Now, let's change things up and start with the review:
Have you ever read a book where the main character endures so many horrifying instances, you read with one eye open? This was my entire experience as I sat down and read, in merely two sittings, griEVE by Lizzie Wilcock.
I, by no means, ever expected the story to have a happy-go-lucky theme or even a satisfying ending, but the exception dark story I was presented with was completely unexpected. This is a story where the girl experiences bullying, shoplifts due to peer pressure, a lost mother, depression, dysfunctional families –all in the same book.
The most horrifying part? How well these incidents were written. Although the book should seem melodramatic, maybe a little over-the-top at times, the writing stayed consistent and had enough happy moments (no matter how little and delusional) to even out the darkness. This is a pure example of a girl who is searching for her mother, but finds so much more, and only a minority is positive.
From the very beginning, I loved Eve and her tender, broken heart. I loved how she found happiness in other people, and found light in even the darkest characters. All of the people Eve befriends are the kind your parents warned you about. Yet, when we see these characters through Eve’s eyes, we experience a chilling perspective of the goodness in these kinds of people. The novel has no flat characters.
Along with the characters, the writing style accompanies the magnificent novel. Small actions reveal a lot about each character. The writing is concise, straight-forward, and extremely suited to a novel that is nothing less than honest, heartbreaking and blunt.
There is a lot of mystery. Prepare yourself for a thriller, for suspense, and the constant cheering you’ll do for Eve as you hope for her happy ending. If you are looking for a light-read, I wouldn’t recommend this. But if you are looking for a dark novel that explores YA issues in a non-judgemental perspective, then I invite you to read this wonderful book. This is a book in which I was disturbed, horrified, tearful… but above all, I felt honesty, which may be scariest of all.
|Click image to visit Ramisa's blog.|
Is griEVE by Lizzie Wilcock you'd like to read for October? Based on Ramisa's review, I think it's looking good. But before you go and grab a copy, let's get to know Ramisa a little more:
My name is Ramisa. :)
My favourite subject’s math, I love fluffy white rabbits and have an obsession with cookies-and-cream ice-cream. Currently, my favourite colour is white -orange being second- and am living in an ordinary world but dreaming way too big.
Anyway, this Blog is dedicated to resources (mainly writing/reading) I have found particularly useful over the years. It’s also a personal Blog with updates on my writing, and sometimes my extremely boring life.
Leave me a comment! They make me happy. ♥
You heard the lady, leave a comment. We will love you for it! Then enter the GIVEAWAY:
It's sponsored by the Momager!