Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#48

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

15839984Favourite quotes:

1. Don’t look at the shadows too long, or a demon might look back.

2. If you desired someone, if he comforted you, if you thought he might leech the poison out of your hear, was that love? Or only desperation?

Avalon (Avalon#1) by Mindee Arnett

17149396Favourite quote: Was the promise of freedom just something the desperate and oppressed clung to because they didn’t have anything else? Had it always been just a dream, a fantasy built up in the mind of  a boy forced to grow up too soon?

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

12787708Favourite quote: You don’t have to know someone your whole life to know them. Not really. Lonely is the same everywhere.

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

18052934Favourite quote: When you’re little, you think nothing bad can happen to you because if you fall out of that tree, a fireman will catch you, or a doctor will fix it–and if someone brings a gun to school, maybe it’s okay to engage in dangerous heroics because an ambulance will get there soon enough. Now here I am with a sheriff whose first thought after a murder is maybe I can pin in on that guy I don’t like. 

Uninvited (Uninvited#1) by Sophie Jordan

13645645Favourite quote:  Some wounds are deeper than death. If nothing else, I’ve learned that.

The Lure by Lynne Ewing

18052928Favourite quotes:

1. “Four can keep a secret if three are dead.”

2. Sometimes the right choice caused suffering for the people we loved. And that was never a good reason to back down from doing what was morally right.

3. “I think I’ve been looking at my life from the wrong way,” I said. “What if, when fate gives you something bad, it’s not to defeat you, it’s so you’ll see the problem and do something about it.”

Book Review: No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

18052934No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Contemporary and Young Adult

Release Date: January 7, 2014

Pages: 384 (Hardcover)

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Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.

Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.

First of all, I would like to thank the publisher, HarperTeen for giving me an ARC of this book to review. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! All right, now for my review.

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My reaction to this book from beginning to end.

Was reading this book worth my time? Nope, not at all. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve read a stream of serious topic books lately that I had high hopes for this one but it fell so flat. Flat on its ass. I can’t count how many times I’ve fallen asleep while reading this.

The writing style feels too forced and awkward which made Kippy too awkward to even try to like. Readers are constantly told that she watches many TV shows and journalists yet she’ s constantly making childish mistakes while investigating crime scenes. I felt like the author was trying too hard to make the killer mysterious that she didn’t care that kippy is a horrible character who leaves her car in front of crime scenes, gloats about all the secrets she knows to suspects, and leaves evidence where people can just take it. I mean, come on! Did I mention that she treats her super nice dad like shit? Because she does every time she’s around him. In the story, there are a few eyebrow raising scenes because of the way they’re handed as jokes, whether it was Hale’s intention or not, it’s angering and disgusting the way abuse and mental illness es are treated in the book.

The cover is so creepy! I love it. That’s all I liked about this book.

No One Else Can Have You feels like a complete stupidly boring joke that’s more awkward satire than gritty and dark. I don’t recommend this to anyone unless you enjoy boring stories with a pretty predictable killer. Mystery novels should never be read one after another or else trends are easy to spot. I have learned my lesson.

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