Here we go, Part 3 of my book review! I continued more into more thrillers, romance, and now historical fiction books, which have been so fun to read.
Lets get into my book review!
- The Push by Ashley Audrain :: 9.5/10⭐️ my goodness. This is right up there with Verity in terms of psychological thrillers! It was SO disturbingly good and the endinggggg. SO good! Written from the perspective of Blythe, a mother who’s daughter seems a little off.. is it all in her head, did she just imagine all of the tragedies that happen when Violet is around…? There is a trigger warning for child loss, so just be aware of that. But my goodness, I couldn’t put this book down! I really didn’t think I was going to like this book when I started reading, but each chapter had me wanting more! I loved that the chapters were very short. If you’re a fan of the psychological thriller, I highly recommend this book!
- The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda :: 9/10 ⭐️ I loved the premise of this book! So many mysteries folded into one! Leah Stevens is a failed journalist wanting to make a fresh start in a new city, and It’s her friend Emmy Grey that helps her do that. It’s when a women who looks a little too similar to Leah turns up assaulted at a near by lake and Emmy goes missing that everything is turned upside down and Leah starts to question whether she knew anything about Emmy in the first place. I loved that the chapters were pretty short and it was a quick read. I really enjoyed this book!
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne :: 9/10 ⭐️ This romance was super cute! When Lucinda Hutton, Lucy for short, sits across from her arch nemesis, Joshua Templeman, the hate is very obvious. Both characters are up for the same job promotion, and neither will back down. As the book progresses, does the hate progress as well..? You’ll have to read and find out!😉. The character development was really good, and we get a feel for who Lucy and Josh are and why they are the way they are. I really enjoyed reading this book. There was even a point when I cheered out loud! The chapters were longer than I usually prefer, but it was still a pretty quick read.
- Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica :: 10/10⭐️ WOW-ZA!! My goodness, this book kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end! I couldn’t put it down! When one woman, Shelby Tebow, then another women and a 6 year old girl, Meredith and Delilah Dickey, go missing everyone wonders if they’re connected. But when Delilah turns up 11 years later the truth starts to unravel little by little… The twists and turns of this book were just INSANE. It was very disturbing at some points, and if you’re pregnant or don’t want to know anything about birth- I would skip this one. (I was 😳 the whole time..). This one boarders on Verity, so if you enjoyed that one I highly recommend this book! Some chapters were on the longer side, most were short though. SO freaking good!!!
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reed :: 8/10⭐️. While I did really enjoy the story line, I kind of feel like the book kind of just…ended. This historical fiction novel takes us back to how the Riva family became what it is, while in the backdrop of the wildest party Malibu has ever seen. The party scenes were a little over the top and unbelievable to me. If you enjoy surfing, you’ll love this book. I also liked that it was set in the early 80s. The character development was great too, we really get a feel for who the characters are. To me it felt like just a story, so if you’re looking for a good book to cozy up on the couch to, nothing crazy happens- no big twists and turns, this is your book! I felt slightly misled by the description, I was expecting there to be a bit of a mystery attached to it! The book is divided into chapters with chapters within those chapters, and it was a quick read!
- Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney :: 10/10⭐️. WHAT IN THE ACTUAL HELL! The amount of twists and turns in this book is just NUTS! It’s SO good! What’s supposed to be a romantic getaway for Adam and Amelia Wright turns into a creepy stay in a converted chapel. Its the perfect book to read in October, that’s for sure! My goodness, ya think ya know a book…! I won’t say anymore for fear of giving something away, but just know, this is a must read! WOW! The chapters were mostly short and it was a very quick read, cause I just couldn’t put it down. I kept making guesses the whole time, and I was wrong the whole time 😂
- In five years by Rebecca Serle :: 9/10 ⭐️. Woo man, this one took a turn I wasn’t prepared for. Ugly sobs 😭. This story follows Danielle Kohan, a very successful lawyer, who falls asleep and wakes up 5 years into the future. What she sees lights a fire she didn’t know she had. But was what she saw what is appeared to be? This story is heavy- trigger warning for Cancer. But it was so well written and really hones in on loyalty, friendship, soul mates and destiny. I flew through this book trying to figure out how everything would work out. And I loved the ending, and how the author ties everything together. Amazing read!
- The therapist by B.A. Paris :: 10/10⭐️ talk about a good October read!!! Couldn’t put this book down! When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in an exclusive gated community they think they’ve found their perfect home. Alice uncovers a secret about the house that makes her rethink everything, and everyone for that matter. The style of book reminded me of the Netflix show, You. The chapters were relatively short. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!
- Beach Read by Emily Henry :: 9/10⭐️. This book was cute! I cried like 4 times! January Andrews realizes the happily ever afters that she writes about in her books aren’t real when her father dies and she moves into his beach house- life just seems bleak. Next door lives another author and her nemesis from college, while both authors are struggling with a nasty case of writers block, they agree to write each other’s very opposite genres. The deal is that they have to go on field trips with each other to research each genre- fun trips to drive ins and amusement parks, and also interviews with death cult members families.. I love the writing style of this book and not only the character development, but their families development. It’s a great book of overcoming loss, and secrets, and writers block! I didn’t like that the chapters were so long. For me the first half went by a little slow, but it really picked up in the last half and I couldn’t put it down! By the title of the book I expected it to be very heavy in summer and beach and vacation, but I didn’t get that very much. I do think the title could be misleading, so don’t think too much into that if it’s deterring you. Otherwise I definitely recommend!
- Hopeless by Colleen Hoover :: 11/10⭐️ HOLY MOLY- everyone needs to read this book right now! Literally read the last 70% in a few hours! Colleen Hoover does it again! This book follows Sky, a homeschooled girl with a bit of a reputation, whose mom is against all technology. One day she meets a Holder, a guy who seems to sweep her off her feet. But what is Holden keeping from Sky. I will say no more because I don’t want to ruin anything but my goodness! There is a trigger warning, but I also don’t want to say what it is for fear of ruining any part of the book! The chapters were quick. The writing style AMAZING. Colleen Hoover can do no wrong in my eyes. This book is part 1 of a 5 part series and I can not wait to read the other 4 books!!!