Blanche’s Book Club: ‘Never Have I Ever’.

Happy belated Halloween! I was hoping to post this yesterday, but I wasn’t quite done with the book yet 🙂 I had to work yesterday, but I was trying to be as festive as possible, so I still wore a costume (which made for a fun video call), and I watched all three of the “Scream” movies, which made for a fun (and a tad frightening) marathon of 90’s pop culture.

It took me TOO long to read this book, so I’m happy to finally share it: “Never Have I Ever” by Joshilyn Jackson. Here’s the scoop:

It starts as a game at a book group one night. Never Have I Ever… done something I shouldn’t. But Amy Whey has done something she shouldn’t. And Roux, the glamorous newcomer to Amy’s suburban neighborhood, knows exactly what that is.

Roux promises she will go away. She will take herself and her son, who is already growing dangerously close to Amy’s teenage stepdaughter, and she will go. If Amy plays by her rules.But Amy isn’t prepared to lose everything she’s built. She’s going to fight back, and in this escalating game of cat and mouse, there can be only one winner.

I had this book on reserve at the library and when I got the alert for it, I had no idea what this book was about… or why I added it to my list — I’m not big on horror, and this… sounded a little creepy.

Basically, a new neighbor has some major dirt on Amy… and she wants loads of money to keep her secret safe. But… Amy isn’t the only one with a secret. Who will get to keep their secret safe?

It was kind of slow, and although it really picked up toward the end, it wasn’t enough for me to say I enjoyed it. If I don’t care about the characters, there’s just no turning back for me.

So, this wasn’t a win for me, but it was pretty creepy, so it might be worth checking out if you’re into that. This may just be a case of me not being familiar with the genre.

I have been pretty exhausted this week, almost falling asleep mid-activity, so I am going to try and rest this weekend, although I do have lots of work to do. I am also seeing Trevor Noah tonight! I’m excited to get out and do something fun… and be in bed kinda early.

I will write my thoughts on it, of course! I hope you all have a great weekend!

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