I used to be a huge reader. In fact, I often got flack for it because I constantly had my nose in a book – sometimes 2 and 3 started at the same time. But for awhile when I got all twisted up in my depression, I lost my interest in reading. And pretty much anything else. But, last month I started reading again and I can honestly say that I have missed it. I didn’t read as much as I used to. In fact, I only read two books. But hey, two is better than none.
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough: I picked it up from BookOutlet (hot damn, I love that site!) and thought that the description sounded really interesting. I had a hard time getting into it, mainly because I didn’t really click with any of the characters but the storyline was interesting enough to keep my attention and I’m glad I kept reading it because it actually had a nice little twist that I ended up really liking. To be fair, I guessed it fairly early on (or at least hoped that’s how it would turn out) but it was still a nice surprise. I also really liked her style of writing. Her prose is very flowy but also very concise. While this one won’t win any awards and it is a YA novel, it’s a great read for commuting or just to spend a lazy Sunday. I gave it 4 stars mainly for th writing format and that she did create a very intriguing “villain”.
Copy Cat by Alex Lake: This one I picked up at Barnes&Noble while waiting for my shift to start at work. (My current place of work is located inside a mall and I tend to cut through Barnes&Noble to get to work – bad idea!) I have a deep love for psychological thrillers, the creepier and the darker the happier I am. While this one sounded great on the back, it just didn’t deliver the way I was hoping. I really disliked the main character the more we learned about her and quite honestly I couldn’t get all that upset for her. I mean the things happening were definitely creepy and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, but it was hard to feel upset for her as for the person behind the mask … I felt it was rushed and the reasoning for their motives just seemed, well, kind of lame to be honest. It’s not a horrible read. Just not a great one either. I gave it 3 stars because it kept my interest and I did like the way the story was told (I like flashbacks).
Those were my February reads. Lets see if I can beat that paltry number in March! Anyone has a great psychological thriller to recommend me? I’d love to hear about it. Also what was the best book you read in February? Leave a comment and let me know!