🌸J'avais découvert cette autrice via "les apparences" que j'avais adoré .
Dans « Sur ma peau », nous avons là, un rythme bien différent, on aurait même presque peur que cela ne décolle pas. Une enquête qui n’avance pas vraiment… Ou du moins, en apparence.
Camille, pour les besoins d’un article, va donc avoir la « chance » de retourner dans sa ville natale, et de retrouver sa famille. On comprendra vite que sa mère Adora a un sérieux problème : celle-ci, déteste sa fille ainée, et au contraire s’occupe de Amma, telle une poupée. Cette dernière qui est couvée par sa mère dans la maison familiale, se comporte comme une dépravée en dehors… Drogue, sexe, rock’n roll…À seulement 13 ans. Finalement, on en vient à se demander qui est le pantin de l’autre ?
Bien que l’enquête reste assez classique, le procédé est assez efficace, on se retrouve dans une situation malsaine, très glauque. Ce sentiment est d’autant plus important lorsque nous nous trouvons dans la maison d’Adora…
La fin réussit à nous surprendre, et même lorsqu’on pense avoir compris la motivation du meurtrier, nous voilà face à un revirement de situation,qui nous coupera le souffle
. 🌸Résumé: La ville de Wind gap dans le Missouri est sous le choc : une petite fille a disparu. Déjà l’été dernier, une enfant avait été sauvagement assassinée… Une jeune journaliste, camille Preak, se rend sur place pour couvrir l’affaire. Elle même a grandi à Wind gap. Mais pour camille, retourner à Wind gap, c’est réveiller de douloureux souvenirs. À l adolescence, incapable de supporter la folie de sa mère, camille a gravé sur sa peau les souffrances qu’elle n’a pu exprimer. Son corps n’est qu’un entrelacs de cicatrices… On retrouve bientôt le cadavre de la fillette. Très vite, Camille comprend qu’elle doit puiser en elle la force d’affronter la tragédie de son enfance si elle veut découvrir la vérité…
An emotional and deeply touching story that focuses on the social media obsessed generation in today's time which affects two families, one from the higher social class while the other from a working class. One drunken night leads to a very indecent photo being passed around of a young teenage girl leading to the characters being affected the situation.
Nina Browning, the mother of the boy accused of taking the photograph is astounded by his behavior. Nina came from a middle class family and while joyous that her family doesn’t want for anything she’s also worried about the extreme materialism that wealth has brought into their lives, especially for her husband and son. She desperately wants her son to notice the error of his ways and not let his father's wealth justify his actions or make him get away with his horrendous act.
Tom Volpe, the single working class father of Lyla who was the victim whose photo was snapped at the party. Tom is enraged after the incident deciding to take steps to ensure his daughter's safety and dignity are not compromised but Lyla feels her father is overreacting and wants to just let the incident fizzle out on its own.
The book follows alternating perspectives of Nina, Tom and Lyla as the incident unfolds and impacts each one's life differently.
A heart wrenching story that will bring tears to one's eyes.
We can hardly even wait for July 'Let the Games Begin' boxes to start shipping! The book we picked for our July box is just SO good! We can't wait for everyone to get the chance to read it. If you love really connecting with characters and strong plot structures you'll definitely love it. If you're unable to pick up a July box but still want to read the book along with the rest of us, we actually offer BOOK ONLY options. 😍 This option comes with a signed book, authors letter, and bookmark. It is so much fun to get surprise book mail and join in on the Shelflove Crate fun. You can purchase both the July and August books right now, they will be shipping at the same time as the boxes. Let me tell you a bit more about these books, while we really connected with the characters in our July book, the characters in our August book are just super hardcore & snarky as can be. July's book is set in a lush and exotic location and a story about devotion, power, and riddles. 😈 While August's is all about the sass, adventure, and intrigue. If you want to pick up either (or both) of these books just head over to www.shopshelflovecrate.com and select the preorder tab! Happy reading! 😋
SLC Items Featured:
•Vampire Academy woodmark designed by @dreamyandco (June 'Romance Reboot' box)
Photo by @thisbookishadventure
All active subscriptions have been renewed for our August 'Go Wild Reads' box. 🌲🎉 We can't wait for everyone to receive this box and get to chat with you about our book pick of the month. If you want to join in on the discussion but can't get our full box we actually offer book only options! This is a great way to build up your signed book collection and also get surprise book mail! Our book only option also comes with a letter from the author & a bookmark. We currently have our July book of the month available and our August book of the month. If you purchase the July book, which was Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno (one of Katie's favorite books of 2018), you will be receiving it soon but if you order the August book of the month you'll be receiving it when August boxes begin shipping (on August 5th). Our August book pick is all about stepping back from your busy life and challenging yourself to escape your comfort zone. It was super inspirational and definitely left us wanting to hit the hiking trails. 🌲💪🏻 To grab your book pick head over to www.shopshelflovecrate.com and select our preorder tab!
SLR Items Featured:
•TBR Jar (April 'Rainy Day Reads' box)
Photo by @starsabovejess
A long awaited for... ✨ JULY BOOKS!! ✨Even though I’m still not even done with June books... being an adult and working 40 hours a week is really cutting into my personal time 😂
This month I chose to read: -Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (I just read Little Fires Everywhere so I’m excited to read this!)
-The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
-Circe by Madeline Miller
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HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS?! LETS TALK ABOUT BOOKS ✨
I absolutely love the cover of #peaceandturmoil by @ebnovels and cannot wait for everyone else to see it tomorrow and fall in love as well! The author has an amazing YouTube channel and sends out a bimonthly newsletter giving sneak peaks into the high fantasy world she has created! I am super excited to learn more about the world and read the book once it is published!