January 01, 2018

#BookReview: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp ‏via @cursedreader

About the Book:

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.

Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger.

Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Mystery, LGBT
How I Acquired this book:
Overall rating: ★★★
Goodreads | Amazon
About the Author: Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and is an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, the founder of DiversifYA, and a founding contributor to YA Misfits. She lives in the Netherlands. Visit her at mariekenijkamp.com.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This one was very cliche to the point I almost DNFed It. 

Check out author's other books? No 
Recommend this book? No 

Notes and Opinions: I have to say that if I didn't really want to know what happened I would have DNFed this one.  I read it on Christmas Eve and I have to tell you that this is one of the most clichest books Ive read in some time.  The thing was just very disapointing.  I wanted to love it so much but the only thing that kept me reading was the mystery of what really happened! I had to find out and I didnt want to just skip to the end and maybe miss someting.  My biggest issue was the sexuality situation in this story in my opnion it wasnt done very well and could have just been skipped all together.  The next thing that killed my interest in this story was the main character. Corey was very one dimenional and I really didn't connect with her at all. 

Go Into This One Knowing: No Character Development, Bad LGBT Sexuality Respentation

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