All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
Welcome back to my world of reading books as though they were snacks. Or, brunch, at least. Today, I'm reviewing a book by Becca Fitzpatrick, with whose books I seem to have a love/hate relationship (Explained more further in the review).
Title: Dangerous Lies
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Part of a trilogy: No, it’s a standalone
Original publication date: 10th November 2015
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (Read September 2017)
Stella Gordon is in WITSEC and has to be uprooted from everything and everyone she's ever known. Her real name is Estella, but that's apparently too unusual and could draw attention, so some clever person had the idea of dropping the E and that makes it better/less likely to stand out?? Anyway. At least Gordon isn't her real surname.
There were one or two other things I could be a bit picky about, but overall these only drop half a star, not a full one, because...well, that was intense.
Obviously, there was the love interest but even though Stella and Chet were attracted to each other, things did go quite slowly. And they're in a small American town, so helped. Actually, I quite liked Chet. He really cared about Stella and respected her as a person, though was made for the words, Chivalry isn't dead. Not that there's anything wrong with that either.
Now, back to the plot. There was always the threat hanging over Stella because of the murder she witnessed- on the blurb, so not a spoiler- which became worse as the summer went on. There were enough twists that I didn't see coming, which made it enjoyable. Some I suspected, though it wasn't ever going to be 100% clear until we were told.
It reminded me a bit of Black Ice with things I couldn't predict- though both are completely different books- I think this is one reason why the standalones are better. As everything had to fit in one book, it didn't make bored. Which, quite frankly, by book 3 of the Hush, Hush, I was bored. I could have been a case of, it's me, not the book, but anyway. I recommend reading Dangerous Lies.
Reading something set in the modern world felt strange, since I've been living in fantasy worlds for my last few books. :) While I'm not a massive fan of the cover, I do like how the Danger and Lies are highlighted more, since that's a big theme.
Comment and let me know if you liked this book, or the other books by the author. Do you agree with me or have other opinions?
Happy reading, all the best.
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