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What I’ve Been Reading // July
You’re in for a bit of a treat this month, I only managed to read 4 books in July so that means this post is going to be a lot shorter than what they usually are haha. I don’t regret not reading as much either because three of the books I read were that good I didn’t want them to end at all so I really took my time, plus after each book I had a bit of a book hangover because I got that attached to the characters. Anyway, here are the 4 books that I read in July.
The Girlfriend // ★★
I was so disappointed with this book, it’s not what I expected at all when I’d seen everyone going on about it. It’s hard to explain, the story was good, it did keep me reading, but it was so slow and really not what I like at all. I think there was only about 1 or 2 moments when I actually couldn’t wait to found out what happened, there was just no suspense at all. I felt like I knew exactly what was going to happen all the time too, there wasn’t many twists and it’s a real shame to be honest. I think if they re-wrote the story line but filled it with more suspense and more twists I’d have enjoyed it so much more.
While My Eyes Were Closed // ★★★★★
Now this book was amazing. It’s a book I wouldn’t recommend if you’ve got kids because I can imagine it being the most frightening thing in the world because it’s based on a child being abducted right from under her mums nose. But the reason I adored this book wasn’t the heartbreaking story, it was how cleverly it was written, it throws you off soo many times, plays with your mind and makes you think alsorts. I had a million ideas running around in my head as to where the story was going to go and I still got it wrong. There’s one twist that knocks you sideways and then another straight after to knock you back down. Didn’t expect it at all, I’ve just started Linda’s next book too!
Blood Sisters // ★★★★★
Even though I score my books out of 5, I seriously want to give this one 10. When I finished it, I was in a bit of a state for a little while, my brain had to process so much plus I had to detach myself from the characters that I really started to love. Reading from both the main characters perspectives made it a lot more interesting too, one of them, Kitty has brain damage and no one’s sure how much she can understand, so being able to read what she is thinking put quite a big spin on it. It’s an incredible story, hard to explain without giving anything away, but in 2001 there was an accident, which left one girl dead, one girl seriously hurt and the other with the world on her shoulders but who know’s the truth? There’s so many secrets and so many lies it’s actually quite hard to keep up but every single chapter leaves you on the edge of a cliff with a massive question. Things come out of no where, things you’d never have thought of. About 30 pages before the end, you think you know everything, but then there’s another huge twist that I didn’t expect. It’s just one of them books that I know I’ll love for a very long time and I’d recommend every thriller lover to read.
My Husbands Wife // ★★★★
In all honesty, this book got off the quite a slow start. I was seriously intrigued, especially after reading Blood Sisters, I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen but I just couldn’t get into it at first. But don’t you worry, it all turned around about 150 pages in. I did have a week or so that I didn’t even get chance to look at it never mind read it I was that busy, but as soon as I picked it up I knew I wouldn’t be putting it back down. I’ve given it 4 stars simply because Blood Sisters, by the same author, was a lot more gripping and the story seemed so different from the usual, but in a way, so is this. I went into this one not knowing anything about it, but I was very curious to find out what ‘My Husbands Wife’ meant, you get to that part quite late on in the book, and honestly, it’s quite expected as to what happens, but that’s not the big twist at all, that comes after, and it was well worth the wait. Again I can’t tell you much without giving it away, but I can say that it’s from 2 perspectives, Carla, a little girl, and Lily, a newly wed. The stories filled with love, loss and a whole lot of betrayal.
What did you read in July?
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