GIFTED / Today I decided to post my first book review, and I think it is fair to talk about the very first book I have finished this year. Since I didn’t have much time to read and only managed to finish 4 books in January, I think there are chances I’ll cross/post on Book Dust Magic every review I write this year.
It Will End Like This was okay book to pass time, and I will leave you to decide whether you should pick it or not, based on my, and also on other people’s reviews.
About the book:
FROM GOODREADS /
For fans of The Cheerleaders and Sadie comes a psychological thriller that reminds us that in real life, endings are rarely as neat as happily ever after. A contemporay take on the Lizzie Borden story that explores how grief can cut deep.
Charlotte lost her mother six months ago, and still no one will tell her exactly what happened the day she mysteriously died. They say her heart stopped, but Charlotte knows deep down that there’s more to the story.
The only person who gets it is Charlotte’s sister, Maddi. Maddi agrees—people’s hearts don’t just stop. There are too many questions left unanswered for the girls to move on.
But their father is moving on. With their mother’s personal assistant. And both girls are sure that she’s determined to take everything that’s theirs away for herself.
Now the only way to get their lives back is for Charlotte and Maddi to decide how this story ends, themselves.
It Will End Like This is the first book I finished in 2022, but also the one I ended 2021 with.
I know, totally not important information, but still I look at it as fun fact (feel free to call me a loser if you want).
The book started good, with a tone that was so easy and also intriguing to follow.
Short chapters have the ability to make book seem like it reads faster, and the first person pulls the reader in characters’ heads immediately.
To make things clear, I was thrilled with the way the book started, and the atmosphere the author described through monologues and happenings reminded me of a brilliant novel called We Have Always Lived in a Castle.
However, the more I read, the more I despised Charlie’s inner thoughts, and since we are what we think, I liked her less and less, until I found her just… not my cup of tea.
Still, I could understand how all the things that happened could spin her head and awoke the anger and even madness inside her.
Her sister Maddie seemed like the stronger one, but on the other hand the author decided to focus mostly on Charlie, and explore her character and her inner self more, even if the book follows two POVs.
In the end, I just want to state that I hated not only one, but three side characters: the father, his new girlfriend and the new friend.
Books usually have one or two characters readers like to hate, so kudos to Kyra Leigh for creating not one, not two, but three of them, and if we include Charlie among them, we have a band of unlikeable personas.