”When Life Gives You Lululemons” is the perfect light, summer read by Lauren Weisberger. It’s ultimately a story about friendship. I haven’t read the first two books in this series, but I can tell you I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The style of writing is fresh, snarky, and engaging.
The story is predominantly set in a wealthy suburban town. The women are shallow, privileged, botoxed narcissists all except the three main characters who maintain a refreshing ‘devil may care’ attitude. One of the best things about this book was the witty dialogue.
If you are looking for a fun summer read, I highly recommend reading this on the beach with cocktail in hand. 3 out of 5 ⭐️
Thank you to Net Galley and the lovely folks at Simon and Schuster for giving me a free galley to review. This book will be published tomorrow—June 5, 2018.
This riveting psychological thriller was unputdownable. It was completely engrossing and terrifying. At first I was reminded of The Great Gatsby. This book was full of glitz and glamor, narcissistic & self-centered characters, and colorful party scenes. I didn’t like any of the characters. They were all pretty awful, yet I couldn’t stop reading. Initially, Louise’s fascination with Lavinia reminded me of Nick’s attraction to Jay Gatsby, but it quickly turned much darker. This deeply disturbing psychological thriller was vivid and clever. An excellent debut novel. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Thank you to Net Galley and Doubleday Books for providing me with a free galley to review. This was a 4 ⭐️ read.
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This gruesome tale has me completely captivated from the very beginning. I rarely read books written from an antihero’s perspective, so this was a refreshing change of pace for me. As a long time fan of mysteries and police procedural books, I didn’t know whether this would live up to my expectations. I’m pleased to report that it far exceeded them! The characters were rich and complex, the language vivid and colorful, the story intriguing. I liked the way the story was partially told from a series of flashbacks. It added an element of interest to the story. Marie was a strong female character. It was interesting that my initial perspective of her was much the same as Detective Duncan’s but by the end of the story I felt like I knew her as a complex character, neither good nor evil but just unashamedly human.
This was was an excellent debut mystery novel. I highly recommend this. Trigger warning: The only thing to watch out for is grisly violence and explicit sexual abuse, some mild cursing.
4 out of 5 ⭐️
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