I saw this tag on SophieReads and she said anyone is open to do it…. and I am not about to let this opportunity fall! I have been obsessed with Pokemon Go. My town has grown a strong sense of community because of this app. It is just absolutely crazy, so let’s get to the actual tag!
I’ve been posting about this constantly, but yes I did read With Malice. I sort of came into the book uncertain because of the similarities with the Amanda Knox trial. A couple years ago I watched the documentary based on the Knox trial and when I read the description of With Malice I was on the fence. I understand creative differences, but I still felt the story was based off of Amanda Knox (I may be stubborn and ignorant).
“It was the perfect trip…until it wasn’t.
Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. She discovers she was involved in a fatal car accident while on a school trip in Italy. A trip she doesn’t even remember taking. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident.
As the accident makes national headlines, Jill finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. It doesn’t help that the media is portraying her as a sociopath who killed her bubbly best friend, Simone, in a jealous rage. With the evidence mounting against her, there’s only one thing Jill knows for sure: She would never hurt Simone. But what really happened? Questioning who she can trust and what she’s capable of, Jill desperately tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.”- Goodreads
Overall, With Malice is a great book. If I ignore my prejudice against the book then I loved it. This book was fast paced and wonderfully written. The characters are fantastic. Normal narrative is broken up by police interviews (which I love). So, so, so interesting to be able to read multiple character opinions on the crime. This is without a doubt a great book. I only wish it was more orginal. This review is short because I don’t want to rave about the book and I also am not angry enough to rant about it.
I’m super busy this week, so I just quick threw my thoughts together! Have a great Sunday!
Book Travelling Thursdays is a group on Goodreads where every Thursday there is a new theme and to participate you pick one book! From this book you show the cover it has in your country, your favorite cover option and your least favorite cover option! This weeks theme is a book where music is a big part of the story. My book for this week is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I am choosing this book because of the musical connections Charlie experienced with Sam and Patrick. I haven’t read any books where music is the main focus point, so this is the short cut I am going with!
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Books and a Beat and all you have to do is open your current book to a random page and choose a sentence or two to share! I have been reading With Malice by Eileen Cook for over a week now (book slump). I have so many conflicting feelings with the story line, but the writing itself is phenomenal.
Book Travelling Thursdays is a group on Goodreads where every Thursday there is a new theme and to participate you pick one book! From this book you show the cover it has in your country, your favorite cover option and your least favorite cover option! This weeks theme is a sequel that was better than the first book in the series.
So, I guess I have been reading a lot of books involving rape lately. They cut so deeply into my heart and I always find emotional strain with the damage left on the victims even if they end up with justice against their abuser. The Way I Used To Be was no exception and it is a wonderful book.
As many (or all) of you have probably noticed, Pokemon Go was released two days ago! I had a great time yesterday walking around my town to catch Pokemon. Some people are nervous about the hazards this app may cause if people do not glance up from their phones and check their surroundings. I agree with this, however I love seeing young kids and grown men walking around playing this game. This app is supposed to get you up and moving and along the way you get to see animated pokemon as if they were right in front of you. I love it!
I just think this is one of the most clever things ever made. And, it caters to people’s nostalgia.
GO out there and get your pokemon! (and join team Instinct)
Which book will be cherished and which will be banished? This is honestly the most excited I have been for a game of sorts in a long time. Thank you so so so much Johnathan for tagging me to do this! All you have to do is open your Goodreads read bookshelf and have it randomly sorted. Take 3 books at a time and choose one to burn, one to rewrite, and one to reread! Uh, Yes please!