Just panic reading my way through life..
This was a good story, I loved the main character’s obsession with the occult, the dark and twisty nature of the unknown. I enjoyed that even though there were moments where she was a damsel in distress ultimately she always found a way to help rescue herself. The ultimate sacrifice was perfectly executed in my opinion. I wish we had learned a little more about the villains in the story. How Everly managed to get away and conjure so much power under the Hadleigh’s noses? Perhaps in the next installment we’ll find out what really happened to the god, how Callum came to be. Did cheesecake get fed after all?
Her Soul to Take
Books | Harley Laroux
I don’t know what kind of ending I expected but it wasn’t this. I don’t know whether I am sad disappointed or have just waited for this for so long I’m in shock. Without spoiling it, I feel like Aria deserved more at the end, she could have flourished and actually saved herself. She could have become queen in her own right had she not continued to be a damsel in distress. Yea it was easy to bark orders and set ultimatums once the danger was taken care of, but not by her hand. All in all the entire story felt very long, four books back and forth between Aria and Cross playing this cat and mouse chase, but I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the entire journey. Definitely look up trigger warnings because there were times I just couldn’t return to this book for a bit.. but all in all, worth the read.
Books | W. Winters
I Well, I finished it in one day so you can say it’s a book you start and don’t stop until you’re at the very end. I was intrigued from the very beginning. It’s such a beautiful story of what a person will do for love, of what someone feels is important to protect and the lengths they are willing to go through. Evelyn Hugo was self made since the age of 14, spends a lifetime proving the power she can wield until eventually all of that power is the only thing she has left and give her none of what she truly wants. This book is an amazing work of human resilience, the power of forgiveness and that destined love. I will say I was promised fountains of tears, but they never came. Maybe I’m broken, but I did identify greatly with the themes of betrayal in this story both from Evelyn’s perspective as well as Monique’s. I admired the absolute resilience in Evelyn who moved mountains for her one true love until the very end. I rejoiced as I watched Monique tap into her own “Evelyn” if you will and began going for what she wanted both in her professional and personal life; to the point that she got her coffee table back baby! I ultimately LOVED the end of this story, and how Monique knew, respected and therefore honored Evelyn in her wishes, honored her own mother with the same fervor and strength that Evelyn Hugo fought for her family. Perhaps letting the readers know that she understood and identified with Evelyn eventually in the end.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Books | Taylor Jenkins Reid
This was just a whole weird trip I took down horror lane? My first Shirley Jackson book (I think) and I’m glad I read the Afterword by Jonathan Lethem because otherwise I would have been absolutely and completely lost. Jackson definitely pushes the envelope on cruel and singling out behavior, of the child murderer, and those who see that flaw and excuse it. Did Constance tend to her sister because she was spared? Or did she truly love her and understand her?
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Books | Shirley Jackson
Damsel in distress! </strong> Hmm what can I say that hasn’t already been said about this couple, this story, this plot. I wholly despise Addison so there’s that. I am LOVING how Aria is growing into this woman, taking matters into her own hand. Who could have broken in? I have some theories, was it daddy dearest? Long lost Sebastian exacting some kind of revenge? Is Tyler REALLY dead? So many questions…
Books | W. Winters
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