Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Review: Paper Valentine

Title: Paper Valentine
Author: Brenda Yovanoff
Young Adult

    The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.

    For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

   With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

My Thoughts:

This is yet another book that I mislead myself when reading the summary or the summary mislead me. Either way I hate to say this book could have been better. I happily read, just waiting for Hannah to do some mystery solving but nope nope nope, well, you know, nope. There was so much left unfinished (when you read it you should understand what I'm talking about) and I hated that to be honest. I expected more mystery but Paper Valentine handed clumsy romance and some hard to get use to similes. Don't get me wrong I like comparisons but the whole "like, like, like ,like, like" x20 or so is something I personally can't get use to. But I did like the moments she had with her deceased best friend and often what was said between them. That's mainly why I kept reading.

My Rating: 3 stars

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