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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

I received Behind Her Eyes from Book of the Month a few months ago, and after finishing Night Film, another psychological thriller, I was ready for this one. I love the entire book-the characters, the plot, the authors writing style. And then I read the last three chapters and my love for the book deflated. I have never been so let down by an ending in my entire life. It's funny how just a few pages can ruin an entire book for you.

Behind Her Eyes follows Louise, a single mother who is stuck in a rut, and Adele, the new girl in town who seems to have her shit together. And of course there is a man. David met Louise in a bar one night and they shared an amazing kiss. David is married to Adele. Oh, and when Louise goes to work on Monday, she finds out that David is her new boss. Nothing awkward about that. It gets worse when Adele bumps into Louise and invites her to coffee and they become friends. But Adele makes Louise promise that she won't tell David about their friendship b…

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

I've had Night Film on my shelf for a little bit, and I finally got around to reading it. What attracted me to it originally was that there was an app that you could use on your phone to uncover clues; however, the app has since been removed from the app store (at least when it comes to Apple, I cannot speak for other phones). There is a website that you can go to, but I found myself not needing it, or want it. I liked the book on its own.

Murder or Suicide?
Night Film is told from the perspective of investigative journalist Scott McGrath, who has, over the recent years, become a bit of a disgraced reporter and divorced, and is now trying to make it by by occasionally teaching classes. The cause of his disgraced status is the reclusive film director, Stanislas Cordova. McGrath had tried to take down Cordova after receiving a phone call saying that Cordova spent his evenings driving around to school playgrounds and taking souvenirs. "There's something he does to the childre…

Anna by Kendare Blake

So it's been a good five weeks or so since I read a book; not a textbook, or a magazine article, but an actual book. I had started 2 books previous to this, but school took over my life, as summer courses tend to do, and although I attempted, I couldn't just pick up either book from where I left off. I needed something new to get the blood pumping again. After asking friends, flipping through my own books, and research on WhatShouldIReadNext.com, I came upon Anna Dressed in Blood. I'm a sucker for a good ghost story, so I decided that this would be the book to get me going again.

Anna Dressed in Blood follows Cas Lowood in his hunt to kill a ghost the locals call..well duh...Anna Dressed in Blood. Anna Korlov was brutally murdered in 1958, and the murder was never solved. Since her death, any unfortunate soul who wandered into her deserted Victorian would surely never see another day. Until Cas, that is. Cas himself is confused by the turn of events, not only because does …

Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

The Shades of Magic trilogy follows Kell and Delilah Bard through the worlds of Red London, White London, and Grey London as they fight unknown evils that are seeking to return power to Black London, a London that has been locked off from the rest of the worlds because it craved magic more than life itself.

The Story of the Magic
The world is set up like the pages of a book, and Kell is one of the few left who can travel between the pages. On one end, you have Grey London, that is dirty, boring, free of magic, and has a mad king on the throne. Red London is on the next page, and here magic is looked upon highly, as are people like Kell, who can wield it. And lastly is White London, a place that is constantly in turmoil as the people seek to overthrow the current ruler, and each ruler drains the city of more and more magic. Once upon a time, Black London was on the other side of that, but it was locked away after corruption threatened to take down all of the worlds.

Kell hails from Red…