Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Mad by Chloe Esposito

Mad by Chloe Esposito

I received a galley of this book from the publisher for review consideration. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Summer's not over yet! Despite some cooler than normal weather we've been experiencing in Southern California, the kids heading back to school, and even though the Halloween and Fall decor is hitting store shelves much my extreme delight, the temperatures are starting to rise again and well summer technically has some time left.

I say all of that because Mad by Chloe Esposito is a perfect summer read. It's what you might call a beach read, but not everyone gets to go to the beach, so instead we'll just stick with summer read! This book is not so unlike it's's crazy! It's a kind of shock read, but I kept turning the pages to see what would happen next. It was also kind of funny. The compulsively readable nature of it makes it easy to recommend, but I gotta say...

If you can't stand unlikable characters, by which I mean characters that may not even be particularly clever and completely out for themselves, you might not like this. However, for me the fact that I was reading a book with a female character like this was kind of a novelty! I also didn't feel like I neeed to like Alvie to enjoy the story because there were plenty of twists and turns that kept me engaged and going with it.

In short, Alvie is kind of a mess. She's working a job she doesn't particularly love and makes some pretty poor life decisions when her twin sister invites her to come visit Italy. (Alvie is located in England). She decides to go once she realizes it will be paid for and she basically has no other choices. However, not everything is as it seems when she arrives and she quickly finds herself in a situation much bigger than she imagined..which will only be intensified by her selfish poor decisions.

This was a unique and fun read for me and I do recommend it! I think it's perfect for summer! So if you're looking something a little light that veers towards fun you might want to pick this one up. However, if you're easily offended, it might not be for you. Also, it looks like it's part of a trilogy which makes sense. Looking forward to more.

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