Book: All These Bodies Author: Kendare Blake Pages: 304 Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller Age Limit: 12- 16 Yrs
Aspiring journalist Michael Jensen, desperate to escape his small-town life, can hardly believe it when the Bloodless Murders come to sleepy Black Deer Falls, Minnesota. Or that his father, the sheriff, located the only suspect: fifteen-year-old Marie Catherine Hale.
Tiny Marie doesn’t look capable of committing the grisly, inhumane attacks that are gripping the nation. At least, not on her own. With Marie refusing to talk to anyone but Michael, he agrees to tell her side of the story.
But how can Michael trust Marie’s confession when it calls into question everything he’s ever known . . . when falling for her lies, may cost him his life?
I was very excited to read this book. From the start, I was completely hooked to the story. The suspense was built up well and the plot was pretty solid. Until the end. The supernatural element was added and the story took a huge turn. Personally, the story was so gripping, but it all went downhill in the end. Also, at times the things were repetitive. Because of the ending, the whole story felt hazy, it left me with more questions than answers. I felt that the story was very stretched, for the most part, the potential lead for the killings and the main character’s conversations were going in circles which felt unnecessary. If the author would have changed the ending, the book would have been a hit. Because she did a great job with the base story plot and her writing style made me read more. My biggest question is: Did the story ever conclude? There wasn’t any conclusion as such.
What I Liked:
Writing Style: Hooked me to the story.
The story plot was built up well.
The story was fast paced hence read it in two days.
What I Didn’t Like:
The supernatural element ruined it.
The ending left me with more questions than answers.
Some things were repetitive.
There wasnt any as such conclusion.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments! Happy Reading! Rabhya.
Hello, Bookworms! Yesterday I had posted about Book Covers That Look Similar Part-1. I did a lot of research on why many book covers look similar. There are many reasons, so today I will be diving deep into this.
What do book covers represent?
They represent the book. Covers represent the genres of the book through art. For example, Contemporary Genre normally has book covers with graphical illustrations on them. Over the years the trends and designing methods have changed.
When trend waves hit, there will be the same type of design on every cover. For example, there was one phase where every cover had a girl showing her back and running. In 2020-2021 there was one trend wave of covers having vibrant colors and different patterns on the cover.
Covers are the number one marketing tool used. As I mentioned about the Contemporary Romance genre having graphic illustrations, that’s a marketing strategy. We did not see those 3 or 5 years ago. Some covers are similar to famous books like Sarah J. Mass’s books or Twilight Series. It is all done for targeting a particular audience who may love that genre.
Even though we say, Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover, it is a human tendency to get attracted by visuals and colors! Happy Reading! Rabhya.