Goodreads The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness. With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. This is my first Brenna Yovanoff book.
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A finished copy was provided by the publisher for review. Hannah has been seeing visions, glimpses from the victims. If Hannah is the main character, then Lillian is the second. Goodreads — Buy it. There were hints of blood, bruises and cuts but never anything that would cause vertigo over the disturbing killings. Loved your honest review. Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff We had the beginnings of a romance and it was alright as he was just alright. Niki January 21, at 2: Well rounded and added diversity to the story.
I found their relationship touching, and loved that there was much more focus upon yovanoft than usual. What made him go that far? I was a bit bored and was wondering if yoovanoff I should just stop listening and get back to it at another time. She also has a side to her, a hidden depression, that only her dead friend and the reader gets to glance at. Mitch knows his life is on the verge of big changes.
The moment Hannah recognized that the murders are being committed by a serial killer was one of the most exciting for me, Valentinw love and all. I have to admit though, that I was both relieved and disappointed that she opted not to write the scenes of the crime descriptively. Beth Rodgers, Staff Reviewer. Paper Valentine I dread issue books, they make me feel claustrophobic and depressed, but Yovanoff wrote about anorexia without making me feel suffocated or overwhelmed.
He was looking valenntine my shoulder, and animals can sense better than humans. Yovanoff brings strength in her characters and it stays consistent for the whole story. If you look closely, this is the same Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales. Already have an account? As it was I remained ambivalent towards underdeveloped Hannah and annoyed at unsympathetic Lillian for sticking around. Overall I suggest this as a suggestive read. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal.
It was very disappointing. Through Fathoms Dark and Deep. Nov 08, Laura rated it it was ok Shelves: She was meant to be disconnected to the world around her, while trying to separate herself from Lillian and her life before her death.
Eventually, of course, the serial killer catches up with Hannah and Lillian and Finny. TOP Related Posts.
A finished copy was provided by the publisher for review. Hannah has been seeing visions, glimpses from the victims. If Hannah is the main character, then Lillian is the second. Goodreads — Buy it. There were hints of blood, bruises and cuts but never anything that would cause vertigo over the disturbing killings.
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
I put your sophomore effort, The Space Between, on my list of books to check out but it never quite happened. There are so many books out there; sometimes I lose track. But when I was offered the opportunity to review your new novel, Paper Valentine, I leapt at the chance. Hannah Wagnor is one of the It Girls.
Shelves: favorites , young-adult , i-see-dead-people , contemporary-fiction , murder-mystery , amazing-writing , cover-lust , own-a-dtb , best-of , reviewed-in Its no secret that I am an obsessive person. I like my world in neat little drawers, where everything has its own place and its own name and theres no clutter, confusion, or a single unnecessary item. Hi, my name is Maja and Im a control freak. Can we still be friends? Therefore, my huge love for Brenna Yovanoffs books is a bit of a surprise, even to me. Shes an author whose books cant be properly placed or categorized. Paper Valentine is a book about a serial killer.
REVIEW: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Ariel loves the local news in the same practically manic way she loves most things. I can hear my mom flirting with my stepdad in the kitchen, arguing over when to stir the rice. The sound of their voices comes in from far away, hissing and buzzing like the signal is fuzzy and I just need to adjust the antenna. On TV, the anchors are looking serious, shuffling their papers, and I get up to go get a glass of lemonade. I already know how the news lineup is going to go. Instead of the usual graphic of the angry cartoon thermometer, though, the one for the breaking story is a stock photo of yellow crime tape. I stand with my elbows propped on the back of the easy chair to watch.