I wasn’t kidding when I said Jane Austen gets an update — with the most unexpected sister. I’m not kidding about that either.
Have you noticed that there are more and more stories with kidnapped teens returning recently? Just me then? I still put one on the list below because the twists and turns sound absolutely delicious and I want to know more. Here’s hoping this one is as promising as it sounds — fingers crossed!
The third rec this week can be summed up thusly: BFFS forever. Until someone dies. And comes back from the dead.
What happens when the devil comes to town? A heatwave apparently. And accidents. And a possible catastrophe — which are pretty much all the ingredients
And last, twins. Conjoined — now separated — identical twins. And one assumes the identity of the other when she’s accused of killing someone. And it doesn’t stop there. Nope.
The Other Bennet Girl: Mary Bennet to be exact. My first thought was: Seriously, Mary Bennet? It sounds like a YA novel to be honest, with Mary finding herself and what she wants. I think there is much to be revealed about her, but I can’t say I’m not side-eyeing this as much as I am curious about it. BTW, notice how this is technically fanfic? Yeah, but it’s allowed, I guess. As opposed to what fans on the internet write. Alright, I might be a little grumpy about this. Ahem.
Good as Gone: A mother knows best, right? But what happens when her kidnapped daughter is returned to her and she has doubts as to whether it’s her. And, then there’s the private eye who I think is fuelling her doubts in a way. Or trying to help her find the truth. There’s the inevitable Gone Girl comparisons, which with the frequency of how it’s used could be a reason to run far away from a book, so I feel I should add this as a warning. (BTW, has Gone Girl fatigue set in yet?)
Loved her Madly: Glo and Cyn were BFFs in college going so far as to share a boyfriend — somehow. But that’s not the most delicious part: Cyn disappears one night in Costa Rica where they are studying and suspicion falls on Glo for 7 years, because at that point Cyn comes back. Where has Cyn been? Why is she back? And how does Glo resist punching her out?
The Summer that Melted Everything: The Devil comes to town in this book, in the shape of a 13-year-old boy. The Bliss family — apt name if ever there was one for a family that takes in the Devil — welcome him into the family, but oh the town, the town is another story altogether as strange accidents start to happen. There’s also a fanatic in the middle of all this and while writing this, it occurred to me it’s actually all rather random isn’t it? It’s Sal AKA the 13-year-old Devil that interests me because how he’s going to bring everything and everyone together? But, how? And who is this fanatic that creates a catastrophe but only warrants one line in the blurb? I feel like there’s a wealth about the town I’m missing out on in this blurb too.
False Hearts: Alright, we have (formerly) conjoined sisters, one (Tila) getting accused of murder and the other (Taemea) assuming her identity to investigate a drug syndicate in order to save her from a murder charge. AND then, you realise the cult they escaped from is tied to the syndicate. And it’s described as Orphan Black meets Inception…So much goodness in all this, and it’s actually the first in a series. I don’t know where this is going to go, but I WANT to try it!
What are you looking forward to from this list?