Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes | Review

Title:Hidden Bodies (You #2)
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Release:February 23rd 2016
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Format: Hardback
Where to find it: Amazon | BookDepository
Series: Yes - You
Summary: Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.
In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice… (goodreads)

Being the second book in the current duology (hoping there will be more) I really enjoyed it. Usually the second book in a series doesn't do the first book justice. But this one I think it did. Although, I still really like the first book in the series this book still didn't disappoint. The book was just as twisted at the first one.

I don't really need to make any warning that this book is not for children or how violent this book is. If you read the first book. In the first book we follow the main character Joe Goldberg has we see his obsession with Beck. In this book we follow right where the first book left off.

What I really enjoy in this book was that it didn't really do the same thing it did in the first book. It was different. It went into a different path than the first one and I enjoyed that the author explored that.

Another thing that I really enjoyed in this novel was all the references to current culture now. I have read some reviews of the book of people really not enjoying that from the book, however, I really like that. (I am such a nerd) I really love when books set in current time reflect the culture of today. Specially since I love fandom so much. I think it will be one thing that people may not like that aren't to found of pop culture.

One thing that this books made you really thing about is who you are rooting for. These books are really disturbing and the fact that you are routing to the disturb killer makes you question your morals. But that is what I love about the book. The author get's you inside the character and makes you see that things are not all black and white. There is more to a person that just being crazy. There is reason behind some of their weird logic.

If you are yet to read these book I recommend them if you don't mind reading about killers. Also, there is explicit scenes, adult content, and language.

If you read the book what are your thoughts? Do you wish there was more in the series? Is there books you recommend that are similar to this book?

I recommend "The Girl in 6E" by A.R. Torre I have only read the first in the series. But hope to read the others in the series.


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