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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
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bookshelves: beautiful-book-covers, 2017, dnf

DNF @ 30%

OK, so I almost hate myself for putting this one down, but apparently I just can't deal with books that are even slightly YA. There is something about the writing and the characters that I really can't get on with.

Now, don't get me wrong, this is clearly well written and the characters, from what I read, are well developed but I just couldn't get past the teen-ness of this. I like books that are gritty and use words that I sometimes have to stop and Google, that's just my preference... so that's why I couldn't get on with this. Completely down to the fact that it's just not my style of book.

When I got to 23% a small thought planted itself in my head and because I wasn't thoroughly enjoying reading it, I decided to skip to the end to see if my thoughts were correct, and I was halfway there. That's not the say this book doesn't have a good twist, because from reading lots of reviews, it does come as quite a shock to most people.

Never again am I going to request and download a book that's a mystery & thriller but also teen & YA. At least I've learnt a lesson.

Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Random House UK Children's for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review... I promise I won't request from you again so you don't waste an ARC on me!
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Reading Progress

December 21, 2016 – Shelved
December 21, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 21, 2016 – Shelved as: beautiful-book-covers
May 29, 2017 – Started Reading
May 29, 2017 –
11.0% "I've been so terrible at reading over this long weekend. I've literally only sat down today and started this book, oops"
Finished Reading
June 1, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
June 1, 2017 – Shelved as: dnf

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message 1: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra i understand. for the most part lately i've been done with YA. it just doesn't do it for me anymore.


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