Little & Lion is a remarkable story about mental illness, family, racism, sexuality, and findinYou can find more of my review at Forever 17 Books.
Little & Lion is a remarkable story about mental illness, family, racism, sexuality, and finding yourself. I am so glad this book found its way into my hands because the story was beautifully written and very touching.
Suzette returns home for the summer from boarding school feeling very unsure about not only her sexuality but also her relationship with her brother Lionel who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Though the book covers many important issues, these were the main focus throughout the novel.
Before Suzette returned home, she was involved in a secret relationship with her roommate that left her feeling somewhat exposed, without much closure, and questioning where she fits on the human sexuality spectrum. She is trying to make sense of all her feelings, especially when she runs into an old family friend, Emil, and sparks fly. But it’s not only Emil who catches her eye when she meets Raphaela. She is really struggling with her feelings and the connection she feels towards both which only gets harder when her brother Lionel falls head over heels for Raphaela. I wouldn’t classify this novel as a romance though, because as Suzette does indeed date Emil, she is truly working through her feelings and coming to terms with them. And though she has a crush on Raphaela, she never crosses a line that would hurt both Emil and her brother. I respected how the author handled this. These potentially romantic relationships weren’t about Suzette discovering love, but about discovering herself and embracing it.
Suzette and her brother Lionel and their relationship was another huge part of the story. Suzette and Lionel (nicknamed by each other as Little and Lion, respectively) became siblings as children when her mother and his father entered into a relationship and moved in together. I adored their blended family and how tight knit they were. I love when a strong family presence is included in a book and that’s exactly what I found here. The parents are very supportive and set a strong foundation for the family as a unit. Lionel and Suzette were also very close before his diagnosis and before she went away to boarding school but now she is a little unsure how to navigate his bipolar, which becomes very clear when he takes a turn for the worse and Suzette keeps it to herself, too afraid to break his trust. Some tension builds between them and the burden eats away at her. I found myself yelling at her to speak up but I somewhat understood her desire to appease her brother and rebuild their closeness, despite how she went about it.
Overall I found Suzette to be a flawed but likable character. Her life went through some significant changes and she needed to work through them and make mistakes so she could learn and grow. I was very proud of her direction in the end and her determination to right her wrongs.
What is absolutely amazing about Little & Lion is the amount of diversity within its pages with not only with race and religion (Suzette is black and Jewish), but also sexuality, and mental and physical illnesses. The representation was on point and very well done.
Little & Lion has so much of what I enjoy in my reads and a lot to offer the YA reading world!...more
An Enchantment of Ravens– one of my most anticipated fall reads, for sure. Fae/faeries uYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
An Enchantment of Ravens– one of my most anticipated fall reads, for sure. Fae/faeries used to be something I sort of avoided, oddly enough. But this year I have been finding myself more and more intrigued about these enchanting creatures. With an absolutely beautiful cover and a stellar sounding blurb, I just knew this was a story I had to get my hands on.
Isobel is an extraordinary painter, well-known to the fae for her Craft. When the elusive autumn prince Rook comes calling for a portrait, forbidden feelings start to develop, and Isobel sees more in the prince than she is supposed to. Mistakenly painting the human emotions she saw and unknowingly tarnishing the autumn prince’s reputation in his house, a potential war starts among the fair folk. Rook whisks Isobel away to the fae world to stand trial and to undo the harm caused by the painting.
It pains me more than I can say that this book wasn’t a 5 star read for me. I did enjoy the story overall but not at all to the extent I hoped for. Perhaps my expectations were too high heading in? I’ll break down what worked for me and what didn’t.
Things I Liked: I love how mysterious and sort of frightening the fae were. They were obsessed with human Craft such as art and painting, like our main character Isobel excelled at, and paid by providing enchantments. Of course they were tricky beings and you had to be extremely careful or your enchantment could turn into a curse. My very favorite enchantment gone wrong came in the form of Isobel’s sisters, March and May, who were originally born as… goats, and then turned into humans. I laughed at these two and their goat-like shenanigans. I wish they were around a little more even because they had such personality. There were a lot of moments of great magic and enchanting spells and I found those to be great highlights throughout the story-telling. I also really enjoyed the author’s descriptive writing. She has a beautiful way with words so I know I will be checking out her future work as well. I like how the story came around at the end and even though I could have used a little more in the epilogue, I’m pleased with the conclusion.
Things I Didn’t Like: I wish the world building was more fleshed out. I just never got a full grasp on this world and the purpose of some of the plot points. The traveling around the fae world felt sort of like unnecessary wandering to further the romance and I just didn’t connect with their relationship or to either the characters as individuals as well. I wanted the trial! I wanted more purpose to what was happening.
Overall this was a good read, just missing something to give it that spark of something great. I do look forward to checking out more stories with the fair folk and look forward to what this author has coming next....more
Marie Lu has got to be one of my favorite authors! She dominates in every world and genre she tackYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
Marie Lu has got to be one of my favorite authors! She dominates in every world and genre she tackles and never fails to deliver well-rounded stories from start to finish. I’m so very happy to say that Warcross was another amazing book to add to my favorites!
I have to admit I was slightly nervous heading in, something that easily dissipated early on. Sometimes science fiction and the technology within can get a little confusing and go over my head. Warcross has some super cool yet scary technology going on, yes, but I was easily able to pick it up and get sucked into the world. Basically, a device was invented that allows the wearer of NeuroLink glasses to slip a virtual world on top of reality. You basically have a computer directly connected to your brain. You can change the setting around you to look like you are somewhere completely else, from a famous city to something more fantastical. You can even store memories to replay or share as you wish, something I found particularly fascinating. This invention led to the creation of Warcross, an immensely popular virtual reality game allowing players to battle against each other in crazy game world simulations with the purpose of capturing the other team’s Artifact before they can catch yours. This story follows Emika who is a little down on her luck and desperate for money to survive. She is a brilliant hacker and uses her skills to hunt down criminals. In an act of desperation, she hacks into the Opening Ceremony Game of the Warcross annual tournament. When it all goes wrong she finds her life turned upside down as she is whisked away to Tokyo by the creator, Hideo, to not only join the Warcross tournament but to also secretly hunt down Zero, an unknown person who is trying to interfere in the games with a deadly objective.
Everything about this plot was exciting – the games, the virtual world, the real world, the characters. Emika is very driven, pushing herself even in the wake of danger, especially to help those she cares about. She’s sort of badass with the technology and in real life as well. A romance brews with Hideo and I found it incredibly swoony. The secondary characters aren’t super prominent as Emika is the type to do things on her own, but the pieces of them we do get left me intrigued with hope of learning more in the next book. And the ending! Of course Marie Lu would throw the plot in a tailspin leaving me with so many questions and dying to get them answered! Honestly, the entire book was filled with excitement and it flowed at a great pace. It left me thinking about technology and where we could be heading in the future and if ours will look anything like this. It seems plausible, and that’s what makes it so cool and scary! Warcross was so much more than I expected and definitely one to pick up!...more
It’s no secret how adored Kasie West’s novels are by so many, including myself, and nowYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
It’s no secret how adored Kasie West’s novels are by so many, including myself, and now she is back with another adorable contemporary fiction to add to my shelf of favorites!
Maddie is an extremely diligent student, dedicating her nights to extra study sessions with her two best friends. She is all about the future and not letting anything distract her from her college dreams. Feeling down on her 18th birthday after her friends are no shows to her birthday party, Maddie goes totally out of character and buys a lottery ticket on a whim and… wins! Her whole life is turned upside down as she navigates through the inevitable changes that money causes.
I felt a strong connection to Maddie. Not so much in the before, when she was all about facts and planning her future, but how flawed she became afterwards. Maddie is extremely good-hearted and genuinely nice, the type of character who feels a strong need to please everyone. So winning a large amount of money and being confronted with so many people she cared about needing things was hard on her. She made some bad decisions, yes, but her intentions were always good. It really shows you how money can change not only you, but the way people see you and treat you. Everyone was expecting something from her – friends, family, classmates she’d never spoken to before, the pizza delivery boy, and even the store clerk. It becomes hard for Maddie to trust anyone around her and their intentions. So yes, Maddie makes some bad decisions but those decisions help provide Maddie with a new knowledge of what is right and what is important to her as she learns and grows from her experiences. This is absolutely the kind of character I can get behind.
It’s impossible to write a review for this book and not mention Seth! He is absolutely one of my favorite boys written by Kasie West. Maddie and Seth work at the zoo together, which I loved! They had this great chemistry and were great listeners in a time when they both needed it. Seth was this form of normal in her chaotic and everchanging new life and she was desperate to keep their friendship that way, even if it meant holding off on sharing her new multimillionaire status news. I adored everything about their interactions, even when they were cleaning up filth at the zoo. Their zoo date was my favorite with carousel rides and movies on the zoo’s train. My only complaint with the romance is that I wanted more! More Seth and more togetherness!
I cannot even count the amount of times I’ve sat back and dreamed of all the things I would do if I won the lottery so of course experiencing it through Maddie really made me think of what I would do in her situation. This story sheds some light on the saying, ‘money doesn’t buy happiness’ and just how accurate it can be. Sure money can solve some problems but it also creates a whole set of new ones. And that is a journey we take in Lucky in Love for more than just Maddie’s character.
Another great novel by this author with so much to love – an adorable love interest, character growth, and a thought-provoking story that is fun to read! Definitely put this one on your summer reading list!...more
There’s something magical and intense about the weather and all the crazy things Mother Nature canYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
There’s something magical and intense about the weather and all the crazy things Mother Nature can do to this world. That is what drew me to this novel – how all sorts of weather phenomenons can be intertwined into a fantasy world to create a whirlwind of dangerous and electrifying adventure. And Roar did not disappoint in the least.
Aurora is the princess of her kingdom with all sorts of expectations placed upon her to have the talents of the Stormling, those who can fight the deadly storms thrust upon the lands. Instead she finds herself living a lonely existence, unable to get to close to anyone in case they were to find out her secret, that she does not have the magic of the Stormling despite her royalty status. Determined to find her own magic and break away from an arranged marriage, Rora runs off with storm hunters with the hopes to someday return and be her own force to reckon with.
What makes this story so amazing was how the author worked her magic to create such a clever and interesting spin on what storms could do, how they were alive. It was so unique and unlike anything I’ve ever read and I found it completely fascinating. The more Roar, as she is known to the storm hunters, discovers about the magic of storm hearts and about herself in relation to them, the more I wanted more of this world and everything in it. I often found myself in awe with how certain aspects came together and each time made me fall more and more in love. All the characters were well done with layers I enjoyed peeling back piece by piece. There was one particular hunter she was drawn to, and him to her as well, that added an element of romance to an already captivating story. The sparks between Roar and Locke smoldered from the get go until they caught fire!
The series is off to a phenomenal start and I’m already enthralled and craving more! There’s so much left to discover and secrets to to unearth. This is absolutely a must-read!...more
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney movies and I am super pumped for the live-actionYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney movies and I am super pumped for the live-action movie! What better time to amp that up than a novel retelling, releasing jut in time for those looking forward to the movie this coming month.
In this version of Beauty and the Beast, we have Yeva, nicknamed Beauty by her father, who lives with him as well as her two sisters. Yeva feels somewhat lost in her life, longing for the woods and her childhood memories of hunting alongside her father, unlike what is expected from a girl of her means. But when her family hits some hard times they are forced back to their old life in a cottage in the woods. Yeva is once again drawn to the hunt when her father goes missing and she is determined to find him and the beast he claimed was stalking him. Much like Belle from the Disney version of this tale, Yeva is incredibly brave and loyal to her father, willing to risk everything to save him. When she falls for the Beast’s trap and becomes his prisoner, this Beauty started to develop a personality all her own and I loved it. She was quite fierce and often running on her thirst for revenge more than anything. She was a quick thinker, always looking for a way out of her circumstances. And even when the relationship between her and the Beast started to somewhat shift, she kept that drive to get what she wanted, even when she was sometimes conflicted when the Beast showed a more human side. She was a true warrior with a fierce determination, independence, and drive who managed to surprise me time and time again.
What I absolutely loved was the progression of the relationship between the two. It was a slow path for the two to become more than just capturer and prisoner. The Beast liked to listen to Yeva tell stories and she learned how to become a better hunter and about the magic of the woods. So much of who and what the Beast was remained a mystery for much of the novel, keeping me guessing and wanting to know more. We get to see little glimpses of who he was and what he wanted at the beginning of each chapter that only added more intrigue.
Obviously Beauty and the Beast were the stars of this novel but the author made sure any side cahracters had a great presence as well. Both of Yeva’s sisters were wonderful and the addition of a man vying for Yeva’s affections, Solmir, ended up being the exact opposite of what I expected of him, in a good way! Of course I cannot fail to mention Yeva’s dog, Doe-Eyes! She had my heart.
And though I found myself enjoying this retelling immensely, I can’t deny part of me felt slightly underwhelmed once the mysteries were explained. It was a huge build up for me not wanting to put it down for a second so I was expected this great explanation and climax and it just didn’t hit that for me as much as I hoped. I think it was a classic case of expecting too much for a story I already hold so dear. Nevertheless, on a whole I really enjoyed this retelling and I think others will too! The characters were incredibly well done with inspiration pulled from the original story blended so well with personality traits that made them all their own.
"You may have me captive," Yeva said. "You may control when I can leave and what I eat and how long I'm allowed to live. But you don't own me." She paused, then added with irritation, "And don't call me girl, like I have no name."
The Beast's tail flicked aside, twitching with anger. "You call me Beast."
"That is what you are. Have you give me reason to call you anything else?"
The Beast hesitated, scowling across the blood-soaked snow at her. "I will call you Beauty then," he said. "For that is what you are."
Emery Lord is one of my favorite authors, hands down. She has such a way with characters and stories that I find so compelling, making her books an auto-read. When I first read the blurb for The Names They Gave Us, I admittedly groaned with dismay instead of jumping with glee. Why? I usually avoid books with religious themes, afraid they may come off preachy. I was admittedly worried the book wouldn’t be for me but decided to give it a chance anyways because again, Emery Lord, and I’m so very thankful I did because the book was an absolute delight!
Lucy is the daughter of a Pastor. Religion and faith are a huge part of her life in every way. But when her mother’s cancer returns Lucy’s faith waivers and sets her on a path of self-discovery. Her boyfriend ‘pauses’ their relationship and she goes to to work at a summer camp away from her parents for the first time. A lot is happening to Lucy all at once and it is a lot for her to process. I found her voice to be exceptional. Even though she isn’t the type of character I relate to on a religious capacity, I still found her very relatable in so many other ways and had no problems connecting with her. I loved the diverse group of friends to she makes at camp and I love how she was able to break out of her shell and comfort zone as she discovers so much more about the world than she knew before. I adored these new friends and I adored the new romance that develop between Lucy and Henry. Relationships are a huge part of this novel and none compared to the bond Lucy shared with her mother. Lucy’s dedication to her was sincere and there were so many little moments between the two sprinkled in that warmed my heart and broke it all at once.
The Names They Gave Us was one of those reads that I truly enjoyed as I read but it wasn’t until I finished the last page that I realized the pure impact it had on me and I was left an emotional mess. If you are wavering on this one because of the religious elements, please don’t let that turn you away. I am so very thankful I didn’t let it deter me because this journey was worth all the smiles and tears....more
Characters anonymously writing notes to each other and finding love? Definitely a theme I have reaYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
Characters anonymously writing notes to each other and finding love? Definitely a theme I have read and enjoyed before but Letters to the Lost took this theme to the next level – so heartfelt, touching, and downright unforgettable!
Both Juliet and Declan are grieving over the deaths of people close to them and handling it in different ways. Juliet writes letters to her mother and leaves them on her gravestone. Declan allows anger and guilt to consume him, often pushing away anyone who comes close. But when these two connect anonymously through letters and emails, they find they are not alone and in each other they find solace and someone to help inspire them to heal. But in person they are classmates who don’t get along.
This is absolutely a character driven story. We really get a chance to dive into these characters, into their stories and the emotional turmoil they are experiencing. Juliet is quite fragile and heartbroken and probably exactly how I would be in the same situation. She was written with so many real and raw emotions that I couldn’t help but connect with her and feel for her situation. She is hanging under a cloud of despair and guilt, feeling as though she is in someway responsible for what has happened to her family. Guilt is something Declan was experiencing as well though he let his grief manifest into anger, anger at everyone. These are two people who seemingly would have nothing to do with each other outside of the letters but I loved seeing them connect outside of them as well. The characters are so well done and written with so much heart. I ached for them in their times of grief and smiles for any victory they achieved through their journey of healing. Even Rev, Declan’s best friend who also has a tragic past of his own, was unforgettable and someone I needed to know more about (he is getting his own book!).
I stayed up incredibly late at night to finish this book because I could absolutely not put it down. I was so invested and when I finished I was in awe of the story I just read. This was my first Brigid Kemmerer novel (WHAT?!) and it absolutely will not be the last! She has a talent for capturing such captivating and compelling characters and creating a plot so moving and brilliant. This is definitely not a book to miss!...more
Wow. That was my reaction as I came to the end of this book. Heather Demetrios has written anotherYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
Wow. That was my reaction as I came to the end of this book. Heather Demetrios has written another powerful and poignant read that will leave a mark on its readers.
This story is told by Grace as if she is going back to the beginning of her relationship with Gavin and is telling him their story, and how everything went wrong. I don’t think I’ve read many books told in 2nd person but it worked really well here as we not only get to be told the story but the format allows an outlet for Grace to get her feelings out to Gavin as she does tell it. We meet this bubbly and happy girl who is a dreamer and full of life. Her home life, however, is atrocious. She is basically treated like Cinderella with her step-father’s demanding ways and her mother’s OCD. Grace is counting down the days until she can leave and follow her dreams of moving to NYC to pursue a life in the theatre. She had this crush on the theatre’s bad boy rocker and when his girlfriend breaks up with him leading to a breakdown, he comes back around with his sights set on Grace.
Since we start from the very beginning, we sort of walk through the stages of the early relationship – all the swoony love and happy times of something new – but then we also get to pick up on little signs and red flags that Grace pinpoints as things she wished she noticed before. Gavin appeared to be this guy who would do anything for Grace and she immediately fell into this all encompassing love with him. Slowing the relationship turns completely toxic. It starts with moments of belittling and demeaning Grace and warps into something more manipulative, possessive, and stalkerish. The more this continued the more you see the little pieces of Grace deteriorate. The back and forth of Gavin’s erratic behavior, treating her terribly and then turning around with an apology, felt pretty realistic and wrecked so hard on Grace’s emotional state. The evolution of what abuse can do to someone is quite tragic and my heart hurt for Grace.
I’m thankful the author included so much of who Grace was without Gavin in this story to balance out all the heavy with her relationships with Gavin and her family. She had an amazing set of friends that were a great support system. They had so much fun together! I especially loved their annual Christmas sleepover to exchange presents since that was something I did with my group of friends in high school as well and I have some very fond memories of those.
This story is so hard to read yet so important to read. Abuse comes in all shapes and sizes and is never okay. Getting through it is not easy. This book is not easy. I’m very thankful to the author for writing this story and all the ugly truths within. All the way through and until I closed the book on the last page I had no idea how things would end for our main character. I was left feeling a little wrecked emotionally but with a bit of hope for Grace and those who also find themselves in similar situations. I think this book will be extremely relatable to a lot of people and I hope it empowers them all....more
Another fairytale retelling from the amazing Marissa Meyer? A must read! Heartless takesYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
Another fairytale retelling from the amazing Marissa Meyer? A must read! Heartless takes place in Wonderland, before Alice fell down her rabbit hole, and tells the story of how the Queen of Hearts became oh so heartless after all.
Let me start off by saying that it has been years and years and years since I read Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. And I have yet to read Through the Looking Glass, though I did just discover the copy I own does have both stories in the same edition so I really must make the time and give them a read soon! It’s also been years since I watched the Disney movie and I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the Tim Burton version. So my knowledge on what is canon down the rabbit hole is somewhat hazy. Needless to say, the magic of being transformed into that world I loved so much as a kid was astounding! The game of croquet complete with flamingos and hedgehogs, the tea party, the cards! And so many characters to recognize like the Cheshire cat, the mad hatter, why even the King, were all just as I remembered them and done so well. Of course we meet our main character, Cath Pinkerton, as she embarks on her reluctant journey to the throne through her courtship with the King.
Cath wasn’t always an easy character to love. I felt for her when everything seemed to be falling apart and not going her way, but I also wanted her to stand up for herself a little more than she did. The thing with Heartless is, it’s a back story for a future villain so you already know somewhat how it will all end. Did it make it any less devastating? Not really. But it didn’t keep me from hoping it could somehow be different. One of my favorite aspects of the story was Cath’s love for baking. She made incredible desserts and the author had a way of writing about them that made my mouth water, wishing they could be sitting in front of me to consume myself. And the other addition I loved was Jest the court joker, and his Raven. Jest was witty, smart, and fun! Without him the story wouldn’t have held as much magic as it did.
Heartless was my first Alice in Wonderland type of retelling and it won’t be my last. Definitely a must read for fans of Wonderland!...more
Welp, Marie Lu sure does know how to tear my heart out but complete a series exactly in the right manner, regardless. Another great, well-rounded seriWelp, Marie Lu sure does know how to tear my heart out but complete a series exactly in the right manner, regardless. Another great, well-rounded series by this author has come to a close. I'll be looking forward to whatever she writes next!
If I had to nitpick anything negative to maybe bring this down to 4.5 stars it would be that I felt slightly more disconnected from the characters than I had in the previous books. Whether this is just because it has been so long since I read them or if so much of the focus was on other things this time around, I do not know. But nevertheless, a great read and overall series....more
Kasie West is a must read author for me. It’s to the point now that I don’t even read the summarieYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
Kasie West is a must read author for me. It’s to the point now that I don’t even read the summaries of her new upcoming releases, I just auto-click it as a must-read and wait patiently to get my hands on a copy. So heading into By Your Side I really didn’t know what it was about. To no surprise it was exactly what I expected in a Kasie West novel.
Our main character, Autumn, finds herself locked in the library (say what?!) over a holiday weekend after a series of unfortunate events left her stranded without a phone or a way out. But she is not alone. A loner boy from school, Dax, who remains quite mysterious is trapped in there as well (or is he?) and in an effort to keep themselves entertained, they develop a bond of sorts. Distracted friends as they call it. They open up to each other and share things about themselves not many others know. This only grows after they are rescued.
This was a quick and super fluffy read that left me with a big smile on my face. Autumn was adorable and selfless. She was a little awkward at times that just made her all that much more cute to me. I wish we were able to explore some of the mental health issues that come up a bit more with her though, if I have to nitpick. Her anxiety is kind of a big deal and we only touched the surface of it. Dax is a quiet type soul. He chooses to avoid attachments because he longs to escape and be free to be whoever he wants to be, go wherever ho wants to go. Friends and relationships don’t fit into that plan. Even though he was so reserved, he managed to open up and be a huge support for Autumn, and vice versa. I adored how their relationship progressed. They develop a bond and share things about themselves they haven’t to others before through a friendship that evolved into something more. There were some swoony moments that are a staple in a Kasie West novel. One particular scene in a car was a favorite of mine!
Overall, I cannot say enough great things about Kasie West novels. Fans of her previous work will not be disappointed and if you are new to this author, what are you waiting for?! This is perfect for those looking for something quick and fun to read....more
I love a good mystery! I like the excitement and feel of the ‘whodunnit’ and the path itYou can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.
I love a good mystery! I like the excitement and feel of the ‘whodunnit’ and the path it takes me as a reader as I piece clues together and try to figure it all out. Liars, Inc. was everything I hoped it would be!
Max is kind of a quiet guy. A little bit of a troublemaker at times, but someone who is reserved, preferring to keep to himself or just with his best friend, Preston, and his girlfriend, Parvati. He has lived a rough life, losing both parents at an early age, living on the streets as well as in a group home before he was adopted by the Cantrell’s. Even among his friends, he still felt a little outcast, like he didn’t always quite fit in with their popularity. But they meant a lot to him. Together they start Liars, Inc., providing alibis and such for their classmates. That is until Preston needed his own alibi and goes missing, all evidence pointing to Max’s involvement.
I’m not going to touch much more on the plot since obviously it is a mystery and one you need to experience for yourself. I will say that Stokes did a great job leaving just enough clues to keep the wheels spinning! I had a lot of theories. Some were right and others I never even thought of! It was exciting to see how it would all play out, who Max could trust and who he couldn’t. I found some people surprised me and of course there were times I was wanting to smack Max upside his head for the risky choices he was making while trying to investigate for himself, but he turned out to be such a dynamic character. He was loyal and forgiving, an overall great guy. Someone I would want to be friends with and investigating my disappearance, if such an instance arose.
Liars, Inc. was a quick read for me. One of those books that you read and read, look down at the page count and go ‘woah, I read all that already?’. I continue to be a huge fan of this author and her versatility to write in any genre. I always look forward to what she’ll spring on me next! Due yourselves a favor and pick this one up!