Here we go! Part 2 of my book review and there are some reallyy good books in this one! I really got into more romance focused books, which have been so fun and heartwarming to read. Still can’t get rid of my thrillers tho!
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SO without further adieu, here is my book review!
- It ends with us by Colleen Hoover :: 9.5/10. The emotionnnn! The end of this book left me in a puddle of tears. This romance follows Lily Bloom, who has fought her way through life while maintaining her strength and determination. She comes to randomly meet a neurosurgeon, Ryle Kincaid, who sweeps her off her feet immediately, but certain things about him have her questioning his choices. She is also still conflicted over her teenage love, Atlas Corrigan. This book is so raw, and honest, and inspirational and so beautifully written, capturing just how Lily is feeling, and how she works through her situation. I really enjoyed this book! The chapters were a little longer, but once I really got into it, they went very quickly!
- Dark Places by Gilliam Flynn :: 6/10 ⭐️ I just couldn’t get into this book. It took me forever to read, and the chapters are on the longer side, so not conducive to reading before bed! The plot follows Libby Day, one of the only remaining survivors after her family was murdered by, who we believe to be her brother. The book is gory, dirty (not in a sexual way, like actually dirty lol), and not really my style of thriller. The ending was something I didn’t see coming tho.
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides :: 9/10 ⭐️ What a page turner! This thriller follows Theo Faber, a psychotherapist whose new job has him seeing the infamous Alicia Berenson – accused murderer of her husband. Oddly enough, after the murder, Alicia does not speak. The book follows Theo’s life and sessions with Alicia and his journey to find out more about Alicia. The twist at the end will have your jaw on the floor! I LOVED that the chapters were very short, and I would have probably finished the book in a couple days if I had the time. Overall I would definitely recommend this book!
- Too Late by Colleen Hoover :: 9.5/10 ⭐️ Colleen Hoover does it again!! This book follows Sloan, an strong young woman and her relationship with Asa, who thinks he’s her knight in shining armor. Sloan does not approve of Asa’s lifestyle and tried to keep herself out of it. Sloan then meets Carter and her life takes a turn. This book does get very graphic at times, and can be triggering, but I couldn’t put it down! I found my heart racing at some parts and wanting to give Sloan the biggest hug at other parts. Read the whole thing in about 24 hours. I took 0.5 stars off because my kindle ended the book with 27% of the book still remaining. It ends then goes into an epilogue and then an epilogue to the epilogue! But the chapters were very quick. SUCH a good book!
- The Breakdown by B.A Paris :: 9.5/10 ⭐️ This thriller follows Cass, whose mother recently died of dementia. She herself now seems to be forgetting things and worrying about her memory issues becomes a full time job.. add to that: a woman is found murdered on a desolate road a little too close to home, and Cass cant seem to let it go. Is the murdered after Cass? Why cant Cass remember simple things she thought she did? And who keeps calling!? The final chapters had me REELING! This is the craziest psychological thriller, it had me questioning my sanity, and kept me guessing until the very end! The book is told from Cass’s POV over about 3 months. The chapters are short, except the last few, and it’s an easy read. I definitely recommend this one!
- The Downstairs Neighbor by Helen Cooper :: 8/10 ⭐️ this book follows the present day and past lives of a few characters. When Freya Harlow, daughter of the apartment building top floor residents, goes missing, it seems like everyone is hiding a secret. Each chapter has the point of view of each of the 4 characters it follows so the chapters end on their own cliff hangers and you have to wait for their chapter to come around again to get answers. It did get a little bit confusing in the beginning to follow everyone’s stories, especially since I read this over days and not in one sitting. I did some reading during my lunch breaks because i was so desperate to find out what happened next! Over all it was a great read, and I recommend it!
- Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover :: 10/10 ⭐️ Those last few chapters had me in TEARS! This romance follows Tate, who just moved in with her brother, Corbin. On her first day at her brothers apartment, she unexpectedly meets, Miles, her brothers best friend. Tate and Miles begin a physical relationship on the condition that Tate not ask about Miles past, and that she not expect a future from him. As the book goes on, we learn about Miles’ past and why that request was made. I really enjoyed this book! I fell in love w the way this book was written. Some parts had me laughing out loud, basically Tate’s reactions to situations and her inner dialogue! It’s for SURE steamy AF, like woah. But I was rooting for Tate and Miles the whole time. This would make a great book club book! Highly recommend. There’s a trigger warning for loss, so just keep that in mind. I absolutely loved this book!
- November 9 by Colleen Hoover :: 9.5/10 ⭐️ omggg this book! I couldn’t put it down! This sweet romance follows Benton James Kessler and Fallon O’Neil who’s relationship spontaneously begins in a diner. The two make a pact to meet every single year on the anniversary of this meeting- November 9th. The catch, they don’t speak to each other or have any contact until that day. Will they still have feelings for each other year after year.. or will one or both of them move on? You’ll have to read to find out, but holy hell that plot twist at the end!! This book has some of the same characters as Ugly Love, so I suggest reading that first! I was rooting for the characters and screaming at them at the same time haha. It’s just a really great book, and I definitely recommend it! It’s got some steamy scenes but not as many as it’s predecessor.
- A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena :: 7/10 ⭐️ I wanted so badly for this book to have a major twist at the end, but I called the entire thing.. I was disappointed with this book, and kept reading because I was waiting for something major to drop. The story begins when Tom Krupp returns home from work to an unlocked door, the car missing, dinner in the middle of being cooked, and his wife, Karen Krupps purse and phone still in the house. Tom then learns Karen had been in an accident and is in the hospital. Karen survives, but has amnesia and can’t remember anything about the night, which police think is a total lie. Eventually we learn who the murderer is. It kind of ended on a cliff hanger, but there were still unanswered questions that I had, and a detail or 2 that just didn’t make sense to me. I loved that the chapters were short, and it was a quick read. I was just expecting more, especially since “the couple next door” is one of my favorite books!
- All Rhodes Lead Here by Marina Zapata :: 9/10 ⭐️ This book was just so cute! I found myself saying “aww!” Out loud a few times. It just made my heart so happy! This sweet romance follows Aurora de la Torre, who starts her whole life over in a small town she grew up in, after a divorce from her husband. She finds her landlord, Tobias Rhodes, to be a nice, difficult to read, distraction. This book explores love of all kinds, loss, and nature and the last few chapters had me in a puddle. I really was rooting for Aurora and felt like I was cheering on a friend. I was expecting a lot more raunch, but there was only one part of the book that got real raunchy, and it had me kind of rolling my eyes a little lol, but it was just such a sweet book, and I definitely recommend if you just want to read a happy book, with just a little sadness haha.
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