3.5 stars this book says “the wittiest and most fun murder party you’ve ever been invited to” on the back and yet it surrounded murder for approximately 0.2 seconds it was definitely an interesting look at a twisted family dynamic, but i think it suffered from misleading marketing. this isn't a thriller, it's a contemporary story rooted in familial and romantic struggles. i did really enjoy the writing style, and the story was super easy to breeze through-- I read it all with
dnf @ 78% I just couldn't do it any longer. I enjoyed so much of what this book set up, but it didn't go anywhere. It meandered in circles for far too long for me to want to keep reading. I really did give it a chance though--I liked the writing style--but the story didn't have enough plot to hook me. This probably wasn't helped by the fact that I'm already in a reading slump, but this languidly slow book did not help 😩 I'm definitely still interested in reading more of this
I hate that I'm saying this but I have to DNF. I've been anticipating this book for so long, but I simply cannot for the life of me connect with the writing style. I'll definitely be passing this book on to someone else because there's a beautiful story at the heart of it, but the writing is keeping me an arm's length away.
Do I think this book was a little long for its own good? Yes. But do I also think it kind of needed to be to have the same impact? Also yes. So am I now eternally conflicted on how I feel about it? Of course I am. While I found this book to be much slower-paced than the other installments, it is undeniably an essential book to the series. So much is revealed that dates back to the FIRST books of this series (seriously, how did Sarah manage to plot out an 8 book series with fo