I ended up actually finishing this! And really enjoyed it. The plot was engrossing and I needed to know what would happen next.
Borrowed from a friend. I‘ve been in such a slump lately; hopefully, this one hooks me.
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I, now give myself permission to no longer feel bad about my own similar thoughts (on several different occasions🤷🏻♀️)
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Sleep?!?🤣 It‘s been a matter highly overacted these last few weeks. Even after a glass of🍷I had hoped to be “tired”, unfortunately no such luck. In my head, that means that reading🤓📚is the only logical solution.
If there were any book I could rate more than a pick, this would be the one. It was recommended to me by my best friend, who I will forever be in debt to for it. The writing. The plot. The characters. Everything. Just utter brilliance. I have no critique that would make this book better than it already is. I will never stop praising this book, nor will I ever get over the ending. An absolute psychological thriller if I‘ve ever read one.
The story is about a very artistic couple, the husband, Gabriel, who‘s a famous photographer and his wife, Alicia, a painter. We learn about their relationship and how in love they are until we hear that gabriel was brutally killed right in front of Alicia. However, we don‘t know if Alicia actually killed him people are just making assumptions because she was found in the house with each other‘s blood everywhere.
Book #63: The problem with me reading thrillers is that I must binge read them to find out what happens as quickly as possible. I partially predicted the twist but I was not expecting the reasons and details behind it. I saw this was being adapted for film… hope it comes out some time soon!
I had heard that there is a BIG twist at near-end of this book shortly after it‘s publication. There was a lot of buzz, so of course, when you know that something surprising or startling is coming up, you spend all of your time in Sherlock Holmes mode - trying to solve the mystery, trying to see around the corner from the straightaway, trying to deflate the jolting moment, well before it happens.👇🏽
#bookspin and #doublespin for November 🖤
I'm quite excited about these picks, but preparing myself for disappointment over the Witcher series: I've heard that Andrzej Sapkowski is not a fan of the videogame series and The Witcher 3 was one of my favourite videogames of all time!
Started reading for @TheAromaofBooks at 7 this morning with this thrilling read— as soon as I guessed what the narrator was hiding it all became sooo much creepier! Eliot couldn‘t believe it when I told him haha
Hey ladies… I‘m so excited about this round. These four books have been on my TBR forever, three of them just sitting on my shelves waiting to be read. What are you thinking?
This book has so much hype going in. Overall it was a great story, so I really enjoyed that. However I think it could have been better written. I felt more subtlety and layering would have really made this book into something remarkable. That said, it was enjoyable but I felt it could have been better.
I saw it now. I would never be safe. Never be loved. All my hopes, dashed—all my dreams, shattered—leaving nothing, nothing. My father was right—I didn‘t deserve to live. I was—nothing. That‘s what Gabriel did to me. That‘s the truth. I didn‘t kill Gabriel. He killed me. All I did was pull the trigger.
Audiostitching over and the book was...meh. the author has some writing quirks I didn't love and the ending sort of made me roll my eyes to the heavens but it held my attention. Probably won't be going back for more Michaelides though.
I sometimes hesitate to read a book with all sorts of rave reviews. I think it makes me expect too much. But this story kept me on the edge of my seat for three days. It would‘ve been one day, but life got in the way (you know, eating and sleeping). As for the ending, you may guess part of it, but you won‘t guess all. A good story that reminded me a little of Hatter Fox. A few similarities there.
Thrillers are not my favourite reading. This one was okay, I guess, it kept me turning the pages. The writing is pretty ordinary (almost every character was introduced with a perfunctory physical description such as "plump" or "well-built", a reference to age, a reference to their nationality/ethnicity - so lazy!) & some events stretched credibility. I knew pretty much where it was going very early, but there was an extra twist. #LMPBC #GroupZ
1. Egyptian! I used to pretend I was Cleopatra as a child... 😅 Still love Ancient Egypt - and so nearly would have studied Ancient Egypt studies as one of my majors...
2. Japan and Ireland. Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece. The list goes on, but those are the absolute favourites...
3. Tagged. Loved the thrill, discussion of mental health and interwoven Greek myth of Alcestis...
Always tagging the same ones... 😅❤Hope you don't mind, lovelies!
This is my second time reading this book because I'm rereading it for a book club. I wanted to see what it was like reading through it when I knew the ending already. I still had trouble picking up on cues. This book was very clever in spite of some glaring discrepancies.
I read some mixed reviews on this one but I have to say that I enjoyed it. The final twist totally shocked me and I love it when that happens. I floundered a bit at the beginning as the characters were being introduced and ‘fleshed out‘ but The pace picked up and I was ultimately carried away by the story.
Alicia Berenson kills her husband and stops talking.
Unpopular opinion, this was 400+ pages of being slapped across the face with red herrings. I think it‘s really hard for books with this much hype to live up to it past a certain point.