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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Review: Hidden Bodies

Title: Hidden Bodies
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Series: You #2
Format: ebook
Release Date: February 23rd, 2016
Length: Novel (448 pages)
Genre: Thriller
Source: Publisher
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Hidden Bodies is book two in the You series. In this installment, Joe Goldberg is trying to move on from the events in the first book. Normal stuff like murdered his girlfriend Beck, and a few other people. Oh and he might have left a mug of urine at a crime scene. But Joe is trying to move on from all of that and we start Hidden Bodies with him and his new girlfriend, Amy. She works with him at the bookstore and things seem to be going great. That is until they aren't and he winds up moving to California to hunt her down.

Joe meets a ton of new people while he's in California, a new love interest, a few people he wants to kill and he also finds himself. He's discovering passions in his life he never knew existed all because he decided to chase after an elusive ex-girlfriend. That being said, I really expected the same Joe in this installment, the one full of obsession and cunning. While he does obsess about a few people, it doesn't get to that level in this book. He's still a legit crazy pants, and I kept saying just one more chapter while reading, but it wasn't the same. Our Joe is changing, and all I wanted was more glimpses of the old Joe, the crazy one that kills people. I think I'm missing the show, Dexter, too much.

I feel like this book focuses more on Joe accepting himself and the people around him. He's trying to find love and I feel his character shows major changes as the book progresses. Those changes kept me quite intrigued while reading and I kept wondering if he'd slip back into his old ways. There is a cliffhanger type ending, I want need to know what happens next. I will be reading book three if/when it comes out (no announcement yet), which hopefully isn't too far away. I'd recommend this series if you're looking for something outside of the box. I never thought I'd love reading a book about a crazy stalker guy, but it just works.

14 comments:

  1. You piqued my curiosity, Melissa . . . It does sound like something different from our usual reads and I think I could give it a go. Thanks for reviewing!

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    1. I LOVED book one, I strongly suggest you read that one :) This one felt like a step down from that though.

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  2. This series is on my TBR list. Good to know about the cliffhanger. I'll have to wait until I hear more about the next book before starting this one. I'll still probably pick up You this year. It does always suck with the second book isn't as good as the first one. Hopefully, book three will pick it back up.

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    1. I'm hoping there will be a next book. She could leave that as the ending and if so I'll be very sad.

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  3. OH normal stuff like murder hahaha

    I started reading this last week then had to pause halfway because I was getting bored with Joe and the whole Amy thing. I haven't read You, and though I'm not giving up yet,bat this point I don't know what the fuss is about

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  4. Everyone's talking about this book! I want to try it. :D

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    1. I loved book one! This one is different but still good :) Hope you enjoy!

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  5. the idea os fun but I'm sorry that it wasn't more for you. Thought, I would like to see how book 1 is! thanks!

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    1. Book one was awesome, hope you love it if you read it!

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  6. Hmm. Great review. I've not heard about this one. Thank you for sharing it.

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  7. LOL it's amazing how sometimes with the right author's voice a crazy set up can work so well. Glad you're enjoying them overall, Melissa! I still have book one on my review pile. #bloggershame

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    1. I think you'd enjoy book one. It's really different from anything out there that I had read lol

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