Book Review: Seven Minutes in Heaven

Seven Minutes in Heaven, a Lying Game novel

Reviewed by Jill

 

Synopsis-

Sutton Mercer had the perfect life, great friends, and a gorgeous boyfriend—until she was murdered. Then the killer forced Sutton’s long-lost twin sister, Emma, to pretend to be her. Emma has been living Sutton’s life for weeks now, frantically trying to figure out who killed her sister and why. But when Sutton’s body is discovered, Emma suddenly becomes the number-one suspect in her twin’s murder. Now she needs to find the killer before she ends up behind bars—or worse.

In this stunning finale to the beloved series The Lying Game, Emma finally solves her sister’s murder—but the killer will do anything to make sure that the truth dies with her.

 

Review: I reviewed the first Lying Game novel a few months back, and was so impressed by the originality of the book that I had to read the rest of them. I didn’t make sense for me to review every single one, I though it best to read the whole series first and then make a decision on whether or not it was worth reviewing in the end. And it WAS.

For all intents and purposes, Seven Minutes in Heaven is the last installment of The Lying Game series. There are two digital novellas that follow. The first is a prequel that takes place a year before Sutton dies called The First Lie (which I am currently reading), and the second is called True Lies.

But this is the book you want/need to get to. You find out EVERYTHING. It was one of the most compelling books I have ever read. Every single question I had, everything that didn’t make sense, is answered by the end of this book. Who killed Sutton? How, and why? You find out.

You feel a sense of really knowing the characters when it’s finished, and you’re glad you stuck with it through the end.

There are one or two books in the series that move a little slow, but this one grabs you from line one, and doesn’t let you go. I read this book in 2 days and it’s nearly 400 pages long (not terribly long but still I did leave the house to do other things during this time).

I highly recommend this book for anyone, especially if you are a teen or in your early twenties and ESPECIALLY is you like mysteries.

5 stars

 

P.S It would be my dream to interview Sara… so if you’re reading this and every want to make a woman happy.. please contact me ;-)

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Book Review: Me Before You

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Reviewed by Jessica Morgan

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Synopsis- Me Before You is the story of two characters that unexpectedly meet when their lives are interrupted and they are forced to consider a different future for themselves.

Louisa Clark has been leading a comfortable life in her hometown. Clark has her world challenged when the cafe she has been waitressing at closes its doors. Not knowing what awaits her, she takes a job, out of desperation, as a caregiver for Will Traynor.

Will Traynor had a big life in London; the perfect job, the perfect girlfriend, and adventure at every turn. His life is interrupted by an accident which leaves him unable to care for himself.

Throughout this story, you will be wondering who these character were before each other and who they will be after.

Review:

From the moment the story began, I felt engulfed in the lives of the characters. Louisa Clark is the average girl next door, content with what she knows; unaware that life could look differently. She has a lackluster career and a mediocre boyfriend until life intervenes and she is thrust into a new way of life. Her character is endearing and you root for her as you watch her discover, rebel, and create a new life.

When Will Traynor enters the plot, intrigue and mystery direct your thoughts. He previously had an adventurous life that many would envy, but now confines himself to his home. Traynor is complex and deeply broken by the brutality life can sometimes deliver. From the beginning of the novel until the end, you are captivated by the uncertainty of this character.

Each page unveils a new piece of the story that captivates you. The character development unfolds in the most delicious way, constantly leaving you hungry for more. The intersection of these two characters and their families is spellbinding as you battle with your own sense of right and wrong. Throughout the novel, you are constantly challenged to think about what sacrifices you would make for a loved one.

Louisa and Will steal your heart, then break it, and then make you fall in love with them all over again. Neither of them were the one the other one wanted nor saw coming, yet they were exactly who they needed. I found this to be a beautiful story about the complexity of love and life. As soon as I finished the book, I wanted to start it over again.

5 stars

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Review: Elasticity

Elasticity
by Tiffany Romigh
reviewed by Rian Montgomery

If you enjoy chick lit novels that are based around serious issues but still somehow keep that personal, readable tone that the genre is known for, then you will love Elasticity. We have three main heroines in this book: Brooke, a shopaholic who can’t seem to get her spending under control, which is a problem since she’s running out of money… and fast. There’s Whitney, who can’t seem to lose weight and keep it off, no matter what diet she tries – and she’s tried them all. Then there is Tripp, who can’t break her addiction to pills, which she basically needs to actually function.

It’s one month before their 10-year high school reunion, and all three women vow to one another that they will use that month to get their problems under control so they can attend the reunion at their best. Continue reading Review: Elasticity

Review: A Match Made On Madison

A Match Made On Madison
by Dee Davis
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Meet Vanessa Carlson, who’s making her mark as a top-rated matchmaker in Manhattan after leaving her mentor, Althea Sevalas. Taking everything she learned while being Althea’s right-hand, Vanessa launches her own matchmaking company and is on the verge of becoming very successful at it. After all, plenty of people in Manhattan need assistance in finding their soul-mate, right? Even though Althea is happy for Vanessa’s success, there’s a competitive undercurrent between them that rears its head one night after too many dirty martinis were imbibed at Bemelmans Bar. A bet is made between the two that includes Mark Grayson, a handsome, wildly successful and very confirmed bachelor Continue reading Review: A Match Made On Madison

Review: Beachcombers

Beachcombers
by Nancy Thayer
reviewed by Kelly Smith

When the lives of sisters Abbie and Emma Fox implode, they each return to their childhood home on Nantucket Island to lick their wounds and figure out their next move. Younger sister Lily has never left the island, taking care of their father Jim and the house which hasn’t left her much time to figure out where her life is headed. Their mother committed suicide when they were young and changed each sister in very different ways. These differences become glaring when they’re all under the same roof once again as each sister struggles with reconciling what’s happened in their lives with the unknown of the future. Continue reading Review: Beachcombers

Review: Hollywood Car Wash


Hollywood Car Wash
by Lori Culwell
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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I’ve read a lot of chick lit novels based on Hollywood and fame in my time and I have to say that Hollywood Car Wash is definitely one of my all time favorites. This well-written and fascinating story revolves around Amy Spencer, a small town girl from Michigan who wins a local acting audition that lands her a leading role in a brand new prime time drama TV show called ‘Autumn Leaves’ in Hollywood. Continue reading Review: Hollywood Car Wash

Review: For Better, For Worse


For Better, For Worse
by Carole Matthews
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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For Better, For Worse is one of the funniest books I have EVER read. Filled with hilarious and endearing characters, and mad-cap and suspenseful plot twists, I highly recommend everyone read this book, whether you like chick lit or not. An absolute gem of a book, taking place in New York City and London.

A quick plot synopsis: Josie finds out her husband is cheating on her with a woman in his office, and she flees to NYC to her favorite cousin’s wedding. Continue reading Review: For Better, For Worse

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