Heartbreaking storyline, but the way the book flows is outstanding! I really liked this book and how it incorporated a podcast that actually exist!
Quite a few Littens had recommended listening to this one, and I have to completely agree. I feel like this book was made to be listened to. It was so engaging, but I‘m also completely addicted to podcasts so this was right up my alley. Sadie was such a unique character and I enjoyed her so much. This was one of my most fun, engaging reads of the year. I zoomed through it
Oh, wow! I listened to this on Audible and can‘t stop thinking about it! What an intense story with incredible characters. Now I want to read more by Courtney Summers! I have been recommending this to everyone who loves a good twisted story of revenge. **Trigger warning: child abuse- sexual assault
Oooooofff. This was a tough one. Tough enough I had to augment my reading time on this super rainy day by baking/grilling English muffins. I understand why some who have read this were less than satisfied after finishing it. Simply put, it hurts to care for people who are suffering - real or not. And it really hurts when their story may not end as you‘d hoped. But that was why I give this book a pick. It was hard to read because it felt real.
Sadie is a self-reliant, strong young woman who never really got to be a kid. This novel deals with themes of violence, murder, abuse, addiction, pedophilia, grief and revenge. You get Sadie's story as it unfolds alternating with a podcast that deals with Sadie's sister's murder and Sadie's disappearance. A disturbing YA thriller.
"Money burns fast. Knowing that doesn't get easier with age and it's worse when you learn it young. The beauty of childhood is not entirely grasping the cost of living; food just appears in the fridge, you have a roof over your head because everyone does and electricity must be some kind of sorcery, like right out of Harry Potter or something, because who could ever put a price on light?" ( continued in comments.)
This book effing broke me. I cried for every girl. (TW in spoiler tag.) The full-cast audio recording was brilliant, down to the MC‘s stutter. The ending is open, fair warning.
Sadie‘s sister has been murdered, and Sadie has left to avenge it. The book alternates between Sadie‘s narration and journey to find this man, and a Serial-like fictional podcast looking into Sadie‘s disappearance. Brilliant, but sad.
#bfc #bfcr3 #goteam book 11/28
Interesting book. I enjoyed the format - part podcast part told from the main character. Very well written story. The ending left me wanting as I like things wrapped up with a neat bow - and this story does not end this way. I am glad that I heard about this book on currently reading podcast and checked it out.
So you know what I said like an hour ago about thrillers, well, I didn‘t realize this was a mystery/thriller.
However! It follows a Serial-like podcast about a #missing girl and her dead sister. Loving the full-cast #audiobook! I‘m a sucker for those. 😉
My dad and I loved Serial when we were driving to/from Dallas for my last spinal fusion. It was my first foray into podcasts.
Tough subject but very well done. I enjoy epistolary novels, and this format is very similar, plus doing it on audio was perfect, given the podcast setting. I don‘t always enjoy a full cast; it sometimes feels too busy, but the interview style made it work well. Very This American Life, Hidden Brain, Radiolab, etc.
Photo is frankly so I can show @brandybear22 my planner sticker for mint julep poached peach delivery tonight 😏
#blameitonlitsy for these, and there was no line for the audiobooks! 💃🏻🎧💃🏻
Tense is the main word that comes to mind for this one. I finished this last night and it's still lingering in my thoughts a day later. This is billed as YA but it felt more adult to me.
The format worked well (switching between Sadie's POV and crime podcast); each chapter left me wanting just a bit more. And the ending - I've seen a few complaints that it wasn't definitive enough but I found it very fitting
Quick, mystery read with a dark underlying theme.
I did want a different ending, but I enjoyed the read.
Exceptionally well done, suspense although not entirely unpredictable. I read the audiobook with my daughter, 14, and got to experience some of the edge of the seat through her, which made it all the better. Hard to recommend in a general sense, as it has a dark theme. Mostly listening on our way back from Montréal, dropping off girls as we drove (safely, with their parents) then stayed up late to finish it last night.
Tense and gritty revenge plot thriller following Sadie as she hunts her sisters killer and West McCray as his podcast follows Sadie‘s trail. ‘In Mattie, Sadie found a sense of purpose, a place to put her love. But love is complicated, it‘s messy. It can inspire selflessness, selfishness, our greatest accomplishments and our hardest mistakes. It brings us together and it can just as easily drive us apart. It can drive us.‘
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoyed this book and so glad I got the Audio version! It was neat listening to the back and forth of the POV of Sadie and a news investigator/podcast type style. Murder mystery which I don‘t think I‘ve ever read. Overall I enjoyed it and it was a fast read.
I'm stopping both of these at the halfway point. Front Desk I really like but my digitally library loan expired and it disappeared, hopefully I can finish it later in the summer. Sadie, for all the amazing things I've heard, isn't quite what I was expecting. My favorite part is honestly the cover art. This is just going to a dark place I can't handle right now, and I'm not interested enough in the mystery or the writing to get me to keep reading.
#Top6Reads Thank you for tagging me @Chrissyreadit ! These were all big picks for me.
I haven‘t reviewed some of these so I‘m going to do some challenge tagging on this post. 😬
The Prince and the Dressmaker - #GraphicNovel2019 #LLB19 #PickedByLibrarianRyan
Sadie - #LLB19 #Free
The White Darkness - #Nonfiction2019 #SomethingAboutSurvival
Tempt Me At Twilight - #LitsyAtoZ #T #ReadingWomenChallenge #romance
A girl gone missing after her sister is found dead. Half the story is told from the POV of the missing girl. The other half is in the form of a podcast - at first I thought it gimmicky but its a v effective device that reveals more details to the reader. Would be a great audiobook! A quick read, Sadie is suspenseful and moving. This is the first book from Summers that I‘ve read but now I‘d love to read more.
I finished this today while I cleaned my car - yay summer vacation!
I don‘t really even know what to say about this book- it made me cry, and it was sometimes difficult to get through but it was so, so good. The audiobook was really well done; the podcast format worked really well that way. This is one I‘ll be thinking about for a long time.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I listened to the audiobook and followed along with my Kindle for this one (since it had a full cast). The cast really brought this one to life, so I highly recommend going that route if you can. I don‘t think I would‘ve gotten the same effect otherwise.
My daughter got me a “Blind Date with a Book” from Barnes and Noble today. I‘ve always wanted one but have honestly never seen any. She‘s such a sweetie. And this sounds like a good one.
Wow. This one was REALLY good. I listened to it on audio and I‘m glad I did because it made Sadie‘s stutter more real. It breaks your heart, but it shows the power of the human spirit.
"Sadie" was the first book I picked up for summer reading. At first, I was really excited to read this novel. But as I read reviews my excitement waned, there were multiple that said it was underwhelming/disappointing. I almost DNFed this book, but I'm glad I didn't set it aside. and I felt goes in a direction where most YA books don't usually follow. This is not a book for people who like neat little endings. #truecrime #thumbsup #summerreading
FANTASTIC audiobook--I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it nearly as much had I picked up the print copy. The narrators did a great job capturing the gritty and raw emotions packed within this, and I adored the podcast-like format.
Know that this does have some pretty significant TWs for those who would need to know (I won't mention them here because I consider one to be a huge spoiler, so make sure to research if needed). #audio
I've seen lots of love for this book, but sadly it was just okay for me. Incorporating the podcast was interesting and I felt it was great addition to this YA book since teens use so many different forms of social media. In fact, I enjoyed the podcast sections more than Sadie's.
The story is intriguing, but I never felt a connection to the characters so it made the story drag a bit for me.
Brilliant, disturbing, scary, yet moving exploration of sisterly love, troubled families, murder, revenge, and abuse.
The format of this (two timelines and perspectives) was highly effective in keeping me engaged and made this work really well as an audiobook.
Sadie is a truly fascinating character and the slow reveal of information added so many layers to this seemingly simple plot: find Mattie‘s killer and kill him.
I‘m about half way through Sadie and I‘m really enjoying the read! The formatting is different, half the chapters are in pod cast format. Those chapters fly by for me! The chapters from Sadie‘s point of view are a little long, which isn‘t my favorite because I hate when I have to stop a chapter half way through! But overall I‘m enjoying this read!
I‘m just starting this book tonight! Have any of you read it? What did you guys think?
My #MayWrapUp reads (because I won't be finishing any tonight)! My only 5 star was Sadie, I think everything else was 4 stars with maybe one 3 star thrown in there.
After You was so bad I couldn't get through it. 🙈
This was a tough read but a good one. I really felt for Sadie and I liked the way the podcast was used in the story. I‘ve seen a lot of complaints about the ending, but I personally thought it was perfect.
#booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast #catsoflitsy #Phoenix
I loved the podcast and diary format of this book!