“You Love Me” By Caroline Kepnes Review

Joe is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe. He gets a job at the local library—he does know a thing or two about books—and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle; he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old-fashioned way: by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town. The trouble is, Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s busy.

I was super excited to read this book because I loved the first two books in this series and I had high expectations for this book. AndI gotta say that this book didn’t live up to all of mine expectations for it.

After reading this book I gotta say that the series is going downhill, unfortunately. The first book in this series was amazing, the second book was less amazing than the first but still amazing and this book was just okay. Which is a huge disappointed to me.

The writing style is still amazing which really made me glad to see. Because the writing style in this series is really the whole spirit of why I like it so much as I do. The writing style is very enjoyable, super engaging and it really it makes you see everything you read in your head.

The plot in this book is good enough. But I gotta say that it could have been better because after all we are talking about a book series about the infamous Joe Goldberg. What I’m trying to say is that the plot isn’t good enough for Joe Goldberg. Of course, it had some good moments here and there but still that wasn’t enough.

This book reveals what happened what happened after The Hidden Bodies had ended and it really disappointed me what have happened after the actions in the second books. Because after I read The Hidden Bodies I was really rooting for Joe to finally have some happiness in this life.

In my opinion this book shows that Joe becomes too soft after becoming a father between the end of The Hidden Bodies and the beginning of this book. And that thing really annoyed me for whatever reason.

Also it seems like this character focuses more on other characters instead of Joe. And as you might think I didn’t go well with me. Because when I picked up this book I wanted to read more about Joe and less about other characters which not gonna be in the rest of the series or at least no gonna have major role in the rest of the series.

It also annoyed me that the author of this book had made Joe a victim at the end instead of the guilty one. And it also seemed like everything had turned out way too connivant for Joe without him doing anything major.

However, I’ve still enjoyed it and had fun reading this one. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed the first two books but still I’ve enjoyed it.

However, I think that this book will be the place where a lot of fans really fall away from this series. Which is sad because this problem could have been avoided if the plot was more about Joe and the monster he is rather than poor Joe who isn’t telling the full picture to his new obsession.

And the two twists at the end aren’t that good as they could be of they were presented to us in a different way.

I give this book 3 / 5

“Hashtag” By Remigiusz Mróz Review

“Your package is waiting for you!” Was the message that seemed to be a simple mistake. Tesa wasn’t expecting any delivery, she wouldn’t order anything online – and even if she did, she certainly wouldn’t have chosen to deliver to a parcel locker. If she didn’t have to, she didn’t leave the house. However, she decided to check the mysterious package – and it turned out to be the biggest mistake she had ever made. She fell into a spiral of events that would completely change her life

At the time of writting this review this book is only available in Polish.

This book is sort is sort of a mystery-thriller book. Which isnt that good as you may think. If you are Polish and you know that author you might assocaite him crime series which is somehow popular in Poland.

However this book is a good prove that some authors should get out of writting books in the genre which made them popular in the first place.

It is said that this book is pyschological thriller but it is far from it, if you want me the be truly honest with you.

There are dozens and dozens pieces in this book which doesnt fit in togeter. There are sort of jumping back and forward in time all the time. And there is some kind of two dimensions vibe to this book because of the fact that the jumping in time happens so often in this book.

The characters in this book are too flat to even be ranked somewhere on the character scal. Which really speaks for itself. Yes there are few characters in this book, but none of them are worth speaking of or even mentioning. You can’t relate to any characters in this book which makes it not easy to like this book

The psychological game in this book is okay but it is to poor written and put together. The beginning was good but when the game began to bring in more details and the jumps in timeline become more and more frequent it had just ruin the story a lot.

The thing with Twitter involvement in this book is pretty good, but still kind of cheap trick and use of the psychological game. Even the unknown number calls or texts would be much better in this book than the Twitter element.

The writing style is kind of a cheap. Of course there are times where the writing style really drags you into the story but there arent a lots of these times and these times also doesnt last that long as you would like.

The way how the author choose to present the story to us was kind of a cheap and boring. It almost feels like the author really hard tried to be Stephen King and Dan Brown at the same time. Which never will work if you know the work of these two authors.

Even if you are a fan of psycholgical books like myself, you wil have hard time vibing with the story or even liking it.

I give this book 2 / 5

“Hidden Bodies” by Caroline Kepnes Review

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Tindsel town he had blended in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever.  But will everything go as planned ? 

Let’s start this off with saying that this book is the sequel to “You” written by the same author. If you have been on this blog in the past you might know that “You” the first book in the You series is one of these books which got 5 out of 5 starts on this blog. Which isn’t something which happens often here. 

Going into this book I personally had high expectations for this book since the first book in this series got 5 out of 5, the first book got the ultimate score on this blog. This book lived up to the expectations I made for it but this book got 4 out of 5. 

This book is the second book in the “you” series, and it is just as mind-blowing as the first book in the series. But the thing in this book is that we have much more characters which are annoying at times but they definitely bring much to the plot itself. So it is up to you if you want to take that ride with annoying characters which should probably have been written better or presented to us in a different perspective. 

What some readers might not like about this book is that this book changes the goal of it. Because it starts with Joe being in love with a character named Amy, then he what’s to kill her and at the stuff happens between him, Amy and a woman in his life. But of course there are much stuff happening in this book between the first page and last page. Another point in the topic why sine people might not like this book is because of Joe’s character. The whole deal here is that, Joe in the first book had a very unique path of development. And it was very clear that he was a twisted, unique and very possible ill man who did a lot of irredeemable and horrible things but yet he was very likable character which you had something similar with. But in this book Joe feels like someone similar to the person he was in the first book but not the exactly the same person as in the first book. Its hard to explain this, but in this book something feels very different with Joe.

This book also leaked the second person narrative which the first book had. The first book was written from Joe’s perspective and as he was telling the story to Beck. But this book leaked that. This book was written from Joe’s perspective as the first book, but this one leaked the story telling to another character in the book as the first book. Some things needed to change, it is obvious but an author cant just erase one of the main things why the first book in this series was so hyped and so well liked.

The writing itself was better in the first book than it was in this book. But in the end I personally feel like writing style was fair for the book but it could have been just as good as in the first book. In the end the writing style was good.

Every character expect of Joe in this book seems like they could have been replaced with any stereotypical Los Angeles. Or in in other words  all character expect of Joe in this book is more or less these wannabe with interpersonal issues characters. But in the end it is up to you and what you like. If you ask me, then for 80 % of the book I didn’t have any problems with most of them. But yes they are  the stereotypical Los Angeles wannabes types. 

Joe is still a creepy, unsettling, and extremely unique character. But he was better described and presented to readers in the first book. But still he is the same character which you are not sure you should admit to liking. And there are a lot of parts in this book where you think to yourself “Joe, you smarter, sick, twisted bastard that’s a good trick”.

The plot itself might be annoying or boring for some people. Because the whole plot is more or less like “I’m doing this, I’m going after that person. Oh wait. I’m gonna go for this instead”. But I think that most of people who loved the first book in this series will find the plot of this book also interesting. 

Ending itself was too early. It almost seems like the author wanted to just be done with this book together with leaving us on a huge cliffhanger. 

The first book was very hard to put down but this one was hard to put down at most parts. I personally feel like the author should have put more work into this book and make it at least as good as the first book. 

A treat to us was to see how much Joe have changed from the first book. We can se a huge and clear character development in Joe, he was super interesting, charming and likeable. But there were much more to him in the first book. 

This book gets 4 / 5

"You" by Caroline Kepnes Review

100When a beautiful aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

This book is one of these incredibly creepy books, which you will either hate or love. Because this whole book is written from the perspective of a stalker.

The whole story is one of the most unique stories which I have reviewed on this blog by far and it is definitely the favorite. This whole book is so entertaining that it is very easy to dive into it and forget about everything.

This book is equally funny as it is terrifying. Because the main character Joe, is both a creep and the most charming character in a book I’ve ever read about. The best thing word which describes this book is “dark comedy”.

As mentioned above, this book was written from Joe’s perspective which means that we read both his actions and his thoughts. Which makes this book to even more interesting thing to read.

The writing style is amazing. The book is written from the bad guy perspective. Of course, the villain thinks that he is a good guy and everything which he is done for love. But of course, most of these things which he does are the very opposite of good. This book is just written so well that is almost impossible to explain it.  The writing style is perfect, because it has all these right things which a book should have. And it isnt cringe.

This book is so intense that I lack words to review it. There are so many factors in this book that it is hard to explain the whole book to you without spoiling anything for you.

Joe is exactly like a Dexter and Norman Bates in one person. Joe is so complexed character that he almost feels like a real human being.  This whole book is all about Joe and about his personality.  And having Joe as a narrator is just priceless. The thing that this whole book is written from his perspective makes you feel that he is talking directly to you as a reader.

There are times when you will feel guilty by simply reading this book but you wont be able to put it down.

This book really shows how easy it is to be stalked by a stranger by Social media.  But it also points out that it is very easy to misunderstand things and if someone is attracted to you or not.  However it also points out how  naïve and innocent some people are.

The whole story is super addictive, engaging and thoroughly thrilling. And there are times when this book goes to very dark places.

If you like pop culture references in books, then I have good news for you. There are a lot of these in this books, they are mostly comes from Joe. Which makes him even more a likably character.

However when it comes to the girl which Joe is obsessed with. She feels like a weak and not independent character. But there are times which she really shows her teeth and fights back.

Joe thoughts, lets talk about them for a second. There are times where his thoughts are so ridiculous that you just need to laugh.

This book also have some “Fifty shades of grey” type of stuff in it. You know these sex scenes which are described behind needed.

                 I give this book 5 / 5