my creepy twin super sleuth/ “The Window” by Amelia Brunskill Blog Tour

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Today is my first blog tour and this is ultimate nerd excitement???? I didn’t know how much fun this would be and now I’ve signed up for 3 I have no regrets.

I read this book through the Fantastic Flying Book Club and was sent a physical copy which my cat despises.

Look at him pushing it away and being indecent.

BAHD THOMAS.

 

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“The Window” by Amelia Brunskill

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Pg. count: 352 pgs

Genre: YA Contemporary, Mystery

Pub. April 3, 2018

Delacorte Press

 

Plot:

When her twin dies after falling out of a bedroom window, Anna is crushed (emotionally, she wasn’t beneath the window when jess fell. i’m going straight to hell.) BUT things are not adding up, Anna is convinced Jess’ death was not an accident and she wants to get to the bottom of this because she’s a sleuth and everyone STEP BACK.

 

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I like how creepy Anna is. She does some extremely questionable things over the course of this novel and I was so proud of her. GIRL. SOLVE. THAT. MYSTERY.

I also feel like the author has potential to create a wonderful second novel????? Imo this book is a lovely bone collection of decent characters and plot and the RIGHT premise would produce a living body on top of this skeleton talent.

 

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The biggest problem for me was the prose did not sound personal, despite being written in first-person. It sounded like a textbook going over the narrative, the grief scenes actually made of wood and I was splintered but I didn’t care because the plot was boring and I was totally numb to it all. I basically knew whodunit the whole time but when I found out for sure it wasn’t satisfying to know I was right. When the real scene of Jess’ death is revealed (hastily, from the village moron) I just sighed because it was anti-climactic. I was dead inside.


 

BUT overall it wasn’t the worse book to ever be written and I have a feeling Amelia Brunskill is going to make a wonderful second novel, we just need deeper characters.

AnD I MaDE aN AESThETiC BoARd

lots of jogging + girls being friends + small town angst.

 

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images from Tumblr ❀


 

Do you think you’ll read “The Window”?????? let me know in the comments ❀

dlfk

15 thoughts on “my creepy twin super sleuth/ “The Window” by Amelia Brunskill Blog Tour

  1. Forty-Two Thoughts says:

    “the grief scenes actually made of wood and I was splintered” i actually love the way you write, and this review made me laugh so much, it shows how reviews can read like literature! also your moodboard is ❀
    not sure if i'll read the book tho πŸ˜‚

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  3. Norrie says:

    You made me LOL… “crushed – emotionally, she wasn’t beneath the window”… Brilliant!
    This sounds like an interesting story. But don’t they all?
    Based on your review it does sound kinda meh though. I like slow stories, but they don’t need to drag on or be anticlimatic…

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  4. ArtsandHobbies2006 says:

    I haven’t read that book. πŸ™‚ I have WAY too many other books that I need to read first… Lol… I might read it after everything else… πŸ™‚

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