Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Dolls (Dolls #1) by Kiki Sullivan

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Dolls
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Eveny Cheval just moved back to Louisiana after spending her childhood in New York with her aunt Bea. Eveny hasn’t seen her hometown since her mother’s suicide fourteen years ago, and her memories couldn’t have prepared her for what she encounters. Because pristine, perfectly manicured Carrefour has a dark side full of intrigue, betrayal, and lies—and Eveny quickly finds herself at the center of it all.

Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends known as the Dolls. From sipping champagne at lunch to hooking up with the hottest boys, Peregrine and Chloe have everything—including an explanation for what’s going on in Carrefour. And Eveny doesn’t trust them one bit.

But after murder strikes and Eveny discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she must turn to the Dolls for answers. Something’s wrong in paradise, and it’s up to Eveny, Chloe, and Peregrine to save Carrefour and make it right.

The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

The Dolls(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

17-year-old Eveny is moving back to her home town of Carrefour with her aunt, but she’s about to find out that Carrefour is not a normal town at all.

What is going on in Carrefour? And are the suicides that are happening really suicides?

This was an okay story, but it was painful to get through.

Eveny was an okay character, although she did seem a bit slow at times. On occasion someone would tell her something, and she wouldn’t understand what they were getting at until someone else told her in a more direct way. How she didn’t figure out some of the things that were going on was a little silly. I really did expect her to catch on to things a lot quicker than she did.

The storyline in this was okay, but I did find this book difficult to get through. So many things just made me cringe, or just felt unbelievable. Why would anyone want to go to the funeral of someone they’ve never even met, just because they’re bored? Who takes a snake with them to school every day? What kind of school serves gin and tonics to the students at lunch time? And these sort of questions just kept on coming.

There was an odd sort of romance in this, in that people were charmed to go out with other people.

The ending was a cliff-hanger, leading me to believe that this is the start of a series, I’m really not sure I can make it through another book of this though, it just wasn’t to my taste.

Overall; okay, but painful.

5 out of 10

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