December 02, 2017

#BookReview: First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

 
It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.
A secret society – for the four of us.
The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.
We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that.
Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.
But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.
We wanted revenge.
We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to.
Our invention ratcheted out of control.
What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.
 





Alexandra Sirowy is the author of The Creeping and The Telling. She was born and raised in Northern California, where she attended a women’s college as an undergraduate and received her MA at the University of San Francisco. She is a voracious reader, the oldest of three children, an avid traveler, a record-holding high school long jumper, a gourmet cook, a feminist, and forever grateful to her parents for reading to her as a child. Alexandra lives in Northern California with her husband.



This book had a few things going for it.  A killer premise and a great few chapters as well as some great characters.  But as you really get into the story you find one that is bogged down in the past.  I understand that this was done to let us know about things. But, I wish that so much time wouldn't have been spent on it.  Izzy felt very dual and I really just didn't like her as the narrator the rest of the characters felt slightly underdeveloped as well.  This is one mystery/thriller that just fell short of the bar that I had set.  I do think that some people will love this story but it just wasn't for me. 



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