This took me a little bit to get into.. but once I did, I loved it! It's a little twisty.
This took me a little bit to get into.. but once I did, I loved it! It's a little twisty.
very good, but a little confusing. would have been better if i didn‘t take breaks in between, but overall interesting story. never read anything like it, would recommend if interested in murder mysteries-i never knew where the story was taking me!
I picked this as a #DiscussionBook because I didn‘t like it and it seems everyone else in the world did. I felt I wasn‘t smart enough to follow. I kept trying to figure out the half death. Maybe it was in there but I heard the author say he added the half to differentiate the book from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. #MayMontage
I just got this item off of loan on Libby, good timing! The premise is interesting, a murder mystery where Aiden must figure out who killed Evelyn before he can escape the scene, he has a week. The twist is that he wakes up each morning as a different character and some are more helpful than others. We'll see if it holds my attention after These Violent Delights, which was so beautifully written... sigh. Will report back!
Were you aware that Alexa will read you your Kindle books? No need for that expensive Audible subscription anymore.
Wowza. @Clare-Dragonfly you weren‘t joking on not guessing what was going to happen in this book. It was all over but in a good way😅😅 I feel like this was an excellent starter mystery novel if you haven‘t dabbled too much in that genre. I did take notes to help keep everything in line, not that it helped me guess the ending😆 I really really enjoyed this read and highly recommend it if it‘s on your TBR😊
An interesting concept and liked the twist at the end.
So I‘m a little over halfway with this read and I have some suspicions of who may be behind all the stuff going on in this book… (there‘s a lot😅) but I can‘t help but think I‘m reading Harry Potter right now🤣🤣
Decided to take notes on my next book club book to see if I can solve the mystery before the end of the book! Featuring my favorite potato #finankitten, he makes a superb writing desk🤣 I‘m not much of a mystery genre reader but this one is intriguing to say the least!
Such a twisty turny thorny plot! #TemptingTitles #WithDeath @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I had a couple of false starts reading, but finally made it to the end. The complexity of the story and the large cast of characters is difficult to follow. If only I had discovered the cast of characters and map in the front of the book before finishing!! Aiden Bishop has 8 days and 8 bodies/POVs to solve a murder. If not, he will have to do it all over again and again. How many times has he tried? Will he ever escape? 4⭐️s for a twisty tale.
Gosford Park meets Groundhog‘s Day with twist upon twist. Aiden wakes up in a different body each morning & tries to solve a murder. One thing that made this complex story more enjoyable was reading it on vacation when I had the dedicated time for it. Without that it would have been difficult to pick up the threads of the story. It took some mental gymnastics to peel away each layer & keep the timeline straight, but it was very worth it for me.
Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:
Today‘s Prompt: ON TBR LIST FOR ONE YEAR
This book has been on my TBR for more than a year!! 😊
What about YOU?
What book keeps looking at you from your bookshelf?
I ended up really enjoying this book. For some reason it was hard to pick up but once I‘d get started, I would get sucked in. Once you get used the pattern of the main character it was easy to follow along. This was a really well written story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A time-travel story (and I am not into fantasy), written like a long Agatha Christie mystery, with WAY too many characters. Racking my brains to make sense of the plot didn't seem worth it (its all in the mind, after all). The ending wasn't satisfying though the implication of redemption through change is good enough. However, this author has some serious potential; perhaps I would have liked this better if it wasn't for the body-hopping stuff.
Co-worker let me borrow this book! I hope it's good!
What did I just read!? It was a slow beginning but totally worth it for the crazy good ending.
#LMPBC @sweetpealsd @ConfessionofaBookaholic @gencmichael
I have a rare afternoon off and it‘s a rare 77° in January so I‘m reading by the local reservoir.
Wow what a ride. There was so much going on and it never slowed down. I was amazed at the ending. This was pretty exciting book
This is quite slow and quite confusing until you get into the rhythm of what is actually going on! It‘s an inventive twist on the classic murder mystery.
I knew in Aug this would be my best read of 2022 😂 Dec was hard fought btwn The Real Valkyrie & Bone Rattler, but Bone Rattler was deadly slow moving & I can see it would turn some readers off. The Real Valkyrie was informative! That vs For the Wolf was another hard decision, but I really enjoyed the world building of For the Wolf.
I am OK with my top 4 books being Evelyn Hardcastle, For the Wolf, Once Upon a River, and The Real Valkyrie.
This was my view while reading today… on MIAMI SOUTH BEACH!!!
This is honestly the most over-hyped book I‘ve picked up this year and frankly, it was so bad! It‘s extremely slow, confused, and the author has tried too hard to build a plot but fails miserably at it. The characters are horrible and shallow, there‘s a lot of misogyny and fat phobia thrown in. Terrible book that‘s absolutely not worth the hype.
I just finish this book a few seconds ago and I‘m still high on that ending. I loooved this book, it had me on the edge of my seat with every chapter. I could say that it was a little heavy to keep up with the amount of characters but overall it was so good. I was also a fan of the writing, the different descriptions and metaphors made. In other words 5 out of 5 for me :)
Unpopular opinion, I know, but I just didn't enjoy this one as much as I thought I would. There were a lot of characters, a lot of information to keep track of, and the timeline jumped back and forth somewhat. It was a fascinating storyline with a well-thought out plot, but just too much for me to focus on right now.
#NovelNovember #Readathon Day 2- the only thing I read today was The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I was hoping to finish this one today, but I'm not quite done with it.
I read 4 books (loved 🦩 Flamingo!) and finished #pop22 and #pantone2022. I am sooo ready for next year‘s challenges, especially now that the #ToB23 longlist has been published as well as the #52books23 list. Still waiting for #pop24 but I am planning like crazy already!
What a ride this was! I think I missed at least half of the clues (so much is happening in the same day, happening over and over again) but I don‘t mind. I thoroughly enjoyed traveling with Aiden from one host to another in his race against the clock; he has to find out who murdered Evelyn Hardcastle to be freed from this repeating day. What an original and fun locked room mystery!
#pop22 #HugoAwardWinner #52Books #BookWithAnAlternateTitle
While I was looking for Devil and the Dark Water I ended up with this one. Same author but it‘s got a really intriguing story that I got excited about. Can‘t wait to get it started for #lmpbc #groupE
An unexpected day off for Hurricane Nicole means more time to read...
This book had a gripping plot that kept me hooked, and the premise was very unique. The story is deliberately confusing, but in a way that made me want to continue and figure out what was going. I especially loved the twist ending, as that was fresh and different. I also loved the Agatha Christie atmosphere of the book, which gave it a cosy mystery feel whilst also maintaining a lot of suspense.
Three more for finishing the challenges. I am listening to Golden Hill on audio which is rather challenging for me. And I started Half Blood Blues for #pop22, but am not far enough yet to know it it will be good. Next will be Evelyn Hardcastle, for #pop22 too!
Trying to finish this bc I like the plot. But I have to say it's tough to get through with how fat-phobic the writing is. The main character wakes up in a different body & literally says "I resemble some grotesque caricature of the human body," then goes ON about it for 10 chapters. I don't think describing a body as fat is an insult (I'm fat! btw). But to harp on about how gross, pathetic & humiliating it must be for a fat person IS insulting.
W h o a !
What a ride. This was long, and at (many) points confusing. But as you get to know the characters, this ‘who dunnit‘ is quite gripping, you just want to know more! It does get a little too complicated towards the end, but I was so into it, I didn‘t care. You‘ll find many twists here, but there‘s one in particular… that wow. Did not see it coming. And it‘s quite interesting, made me think of this book as a surrealist piece as well.So cool
I‘ve read this book twice and just love it. The intricately detailed plot is something to savor and I was wholly invested in the characters and the mystery surrounding Blackheath. Dark and twisty fun. #scarathlondailyprompts #death #teamslaughter
#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter 14,608
HUGE uptick in points. mainly from False Witness &(especially) 7 1/2 Deaths being a treasure trove of word search points
Finished 4 books - False Witness #BuddyRead, Last Breath, 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, One of Us Is Dead.
Watched- The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, NXT Halloween Havoc, Werewolf at Night, Halloween Baking Challenge
On to the FINAL week!
I almost bailed, I should have read reviews more closely bc I was expecting an Agatha Christie or Clue-esque whodunnit & then there was a time loop, supernatural elements & body switching & I was not mentally prepared for it to be how it was. But I persevered and it ended up all coming together & being purposeful. Twists on top of twists!
#scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter #outstandingoctober #31by31 #spookoween
The time loop adds an interesting twist to a classic murder mistery - but, damn, some of these characters can be really unpleasant...
#scarathlondailyprompts #teamslaughter #scarathlon2022 @Clwojick
Wow, not what I was expecting! I was very intrigued with the “who-done-it“ premise. This book was filled with so many twists and turns. I was invested in figuring out WHO did it. I would spend hours at night and periods during my daily commute going over details of the story in my heard to try to figure out who the killer was. It is a perfect read for #spookyseason
Fantastic Agatha Christie-esque mystery! Perfect for this rainy October weather 🎃🕵🏽🔍
That was a great murder mystery! Very Agatha Christie. I loved it, all of it!
August‘s book has swept the bracket thus far! Once Upon a River was a contender, and I‘m amused that they‘re both books I immediately recommended to a friend and they both fall in to “magical realism”.
It‘s been 3 years since I‘ve made my last post?! How did that happen?!
This mystery is full of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing. However, the story was very complex due to the extensive character list-- I counted 37 total, and I believe I missed a few. Due to the complexity of the plot, it is not a book that you can pick up and skim-- it requires concentration. . Full review: https://marybeth1583.wixsite.com/southernersreadtoo/post/the-murder-mystery-with...
This is a great book if you like intricate carefully-planned mysteries because this is that x 1000. There are multiple characters, timelines, & clues to track. The plotting is seriously impressive!
Alas, I'm not the right reader for this book. 🤦🤷 I 💯 can appreciate why it is so beloved, but heavily plotted books are not my jam. They feel like work. Still, will be good to discuss with book club as there are plot points I did not understand. 🤔
My Friday night date. It's already making me mad. 😆 #plotplotplot
This is a really good book, very enjoyable read and hoping the author's other book is as good (it's been on my TBR for a bit)
Well, what a wild ride that was….
I love jumping into books without knowing much about them. So, for the 1st few chapters I was super confused as to what was happening, lol! But after that, it became a book unlike anything I‘ve ever read before.
Same day. Same murder. Different guests. Solve it.
But remember, nothing is ever as it seems!
…and while you try to figure out the murder, 20 other questions pop up in between.