one of us is lying | review

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Title: One Of Us Is Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus

Publisher: Random House

Publication date: May 30th, 2017

N° of pages: 368 pages

Genre: YA Mystery

 

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One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

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I’m starting to realize there are some things you can’t undo, no matter how good your intentions are.

Breakfast Club + Pretty Little Liars + Murder = I’m sold! Honestly, when I first read the synopsis, all I was thinking was: Oh my God! I NEED this! Buuuut… (Yes, there’s a but!) It wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be.

Of course, that is not to say that I did not enjoy the story because I did. It was real fun and it makes you want to keep reading because you just need to know who did it, right? I don’t know about you but it is very hard for me to DNF a book with a mystery murder in it. It’ll just make me crazy not knowing who did it. It was far from being a book that I would DNF though because the writing was great and the plot even better. I find that the whole idea of a detention turning into murder and a bunch of people, who have nothing to do with each other, being accused of committing it really interesting! I think that’s why I enjoyed Pretty Little Liars. I just love seeing people framed for crimes they didn’t (or did) commit.

My issue with this book was with the characters. They are the kind of characters we find everywhere. When I’ve read the synopsis the first time and I saw Bronwyn: The Brain, Addy: The Beauty, Nate: The Criminal, Cooper: The Athlete and Simon: The Outcast, my first thought was: Well I hope they’ll manage to make something out of this! Also, since I’ve watched Pretty Little Liars I found a lot of similarities which kind of played a certain role in why I didn’t really get attached to the characters. I wasn’t expecting this to be a retelling. Or is it? Now I don’t know about everyone else but Addy sounds a lot like Hanna (PLL). They’re both “The Beauty”, they both go through struggles that make them think they’re better than that and they both have a single good looking mother. And at the beginning of the book, I almost felt that something was going to happen with the police officer but thank God it didn’t because that would’ve been PLL. I have no problem with retellings but only inspired retellings, not “copy-everything” retellings. This might not be a problem for a lot of people but I guess it was for me! Especially since I found out that Simon’s best friend was Janae. I couldn’t stop myself from picturing her as Jenna Marshall from PLL. Jenna and Janae…

I did like how they were all different from each other and I loved seeing them bond and develop a certain kind of friendship. It was probably my favourite part of the book along with knowing more Bronwyn and Addy’s sisters: Maevae and Ashton. They really are incredible supportive sisters and I think that Ashton is my favourite character in this book. The main characters being too cliché for me to feel for them or to care. I did enjoy the romance in the book though which is very unlikely because I usually don’t like romance. Oh, and at the beginning of the book, I really liked Nate “the criminal” but in the very last few pages I just came to realize that he’s not that good after all.

There are four POVs in this book but, in my opinion, they are so similar we end up thinking there’s only just one voice that is narrating. That didn’t really bother me all that much. I found the writing to be beautiful and quite simple. It’s an easy read that is slow paced but it fits well the story. You won’t find yourself bored while reading this book although for me to enjoy a mystery, I need to be more than just “not bored”. Nothing was really a surprise which is a bummer.

If you haven’t read a lot of mysteries and if you’re just looking for a light quick read for summer, then this is the book for you! It has a great premise (and a very beautiful cover!) and I’m sure you won’t regret picking it up! I fairly enjoyed it but it could’ve been way better and sadly this just wasn’t for me.

This book was provided to me by Random House and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this review!

Have you read One of Us is Lying? What did you think of it? Does it sound like a book you would enjoy to read?

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the heirs | review

Hello everyone! ❤

I’m back with yet another review! I was so afraid I wouldn’t like this book but I was saved! It is so not cool to go through a week of exams reading something that you do not like. I am so drowning in my studies that I don’t get to post as regularly as I should. I want to thank all of you who have tagged me to do an award or a tag. I’m really excited to do them! In fact, I have already started writing some of the posts. They just lack editing and correcting though. I’ll get to them as soon as I have more time, promise!

Oh and I should maybe mention one of my current favorites: Full House! I should’ve watched it sooner but the number of episodes was intimidating. Somehow I always end up watching sitcoms during exams (bad idea!!) but I don’t regret it. I freakin’ love it!!

Now without further ado, let’s talk “The Heirs”!

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Title: The Heirs

Author: Susan Rieger

Publisher: Crown

Publication date: May 23rd, 2017

N° of pages: 272 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Brilliantly wrought, incisive, and stirring, The Heirs tells the story of an upper-crust Manhattan family coming undone after the death of their patriarch. Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming she had two sons by him. The Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, at once missing their father and feeling betrayed by him.

In disconcerting contrast, their mother, Eleanor, is cool and calm, showing preternatural composure. Eleanor and Rupert had made an admirable life together — Eleanor with her sly wit and generosity, Rupert with his ambition and English charm — and they were proud of their handsome, talented sons: Harry, a brash law professor; Will, a savvy Hollywood agent; Sam, an astute doctor and scientific researcher; Jack, a jazz trumpet prodigy; Tom, a public-spirited federal prosecutor.

The brothers see their identity and success as inextricably tied to family loyalty – a loyalty they always believed their father shared. Struggling to reclaim their identity, the brothers find Eleanor’s sympathy toward the woman and her sons confounding. Widowhood has let her cast off the rigid propriety of her stifling upbringing, and the brothers begin to question whether they knew either of their parents at all.

A riveting portrait of a family, told with compassion, insight, and wit, The Heirs wrestles with the tangled nature of inheritance and legacy for one unforgettable, patrician New York family. Moving seamlessly through a constellation of rich, arresting voices, The Heirs is a tale out Edith Wharton for the 21st century.

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Review | Oh man do I love family drama! First of all, look at the book cover! It isn’t anything superfluous but I love the colors! Ever since I’ve seen The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book cover, I’m in love with turquoise on books (especially if mixed with gold)! Which reminds me! The Nest (which is also about a dysfunctional family) by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney also has a blue/green cover with a touch of gold, is this a “thing”?

“I’ve always thought curiosity was jealousy in sheep’s clothing. The will to possess or control or annihilate.”

I wasn’t expecting much from this book since I have never read anything by the author before and I think it explains why I never like to delve into a book knowing too much about the author or the book and that’s because high expectations usually lead me to disappointments. It didn’t take me long to get interested in the story but I’ve got to admit it’s because I love family drama and different perspectives in a book. It still was clear from the beginning that something was going on in that family and I NEEDED to know it. The first chapter was all about Eleanor Phipps, wife of Rupert Falkes and mother of five boys: Will, Harry, Sam, Tom and Jack. The book starts right after his death. We get to know a little bit about the characters and then we get to meet this woman who claims to have had a relationship with him in the past and so we get to see how the family he’s lived with most of his life is reacting to those news, the news of a “second family”.

“Do men ever die for love that way, or only women?” he asked. He slid into a chair across the table from her.

Eleanor thought for a moment. It was a more interesting question than she had expected. “Not in novels, only in life.”

“I think I might die for love,” he said.

She finally smiled at him. “Heroically? Sacrificially?” she said.

“I’d like to think so, but that’s not what I meant. I meant dying from loss,” he said.

“How can you know that about yourself?” she asked. “Have you ever been in love?”

He shook his head. “Emotions are treacherous. I like to keep things cool.”

I’ve personally loved Eleanor. I found her so bright, well read, witty and so “femme fatale” if I dare say. I kept liking her more and more. She reacted to things differently!  I loved her relationship with her sons and also how she’s very loyal when it comes to people she loves. Through her story and her husband’s Rupert, I couldn’t help but think that you can never know a person well enough and I think that’s what the book is trying to tell us. There are some other characters that I loved or rather loved their friendship with one of the main characters because it put in a dose of cuteness in the story. I don’t know, I just found it cute how Rupert was fond of Francie and Sam of Susanna and Edward, his grandfather. Sam’s relationship with Edward actually reminded me a lot of Rory and Richard in Gilmore Girls!

There are also some characters I absolutely hated: Sam’s boyfriend Andrew and the woman who claimed to be the mother of Rupert’s other two sons: Vera. I think I mentionned on Twitter how mentally kicking someone is a thing (expression found in The Heirs!) and this is what I was doing to Vera and Andrew in my mind: mentally kicking them! They couldn’t be any more annoying! I did find it a bit odd for this family to be so perfect though! I mean, five sons and they all turn out to be really really successful? I don’t know, I sure would’ve wished for a bit more imperfection, not that I am jealous or anything! 😂

“The surgeons had started calling the oncologists the Brotherhood of Dracula; the oncologists responded by calling the surgeons the Sisterhood of Frankenstein.”

It is definitely not fast paced but I don’t think it’s a problem in this book. The slow pace actually fits very well this particular story. Sure, at first, it bothered me a bit but then the writing is beautiful and so I just kept on reading and reading. Besides, I really enjoyed spending time with the characters and especially knowing more about Eleanor’s story. I think It’s the story that caught more my attention. More than the woman who came to claim money for her boys I mean. I just loved knowing more about her. It didn’t take me long to read the book after I got interested in Eleanor. I’ve read this book in three sittings which probably added up to four hours and it was delightful! All of this actually made me want to read more books by Susan Rieger because she’s done such an amazing job with all of the descriptions and the character growth that we get while reading The Heirs.

Oh and I almost forgot! This book being set mostly in the 50s, you get loads of good music and movies recommendations! I literally went like “OMG” whenever I saw a title there I recognized AND loved. I think I need more books set in the 50s now.

This book was provided to me by Crown Publishing, Blogging for Books and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

this impossible light | review

Are you a Button Poetry fan? Do you sometimes come accross their videos? Have you ever seen Shrinking Women by Lily Myers? I am. I do. And I have. Shrinking Woman has had more than 5 million views and Lily has now written a novel in verse called “This Impossible Light”. And guess what? The book is just as great (if not better)! If you love slam poetry, there’s a great chance you’ll like this! 😊

This Impossible Light

Title: This Impossible Light

Author: Lily Myers

Publisher: Philomel

Publication date: June 6th, 2017

N° of pages: 352 pages

Genre: Poetry, YA

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From the YouTube slam poetry star of “Shrinking Women” (more than 5 million views!) comes a novel in verse about body image, eating disorders, self-worth, mothers and daughters, and the psychological scars we inherit from our parents.
Sixteen-year-old Ivy’s world is in flux. Her dad has moved out, her mother is withdrawn, her brother is off at college, and her best friend, Anna, has grown distant. Worst of all, Ivy’s body won t stop expanding. She’s getting taller and curvier, with no end in sight. Even her beloved math class offers no clear solution to the imbalanced equation that has become Ivy s life.
Everything feels off-kilter until a skipped meal leads to a boost in confidence and reminds Ivy that her life is her own. If Ivy can just limit what she eats the way her mother seems to she can stop herself from growing, focus on the upcoming math competition, and reclaim control of her life. But when her disordered eating leads to missed opportunities and a devastating health scare, Ivy realizes that she must weigh her mother’s issues against her own, and discover what it means to be a part of and apart from her family.
This Impossible Light explores the powerful reality that identity and self-worth must be taught before they are learned. Perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins.”

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Review | It’s not very easy to review a book that ended up affecting you more than you thought it would. I have nothing but positive things to say about this book.

The Impossible Light is a novel in verse that follows a 15 year old girl named Ivy. She just went through what could be the worst summer of her life where her parents’ divorce made her see another version of her mom -silenced and ready to crumble-, which is a very sad thing. She also lost her best friend that came from Paris a totally different and changed person and her brother Sky moved out on top of it all. So she was left all by herself to face all of this, alone. Poor Ivy just wanted to get back the “Before” version of her life but she knows that it can’t happen and that it’s not really up to her. She knows she has no control over what’s happening to her and so try to imagine the aftermath of losing this much so fast and not being able to do anything about it. Horrible, right?

I couldn’t put it down aside from the times where I needed a pause to retrieve myself, to feel and to think. (No, you’re the one who’s been crying!) It was very captivating from start to finish. This book is definitely not your go-to light read. It tackles lots of difficult subjects such as the relationship between us and our body image and how it could deeply affect us, eating disorders, depression, broken families and friendships and the scars we inherit from these last two.

Before getting into this book, I didn’t understand eating disorders that much. Of course, the book didn’t deliver a textbook definition of what an eating disorder is but at least, I got a little bit more familiar with it and I got to know what it’s like and how it can destroy a person. I haven’t personally experienced suffering from an eating disorder so I can’t really say whether it’s accurate or not but I am familiar with depression and anxiety and I know what It’s like to lose control and to try to get it back by controlling a very specific thing that will give you the illusion of control but in real, is just breaking you. It’s probably why I felt a lot for Ivy and a great part of this book felt very relatable. It happens to be a great sign because my main problem with novels written in verse is the fact that I can’t get attached to the characters and therefore can’t feel empathy towards them. But let me tell you, Lily Myers just knows how to choose the right words to describe in a very realistic way the mind of a 15 year old teenager going through divorce , an ED and a need of control. And this is what the novel is all about: Ivy’s journey.

This wasn’t my first novel written in verse but this is definitely one of the very few that I loved so I was pleasantly surprised. It is divided into six “chapters”: Unknown Variables, Compression, Half-Life, Limits, Discontinuous Function, Exponential Growth. I love how these chapters were given titles related to Ivy’s favorite class: Calculus. I know that Compression and Half-Life are more related to Physics but I guess Smart Girl must’ve had a thing for Physics too or Science in general. I also love how at the end of the book, a list of additional resources were given about eating disorders along with body-positive blogs and websites. It’s genuine.

This book was provided to me by Philomel Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

REVIEW: The Unseen World by Liz Moore

Helloooo! ❤ I’m really sorry for the absence and God knows how much I’ve missed the community and blogging in general! I was away for some time to get ready for a debate competition and to prepare some exams I had to take. 😦 It was my first debate ever. I was really interested by them for quite some years now. Of course, I did horribly because even though I was ready, like everyone, my anxiety came to prove me wrong once on stage. Buut, I managed to challenge myself and stand in front of people without fainting and I attended a social event that lasted for days so that definitely is a victory for me and I’m so looking forward to getting better at it. It’s really a great experience!

Now about The Unseen World! I’ve talked about this book in my February wrap up, saying that it was one of my favourites for this year and so now is the time to finally review it. I had my notes ready and was just waiting for the perfect time to start the writing of this review and also for my thoughts to be “processed” better because it isn’t exactly the easiest book to review. And, you know, I’ve finished this book quite a while ago and I’m still obsessed so we can only assume that this book isn’t like any other book, that it actually has great impact. So without further ado, let’s start.

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Published July 26th 2016 by W. W. Norton & Company

SYNOPSIS: Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. When his mind begins to falter, leaving Ada virtually an orphan, she is taken in by one of David’s colleagues. Soon after she embarks on a mission to uncover her father’s secrets.
THOUGHTS: I loved this book. Now I know that I’m usually pretty “sentimental” but aside from some very rare books, I don’t find myself crying at random books. This one managed to make me cry several times throughout the book and I seriously don’t know from where to start. Well, I guess from how I’ve heard about it! I think I’ve mentionned it in previous posts but if you didn’t know, two of my favourite booktubers are Regan @peruseproject and Max @welldonebooks so it was only natural for me to add this book to my wishlist automatically when they both recommended it and praised it. I had high expectations when I delved into this book and I wasn’t disappointed. I can hardly imagine anyone disliking it.
Basically, this book is about family and how humans are able to hurt people and the process of how the pain of it heals and how it can take so many years for it to finally happen. It’s also about friendship and hidden truth. It’s about growing up in a world where you don’t exactly fit. It’s also about science and technology. It has a bit of everything and on top of it: a very beautiful writing. I think that’s what does it for me in a book, along with the characters. There are many books with really great plots but that were orchastrated in such a bad way and written in a poor style and that just ruins it.
Our main character’s Ada. She lives with her father who raised her all by himself and who taught her for a good part of her childhood. She was homeschooled up until her father’s disease evolved, Alzheimer’s, and he wasn’t able to teach her anymore. She had a very special bond with her father and with his colleagues at the lab where David worked. Her father. He is brilliant and even though Ada was just 12 years old when the story has started, he was already teaching her a lot more than what a normal 12 year old’s supposed to know. At the age of 12 years old, Ada was already participating in the “lab life” so that only can be an indicator of how smart she was for a 12yo. She was mainly surrounded by adults and had very little contact with children her age. She relied on her father who was everything to her so you can only understand that with her father’s disease she will soon be obliged to rely on herself, or on someone else that isn’t David. In other words, her life will change. But then some things will happen that will make this “transition”, if I dare call it so, even more difficult for Ada. What things? That is for you to find out. In addition to David, Liston, which is her father’s best friend from the lab, was also one of Ada’s favourite people besides her father. They both worked on a project called ELIXIR which is a  language processing program who was created with the aim of having a program that would talk and think like a human. Ada was told to talk to it quite often so that the program absorbs her words so that it can be able to formulate “human sentences” by itself. We’ll also accompany Ada through her time in the lab, her first days at school and will get to know about her first crush etc…
I know I haven’t exactly been homeschooled or taught by science masterminds but in some parts of the book I found myself relating to Ada, a lot. Especially when she first had contact with “the real world” and got in school. She found herself unfit, like she didn’t belong. She knew nothing about boys and fashion and couldn’t relate to anyone around her. Also, I love the character development in this book. Liz Moore has done an amazing job and I really can’t wait to read more books by her.
The book is set in Boston and since we get to meet Adult Ada too, we get chapters set in  both 1980 and 2009 which is really interesting because we see how people around her have changed and how she, herself, and her way of thinking and seeing things have changed and evolved. It is told in 3rd person. Throughout the book, I thought that it would’ve been better if told in 1st person but then when I got to the last pages of the book, I understood why the author did it. And Liz Moore, you’re brilliant girl! Now I just don’t think that it could’ve been better any other way. It’s perfection the way it is. The writing is not really quotable material but it fits the story so well! The mystery around David is really compelling and the story slowly unravels and is so touching. It’s how she writes about the bond that’s between Ada and David and human relationships in general that made me really emotional along with the bullying that some characters got to experience.  The writing has managed to make Ada and David stand out. I really adored the characters, like, really! And the ending! The ending is so perfect, it made me sob! It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book with a perfect and neat ending to be honest so this, by all means, deserves 5 stars and is the best book I’ve read this year.
I would recommend it to everybody, even those who read the plot and found it boring so PICK IT UP! You’re in for a nice ride because this book won’t let you down. (If It did, I’d be really interested to know why!)
Aaaand that’s it! I hope this has encouraged you a little bit to read it 😀 Would love to know your thoughts on the book if you did already and I’m really glad to be back! ❤
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REVIEW: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

I don’t know when exactly I’ll post a negative review and that is to say that this one will not be one. This book is amazing and I adored it! I always pick books not knowing what they’ll be about but I always rely on reviews from trusted bloggers or people in my surroundings which is probably why I rarely find a book that I don’t like. Although I can say that I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone lately! If you’re looking for a very mysterious and creepy book to which you’ll be hooked, you should definitely pick this one up and if you’d like to know more about it, you’re welcome to tag along!

 NIGHT FILM ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Published August 20th 2013 by Random House

SYNOPSIS: Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public since 1977. To his fans he is an enigma. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. On a damp October night the body of Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse. Her suicide appears to be the latest tragedy to hit a cursed dynasty. For McGrath, another death connected to the legendary director seems more than a coincidence. Driven by revenge, he finds himself pulled into a hypnotic, disorientating world, where almost everyone seems afraid. (more on Goodreads)

MY THOUGHTS: First of all, the cover! The edition pictured above, more precisely! I don’t know if you’ve seen videos on Youtube about this book before but the lettering on the cover are metallic/shimmery silver and it is all shiny and in contrast with the really dark and mysterious background and … Perfect. I know that I’ve never seen the book or held it in real life but I suppose Youtube could count for a very sad me who lives in a place with little to no books in english. I couldn’t get my hands on it in Morocco so I had to suffice myself with the ebook.

 Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, you realize you’re standing on another trapdoor. 

I think I first heard of this book while looking for book recommendations on Youtube. I don’t know what exactly I was looking for but it was in one of PeruseProject’s videos because I remember that she was very enthusiastic about the book and it has been proven before that lots of the books she likes, I do too so I naturally had to get it.I’ve heard some people felt like they were misled by thinking it was a horrific psychological thriller while it is more of a mystery than a thriller because it doesn’t really contain elements that would scare you a lot apart from certain scenes that would probably make 1% of the book and the other 99% would be just mystery. Personally I didn’t really care about the way it was advertised and what I ended up reading since I like both types and when I’ve picked this up, I was in the mood for both. So that is just a “warning” for those of you who might be bothered by this.

First thing you get to notice is the format. Or at least, I did. I love and adore investigative, mystery books (or just books, in general) that contain pictures complementing the text. You can see in it newspaper clippings, screenshots of websites the characters have visited and pictures or files they get to find throughout the investigation which makes everything seem so interactive and also very realistic to the point where you start to think that you’re also part of McGrath’s team and that you’re trying to find the mystery behind it all. Also, this book has an app/scanner which is pretty awesome. I haven’t seen this before but if you have, please tell me which are the books concerned because I really loved this detail. What it does is that you use the scanner whenever you see a certain symbol with a bird on it and you get even more information than you would in the book, so: interactive!

I hate how the people who really get you are the ones you can never hold on to for very long. And the ones who don’t understand you at all stick around.

As far as the characters go, I liked none of them when I’ve first started the book. McGrath was just a very bad person to me: a bad husband, a bad father, a workaholic who goes to extremes to prove a point but fails miserably. Not my kind of person at all. And there are also other characters who only catch your interest after you’ve been reading for quite a while. That is not to say that our protagonist will be any better than what I’ve described. I still think he’s pretty awful but he made me laugh out loud during so many scenes. SO MANY. I haven’t seen anyone mention that in their reviews so I’m not sure if I just really like lame sarcastic jokes or…? Anyhow, I really thought that he was hilarious at times but he should’ve been better to his daughter to gain my sympathy.

I will not give any more details about this but I’m just going to say that the characters are very hard to like at first but there’s a certain build up to things in this book. I wouldn’t say that there’s a character that I really love, perhaps some details about them but not them as a whole, but I wanted to know more and more about them. Especially the characters that don’t really appear in the book and are just spoken about, for example: Ashley Cordova, the girl who has commited suicideand her father: Stanislas Cordova. I don’t know how horrible would I be to say that I wished Cordova was a real person and that his movies were real. I’m very curious about how that would turn out to be: movies that not everyone could get to see and only very dedicated followers. I also liked to know what people thought about his movies and him in general. Oh, and The Blackboards actually exists! How cool is that? You can check the website here. Also, I just kept thinking about Stanley Kubrick when reading this book, if any of you are fans here.

With her writing, Marisha Pessl really managed to lure in the reader, intrigue him and grab his attention throughout the whole book which is really hard to do. I liked the use of the itallic also even though it was unnecessary in some places. She also clearly did her research but I won’t say about what so you have to figure it out yourself. I’ve left out lots of details mainly because I think that once you go into a mystery novel, you’re not really supposed to know anything.

She told me her father taught her to live life way beyond the cusp of it, way out in the outer reaches where most people never had the guts to go, where you got hurt. Where there was unimaginable beauty and pain … They were always reminding themselves to stop measuring life in coffee spoons, mornings and afternoons, to keep swimming way, way down to the bottom of the ocean to find where the mermaids sang, each to each. Where there was danger and beauty and light. Only the now.

There are some things that I did not enjoy about this book, hence the four stars instead of 5. Apart from the fact that I didn’t really feel close to the characters, there’s the ending. I do not think that it was the best ending of all really but I can’t say that it made the experience of this book less worth it. Also, the book is pretty long for what it is. I don’t know but I felt like there could’ve been way less pages and that way, it would’ve helped the pace a little bit. There was lots of build up and perhaps lots of build up kills the build up?

All in all though, Night Film was a very enjoyable read. I would really recommend this book if you’re looking for a very absorbing read, something to keep you at the edge of your seat and that will manage to give you the creeps at times. I hope that you’ll like it and if you’ve already read it, don’t hesitate to share what you thought of it and if you liked the ending or if you thought it could’ve been better if executed another way.

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