July, July… another slow month on the book front! But I did read a couple of good books. Before we get into the July 2022 boom review, i want to talk about movie adaptation of books I wouldnt suggest the No Exit movie – i didnt really enjoy it, and it didnt follow the book all that closely like at all. When it comes to movie versions of books, they just never make the cut, and kind if ruin the book for me! How do you feel about the movie version of books??
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- No Exit by Taylor Adams :: 9.5/10⭐️. Ok wow! Talk about a thriller! Darby Thorne is an art student at CU Boulder and she has just received news that her mother is dying of cancer. She races home to Utah in the middle of the biggest snow storm of the year, which just so happens to be on the day before Christmas Eve. Unable to drive any further, she stops at a rest stop in the middle of nowhere, where she meets 4 other strangers. When attempting to get service on her almost dead cell phone, she discovers something that changes the entire course of the night. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time- literally from chapter 1! I would have probably read it in 1 sitting if I had the time! It was a little gory, but I still highly recommend it, especially if you like heart racing, edge of your seat, can’t put it down thrillers! The only thing I was unsure of was the last paragraph.. but AMAZING book!
- The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine :: 9/10⭐️ this book was a slow burn for me. I wasn’t quite sure where the author was going with the story. Then part 2 happened and down to the floor my jaw went. If I had the time, I would have read from part 2 on in one sitting. I literally couldn’t put it down. From the anger and just sheer disbelief, I just needed to know what happened next! Amber Patterson, home wrecker extraordinaire, wants Daphne Parrish’s life. So much so that she does everything she can to get it. I have so much more to say, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise that I got! I got so sucked in that I went to text someone too tell them the drama I was reading about but then realized it wasn’t real 🤣.
- Her Perfect Family by Teresa Driscoll 7.5/10⭐️. It’s Gemma’s graduation day, and what is supposed to be a happy momentous occasion, turns bloody when Gemma is shot while walking across the stage! She finds herself in a coma while everyone around is left with secrets of their own that they must share in order to get to the bottom of this mystery. Who shot her, and why? This book, although thrilling at some parts, kind of missed the mark for me. I felt that there were a lot of characters whose roll in the book kind of just ended without really having been resolved. I was not expecting who the shooter actually was though, so bravo to the author for that- but I also kind of felt it was a little out of left field. I also did it understand why the title is “her perfect family” didnt get that vibe really. This book has been sitting in my kindle for months so I finally decided to read it. I did want to keep reading it to find out what happens and I kept guessing throughout the whole book!