Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Book Review (Round Eight)


Good morning, everyone! I'm back with another book review and really excited to share some amazing reads with you today. As always, feel free to comment below with any good books you've read lately so we can all see! I'm busy looking for my next good book ;) 

1. THE LAST MRS. PARRISH by Liv Constantine
After my last book review, several of you guys emailed/DMed me saying I should pick up this book next. And I'm SO GLAD I did - it's by far the best book I've read in a while!! Here's the gist: Amber comes from a very small town and now that she's older, she's determined to make a better life for herself than the one she grew up in. She flees to the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, where she meets blond-haired, blue-eyed, and rich-beyond-belief Daphne Parrish, her real estate mogul husband and their two young children. They seem like the perfect family, not to mention they're surrounded by the kind of wealth that Amber could only dream of. Amber's envy could eat her alive - if she didn't have a plan to make it all hers. This novel had me on my toes the entire time, and I stayed up wayyyyy too late to finish reading it each night (until I could barely keep my eyelids open). I recommend this one 100%!

2. THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
I really enjoyed this one! The first half of the book is unlike any book I've ever read (the plot twist is SOOOO good!). It's really hard to describe this novel without giving away the big twist, but I'll tell you this: it's a novel about a woman and her ex-husbands new fiancé, but written in the most interesting, unique way I've ever seen. It will shock you to your core!! I devoured this one in just a few days and I absolutely loved it!

3. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn
Anna Fox lives alone in New York City, trapped inside the four walls she calls home. She can't bring herself to take a single step outside. No grocery shopping, no walks through the park, not even to pick up a package from the front stoop. Instead, her days are filled with pills to control her anxiety, followed by a bottle or two of wine to wash it all down. Her life outside her home is only viewed through her Nikon camera, where she watches her neighbors' daily routines. When she witnesses an attack in the home across the street, no one will believe her - not the homeowners, or even the police! This novel is pretty typical of many thrillers I read where you don't know if you can trust the narrator, and if what's happening in the story is real or imagined. Although I couldn't really relate to Anna at all, I still really enjoyed this book and thought it was definitely worth the read! There are a couple of really good twists in the book too.

4. THE CELLAR by Natasha Preston
To be honest, the novel had a ton of potential - I picked it up at Target without having read any reviews because the summary on the back looked SO good and so unique. The premise is that four pretty girls are all kidnapped from their homes and held captive in a man's basement. Each girl is named after a different flower, and the story centers around Summer, or "Lily" as she is known in the basement. Like I said, it has the potential to be a great thriller with great characters, but the writing in this book simply isn't up to par. There are never vivid emotions that Summer seems to feel - her emotions are written plainly on the page, leaving her as an undeveloped character, even at the end of the novel. Even their captor, Clover, is not developed, nor did he seem realistic - I wasn't even scared of him! The only reason I was able to finish this novel is because I really wanted to know if the girls escaped the basement or not. I would not recommend this one, folks!

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22 comments:

  1. which one is your favourite of the bunch? i can't decide between Wife Between Us and Woman in the window..

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    1. I would say definitely The Wife Between Us! It's NOT predictable.

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  2. Thanks for the recommendations! Just added the first three to my TBR list!

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  3. Love hearing what you have been reading.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  4. I absolutely loved The Last Mrs. Parrish, too! I thought it was told in such a neat way, split between the two characters and what a plot twist - didn't see that one coming at all! If you haven't read Find Her by Lisa Gardner yet, I would suggest it!

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  5. Thanks for your reviews!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  6. Nice post dear! x

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  7. These all sound great! Also, love your suit here!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  8. I haven't read any of these - but I love these posts for new book ideas!

    Kim

    http://trendkeeper.me -- NYC TRAVEL GUIDE!

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  9. The wife between us is one of the best books I've read in a long time! :)

    https://lartoffashion.com/make-a-difference/

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  10. I have heard such great things about The Last Mrs. Parish - thanks for the book roundup!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  11. Thanks for the suggestions! I really want to start reading more again and will check out the first two books -- they look great!

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  12. Great review!! Love that suit too...super cute! XO

    @stylemelauren
    http://www.stylemelauren.com

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  13. Thank-you for the fab recommendations Cait! I haven't heard of any so I'm excited!


    Have a wonderful Tuesday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.com

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  14. I recommend reading Murder Book by Frank Weber. A very intriguing read!

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  15. Thanks for sharing, might add one of these to my next read
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  16. You must follow Reese Witherspoon's book club, I've read the first three, as well! Goodreads!

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  17. You must follow Reese Witherspoon's book club, I've read the first three, as well! Goodreads!

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  18. You should read "Do Not Become Alarmed" if you haven't already! It kept me up until like 1:30 in the morning trying to finish it.

    briana | youngsophisticate.com

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  19. Your book review posts are my favorites!! Thank you for always giving me at least one good recommendation!! I just put in a request at the library :)

    I have 2 suggestions for you - “The Girlfriend” by Michelle Frances and “Do Not Be Alarmed” by Maile Meloy

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  20. I thought The Last Mrs. Parrish had a lot of potential but the ending came way too fast and left me wanting more. I did however LOVE The Woman in the Window and have already passed my copy along to two friends to read.

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  21. These books sounds great! I will definitely be adding them to my reading list.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Allegra xx

    Allegra Ghiloni Fashion Stylist
    www.allegraghiloni.com

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