Recently Read: March 2018

recently read march 2018

Happy Wrestlemania week! It’s finally April which means Wrestlemania is right around the corner. I managed to read 2 books and listen to 1 audiobook in March. All three were pretty good.

The Perfect Stranger
by Megan Miranda (4.5 out of 5 stars)

I actually really enjoyed this book. The only reason I give it 4.5 is because the ending was just a little bit underwhelming. It’s about a woman named Leah who gets a teaching job in a small town after leaving Boston. She moved to this small town with her roommate Emmy. A woman is later found dead and then later we find out that Emmy has gone missing… without any trace of a kidnapper or any proof that Emmy even existed. There is a lot of backstory and history that is left out so that made me want to keep reading because I really wanted to know what happened in Leah’s past that made her want to leave the big city to start a new life in this small town. And also like, where the heck is Emmy!? Oh! And I just love this book cover – it’s so pretty!

I would recommend this book and I might re-read it again one day.

The Lying Game
by Ruth Ware, narrated by Imogen Church (5 out of 5 stars)

I listened to the audiobook format of this book and I really enjoyed it. The story is about a group of 4 women. One of the ladies gets in touch with the other 3 and tells them that they need to reunite and go back to their school reunion because some shady stuff from their past has come up and they want to try to keep their secrets… well, a secret. The entire book is written in a first person POV of one of the girls (named Isa) and I honestly thought it was written very well. I didn’t have any trouble keeping up with the present story or the flashback chapters. Also, similar to the book above, this one keeps a lot of the past a secret so it definitely hooks you in and makes you want to read/listen to it more and more because you want to know what their secret is!

I would recommend this book and I would re-read it as an actual hardcopy.

Final Girls
by Riley Sager (3 out of 5 stars)

I was pretty excited for this book because hellooo, look at that book cover; it’s beautiful. The story itself is creepy enough to make me want to pick it up. Three different girls, three different massacres and each girl is the only survivor. The media dubs them the “Final Girls.” The book is told in first person perspective and she, just like the other girls in the two books above, keep a lot of secrets from us and so that itch to know more came to me again while reading this book. As the book begins we learn that one of the Final Girls has died and then the other two meet up for the first time. Shit goes down hill. Let me just say, these two Final Girls are very annoying and shady as hell. Honestly I did not trust anyone in this book. **POSSIBLE SPOILERS MAYBE IDK** I was underwhelmed with the ending though, the twist felt cheap; I thought that the author chose the least obvious character as the culprit instead of really trying to trick us. Or maybe she was trying to trick us and and I was just an annoying reader who figured it out before the reveal.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is new to reading mystery/thrillers. However, I would not re-read this.


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