Book Review Of “Providence” By Caroline Kepnes @Booksparks @Popsugar #SRC2018

A propulsive new thriller about the obsessive nature of love when an intensifying relationship between best friends is disrupted by a kidnapping.

Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words to tell one another the depth of their feelings. When Jon is finally ready to confess his feelings, he’s suddenly kidnapped by his substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity.

Mourning the disappearance of Jon and facing the reality he may never return, Chloe tries to navigate the rites of entering young adulthood and “fit in” with the popular crowd, but thoughts of Jon are never far away.

When Jon finally escapes, he discovers he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to protect Chloe and find the answers to his new identity–but he’s soon being tracked by a detective who is fascinated by a series of vigilante killings that appear connected.

Whisking us on a journey through New England and crashing these characters’ lives together in the most unexpected ways, Kepnes explores the complex relationship between love and identity, unrequited passion and obsession, self-preservation and self-destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two. (From Goodreads)

Thank you Booksparks for sending me this book as part of #SRC2018 below you will see my very honest review. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 2 out of 5 Stars.

Sorry guy, but this book did absolutely nothing for me, I was really enjoying the first few pages, especially one Jon disappeared, but once he came back I lost all interest. This book was WAY too out there for me, all the references to H.P. Lovecraft went over my head (If you have read his works, and enjoyed them, than I’d absolutely recommend you read this book)

I do not feel the synopsis adequately describes this book, I know this is going to sound terrible, but the synopsis makes this book sound amazing. I think this was an instance of buzz words, jargon, and hype,the pages inside just couldn’t measure up. I didn’t get the love, the passion, nor the obsession, which is really the reason why I initially wanted this book. I could be an unpopular opinion though, so please if you have any interest in reading this, do it. Like I’ve always said, for every one reader that doesn’t like a book there are five people who will.

I also want to add, this was my first Kepnes book, and I’ve been told that this is nothing compared to YOU and HIDDEN BODIES, and that those books are incredible, and to not let this one deter me away from reading those. So I really need to read those two.