They traveled all over to visit Love‘s family. Another one for the #BookishBingo
I really enjoyed it. I mean Joe bring in “Love” was an interesting take on the growth of his character... but I still enjoyed it. Enjoyed the ride.
After reading “You” I was incredibly excited for this. Joe is different in this though, which took some time to adjust to, but once he meets Love, I begin to actually *like* Joe in a weird way. This I definitely a love/hate situation, it‘s a rollercoaster of not knowing how to feel at all, but I still would recommend it 100%
Hoping for a hat trick of picks with this little beauty! Joe is already well and truly back in my head! For anyone remotely interested in the words on my mug, it means ‘dear Guernsey‘ (there is even a song called Sarnia Cherie, which is a bit like our anthem!) - Guernsey is my little island home in the Channel Islands 🇬🇬
While the story is an interesting follow-up to ‘You,‘ Joe seemed to lose some of the intriguingly, creepy charm that propelled his character during the first book. He is still crazy and morally bankrupt in so many ways, but the story loses it‘s edge in the sunshine of Southern California. Love is a great character and she adds an interesting twist, but the book felt more like a transition between a first and third book than a stand alone story.
I was so excited to see a sequel came out for You. At first, the story was a bit slow but it got a lot better and definitely a page turner! Our bad boy Joe got vandalized and robbed and moved to CA to find the culprit. At first, he was subdued and literally only killed 1 person! I was like whoa... what is going on with Joe? But he came back and killed more people and the language started back up... Excellent read.
This sequel gave me a completely different vibe than “You”. It‘s much slower paced (some parts were down right boring) & less creepy. Joe seems like a completely different character. Also I‘m still kind of amazed this book ( & You) was written by a woman. The end really made me question my own thoughts & feelings...
Book 128 of 2019
Hidden Bodies was an enjoyable read but just not as captivating as You. I think part of what made You so special was that it made me feel incredibly vulnerable to the darker side of social media between stalking, FOMO, cyberbullying and online authenticity. While creepy sociopath Joe is still up to his antics, the storyline is starting to get too far fetched and knowing another book is coming takes away some of the angst of his getting caught.
So I just finished the first book. And I‘m about to start this one. Looking forward to seeing how this book turns out.
I read and loved You way before the Netflix series. Hidden Bodies has met with mixed reviews here and while it was not as good as You, I liked it. Mostly because I enjoy Joe's head...the witty, humorous, narcissistic voice Kepnes gives this character. Does Joe finally get his undeserved, happily ever after now that he has transplanted from NY to LA? If you read it, what did you think of Love?? 😕
I enjoyed this book so much more than YOU. The tone was lighter and I found myself really rooting for Joe this time- more so than in the other book. I can‘t remember the last time I read two books in a series that were so completely different.
It's hard to review this book without spoilers. The writing starts off excellent. You can hear Joe in Joe's voice (if you have watched the Netflix series 'You') being all psycho narcissistic and smooth. You marvel at his selfish crazy inner dialogue. It sucks you in.
The middle part starts getting tiresome and drags. Joe goes overboard. (Not literally, just so much...idk..I can't say what because #spoilers🙄)
The ending leaves you hanging.
My motivation for my #BookFitnessChallenge is myself. I‘ve always loved exercise endorphins & seem to have a need to exercise everyday or I go a bit nuts. I turn 40 next year so I want to look and feel fantastic at my big bonfire birthday party & to grow old disgracefully. This picture was taken in 2014 on a pole dancing cruise around the Pacific Islands that I went on with my precious girlfriends. I want to do one to America soon. @wanderinglynn
I read and was appalled by/adored YOU. Heard about this one and thought I would pass since most of the reviews warned against it. Then watched the Netflix series of YOU and my interest was renewed. Put Hidden Bodies #audiobook on hold and when it came in, almost returned it. Bit the bullet and began reading it. SO GLAD I DID!! I thought this was equal to YOU in all of the horror/insanity. Joe was the same crazy person I know and love/hate.
Had a rainy weekend on the couch (and in the tub!) with this unputdownable book! I'm lovin' it y'all! I was able to take a rare bath (Mother's Day treat) with my book and bath bomb. 🛁
For some YOU lovers, this one didn't live up to the excellence of the first time meeting Joe. I'm not far into it, but I have to say, I'm hooked! I'm hoping it keeps me entertained all the way through. I also just heard that Kepnes is writing two more books in this series!
I really enjoyed reading You, Hidden Bodies... not so much. You was dark and twisted. Hidden Bodies felt like a ton of incomplete thoughts rolled into a book that was far too long, and rather boring. I didn‘t love the end and thought it could have ended better in so many different places. I don‘t recommend this one
“The real horror of my life is not that I‘ve killed some terrible people. The real horror is that the people I‘ve loved didn‘t love me back.”
Okay I know I shouldn‘t feel bad for a murderer/stalker but this quote makes me feel so bad for Joe. There were times where I was actually hoping things would work out for him.
Incredibly slow start, picks up the pace for a third of the book before flat lining again. The first book in the series engrossed you into Joe's world. You found yourself in a love/hate relationship with all the characters - perfectly flawed and perfectly human. Hidden Bodies felt so forced and unrealistic that I never connected with any of the characters and the story continued to be far fetched and unbelievable. #teamsleep for #hiddenbodies
This was... intense. There were times that the book just kind of dragged on through plot and the overall plot took way too long to unfold with little to no action. And there were some parts that weren't quite Joe. However, as I listened to this via audiobook, I never get tired of the narrator's voice and he is very Joe-like. He definitely kept me interested.
I devoured You and was really looking forward to this sequel. I'm finding the beginning forced and I'm having a hard time getting into it. He's just getting there ... Give it a shot or let it go? #toDNFornottoDNF #hiddenbodies
Caroline Kepnes' sequel to "You" was about everything I could ask for. A few times here and there I wish one thing had happened or another hadn't, but Kepnes is published and I'm not.? 5?for sure. I'm curious for people who like Joe, you're not alone, why you do? I want to write a paper about Joe being an anti-hero and am curious what people's thoughts are. Let me know! #freejoe #hiddenbodies #you #whatdououthink
Wow... I'm about halfway through and I have to say the sex scenes are more graphic, and Joe is much more... desperate and lost? It's hard to explain how without spoilers.