(The Telling) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Alexandra Sirowy
The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur eAna and her group of friends are the likely suspects to the police knowing that Maggie is Ben sx girlfriend and hated by Lana The further they dig for the truth and to prove their innocence people connected to Lana are killed Soon Lana starts piecing together the stories Ben used to tell her as a child to the way the people are being killed Is Lana committing the crimes and blacking out Is she being framed for the murders Is Ben s ghost seeking revenge Those answers I did not know I typically do not read YA
Especially YA Mysterythriller But YA mysterythriller but Telling Is Exceptional Telling is Vermeer to Eternity exceptional it is a contemporary mystery it is about bravery discovering one s self and come thend being honest with who you are Despite knowing who the killer was Heaven to Betsy early on that did not lessen thenjoyment I got from reading this book It is twisted dark and crazy If you are So B. It expecting a horror novel this is not it it is a YA mystery that dips into thriller closer to thending The world building and character development is natural and rich with progression throughout the story and you can tell it was well thought out and crafted It is a book that will be hard to put down and in between reading you will be talking about it to anyone willing to listen I received a copy in Cabaret exchange for an unbiased review from the publisher All opinions are my own Crazy read Full review to come Edited for full reviewThere is something fun about a read that right from the start messes with you You know things aren t normal and there will be some wicked twists along the way and yet you still aren t completely prepared for them allven the ones you think you see comingThis was that read for me The one that kept me on dge constantly wondering constantly guessing and constantly turning the pages wanting I truly was surprised with how wrapped up in the story I became ven when I thought I had it all figured out This was well xecuted well played and well done if not bizarre strange and also crazy and I lapped it up until the very nd ARC copy provided by the publisher in Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice exchange for an honest review After Lana s stepbrother Ben is brutally murdered she finds herself withdrawing fromverything as she mourns until one night her l 25 starsI was beyond En plein coeur excited about this book The synopsis is intriguing and I couldn t take myyes off that cover I was definitely interested right away but then my The Bookshop on the Shore excitement just dwindled with the turn ofvery page Lana s inner monologue was bland and uninteresting I couldn t keep my interest and set the book down several times I could have Dance Real Slow easily walked away from this book not known the outcome and been just fine There are some things I didn t see coming and thending
WAS PRETTY SATISFYING BUT IT WASN pretty satisfying but it wasn The Art of Memoir enough Obviously by the reviews I m in the minority Huge thanks to Simon Schuster and Edelweiss for providing the arc inxchange for an honest review Life got a little crazy so it took me awhile to finish this but I really The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life enjoyed it I thought the writing was really strong it kept me guessing throughout thentire thing and the characters were interesting My theory about what was going on was so completely wrong it made me laugh This was a perfect book to pick up for the SpookAThon I m glad the hosts decided to make it their group book otherwise I may not have ver picked it up Reviewed by Hello Beautiful Book Blog Uniue ngaging story It was told in a manner that had me guessing if this was real or fantasy Lana seems like any other teenager a I asked him where they came from than once Where did your stories start He side stepped He pleaded imagination He went silent stood abruptly and left me in the blanket fort Stories ha. And home was idyllic she could tell truth from lies and Ben's childhood stories were firmly in her imaginationThen came after After has Lana boldly kissing her crush jumping into the water. Ve beginnings origins But what do they matter They aren t real Lana lived for her step brother Ben s stories Absolutely lived for them from the moment his mom married Lana s dad The two would get lost in make believe pretending they were the heroes who always defeated the villains The stories were dark and brutalplenty of different villains settings and plots One thing remained the samethe heroes Lana and Ben McBrook brave and always coming out on top Here s a secret though I was hungry for the violent stories the sheared off body parts the vengeful heroes as much as any boy could have been Two months ago Lana s life changed forever when Ben was brutally murdered by a man with
a red painted face The killer never found Lana is torn up with red painted face The killer never found Lana is torn up with unable to pick up the pieces She struggles to cope until one day she gets up and begins to live And this is where the book picks up With Lana hanging with the core at the spring They find the body of a girl at the bottom Maggie Lewis Ben s x and the reason he was driving the night he died The connection makes Lana a suspect while she wonders if the man with a red painted face came back to finish off Maggie making her ven adamant at finding the true killerIt doesn t take long for the bodies to begin piling up And Lana seems to be reminded of the stories Ben used to tell There s a strange connection to these murders and those stories leaving Lana wondering what is really going on Her pale form stands out against the night She has the look of a character from one of Ben s stories My throat tightens She reminds me of the lily pad maiden who was strangled by a mad king and left in a watery grave Here s the thingI may have PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition expected out of Ben s stories Expectations adjustedyou really only get references to these storiesnot the whole a story within a story thing like in We Were Liars I originallyxpected these tales interwoven into the plot but that s just not the case However we do get a YA contemporary mystery with shades of fantasy added in that have you uestioning if Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography everything is real or not until you know the truth The truth is a vindictive fuck I wanted out of the characters most specifically the members of the coremainly Carolynn andven Becca which I know she touched on I wanted so much out of their shared history Their mother s friendship I m not sure why it intrigued me but I felt there could ve been a fascinating female friendship to read about And there wasn t The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, enough here It s odd saying there wasn tnough when my other biggest complaint is the length of the novel It wasn t necessary and only contributed to a slower pace A good amount could be taken out not harming the novel I promise you I liked thisit had it s faults But still a good read The writing upped the ante for me It truly levated the story with several passages that are still resonating with me If you njoyed The Creeping or other YA mysteries you d appreciate Alexandra Sirowy s second novel I m fully aware that this might be a simple case of not the right reader for this book I usually njoy a good YA novel specially if it s a mysterythriller type but this one just seemed to lack all the suspense and thrilling notion to propel me forward Sure it was an The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl easy read and it did have some parts that gripped me overall this wasn t a terrible book it just wasn t great This story had a major meh factor for meOn paper this book sounded necessary That blurb hooked me immediately and I couldn t press the reuest button on NetGalley fastnough I waited in agony for MONTHS to be approved thinking they were just waiting for the archive date to pass where it would disappear off my pending list but. From too high up living with nerve and mischief But after also has horrors deaths that only make sense in fairy tales and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten love blood and murd. ,
The Telling by Alexandra SirowySimon
Schuster Books for Young ReadersRelease Date August 2 2016Rating 5 StarsI would like to thankBooks for Young ReadersRelease Date August 2 2016Rating 5 StarsI would like to thank publisher for
"providing me with "me with advance copy of The Telling for an honest reviewThe Telling is a story full of so many twists and turns that I could not have possibly guessed where the story was going This story has so much suspense mystery and swoon I loved this book so much that I had to find books by SirowyFULL REVIEW GO TO This is my last review for the next couple of weeks plays the world s smallest violin and unlike the title of this book I don t really have a lot to say about it Which is why this is probably going to be the longest review Exile and Pilgrim ever anywaysThe blurb sounded so promising I haven t read many YA thrillers so I was wondering how scary it would be compared to a regular thrillerI have to admit a couple of scenes had me on thedge of my couch with some half ass attempt at hyperventilating but I also have to admit to skimming through a lot of paragraphs because I was bored out of my mindThis is the story of Lana told in the first person by drum rollLana She lives on the island of Gant a fictional island near the coast of Seattle with her dad stepmom and stepbrother Ben Ben s name is being mentioned 873 times in the book Maybe this isn t just the story of Lana h Or maybe Lana s just slightly obsessed with Ben You can t really blame the lass because Ben was stabbed and thrown off a cliff practically right in front of her yes All Lana and the police knows is that the culprit was a man with a red painted faceWhile Hannah Montana: The Movie everyone s determined aka slacking the shit out of the actual investigation to find out who Ben s killer is another person is found dead on the bottom of a river Maggie Ben sx girlfriend The one who also happened to be present when the man with the red painted face dragged Ben out of his carSo while this still sounded promising to me at around 10% into the book this is what happened next Lana Ben Ben Ben yadayada Ben I feel so awful I feel so amazing I m a bad person somebody should spank me The girl just couldn t make up her mind about anything which made it very hard to relate to her This is uite a problem for me if it s the protagonist we re speaking of The other characters horrible teenagers matching dialogues I have no problem with YA and YA drama most of the time but this was just toe cringing The plot Just like Carrie mentioned in her review here from the get go it s pretty obvious who the killer is So you d xpect it not to be that person Nuff said there apart from it being a bit of a disappointment in the nd The length of the book Somebody dit this please It could ve had a 100 pages less asily and probably would ve been a lot better too thenWhy am I still giving it 25 brownies Because I m a sucker for the Scream formula in which victims are picked off one by one and where verybody s a suspect The dge of my couch peopleJust because I didn t really like it doesn t mean you won t Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts either If you re into YA thrillers and don t mind reading about some Mean Girls type of teenagers this might be a nice summer read for youhttpswwwyoutubecomwatchvcwKWiThanks to Simon Schuster for providing me with a copy of this book via Edelweiss inxchange for an honest opinion The Telling was one of those books that pulled me in at the very beginning ven though I seen the nding coming Set on an island near Seattle Lana is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her step brother Ben who was killed by an unknown man with a red painted face The only witness to the crime is found dead and Lana is the one who pulls the body out of the water Lana used to know what was real That was before when her life was small and uiet Her golden stepbrother Ben was alive She could only dream about bonfiring with the populars Their wooded isl.