Book Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Goodreads Synopsis: “I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.”

One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia’s mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.

An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.

Author – Mary Kubica

Format – Audiobook

Duration – 10h 38m 15s

My Rating – 4/5 stars

My Thoughts

Positive feedback – I LOVE this book! There are so many reasons to love this book. First off, I love the narrators who spoke throughout the audiobook. I love the sound of the personality they put in to make the story sound so awesome. Their voices made me sleep better throughout the night hence the reason I love audiobooks now. The plot of this story was awesome. I loved the three different perspectives of the case and the depth of the content. Every chapter I found out something new of each character that made me think twice of even judging them, especially Colin.  

I’ve cried, laughed and even felt angry, not only at myself or the character but WITH them. I could feel Mia’s sadness and emptiness after the incident. I could feel the pity and worries of Colin. I could feel the love between them. I felt angry at James and even felt sorry for him because of his selfishness. I felt Gabe’s loneliness. I felt Eve’s hopelessness for her daughter and what she couldn’t do for her. Their emotions were my emotions!

The character I fell in love with was Colin.

Negative feedback – I have no negative feedback for “The Good Girl”. Mary Kubica did a really good job writing this up 🙂

“The Chicago winter is harsh. But every now and then God blesses us with a thirty-or forty-degree day to remind us that misery comes and goes.”


Book Review: Lux Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pages: 760 pgs

Lux Beginnings consists of the first two books in the Lux Series Obsidian and Onyx. Just to not confuse you on my first book review, I will be reviewing this book separately in two (Obsidian and Onyx).


Goodreads synopsis: There’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot… until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he marks me. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

My Rating: 3.5 stars

My Thoughts

Positive Feedback – Obsidian was a quick read for me. If I didn’t have other commitments such as studies, work and family time, I would have finished this book in one sitting. The reading was quite predictable and cliche. This is the first book I’ve read which involves aliens. Its a very interesting read because I love the whole supernatural world even if they do come from beyond Earth. I love the action-packed dramas between the Luxen and the Arum. Their powers are awesome too especially Daemon. Daemon is one hilarious hot son of a bitch ❤ 🙂

Negative Feedback – Obsidian reminded me so much of Twilight which I’m not a fan of. There was too much mucking around and too many love stories as I’m not much of a romanticist. Never quite liked Katy because she just really pisses me off by not accepting the “bond” and obviously her feelings as well. She seems to get into trouble a lot which annoys me as well. The thing I do like about Katy though is that shes not expressionless like Bella.


Goodreads synopsis: Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

My Rating: 4.0 stars

My Thoughts

Positive Feedback – There was definitely more action and love scenes in this book which I really liked. Just like the first book, it was a quick read and the writing was simple to understand. Especially for someone like me. The main thing I can say is the action was awesome. I could like literally imagine every move and make a movie out of it. This book made me cried some of the times especially near the end.  Oh myyy the ending was like OMGG!! I mean I’m happy for them but I can already feel that its going to change. Oh and one more thing the CUTENESS 😀

Negative Feedback – The whole love triangle thing was sort of pointless. It still felt as though Twilight was repeating itself but an alien version instead. The whole gossiping thing in school annoyed me, well that’s my personal point of view. Sucks now I have to wait to go but the third book -_-.

“Those three words? Always those three words”