Monthly Archives: December 2016

Everything You Want Me to Be by: Mindy Mejia

everything-you-want-me-to-be  Publish date: January 3, 2017

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death.

High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie’s acting talents ran far beyond the stage. Told from three points of view—Del, Hattie, and the new English teacher whose marriage is crumbling—Everything You Want Me to Be weaves the story of Hattie’s last school year and the events that drew her ever closer to her death.

Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Be challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction?

My Review:

This was an interesting read.  It captured my attention and had me hooked until the very end.  Fair warning, there is an illicit love affair woven into the book.

It makes you think about what you really know about a person, whether they are a relative or friend.  There are so many different ways this story could’ve gone.  It was a intriguing read.  I can’t say much more about it without giving anything away.

I was set this E- ARC from the Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Good Behavior by: Blake Crouch

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The Twilight Wife by: A. J. Banner

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The Perfect Christmas by: Debbie Macomber

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Book #79 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

In this 2009 Christmas book by Debbie Macomber, we follow Cassie who is desperate to have the perfect life; perfect family, perfect Holiday picture, perfect Christmas.  The only thing holding her back is that she is single.  She can not meet anyone that she deems worthy enough to marry.

She is so desperate for this life in fact, that she is willing to spend her entire wedding savings fund to hire a matchmaker.  She submits herself to completing some humilating tasks in order to show Simon the matchmaker that she is serious.

This was a cute holiday story.  It was not the best one I’ve read this holiday season, but it was a fun, quick read.

I gave this book 3 stars.

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Shadows of the Stone Benders by: K. Patrick Donoghue

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Christmas Letters by: Debbie Macomber

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Book #78 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

I’ve read a few of Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street books and I have forgotten how much I enjoy them.  Debbie’s writing style is easy going and lighthearted.  This was a fun read.

Insta-love in YA books can be frustrating but in a short Christmas story like this, it works. Katherine, K.O. for short, is in between jobs and keeping herself busy writing Christmas Letters for people who don’t know how to write their own.  She has an eccentric neighbor and a crazy younger sister.

This was just a quick Christmas read but it was so fun!

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Small, Great Things by: Jodi Piccoult

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