Book Review: Dark Places

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Started: July 5th, 2016 | Finished: July 20th, 2016

Rating: 3/5

(A very late book review that I just found in my drafts.)

I have mixed feelings about Dark Places, which seems like a trend with Gillian Flynn books.

I’ve read Gone Girl before, the book that propelled her to my attention. And I found that the same things that I didn’t like about Gone Girl also applied to Dark Places. And for me personally, Dark Places also lacked the exciting story that Gone Girl had.

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Book Review: They Both Die at the End

Book Review: They Both Die at the End

“Maybe it’s better to have gotten it right and been happy for one day instead of living a lifetime of wrongs.” (345)

Started: June 11th | Finished: June 16th

Rating: 5/5

This book comes out this September, but I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of it at BookCon (I snagged the last book that they were giving out!). Not only is the cover beautiful, but after reading More Happy Than Not, I knew I had to read They Both Die at the End. The title alone makes me want to read it.

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Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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“It was pretty straightforward, I thought, and the great part is that I took what the author wrote about and put it in terms of my own life. Maybe that’s what being a filter means.” (169)

Started: January 4th | Finished: January 7th

Rating: 5/5

I first read this in eighth grade. I remember this because during homeroom, a classmate saw me sitting alone and reading instead of talking with anyone and asked me if I was lonely. I replied no, because why would I be?

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Book Review: The Mortal Instruments

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“There will always be those who want to tell you who you are based on your name or the blood in your veins. Do not let other people decide who you are. Decide for yourself.” (City of Heavenly Fire, 717)

Started: May 12th | Finished: June 25th

Rating: 4/5

I wanted to review this series as a whole, rather than the six books individually (though I will give a short rundown of them at the end), because I did basically binge-read these, so it’s easier (also they all kind of blend together).

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