It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks that Mia and Brynn killed their best friend, driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn, a magical world that the three girls imagined themselves into until it turned twisted and sick and deadly. Unable to explain what really happened to Summer, Brynn and Mia have both found different, painful ways to hide from a world that hates them—a world that will never feel magical, or safe, ever again.
On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as past and present, fiction and reality, begin again to intertwine, Brynn and Mia must confront painful truths they tried for so long to bury—and face the long shadow of memory that has been waiting all this time.
In this engrossing, twisty novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver weaves an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships. (From Edelweiss)
Thank you Harper Teen and Edelweiss for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.
Pretty Little Liars fans, you are going to LOVE and devour this book. The whole time I was reading this, I kept thinking of the books, and the t.v. show. I thought it was a really fun read, and I enjoyed the mysterious ride that it took me on. It was a great teen whodunit, and I was pleasantly surprised with the ending. I read this book without trying to figure out who murdered Summer, I just wanted to sit back, enjoy the read, and let the ending come to me. I had been highly anticipating this book, I’ve loved every Lauren Oliver book that I have ever read (which is all of them) and this one was no different. I also really enjoyed the book inside a book aspect, I think it was clever, and executed very well.
I loved the dynamics, and power struggle between the three girls. They were all so different from one another. Where one was weak, the other was strong, where one was quiet, the other loud. They balanced each other out, and in typical teenage fashion, loved each other one moment and hated each other in the next.