Monday, May 21, 2018

My Whole Truth my Mischa Thrace

Rating: 2-Stars

Available on Amazon on August 2, 2018.

Summary on Goodreads.

"Seventeen-year-old Seelie Stanton never wanted to kill someone. She never wanted to be invisible in her own family, never wanted to crush on her best friend Alyssa, and she definitely never wanted to know how effectively a mallet could destroy someone’s head.

But the universe doesn’t care what she wants. Shane Mayfield doesn’t care what Seelie wants either. When the former high school basketball star attacks her, she has no choice but to defend herself. She saved her own life, but she can’t bring herself to talk about what happened that night. Not all of it. Not even when she’s arrested for murder...." [+ More].

I guess authors think that if they give unusual names to their characters, the story would be more memorable... What is the name of the MC here, Seelee, Selee? I don't know and I'm not going back to check.

Anyways, why was the MC so angry at her mother? She didn't want her mother present in anything because according to the MC, her mom was always busy at the restaurant. I think that this whole mother-daughter relationship should've been left for a story of its own. I just disliked the MC because from the very beginning she disliked her mother but I didn't see a reason why.

And why was the MC angry at the world, at large? Is like she hated or didn't care for anybody but her 4 friends.

So she killed in self-defense but then she is acting all shy and crying about it. That did not go with the strong character that she was at the beginning.

I liked that there was some type of trial going on (I love that type of books), and then the MC saved an information-bomb to throw it out during the trial. I think it didn't make sense but it did have a nice shocking effect. Who would thought that a 17 year would be so clever and know so much about the consequences of holding evidence?

The school... why were they bullying the MC when the guy she killed didn't even go to that school anymore? The guy was 20 years old! That means that nobody knew him there any longer. Ah yes, the brother; I guess he was the one vandalizing the MC locker and stuff.

Over all, I liked the plot because I had always wanted to read about the aftermath of a situation like this. Usually, a plot ends when the bad guy is killed. This story is the opposite, it starts with the bad guy already dead and then it takes us through what happened to the surviving victim.

This surviving victim, AKA MC or Seelee, I didn't like one bit. She was a strong girl who didn't want to show weakness and I got that, but she just came across like someone angry at the world for no reason.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this title.