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Posted February 11, 2013
**3 Stars** MY OVERVIEW: I liked the mystery in the story. I gu
MY OVERVIEW: I liked the mystery in the story. I guess I never realized just how much I like creepy thriller mysteries. I just wish the book focused a little more on that and not as much on the cliché teenage drama.
PROS: Again, the mystery. You really don’t know who-done-it until the end. I also liked how you saw the other side of the typical “bad boy”. You get a glimpse into why he is the way he is.
CONS: I don’t think there were any characters that were really that well written. Lillian was very annoying. It is also a little unbelievable that Hannah thinks she can figure out the Valentine Killer herself.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall the book is ok. There was just a little too much “What is she wearing?”, “Why is she hanging out with him?”. If you don’t mind the drama in your mystery thriller, than this will be a good read.
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Posted January 27, 2013
Great writing style
What stood out for me the most about this book was the writing. It was very well done. The sights, the smells, and the general feeling throughout the plot was certainly felt. I loved the mood and atmosphere that was set for this story. The whole mystery mixed with some paranormal characteristics was good although I was wrong as to how Lillian died. I certainly wasn’t expecting what she died from. But then, that would be pretty typical right? The story does sort of try to not become a typical plot you would find in most of these types of novels although when it came to the end it basically boiled down to an ending that you would have expected - but as I have mentioned earlier, what stood out for me was the writing style of the book. Although it may have left you wanting more out of the plot, you can’t dismiss the unique writing style and how well done it was. The ending had a mini twist, but it offered closure and closed all the loose ends nicely. As for Hannah as a character, I didn’t dislike her or like her. It certainly did feel that Lillian and Hannah were two halves of one person and one without the other would be just an empty shell. You certainly did feel sorry for Lillian and what she went through. As for the romance factor in the story. It was all right. Certainly, it’s typical (bad boy and good girl couple) but they seemed to be fit for each other quite nicely. Although I thought book was pretty decent, it left me wanting for something more. Also, the plot was a bit slow to go through and the pace could have been a bit quicker. Otherwise it’s a decent read and worth a try at least once, just to get the feel of Yovanoff’s writing style, which was excellent.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 28, 2014
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