There. I did it again. I fell for a book with a pretty cover, and now I want back the 6 precious hours of my life I wasted reading a book with loosely tied plot, an irritating and selfish protagonist, and unrealistic bland characters I couldn’t care less about.
An incredibly brave, kick-ass heroine torn between doing right by her family and pursuing her own dreams? Check.
Struggle for feminism and freedom? Check
A filthy rich, high society family with dirty secrets and skeletons in their closets? Check.
A fast-paced, cardiac arrest inducing mystery? Check.
Swoon worthy, bittersweet romance? Check.
If you like all of the above, then you are bound to fall in love with Jennifer Donnelly’s These Shallow Graves–an epic, thrilling, page-turner story about an elite young woman who gives up all the glamour of her high profile life in the pursuit of truth and justice.
I did. I really did. In fact, this book was so wonderful that I’m having an extremely hard time writing this review. How am I ever going to sum up the perfection this novel is in a 1000+ word review?