How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, and Sarah Mlynowski | Book Review

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How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, and Sarah Mlynowski | Book ReviewHow to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski
Published by Hot Key Books on June 4th 2015
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
four-stars

When you're tired of being good, sometimes you gotta be a little bad ...

Jesse, Vicks and Mel couldn't be more different. Jesse, a righteous Southern gal who's as thoughtful as she is uptight, is keeping a secret that she knows will change her life forever. Vicks is a wild child: seemingly cool, calm and collected on the outside, but inside she's furious at herself for being so anxious about her neglectful boyfriend. And Mel is the new girl in town. She's already been dismissed as just another rich kid, but all she wants is to get over some of her fears and find some true friends.

But for all their differences, the girls discover they've got one thing in common - they're desperate to escape. Desperate to get the heck out of Niceville and discover their true 'badass' selves! Even if it's just for the weekend ... One 'borrowed' car later, it's time to hit the road and head for Miami. Hearts will be broken, friendships will be tested, and a ridiculously hot stranger could change the course of everything.

What I thoughtI haven’t really been in the best mind-set the last few weeks, and the last thing I was interested in was reading. So when I tried to get back on track, I wanted a light and fun read. I still had How to be Bad lying around, and it was absolutely what I needed. It wasn’t a particular heavy read, so it was exactly what I was looking for.

The plot was good. It maybe wasn’t the most original one, but it was definitely entertaining. And I liked how the point of views were switched every new character. All chapters intersected, but there were also three other separate storylines within the bigger story. Every girl had her own voice, and her own story to tell, and that made this book so much fun. The novel has a relatable feel to it. With the three very different characters I felt like I could connect with each of them in a different way. I like that the three authors each wrote one character. The characters really developed throughout the story, both towards each other as to themselves.

I love a good story about friendship. It was fun reading how the girls came together. They all have very different characters, and they struggled to find a balance together. They really had to work through their issues in order to find the balance they needed, and I am a sucker for a good journey.

Final verdict IRISJEXX!It was a cute and fluffy curl-up-comfy-with-a-blanket-on-the-couch kinda read. Exactly what I needed to get out of my weird slump.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Book Review

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Book Review

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Book ReviewWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Published by Delacorte Press on May 13th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 240
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads
five-stars

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

What I thought NEW“What if we could stop being different colors, different backgrounds, and just be in love?” 

― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars

We Were Liars was my first E. Lockhart book I’ve read, and judging on this book alone, I have been missing out! That being said, it was the cryptic blurb that pulled me in and made me want to read this book so bad. So, when I started reading I really had no idea what to expect from this book… and this ended up being exactly what made this story so powerful.

I have been pondering what to write in this review, because I do not want to spoil this story for anyone! And frankly, I think that ‘less is more’ goes for this reviewing this story! If I would want to give you any advise before going into reading this book, it would be to go in as ‘blind’ as possible. Please don’t let anybody spoil this story for you, because the less you know, the more of an impact it will have on you.

The gradual pacing was so good! It added to the suspense that kept building and building until the end. Those very first pages I felt the suspense creeping in. It crept in and stayed with me all the way to the moment when the plot unfolded and left me absolutely breathless.

The writing was beautiful. While it took me a chapter to get used to, once it did, the poetic writing never failed to blow my mind!

This story is truly beautiful. The pacing, the suspense, and the poetic writing made the story extremely powerful. It’s a story that will stay with me for a long time to come (and will probably become on of my favourite reads of this year!). Go in ‘blind’ and let the story speak for itself!