Thursday, 25 July 2019

Escape Room by Megan Goldin

Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.

In the lucrative world of finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam are at the top of their game. They’ve mastered the art of the deal and celebrate their success in style—but a life of extreme luxury always comes at a cost.
Invited to participate in an escape room as a team-building exercise, the ferociously competitive co-workers crowd into the elevator of a high rise building, eager to prove themselves. But when the lights go off and the doors stay shut, it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary competition: they’re caught in a dangerous game of survival.
Trapped in the dark, the colleagues must put aside their bitter rivalries and work together to solve cryptic clues to break free. But as the game begins to reveal the team’s darkest secrets, they realize there’s a price to be paid for the terrible deeds they committed in their ruthless climb up the corporate ladder. As tempers fray, and the clues turn deadly, they must solve one final chilling puzzle: which one of them will kill in order to survive?

There are so many movies out right now about escape rooms and obviously Escape rooms themselves are really popular so I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I started this book but I did not!

I want to start off with the characters because nearly all of the characters in this book were unlikable. They were all selfish and brutal when it came to getting what they wanted but that is the whole point! We are not supposed to like these people. 

I dont normally enjoy a thriller but I really enjoyed this book because its just crazy!
The story had motivation and interest. I didnt guess the ending too much before it happened. 

I do wish that there was a little bit more focus on the clues and things but I guess that is not really what the escape room was about. 
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a decent thriller to read.

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison


Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous.
In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide.

But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.

I have never read a book by J.T. Ellison before and I always love to find new authors to enjoy. Good Girls Lie was exciting from the get go. It reminded me of wild child in the beginning but then the story took so many twists and turns that it truly was its own unique story. 

I liked the characters a lot, I thought Ash was really interesting and the way that the story was written allowed us to really get to know her quite well. 
The Girls at Goode were not just your typical rich girls (well some of them were) but they had a lot of personality too. 
I enjoyed reading from the POV of the headmistress, I think it gave the book a lot of depth and kept the story from being a bit long and boring. 

I don't normally read mystery books because they can't alway keep my attention long enough for me to finish a whole book but I didn't have that problem with Good Girls Lie. There was enough going on in the school that we didn't spend a ton of time dragging out descriptions or unnecessary conversations. I liked that the relationship/ friendship between Becca and Ash wasn't always easy and pleasant because that's real. Teenage relationships are often portrayed as easy but we all know that isn't true. 

I love that Ellison didn't drag the story out into a series because I don't think it needed it, I think the story was finished nicely (Well not nicely) with no loose ends which isn't always the case. 

I really enjoyed this book. I gave Good Girls Lie a 4* on GoodReads 

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Em x

Monday, 1 July 2019

Collide by Nicole Sobon

Three simple words were all it took to change their lives forever. 

Losing a loved one is hard. Learning to survive in their absence? That’s even harder. For Gemma Michaels, life had become difficult following her brother’s death, but the one thing that kept her afloat was the one thing she knew she shouldn’t have desired – her best friend, Ben. 
He’d made a promise to her brother – to protect her, no matter what. For Ben, that had meant that she was off limits. But then she slips and tells him the three words he’s been waiting to hear. 
Love happens when you least expect it. 

This book is the perfect example of short but sweet. I whizzed through this book which is exactly what I needed to get myself out of my reading slump. 

I loved Ben and Gemma, They feel like they are really genuine characters. We are almost instantly brought into their love for each other but it isn't actually insta love, these guys have loved each other for a long time. 

It doesn't hurt that Ben on the cover looks like Theo James. 

I love that towards the end of the book we are brought into some drama rather than chucking everything at us all at once. 

Hopefully I can get my hands on book 2!

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