Friday, April 25, 2014

Book Review: Pretty Little Things

Title Pretty Little Things

Author Teresa Mummert

Release Date March 11, 2014

I was young enough not to understand that my life was different. Colin became the one person that I could count on to protect me. He suffered for the both of us by carrying the burden of our secret.

We were the lucky few that got a chance to start over. A fake family, a new home and a pretty little life built on lies. But while our lives continued to intertwine, we were put on very different paths. Now it was only a matter of time before they collide and the beast behind the beauty is exposed.

I realize I may be in the minority here, but this is my least favorite Teresa Mummert book to date.

Pretty Little Things fell flat. It was a quick read, but not in the "I must read it all now!" sort of way. It was short and, frankly, kind of boring. When I realized I was over halfway through the book and nothing had really happened, I knew I was in for disappointment.

I'm not sure the book had any redeeming qualities. The characters, Annie and Colin, didn't do it for me. Annie surely seemed to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Colin had anger issues. And really, their "father" didn't get them any therapy after saving them? That's odd, especially what they supposedly went through. None of the characters felt real or multidimensional. The storyline was pretty boring. Nothing is really covered in any sort of depth, so we're left in the dark. Then, bam! The book is over.

This is a definitely a book I'd say you should pass on. There are better books, especially from Teresa Mummert.


2 out of 5 stars

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