Thursday, October 25, 2018

Review: Dead End Girl

Dead End Girl Dead End Girl by L.T. Vargus
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Violet, Violet, Violet... Sometimes the main character is so exhausting! A lot of the time that exasperation helps build a bond between them and the reader, this time it infuriated the reader. I can't pinpoint the difference in Violet's vulnerabilities compared to similar characters but what I know is the parts of the plot I should have been focused on fell into the melee. I can't get past a disconnect with a character like that and it's a damn shame because that part that, for me, faded to white noise was really good!

Dead End Girl had all the murder, mayhem, tension, drama, and darkness I fawn over in this genre. I imagine any reader who can stand Violet will be all over this series. Vargas has a flair for this type of fiction and as soon as I find a main character I don't wish for the demise of, I'll be all over it!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm probably in the minority in my assessment of Sharp Objects. It's super popular and rightfully so, I guess. The twists and reveals were Gillian-Flynn-perfect, as always. Characters were full, both in the best and worst ways.

I just couldn't stand the overwhelming darkness of Camille. It never let up. The plot was thrilling but also depressing in a way I found it hard to see past. For most fans of this author, Sharp Objects only cements their loyalty. I get it, it's absolutely deserved, so long as you can pull yourself out from the dreariness of Camille's thoughts. I just couldn't.

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