Some final summer reading. 🌞
“At night, from the inside,… the only thing you can see is your own reflection.”
This was a fun, quick read that I probably never would have picked up on my own if not for a coworker bringing it in to school and physically handing it to me to read... I guest the main aspect of the twist ending, but there were a couple surprises along the way. My one annoyance was that the main characters were supposed to be in their mid-20s but it read very YA to me. Honestly, I might buy it for my library at school.
“Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy & a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors.
Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local girl & a summer girl, but that‘s what happens with visitor Sadie Loman & Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead.”
Moving into college has totally hurt my motivation to read. Everything is new and overwhelming, but today on a dark Sunday, I am getting back in my groove. It took me a second to get into it, but I‘m excited for classes to start and to go back to my comfort hobby which is reading. Everything‘s going to be okay.
Not a terrible thriller, but not overly exciting. It lacked tension and the side characters weren‘t particularly interesting, but it was a pretty quick read. 3⭐️
This is the third Megan Miranda book I‘ve read and all of them have just been middle of the road reads for me. I have an ARC of her next - maybe that will be my last?
30% through and bailing. Life's too short for dull books.
I feel no level of suspense. I don't connect with MC, Avery, and her friendship with Sadie is equally as blasé to me.
I'm not curious about anything yet which for a suspense novel is not a good sign.
The characters and town seem too on the nose- more typecasts than real.
I am so excited for my friend and author Megan Miranda! 🥳 I had hoped this would happen for her someday! Can‘t wait for this TV series adaptation to come out!
The Last House Guest ~ Megan Miranda. I picked this up randomly from the library based on the cover, Miranda had also written All The Missing Girls which I had enjoyed. I devoured this book in a day. It was fast paced and intriguing. Just what I needed to emerge from my recent reading funk.
I can tell the author wrote the book thinking we‘d be so invested in the main character Avery. But I wasnt & didnt care about her at all. There wasn‘t anything suspenseful happening & it was a boring listen. I finished it on the hope it would get better & it didnt. Too much description & too much telling, instead of showing. I wasn‘t invested in Avery & Sadie‘s friendship. Dont know how this was picked 4 Reese‘s book club. Disappointment overall.
I love it when the cds for audiobooks on CD are colorful! I‘m on Disc 2 now. A little slow for my liking so far, but hopefully it picks up soon. This was a Reese‘s book club pick so I have high expectations! And I loved Miranda‘s previous novel All the Missing Girls.
I have to say I was mostly disappointed in this book. I have always enjoyed Megan Miranda novels and had high expectations for this one. It was definitely lacking in suspense and I didn‘t feel any real connection or investment in the characters. It kept me guessing enough to keep reading, but I expected more ⭐️⭐️1/2
This book slowly unraveled its suspense. It wasn‘t one of those quick page turners that I couldn‘t put down. There is a great deal of character development and and a slow reveal of new details, past and present. Before the end, I had figured out “whodunnit.” The author still had a few surprises and tricks up her sleeve, however. All in all, it was a good book that I enjoyed reading.
This one had suspense and intrigue, but I didn't feel vested in the characters. There were several subplots and plenty of red herrings, but ultimately lacked that little something that would have elevated it from a good mystery thriller to a great one. Recommended for those looking for an easy beach read. Not recommend for those looking for a procedural mystery.
Thank you Tori!!! I was surprised when my email dinged!! You are so sweet!! These look good!! I hope that you and Lo are safe and well!! 💗🙏🏻💗
I am ready for another #bookspin, #doublebookspin, maybe #triplebookspin. One of the few bonuses of this whole ordeal is getting the extra reading time. That is when I can sit down and turn my brain off for a little while to focus on a book. I have to admit that is hard to do some days. Especially with kids at home, and they start school next week. I am getting lots of unread books off my shelves though, and can‘t wait to see which ones are next.
I love Megan Miranda and was excited to read this, but I found it off putting and difficult to follow at times. I found myself reading passages over more than once, trying to grasp if there were subtle nuances I was missing or if it was just poorly written in spots. I figured out both reveals long before they actually happened, and I just wasn‘t wowed by this story. Furthermore, I didn‘t much care for the heroine. #liketheauthorbutnotthisbook