Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blast from the Past

There are so many books that I read last year that I didn't write reviews for.  It actually sickens me to think about it.  A couple times a week I am going to try to get caught up.  Most probably won't be very long or indepth reviews, but hey, cut a girl a break!

Review - All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

Summary courtesy of GoodReads

Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.

Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.

Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.

As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.

I'll be starighforward.  I jusdge books by their covers.  And I LOVE this cover.  It's beautiful and morbid at the same time.  That being said, I hated the main guy in the book, Neily.  He reminded me of a 14 year old girl.  "I miss her, I love her, I forgive her for dumping me in front of all my friends" blah, blah, blah.  I wanted ot smack him through the book.  And hard, VERY HARD.  I had set my hopes pretty high on this book and was more than a little let down.  The summary sounded awesome, and again, THAT COVER!  It was an OK story but I got bogged down, although that may been because of my incredible distaste for Neily's emotional baggage.  The only redeeming qualities were the last couple of chapters when they find out who Carly's killer was and Audrey.  She was a great character.  Overall an OK story, but don't go out of your way to read or buy.

2 stars out of 5

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