First We Were IV

First We Were IVFirst We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on July 25th 2017
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three-stars

It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.A secret society – for the four of us. The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that. Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.We wanted revenge.We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to. Our invention ratcheted out of control.What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.

I have to admit that I was disappointed that this book wasn’t darker. I had been hoping for something really dark and fucked up and I thought I heard in a review in booktube that it was, but I was let down. I gave the book three stars because I felt it could have been pushed further and I disliked the ending. The Creeping by the same author is on my TBR and I am a little nervous it is not going to live up to my expectation. In this book, it felt like there were two different storylines happening and they didn’t mesh well together. I started not to believe the motivation of some of the main characters and honestly didn’t know why they were doing what they were doing at times. Overall the book was okay. I don’t think I would recommend it to anyone or reread it, but it wasn’t the worst book I’ve read and there were a few things I enjoyed.

three-stars

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