My sister just got back from an amazing vacation in Cuba and she just sent me this fun note (and TWO reviews!!) Both of these books sound right up my psych-thriller alley AND SHE LOVED THEM!!! Usually she’s here at my place around this time… and writing the reviews from my house, so I’m thrilled that she stuck to tradition (for the most part). 😉 *snort*
Johanne: I felt like doing something fun today so I decided to write a review for your blog. I read two books while on vacation. So here is the first review.
Review by Johanne Pearl Couturier
Thank God for vacations!!!! My job as a Mortgage Broker keeps me quite busy and what I read is usually self development books as well as books related to my work. BUT! I do enjoy reading like crazy and I decided to treat myself to reading two books while I was on vacation in Cuba. Books that I had bought during the year especially for my next vacation… and one of them was Final Girls. What a SURPRISE!!!
Why such a surprise? Because the excerpt was talking about girls who survived a carnage, each in their own time, and I am not a fan of horror movies as much as my sister Maryse. 😉 I like suspense much more than horror… well I got exactly THAT! Suspense all the way! And at the end? I NEVER, EVER saw it coming!!! I love that, don’t you???
Quincy is exactly the kind of girl you want as a friend. She’s so sweet and she loves baking for her blog. She seems so normal because she’s trying her best not to “lose it” after everything she saw and gone through 10 years ago… ok so she drinks a bit too much at times… she needs her blue pills to calm her down, but she seems to live a normal life after all… because she forgot.
Yup, her brain just erased so much of that dreadful night that she can believe herself as normal. She wants a normal life, she has a nice apartment, a very considerate boyfriend… and such a HUNK of a policeman to run to when she gets anxious. He is the man that saved her that night. When she meets him, he never touches her, but he cares, deeply, she knows… Damn I wanted that policeman to be MY boyfriend! I understand though how she was feeling awkward around him. He is her personal hero, but he also represents something she desperately want OUT of her life.
She does not remember much of that night, and she wants to keep it that way or forget even more if possible. That will not be the case of course… and we discover everything slowly… one memory at the time… and it is soooo good!!! The rhythm of the book is perfect! My boyfriend could not believe how fast I was reading. I told him “I have to know what is going to happen next!”
OH! I was about to forget Samantha, Quincy’s new friend… what a character! I believe we all know someone a bit like her… dark… a bit wild, well more than a bit, with whom “things you never thought possible of doing in your lifetime” just happen when you are with her, putting you into deep sh… and making your life go upside down. Even with all the bitchy things she does, I still could not hate her. Damn, I even liked her!
She’s the reason Quincy’s somewhat normal life exploded to smithereens, for OUR enjoyment. It is a REAL good read. Enjoy!!!