The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Review

22557272Recommended for: anyone wanting a truly thrilling book

Read from August 02 to 11, 2015


Spoiler Review here


Okay, wow, this book was very strange. I had high expectations because of the comparisons to Gone Girl and I honestly didn’t like that I went into it knowing it would be similar. It kind of took away from some of the big things that happened in this novel.

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Review

19288043Recommended for:  lovers of mystery and thriller!!!!
Read from September 02 to October 01, 2014


Spoiler Review here


4.8 Stars


Oh my goodness.

So let me start off this review saying I originally had no intentions of reading Gone Girl. My movie-obsessed brother showed me the movie adaptation trailer multiple times and every time I would continue to say how creepy the movie looked and how I would never read the book/see the movie. But, oh my, I’m glad I chose to read the book!

I usually only ever read young adult novels, so because Gone Girl is an adult novel, it was very out of my comfort zone. But I couldn’t just stop reading it once I started! First of all, the book starts off like this:

When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. The shape of it, to begin with. The very first time I saw her, it was the back of the head I saw, and there was something lovely about it, the angles of it. Like a shiny, hard corn kernel or a riverbed fossil. She had what the Victorians would call a finely shaped head. You could imagine the skull quite easily.
I’d know her head anywhere. (page 3)

Um, talk about the most unusual beginning of a book I’ve ever read! Gillian Flynn had me intrigued.

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