnings include: murder, character death, graphic violence and injury, emotional torture, ableism, addiction to painkillers, transphobia.
Mentions of car accident, getting beaten up, poverty.
Even If We Break immediately scores with its heavy atmosphere from page one onwards. Even without the actual horror ...more
Even If We Break almost broke me. The beginning honestly sounded pretty cool, and so did the synopsis, but I was just so bored with everything that was happening. Also, the whole game thing is still weird and creepy to me. SO yeah, don't put me down for that game EVER.
In this, 5 friends are going to a cabin to play a game or whatever. At first, I thought it was like roleplaying something like dungeons and dragons. I honestly didn't know what I was getting into and once I ...more
This book follows a group of 5 best friends who head up to a remote cabin for the weekend to play one last game in their invented role play world. Relationships are already fractured, but when mysterious notes start turning up and one of them goes missing it quickly spirals into a dark game for survival that none of them could have anticipated.
What I Liked:
Characters. This book had 5 POV characters, Ever, Finn, L ...more
Even If We Break follows five people who used to be best friends and now barely hang out. They get together one last time at a cabin buried deep in the woods, because they will be graduating and going their separate ways soon. Going into this book I thought it was going to ...more
I'm a self proclaimed horror junky. I used to pride myself on having read every single goosebumps book (published pre 2013), I grew up on scooby doo, then goosebumps, then are you afraid of the dark and the haunting hour and now I watch and read every horror story I can get my hands on. Even If We Break is not a horror story.
Even in kids horror, one of the most important aspects of a scary st ...more
This is the second book I've read by Marieke Nijkamp, and there were some things I enjoyed. Ahem:
1) It was definitely a thriller and I'm usually hard-pressed to find a thriller that doesn't keep me turning the pages
2) It's use of RPGs as the backdrop for the plot and the friendship was really interesting and well done; I hadn't seen a book that used that before. I'm not super familiar with that world, but it seemed very well-researched. And finally:
3) The diversity?
This is where thi ...more
Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via the Publisher and Netgalleyin exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own.
Actual Rating 2.75 Stars
Oh dear, I really had such high expectations from this horror mystery – but it failed to leave a mark on me.
Five friends; from different walks of lives who have had only one thing in common – a RPG that they all immerse themselves in; come together to play one last game, before they all mo ...more
Firstly I want to say that I am pretty sure it’s me and not the book because I went in with completely different expectations so when it wasn’t what I thought it completely threw me off.
The book itself has a lot of representation which is always good to see and I was intrigued to see what the characters secrets were, however to the point where I was I just want interested enough. It’s not like I’ve got to a point where it’s hard to DNF because it wasn’t.
Once again it’s ...more
I have to shout out to the author for all the LGBTQ representation, as well as autistic and disability rep. I love seeing characters that reflect real life and with only five characters in most of the story, the author really fit a lot in.
For the mystery, I liked that the story the characters were acting out in their game matched what was actually happening to them. There were a lot of details and some pretty creepy moments. I do wish the murder mystery would have gone ...more
I enjoyed this one a lot! I'm not easily scared and it spooked me at times so it was nice (I don't have a high bar for books making me feel fear, it's so rare, anything is good!). I loved Finn, Ever and Maddy so much! And there was so much rep in the book, the autistic, transmasc and non-bi ...more
(view spoiler)[I don't really buy this group of friends from the beginning and once it's revealed that Liva has been raised by sociopaths, I ...more
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the mountains for one last weekend to play their role play game one last time before they all go their separate ways. Suddenly, one of the friends becomes a victim and game becomes a crime scene, leaving the rest to fight for their lives while fearing that their deepest ...more
I made it to the 30% mark in this one. I just couldn't bring myself to care about what was going to happen. I think it was because there were so many characters and they all sounded the same. I couldn't tell the difference between any of the voices and even after 30% of the book, I didn't know much about any of them. And nothing notable happened at all.
The game is being played on a mountain with plenty of ghost stories, and their gamemaster has worked it into their s ...more
Even though it was so obvious who the culprit was, the story was still mostly entertaining until it started to drag on and on... especially at the end. The last couple of chapters were also very, very over the top and just too much. I just wish, the author would have cut it short a couple of chapters.
When a role-playing game between five former friends turns deadly, who is truly to blame? Is it the haunted cabin where the game is taking place, or has someone set the perfect trap for these explorers? And who(if any) will make it out alive?
I adored this novel. It has something for everyone while not shoving it all into one super messed up character. We are blessed with Trans characters, autistic characters, ...more
I loved the atmosphere so much! Maybe it was because the book was set in a remote cabin? And the creepy notes some of the characters found in their room, or on their person... The reveal, however, was predictable and I kept thinking that something else would happen.. like it was a false reveal, but no such surprise came. Overall, I would still recommend you Pre-order it! It was a page-turner for sure, had great characters, atmosphere ...more
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