Mini Review: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

12109772Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Details: Hardcover, 304 pages
Published: January 8th 2013 by Razorbill
Source: I think I bought it? Maybe my Mom did.
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 3 Stars

Summary: The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

Paper Valentine is a hauntingly poetic tale of love and death by the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space Between.

Review: You guys, I just don’t know how I feel about this book. It was good. I liked it. It just wasn’t amazing. This is the second book I’ve read by Brenna Yovanoff, the first was The Replacements, I felt the same about that book. I don’t give half stars but if I did, this would probably get one. It was more than good (three stars), but not really good (four stars). I will continue reading stuff by this author, but I don’t think I will run out and buy her books the day they come out.

Note: This is an older review! I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Paper Valentine and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.