Verity | Colleen Hoover
Well, I did not see any of that coming.
- This book was incredibly spooky from time to time and I couldn’t read it in bed some nights, depending on which part I was on.
- I’m learning that I just don’t trust any characters, ever. I think I’m genuinely bad at reading people and it shows.
- Again, I would like to restate that I DID NOT SEE ANY OF THAT COMING.
- Characters: 5/5. I swear, I could not figure these people out at all, and not because they were poorly written, but because they all had their own motives and were just so good at manipulating things as they needed them. Verity, man. She is just a whole thing. Like, please let me read an entire book just about her. WHAT WAS THE TRUTH? I still don’t know. Man.
- Plot: 5/5. This book, at various times, could have gone in so many directions, and it kept me on my toes the whole time. I was constantly wondering what would happen next, because I legitimately had no idea. Because you CANNOT PREDICT THIS SHIT. And I mean that in the best way.
- Setting: 4/5. I love books where the setting is a big part of the plot, and that was the case with this one. Lowen living in Jeremy and Verity’s house was a big plot point, and it enabled her to do some digging on what actually happened to Verity. The house was big and old and creepy, and it kept the characters very well isolated from the outside world while potentially in a lot of danger.
- Style/Voice: 5/5. I really liked the back and forth from present day to Verity’s autobiography. That’s a really interesting way to get insight into the other characters, and it also created a bunch of unreliable narrators, which I LOVE.
- Likeability: 5/5. Holy crap. I flew through this book. I was obsessed with it. Definitely going to read more from Colleen Hoover!
Overall Rating: 4.8/5.0
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