Tuesday, January 24, 2017

#Review - The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti @Sourcebooks

Title: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
By: Chelsea Sedoti
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: January 3rd,2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Summary from Goodreads: A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn't mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie's life. That includes taking her job... and her boyfriend. It's a huge risk — but it's just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.



Review: I was really interested about getting into this book after reading the description. Murder Mystery in a sleepy town, that's always interesting. I found myself disappointed though. The main character, Hawthorn becomes obsessed with the disappearance of Lizzie Lovett, a girl who was popular in highschool, and decides to find out where she went. Right off the bat, Hawthorn runs into Lizzie's boyfriend at the dinner Lizzy used to work at and they form a friendship. I felt like that's as much investigating that happens. There is a lot of wandering around in the forest and talk about werewolves, but nothing really happens. Now if there really were werewolves in this story, then I would have been super stoked. 

The writing was good and the concept was good. I felt like it was a little slow at times. All together, I think someone who exclusively reads contemporary fiction would love this. It just wasn't my cup of tea. I gave it three stars since it didn't really capture my interest but was still a good read.


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