The Box In The Woods! #bookreview

Don’t Look Inside…

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book: The Box In The Woods
Author: Maureen Johnson
Pages: 400
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Thank you Harper Collins for sending me The Box In The Woods. This book is a companion to the Truly Devious series. You don’t need to read the other three books to read this one. But, personally, you should not miss the awesome trilogy (so read it :D)! You can find my review for the trilogy here>> Truly Devious Trilogy.

Stevie Bell is back at her home after solving the infamous Ellingham Case. But she receives a message from the owner of The Camp Sunny Pines formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls. In 1978, four camp counsellors were killed brutally in the woods and left in a box written SURPRISE. Jumping to the present, the owner of the camp wants Stevie to work on a true-crime podcast with him on the Box In The Woods case. Stevie comes to the camp with her friends to solve the case, but evil has returned to the town again and this time Stevie has to solve the case to make out alive…

This book blew my mind! In comparison to the other three books, this one was grittier and in-depth in the case this time. When I had almost reached the ending, I kind of guessed the killer, but the writing style definitely confused my suspicion. This is a quick read, I didn’t even realize till the end that I had consumed 400 pages of awesomeness! There is an aspect about the Nutshell Studies, which was so interesting to read. I am in awe after reading the ending, so precise didn’t leave any loose ends, it hit directly to the bull’s eye! The characters have developed and are mature. The best part is that there are chapters that talk about the past, where the murder is happening and then we jump back to the present, where Stevie is trying to solve the case. Higher risks are being taken by Stevie and her friends this time, which can also cost them their life. So many secrets are coming out about the town and the people. Things are continuously happening in this book, so it was not boring at all! I love the mysterious writing and would love to read more books in the Stevie Bell series! This book is very addictive and I highly recommend reading it!

Happy Reading!

How I Became A Reader!

Books I Bought on March 2020

Hello everybody! Today I will be sharing my reading story, it was the day when I realized that it is the best thing to lose myself in books!

I have been reading books since I was 10 years old. But, I wasn’t an extensive reader at that time. I enjoyed reading Sudha Murty and Roald Dahl books. I read those books but never connected with them emotionally. I still hadn’t found “The Book” that will start my reading journey!

Then it was the year 2019, where I was sick at home and didn’t go to school that day. I was resting the whole day and was bored. I remembered that my friend had recommended me a book named The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and hyped up about it. I downloaded the book and started reading it on my phone. The whole afternoon I kept reading the book and didn’t even realize getting engrossed in it. By night, I was finished with the book and I remember being in awe after reading the ending. I was shocked that a book could affect and move me. After reading the book I discovered the movie adaptation for the book. I watched the movie and loved it even more. For a week I was in the phase where all I did was fangirling about the characters. After being back to normal, I found out other books from John Green and bought Turtles All The Way Down. After reading the book I started craving for more books and my reading journey started. Till the end of 2019, I borrowed books from libraries and friends. I also discovered Booktube and saw that people were talking about my favourite books on YouTube! After watching many booktubers (HaileyInBookland, JesseTheReader, Polandbananasbooks, etc.), I made up a list of books that intrigued me and decided to buy them soon.

Jumping to March 2020, my final exams were over and by now I had ordered the books to read in my vacation. I bought 10 books and read them in one month because I knew my school will start in April. But, then the world was hit by a deadly virus and everything shut down. In the lockdown, I read many books and my love for reading kept growing. My family and friends have helped me to start my reading journey by encouraging and supporting me!

Reading books has definitely affected my blogging too as when I had started writing, I only wrote about my life experiences. After falling in love with reading and finding out about the book community, my blog shifted to writing about books. Reading books has been a path for me that has helped me grow in every aspect! Would love to read your reading stories in the comments!
Happy Reading!