Dark Places (Review)

I totally and absolutely loved this book.

As is the case in Flynn’s other books (Gone Girl and Sharp Objects), the premise of Dark Places is, well … dark. And the narrator, Libby, isn’t exactly sympathic. As a reader, I actually felt kind of guilty that I didn’t sympathize with Libby more.

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Doctor Sleep (Review)

When this book was released and was nominated in the Audies this year, I decided to listen to it. I then went out to read The Shining first so that I would know what I was getting into (since the book is always a bit different from the movie, I didn’t want to rely on my knowledge of the movie to go on to read Doctor Sleep).

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With All My Soul (Review)

Everything comes to a head in this book. All the drama, the conflict with the hellions, and the relationships between the characters come together to make it a rather action-packed finale to the series. I was actually rather impressed. I’ve read a lot of YA series where the final novel is a bit of a disappointment: they’re too slow, too predictable, or just don’t feel satisfying for one reason or another.

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Before I Wake (Review)

Can I start this out by saying … I love Kaylee and Todd together! The relationship between Kaylee and Nash had gotten so strained after the whole hiding-his-addiction-to-Demon’s-breath thing that I had been hoping things would end up over between them. I think that for me, the Todd/Kaylee and Nash/Sabine couplings work much better. They just seem to fit more, and once Nash eventually calms down, I think that they see it, too. It’s one of those rare times when I think that the love triangle thing actually worked out well in a YA series, though I’m a little annoyed that it seems to imply that everyone needs to be in a relationship to be happy and whole.

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If I Die (Review)

In this book, Sabine and Kaylee manage to start working together, which was a nice change. It allowed their relationship to move forward, and for the conflict to move on a bit from their love triangle (though still keeping it just close enough at hand to revive it if needed). It allowed for a neat little balancing act between the three of them that kept emotions high throughout the book.

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