Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan Review

three-half-stars

Pretty Little Liars meets Beautiful Creatures in this steamy southern suspense novel about a group of powerful teen voodoo queens who will do anything to get what they want.Eveny Cheval has just moved back to Carrefour, Louisiana—a town she left fourteen years ago in the wake of her mother's suicide. An outsider at first, Eveny quickly finds herself embroiled in a web of intrigue, betrayal, and lies. Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends collectively known as the Dolls. They want to bring Eveny into their circle and share their darkest truths with her.Eveny is wary of these girls, but after murder strikes and she discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she's forced to 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.

I have to say what drew me into wanting to read this book is that it was set Louisiana and of course the gorgeous cover. I was instantly drawn to it and had to read this one. We start this book out by meeting Eveny who is moving back to the small town of Carrefour that she left behind as a little girl after her mom died. I think the author did an amazing job of creating this setting for this book. On one side of town you had the wealthy people who thought they should be handed everything then you had the poorer side made up of people who had to work a little harder to get what they wanted. I loved how the author made both sides so different and as the book goes on we find out what is really going on and why things are this way. Eveny has to adjust to life in this small strange town but I think she gets the hang of it all pretty quickly. She soon learns that her aunt wanting to move back to town may mean she has a bigger role to play in things.

 

As the story continues Eveny has to start school and she meets a group called The Dolls. We soon learn that the two main chicks in charge are Chloe and Peregrine and they are your typical rich girls that are rude to others who aren’t their level and they think being who they are means they can do whatever they want. I have to say I had an instant dislike for these girls and hated seeing Eveny even speak to them at all. Eveny also makes friends in more normal and down to earth kids and she instantly clicks with Drew. I have to say that while on the surface Drew seemed like a nice guy I was a little leery about him especially the way he just showed up at Eveny’s house unannounced when she first gets there. Eveny also meets a guy named Caleb that was your normal quiet soul but you could tell there was more to him than that. I was glad that the author really didn’t try to go the love triangle route with them and let the story play out in an unexpected way. Eveny soon starts to learn more about who she is and who her mom was and that she has a serious role to play .

 

Overall this was a great read that was full of lies,betrayal and lots of mystery. I have to say the main person behind the murders was just who I expected it to be. I could see how some readers might be steered in another direction but it all made sense to me from the beginning. I think the one thing thisd book could have had more of was really explaining more about the voodoo religion and not the little information dumps we get here and there throughout the book. I will say the characters of the Dolls were not anyone I cared for and my favorite people were Eveny and Caleb once you got to know them. I would recommend this one to others.

three-half-stars

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