Pretty Words Book Blog and Book Reviews

Book Blog and Book Reviews

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn *4 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me…   But it’s a good scare! A keep-you-up-all-night-anxiously-reading-because-closing-the-book-is-not-an-option kinda scare. If you thought Gone Girl was twisted, make room for Dark Places because this suspenseful thriller takes “freaky” to whole new level. I went in thinking I was fully prepared… I wasn’t.   This book …

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Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas *5 Stars* A fantastic, twisty little read! Ever since becoming utterly blown away by Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, I’ve been on a psychological thriller kick, relentlessly searching for my next suspenseful, twisted, yet still plausible read. I believe I have finally found that in Dangerous girls. I think what makes books like this …

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Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers, #1) by J.A. Redmerski My Rating: 4.5 stars   Now THAT is how to make readers fearlessly fall for the bad-boy! Killing Sarai is an action-packed, unconventional love story that will undoubtably push your boundaries as a reader. Its bold setting takes place in a twisted world where kidnapping, …

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Epilogue (The Dark Duet, #3) My Rating: 3 of 5 stars This story is written entirely from Caleb’s emotional perspective. As the title suggests, this is not a re-telling of the first two stories, but a conclusion that offers sporadic flashbacks into Caleb’s dark past. While I didn’t necessarily dislike this addition, I found it extremely …

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In the Stillness by Andrea Randall My Rating: 5+ of 5 stars   This has easily become one of the most astonishing books I’ve read all year! Powerful, candid, and exceedingly emotional is how I’d best describe the beauty that is In The Stillness. “I exist. Right?” — This is the chilling opening line that perfectly sets …

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Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1) by C.J. Roberts My Rating: 4 of 5 stars   Beautifully disturbing! This book, if nothing else, makes you honestly and completely ‘FEEL’. Horror, disgust, pity, anger, lust, shame, hatred, love–whichever emotion it ignites in you, I promise, you’ll feel it to the millionth degree. There is nothing …

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Sempre (Forever, #1) by J.M. Darhower My Rating: 5 of 5 stars   Sempre is not your average feel-good love story. It is a gritty portrayal of various harsh realities and agonizing circumstances. Although my heart broke for the majority of this story, I enjoyed it immensely and found it both inspirational and humbling. I also …

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