Sunday, October 12, 2014

You by Caroline Kepnes

Many thanks to Atria books and Net Galley for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Novel Synopsis(via Goodreads):

Love hurts...

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams.

Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect fa├žade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . . .

A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes’s You is a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.

This insomniac's opinion: 

Holy buckets! That escalated quickly! 

I have honestly never read a novel from the perspective of "the bad guy" that was so wholly engrossing before. I was drawn in slowly and was suddenly rushing through to the mad finish as though I was an accomplice. It felt dirty. Wonderfully dirty. 

Not my usual cup of tea by any stretch(and likely wouldn't be for everyone-vivid sex scenes, profanity, brutality) but I will not be forgetting this one for a while!

Worth staying up all night to read?

I cannot state enough that this novel was not for everyone, but I stayed up all night for sure!

Rating: 4 stars

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