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Verity by Colleen Hoover
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Read 2 times. Last read July 20, 2020 to July 22, 2020.

4.5 stars


I like it when an author dares to step out of their comfort zone and Colleen Hoover's amazing writing style made it impossible to put this book down.

It’s a ghostwriter story about an author, who is hired to finish a famous book series after the original author, Verity Crawford suffers main injuries during a car accident, why she probably won’t be able to write in the future. Lowen has to spend some days in the Crawford residency while she goes through all the notes Verity left about the series, but she doesn’t expect the things she finds during her stay...

The story was brilliant and the creepiness of it deserves an A+ for sure, but I admit that I expected more action and a bigger twist at the end. It often felt like some of the elements of the book were in there only for the sake of the creepy factor which seemed a little false this way. I think the most genius stories are the ones where every single detail is a part of a bigger picture. I simply don't like it when some parts of a book or a movie are in the story only because at that moment the author felt like that something creepy must happen in that particular scene which we can forget about later. It's like trying to push a puzzle piece from another box into the picture, but of course that piece won't fit even if it has similar colors. For example, (view spoiler)

The ending felt a little rushed and I didn’t find it daring enough.  For me this was an ’okay ending’ not the ’I will throw my Kindle out of the window’ kind that I expected. (view spoiler)

To tell the truth one of the reasons why the ending of the book wasn't shocking for me, because (view spoiler)

I'm one of those few people who can’t see this book as a movie, mostly because I can’t really imagine how could they properly show the content of Verity’s manuscript and especially her twisted thoughts. For me this was the creepiest thing in the whole book, not the other events in the story.

Overall, it wasn't perfect but it was good and even genius as a "genre-debut" novel. I admit that it may not have been a good idea to finish this book at night, because after that my dreams were far from sweet. :) I was hesitating between 4 or 4.5 stars, but finally I gave 4.5 stars for this book because it was really good at first try in this genre and until the conclusion, I was pretty sure that it will be a 5 star read for me.

Overall, it wasn't perfect but it was good and even genius as a "genre-debut" novel and I highly recommend it.

*Review in Hungarian->
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Reading Progress

February 18, 2019 – Started Reading
February 18, 2019 – Shelved
February 20, 2019 – Finished Reading
July 20, 2020 – Started Reading
July 22, 2020 – Finished Reading

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NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books} Amazing review, hun! 💖💋

Veronika's ReaderFeeder NiCoLeTa E. wrote: "Amazing review, hun! 💖💋" Thank you, Nicoleta! ❤️

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