Before I Go To Sleep
This was one of those super hyped up books, especially in the blogging world. I'm really into mystery novels at the moment and this fit well into that genre. I liked the book, but I just didn't feel that connection with the main character Christine. I wasn't invested in her as a person so when the twists and turns occurred I didn't have that emotional reaction I'd hoped for.
This was an easy read and wasn't a chore, but at the same time it didn't live up to the hype for me. I found myself picking it up purely to say I'd read and finished it. If you've read this and know the story, you'll know the book is purposely repetitive but I was willing for something a little more exciting to happen. What I'm saying is, I'd have been happy for it to be 100 pages shorter and get straight to the dramatic ending.
We Were Liars
Another recommendation in the form of another twisted tale. This on the other hand left an impact. I was left confused and couldn't decide if I'd loved it or hated it. I think I loved it.
I adored the writing style and the quick, snappiness of this book. It was confusing to start with, to keep up with all the characters but as the book continues everyone seems to fall in place. I believed every word that was written and could imagine myself on this beautiful island, which was the setting for the majority of the book. It's ultimately a book about family and love and that no matter what your family will protect you even when they should hate you. It's also a story to remind you that everyone is human, no matter their background, race, religion, gender, that everyone deserves to be treat as an equal.