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ARC Review : Jenny Sparrow Knows the Future

Book Title: Jenny Sparrow Knows the Future
Book Author: Melissa Pimentel
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Expected Publication Date: July 27th 2017


It’s been a really long time since I have read any chick-lit, so when I was offered this book, I was like, why not?

And why not indeed!

This was a good read. Light, fluffy just like your Saturday morning pancakes. I loved how it touched base in a comical way an important subject that we all (maybe not all?) went through at some stage in our lives.

Jenny Sparrow was all about planning. According to the calculated list she created when she was thirteen (laminated, mind you!), it’s time for her to get married. When her boyfriend proposes a break instead of a wedding, she goes off to join her best friend for a girl’s time out in Las Vegas. This seemed to be the perfect gateway till she wakes up the next morning, married and to a stranger!

It was really hilarious to embark on this self-discovery mission with Jenny, to realize that sometimes, things do no work out the way we want it to be and that it’s ok for them not to. It was quite amusing as well to read how Jenny dealt with all those sudden changes that happened after one irresponsible drunken night and to realize that you cannot force love/marriage but rather they would somehow find you.

This is a perfect read to de-stress with, have fun and enjoy at the moment. I would not consider this one as one of my favorite books or one what I would remember in the long run. But hey! That’s just me as I’m not really into chick-lit or rom-com anymore.

Thanks to @penguinUkbooks for the ARC, which was given in an exchange for an honest review.

 

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ARC Review : Final Girls

 Book Title:Final girls
Book Author: Riley Siger
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Expected Publication Date: July 2017


I’ve been reading lots of mysteries/thrillers lately so I’m trying very hard not to compare them to each other as I think every book is unique on its own way.

Though I wouldn’t exactly categorize Final Girls as a thriller or added it to this genre. It’s more like a horror-movie-as-a-book kind of situation and I don’t think I’ve come across or read one of those before.

So it talks about Quincy, one who survived (with a partial memory loss) a massacre at an isolated cabin in the woods and is now called a Final girl just like two others, Lisa and Sam, who have been in the same situation years ago. They were bound to meet and be interviewed when one of them, Lisa, commits suicide. Sam suddenly appears and messes up Quincy’s almost perfect life after having convinced herself that she’s moved and on and over it.

I fell in love with the plot line as it had you guessing the whole time about what really happened at that cabin. Can we trust those around Quincy’s life? Can we even trust Quincy herself? I think this was the highlight of the book. It was such a clever way to mess up with your mind.
As much as I was thrilled by the story line, it did get a bit slow and frustrating at times. I did not like or connect to any of the characters. Riley tried to show Quincy as a strong women and a survivor but honestly most of the time, I just felt she’s weak and whiny.

I don’t think I’d mind recommending this book. It does have this unique flare about it and I’d ask that you’d give it a chance. You could end up loving it and adding it to your favorite list.
Thanks to @penguinUkbooks for the ARC, which was given in an exchange for an honest review.