Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia

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Small-Town Mystery
Psychological Thriller
Forbidden Romance
Multiple POV's

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With Audio Performed By Caitlin Thorburn, John Moraitis, and Jeff Harding

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The only thing holding this back from a higher rating from me is the in-your-face explicit sex scenes between a just turned eighteen-year-old and her teacher.  It felt wrong, and I had a difficult time with them.  This could have been almost perfect without those...yes, there's more than one of them.

This is the type of mystery that has all the players laid out for you as you get closer to the ending and the reveal of the killer...and then a little something extra is revealed.  These elements of the story are notably more satisfying than the sex and forbidden romance.  Thank goodness for that.

Told from alternating pov's between the officer working the case, the teacher and the victim, Hattie, with three different Narrators for each, made this perfect for Audio.  Overall, at its heart, Everything You Want Me To Be is a crime-mystery dealing with the complexities of life, love, and the pursuit of dreams in small-town middle America entwined with some uncomfortable scenes that you can either skim or listen to on super-fast speed.

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๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

Plot⇝  4.2/5
Narration Performance⇝  4/5
Main Characters⇝  4/5
Secondary Characters⇝  3.5/5
The Feels⇝  4/5
Pacing⇝  4/5
Addictiveness⇝  4/5
Theme or Tone⇝  3/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝  4/5
Mystery⇝  4/5
Originality⇝  4.2/5
Ending⇝  4.5/5
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Book Cover⇝ Meh...I don't really like it.  The girl on the cover looks like she's 10.
Setting⇝ Pine Valley, Minnesota
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an intriguing concept!

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