Whisper Of Reviews – The MURDER Mystery Edition (so much stabby galore <3 )

Stabby fun, malicious murders, and bloody knives is 100% my type of story!

I AM NOT A PSYCHOPATH. Though I do enjoy eating souls on an occasion! But while I do not want to kill you (just yet…) I love reading books that are full of violence but mysteries as well! Can’t get enough of mystery!

 

Thank you to Dutton Books For Young Readers, HMH Books for Young Readers, Delacorte Press and Penguin Random House for the review copies!

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One of Us is Lying

 ONE OF US IS LYING
 Karen M. McManus 

★★★★☆

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One of Us Is Lying is a realistic contemporary which surprised me. The story is told by the 4 suspects, Brownyn, Addy, Cooper, and Nate. This book has a fantastic and intriguing premise which kept you glued to the pages.

It’s incredibly well-written, fast-paced and full of mystery. I read it fairly quickly and it takes no time in getting to the plot twists and action. It’s got a dash of romance in there so that was really great as well.

It didn’t exactly get 5 stars. I wanted a spark, to be blown away by the plot twist but I’m a genius? What can I say? I guessed half the plot twists and the character voices weren’t too unique either. Most stuff had already been said about this book so I’ll leave it at that.

ONE OF US IS LYING

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The Hanging Girl

THE HANGING GIRL
Eileen Cook 

★★★★☆

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DAMN, this book just ticked everything off. It’s good, compelling, hooking and just everything you could ever ask for handed to you on a plate.

  • Best friend who is this ball of awesomeness✔
  • Murder✔
  • Mystery✔
  • Plot twists✔
  • Little bit of physic power✔✔
  • Detective scenes✔
  • MC who is like Sherlock ✔✔✔✔
  • Hooking plot✔✔✔
  • Ice cream appreciation. ✔

    Basically, everything a good book is and I appreciate this book so much for doing what it does! It hooks you within the first pages, and it’s very easy to just fly through this book. Just when you think one plot twist has been revealed, another one is there. To be fair, I did guess the second plot twist but the first reveal was really quite shocking.What I just adore about this book is the Main Character, Skye who is just basically a marvelous liar and is like Sherlock (massive fan) with all her deduction skills. I admire characters like this who can know so much about a person just by looking at them. I was immediately in love with her and while the characters remain just likable, it’s easy to root for them and care about their story.This book filled its full potential but I just don’t feel it’s memorable and wasn’t as feel or mind-bending was I wanted it to be. I’m not head over heels in love with it, it’s just VERY VERY good and a book you should definitely get your hands on. It’s marvelously clever and has so many tricks up its sleeve.

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There's Someone Inside Your House

THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE
 Stephanie Perkins

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If I could sum this book up in one word it would be DISAPPOINTING. While this was horrific and creepy…it was also very underwhelming.

Does Stephanie Perkins know how to write horror scenes? YES, they’re very chilling, and creepy. They’re written fabulously and all the horror. It definitely got me scared a little and I liked that! The horror aspect was done 99% well.

BUT The characters just fell flat for me and all the backstories of ‘diverse’ characters were just dumped on us. I didn’t care for anyone at all and it was a little ‘MEH’. I didn’t FEEL anything for them and did not connect to them. The relationships were so dramatic and random and it all felt a little funny than scary.

Plus there is LIKE ZERO MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE. We find out the killer halfway through. Wow. Mindblowing.

I am just a sad grape. I got accepted for a really hyped book for an ARC! But everyone seemed so bland and Makan’s secret was so anti-climatic I want to just sigh. It was somewhat enjoyable but really…It’s a no from me. XD

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Daughter of the Burning CityDAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY

Amanda Foody

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That was seriously SERIOUSLY AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZIIIIINNGGGG. I FREAKING LOVED IT.

Hell, Amanda Foody knows how to write. And she knows how to write well. The vivid descriptions, the subtle hints, the way magic, and metaphors were used to explain certain aspects were amazing. She has crafted this world very carefully, sorting through plot holes and making sure every aspect of the world is perfect and makes sense. You can just see how much thought it has gone into this fabulous FABULOUS work.

THE PLOT TWISTS ARE TWISTY ON A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL. I don’t know if it’s just me, but those plot twists WERE SERIOUSLY SO TWISTY AND STABBY AND FUN. I did not see them coming they were BREATH-TAKING. Literally, I had to pause for a few moments to comprehend the twists. Foody is a trickster and genius, she sure knows how to bend your mind.

 

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This is mind-bending, magical murder and deliciously amazing. There is MURDER and stabbing and little chilling doodles. You’re confused half the time, you can’t breathe. It’s magical and the world is beautifully crafted.

Thanks, go read this now.

Let's Whisper

Have you read any of these books? Are they on your TBR? Do you love murder mysteries? Tell me one of your disappointing ARC’s/books. What hyped books have you been reading?

Ilsa - Edited

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14 thoughts on “Whisper Of Reviews – The MURDER Mystery Edition (so much stabby galore <3 )”

  1. These sound so good! Honestly, I hate horror stories. I just don’t like feeling afraid all the time, which is what happens to me if I read scary books. So yeah. I’d prefer a classic fairytale or something. But these still sound super cool!

    ~ Pip

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  2. I’ve heard of these but I haven’t read any because I’m not really a murder and violence person. But I do like the odd mystery, so next time I’m in the mood for intrigue, I might check out One of Us is Lying or something. Thanks for the reviews– I live mini ones like this!

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  3. GREAT reviews here! I have heard a couple of people feeling the same way about that Stephanie Perkins book… It’s too bad, really – it sounded so promising, I’m sorry to hear it felt a bit flat, especially when it comes to the characters. Characters need DIMENSION and they are SO important.
    Also, I SO want to read Daughter of the Burning City now, you makeit sound SO fabulous?! I’ll add it to my TBR right this second!

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  4. This is perfect! I want to read more mysteries this October for ~~spooky vibes~~ and I’m definitely interested to immerse myself into the horror genre too. Thanks for the recs! 😀

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  5. I need to read these books! I’ve read one of us is lying a while back and really enjoyed it, but I’m so excited for the hanging girl because I’ve got a copy from netgalley and seeing that you liked it has made me want to read it right now!! I love reading horror and mystery books so I’ve definitely got some rec’s from this post! Thanks 💖

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  6. I’ve read One of Us Is Lying and I really loved it! It was my first murder mystery/thriller and it was such a nice surprise. (but also not nice because murder). I gave it the same rating as you for a similar reason. Daughter of the Burning City sounds SO good – I really need to read it! 🙂

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  7. Ah, so glad you enjoyed so many of these! I have an e-ARC of The Hanging Girl (don’t know if I’ll ever get to it in time, though) and I’ve heard great things about One Of Us Is Lying which makes me really happy! I loved Daughter of the Burning City, so I’m glad you loved it as well! I was originally excited for There’s Someone Inside Your House, but I’ve seen negative reviews about how it’s all about the romance, so I think I’ll take it off the TBR!

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    1. I hope you get to read The Hanging Girl (it’s quite an easy read) soon, hopefully before the release date? One of Us is lying isn’t…THAT AMAziNG but it’s still a really really good book, just not fangirl worthy. oh I AM MADLY IN LOVE WITH DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY. LIke I kind of need Ace of shades right now. I can’t get enough of her books. There’s Someone Inside Your House is nothing special and i honestly wouldn’t recommend it.

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