Follow Me Back β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†Β½

I love the cover. I love the format. And I love the alternating viewpoints. But I don’t love the third viewpoint or where it gets added.

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fastβ€”like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

Follow Me Back was everything I wanted with experimental formats. Conversations are formatted to look like tweets, the accounts actually exist online (see @TessaHeartsEric and @EricThornSucks), the platform itself is used correctly and not altered for the sake of what is needed for the story, and the police transcripts add just the right amount of tension.

I loved all of that.

Follow Me Back accurately depicts the real struggles of those with anxiety disorders. Geiger did a wonderful job with Tessa’s character, always showing her high levels of anxiety and letting us know her feelings on it. There was a never a moment when Tessa didn’t acknowledge that her anxiety was irrational.

These characters are their own, which is so important given the viewpoints are short and we switch from Eric to Tessa after as few as two paragraphs.

When Tessa and Eric’s relationship starts to get serious, we finally get the third viewpoint. And – I think it could have been left out. When I got there-I had no interest in this new character, and only a few sentences in I had strong suspicions as to who it was, and I was correct. I don’t like being correct when I read thrillers – it takes all the fun out of it.

I very strongly recommend that this book finds its way to your shelves, even with its extra character. You won’t regret it.

Fly by Night β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Definitely one of many books I have requested based on a good description and an awesome cover, but definitely not one that I would recommend.

King’s Cage β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

So not that long ago, I posted Full Series Stop, in which I was talking about how the preview for this book was making me less excited for it. I would now like to apologize for letting my enthusiasm wane. We waited forΒ King’s Cage and Aveyard delivered.

Stalking Jack the Ripper β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

A thrilling mystery with a terribly wrapped up ending. But most of the book was amazing and a great approach to popular period of history.

Carve the Mark β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

carve-the-markI was so excited to getΒ Carve the Mark, especially since I lovedΒ Divergent and I am an enormousΒ Star Wars fan. ButΒ Carve the MarkΒ left so much to be desired that I put it on my #DNF list when I was a quarter of the way through the book.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

25546710Bitter, bored, and sarcastic-Lizzie Lovett is a girl after my own heart. Want to go back to high school and talk to You: Senior Year Edition? Great. Because she’s in this book.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

25546710Bitter, bored, and sarcastic-Lizzie Lovett is a girl after my own heart. Want to go back to high school and talk to You: Senior Year Edition? Great. Because she’s in this book.