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I really don t know what to think about this I know I say that fairly often but, well, it s still true Anyway For those expecting this to be a sort of tense supernatural thriller Just forget it Seriously The murders are, like, background for most of the book, and the resolution is so weird that it didn t leave me feeling remotely satisfied in any way I mean, the reveal was Da fuq And I don t mean one of those awesome reveals which catches you by surprise but then makes sense in hinds I really don t know what to think about this I know I say that fairly often but, well, it s still true Anyway For those expecting this to be a sort of tense supernatural thriller Just forget it Seriously The murders are, like, background for most of the book, and the resolution is so weird that it didn t leave me feeling remotely satisfied in any way I mean, the reveal was Da fuq And I don t mean one of those awesome reveals which catches you by surprise but then makes sense in hindsight No, I mean one of those reveals which you couldn t see coming because it comes out of nowhere and is just all kinds of WTF Also, there s stuff in the book which is meant to add to the atmosphere and stuff and never really goes anywhere There s this massive heatwave and birds are dying from some mystery disease and then nothing ever really happens with that I sort of assumed it would play into the story in some way, but nope Nothing Nadda Zip What was even the point Was it some kind of inane red herring I have no idea.Anyway, so the book sort of fails on the horror mystery aspect.So what is it It sof a coming of age sort of story But, really, it tries to tackle many issues possibly too many Eating disorders, identity stereotypes, abuse, child services, guilt and depression, mean girls and bullying and just bunches of stuff.For a lot of the book I was almost sort of mad at Hannah I wanted her to stick up for herself I mean, it s bad enough to get bullied, but to have it done by people who are allegedly your friends are just so much worse And she didn t even seem to realize how awful they were Or, she sort of did, but then was just like meh And, yeah, you can say her lack of care is wrapped up with her guilt and depression at the death of her best friend who is haunting her and also a bitch, btw but that s all sort of subtext A lotsort of went into analyzing Lillian the dead friend than Hannah ever spent on herself.And then enters Finn who very nearly typifies the damaged bad boy, and yet still manages to be one of thedeveloped and likable characters in the book I admit, when he first came on the seen and Hannah would follow him into a store just to look at his shoulder or some shit, I thought I was gonna hate it But the developing relationship and Hannah s search for her identity sort of through it became the most interesting thing about the story Yes, Hannah was really annoying and wishy washy, but you saw her develop in the story and, really, that s sort of what the story is about finding yourself instead of being defined by friends and family and society and all their many expectations.And it was ok It was even good in parts And then it was boringly repetitive and circular in parts, as many first person narratives seem to be.But, I liked Finn And Ariel, the spunky little sister And Hannah kinda grew on me Kinda.But everyone else was sort of horrible.And I was disappointed that it s not remotely a story about a serial killer I mean, not really It s there, and it plays a part, but that s not really the story.I almost want to give it a three, cause I did sort of like it in parts But, I dunno, man 2.5 it is For now rounded down to 2 I might change my mind We ll see Being my first Yovanoff book, let s just say that I now consider myself a fan I was terribly impressed with the writing Brenna has a wonderful way with words that makes you feel all the creepy The story which could easily have been a clich d murder mystery, becomes a work of great atmosphere inside Paper Valentine There s murder, romance, ghosts, enlightening characters this is a good one, folks This book has a lot going for it, as stated above, it s not just a murder mystery, it has substa Being my first Yovanoff book, let s just say that I now consider myself a fan I was terribly impressed with the writing Brenna has a wonderful way with words that makes you feel all the creepy The story which could easily have been a clich d murder mystery, becomes a work of great atmosphere inside Paper Valentine There s murder, romance, ghosts, enlightening characters this is a good one, folks This book has a lot going for it, as stated above, it s not just a murder mystery, it has substance and emotions It even has a flair of contemporary when we learn of the way her ghost friend died from anorexia Which, and for obvious reasons, affected Hannah a great deal as she s feeling both sorrow and guilt from her loss We see this darker, depressed side surface regularly in the novel, giving a very realistic portrayal such a death leaves behind Further, we have a romance that is satisfyingly budding with the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, whom Hannah is drawn to even through her suspicions Suspicions that put a wedge between them even though they didn t always know it was there Clever with a fantastic creepy flair, the mystery part of the book is great with a fairly unpredictable ending I say fairly because it s not that it s impossible to guess, it s how so many people are made suspects that even if you do figure it out, it s hard to be convinced your guess is right, and it will most likely change back and forth while the story progresses I find these types of mysteries the most engaging being suspicious of everyone, and trusting no one There are some details of the mystery, as well as the motive, I wish had been given deeper meanings or explanations, though, seeing this is a stand alone I was also disappointed about the non mystery regarding the dead birds I expectedthan just because of the heat I guess this is what I get for not reading the synopsis Unexplainable bird death is just so awesome I mean in a creepy way, of course Not at all because I hate birds Even if I do There is just something spine chilling about flocks of bird found dead It s something I have heard in the news a time or two and I always think the world must be coming to an end Birds will be the death of us, people I can feel it They are vile, evil creatures Hannah herself is a great protagonist for this type of story She keeps her head in the game and doesn t trust people at the drop of a hat She also has a side to her, a hidden depression, that only her dead friend and the reader gets to glance at It makes her a very interesting character study, giving it several layers The same can be said for the love interest which is filled with intrigue as we get his story throughout the book, little by little It may be my first, but it won t be my last novel by Yovanoff Her style of writing is so unique Lyrical, yet dark and morbid, it really clicked with me Even though the ending could have beenfleshed out to give complete closure to the several storylines introduced in this book, it remains a small complaint in the bigger picture where I enjoyed everything else so much This book does contain a mix of genres, but it was written for readers of dark thrillers It gets bloody, and it gets eerie If you see yourself in this description I would hand this one to you in a heartbeat An advance copy was provided by the publisher for review.Forof my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads @Download Pdf é Paper Valentine â 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 girlsFor 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 kindnessWith 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 When Love Hurts (Jaylen and Jessica Series Book 1) the birds are dying Heute Nicht, Vielleicht Morgen ... petty crime is on the 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Kingdom: Portraits of Saudi Arabia 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 It s no secret that I am an obsessive person I like my world in neat little drawers, where everything has its own place and its own name and there s no clutter, confusion, or a single unnecessary item Hi, my name is Maja and I m a control freak Can we still be friends Therefore, my huge love for Brenna Yovanoff s books is a bit of a surprise, even to me She s an author whose books can t be properly placed or categorized Not only is Paper Valentine cross genre, it combines so many different It s no secret that I am an obsessive person I like my world in neat little drawers, where everything has its own place and its own name and there s no clutter, confusion, or a single unnecessary item Hi, my name is Maja and I m a control freak Can we still be friends Therefore, my huge love for Brenna Yovanoff s books is a bit of a surprise, even to me She s an author whose books can t be properly placed or categorized Not only is Paper Valentine cross genre, it combines so many different elements that it s almost impossible to assign a label to it It s infuriating and beautiful at the same time Oh, and also it s kind of magical.Paper Valentine is a book about a serial killer It is a book about the loss of a best friend to a long and horrifying illness It s about a girl trying to understand herself a bit better It is about ghosts, hauntings and very strange Ouija boards It s about a strange romance between two even stranger kids But most of all, it s about things said, and those left unsaid The quiet, subtle romance was exactly what I expected from one of my favorite authors There was this lovely, undeniable, magical understanding between Hannah and Finny that wasn t flashy or instantaneous at all And really, who wouldn t like a guy named Finny Boone Only Brenna Yovanoff can come up with a name like that and really pull it off she is the reigning queen of weird and unforgettable character names Finny himself is just as memorable, though The only other character who spoke so little but left such an impression also came from Yovanoff s magical factory She has a talent for writing silent types and I love her for it Hannah takes quiet to a whole new level Her mind is always racing, but her mouth stays firmly shut I liked that about her, her ability to keep her thoughts to herself even when other people would probably explode, even when the silence would become awkward and stiff For his part, Finny isn t exactly talkative either His silences are eloquent, but they re silences nevertheless To anyone other than Hannah, he s just a weird, problematic guy, not someone a mother would want to see her precious daughter date, but to Hannah, he is exactly the kind of person she can relate to, talk to, even through a long stretch of silence When so few words are spoken, a lot of things get communicated differently and the reader ends up with muchuseful thingsIt s not okay, I whisper, and I don t just mean his cigarette burns or his hand, but all the catastrophes and the tragedies and the bad, brutal things that happen all the time and everything that makes Finny so quiet Every awful thing that s ever happened in the world I love that Yovanoff wrote about a real issue without turning Paper Valentine into an Issue Book I dread issue books, they make me feel claustrophobic and depressed, but Yovanoff wrote about anorexia without making me feel suffocated or overwhelmed She even went so far as to try and explain the hows and whys of it, but she never stepped onto a podium and started preaching It was just a natural part of the story Yes, Hannah had a best friend and yes, that best friend died of anorexia six months prior to the beginning of the story, but the illness itself never took center stage, and neither was it taken lightly or disrespectfully Then I cross to the bed and sink down onto the rug, pulling the sheet with me On the floor, with the sheet over me, I sit with my knees pulled up and my head on my arms My heart is beating in huge spasms, but under the sheet is safe, like I m the ghost and Lillian is the real live girl Even though I m pretty good at guessing these things, I remained clueless about the serial killer until the very last minute Looking back, there were quite a few little warning signs, but I got so caught up in Yovanoff s gorgeous writing and Finny Boone s wide shoulders that I failed to notice any of them While Paper Valentine doesn t quite reach the literary and emotional heights of The Space Between, it s still a book you ll be proud to own I know I am I absolutely loved this beautiful book, laced with myriad themes almost all of them below the surface, nothing was obvious or in your face which is what I really liked about it It was laid back and assured Oh and I adored the intelligent protagonist, Hanna wasn t anything, she was just trying to be herself I wish all the kids were reading books like this, instead of whatever is the latest fad or popular at the moment This despite being about ghosts and serial killers in quasi Gothicness had I absolutely loved this beautiful book, laced with myriad themes almost all of them below the surface, nothing was obvious or in your face which is what I really liked about it It was laid back and assured Oh and I adored the intelligent protagonist, Hanna wasn t anything, she was just trying to be herself I wish all the kids were reading books like this, instead of whatever is the latest fad or popular at the moment This despite being about ghosts and serial killers in quasi Gothicness had real things to say, pointed out valid concerns and pinpoint current issues Femininity in was really sweet and subtle and not at all surgery or syrupy or overwrought It felt accurate just right, a book by an authentic woman written about real girls.Obvious symbolism of Alice in Wonder, white rabbit, and rabbit holes, all the risk and dangers and all the implied meanings, loved it And like Alice you have to dig a little deeper This book was a clear example of showing a story instead of telling it, kinda book that you can finish in one sitting, it was that good read it And whoa, what a creepy denouement, that was unsettling in a very good way What a kiss of fiction this book was Can we take a moment to appreciate the attractive cover If its movie s poster is half as good it will get people in theaters Would love to see Hanna s dresses glimmering on the big screen, what an atmospheric movie this would make And the author is so sweet and seem like a really nice person I can t wait to read her new book coming out in May 2016 I absolutely loved The Replacement So what did I have to do Order a bunch of other books by this author There was some nice solving crime type thing in this one Paper Valentine had a bit of everything Mystery, friendship, horror, romance, and a great MC Hannah wasn t typical and she felt like a real teen Sometimes she was a follower, sometimes a leader, sometimes indecisive, as are most teens when they are trying to discover themselves.The side characters were well developed I liked Finny I absolutely loved The Replacement So what did I have to do Order a bunch of other books by this author There was some nice solving crime type thing in this one Paper Valentine had a bit of everything Mystery, friendship, horror, romance, and a great MC Hannah wasn t typical and she felt like a real teen Sometimes she was a follower, sometimes a leader, sometimes indecisive, as are most teens when they are trying to discover themselves.The side characters were well developed I liked Finny and Hannah s sister Ariel a lot I had a bit of the movies Valentine meets Scream vibes in this yet mixed with originality Can t wait to readfrom Yovanoff A beautiful cover, a poetic blurb, but the book itself does not reach my expectations Brenna Yovanoff s previous works were enjoyable for me, but this book fell short.It was very disappointing None of the characters in the book appealed to me The murder plot was secondary and not gripping, despite supposedly being the center point of the book Finny was not all that appealing for an anti hero of sorts, Hannah is weird, weak, and dull as dishwater despite her penchant for dressing quirkily He A beautiful cover, a poetic blurb, but the book itself does not reach my expectations Brenna Yovanoff s previous works were enjoyable for me, but this book fell short.It was very disappointing None of the characters in the book appealed to me The murder plot was secondary and not gripping, despite supposedly being the center point of the book Finny was not all that appealing for an anti hero of sorts, Hannah is weird, weak, and dull as dishwater despite her penchant for dressing quirkily Her personality is a reflection of her clique s style, and not her own I could not connect with her, Hannah is completely spineless and devoid of spark.Lillian, the anorexic dead girl and Hannah s best friend wasinteresting, even if she was a very irritating ghost It irked me that Hannah didn t just speak up and vent some anger instead of just taking everything inside For me, a main character should have inner strength If he or she lacks it at the beginning, she should at least grow and become stronger through subsequent experience or from an inner revelation It doesn t feel like Hannah grew up at all I never felt like she stood up for herself or did anything extraordinary, things happenedas a coincidence than as a consequence of her own actions The weakness of the main character made the dull plot plod evenslowly, resulting in a very dull reading experience Buddyread with Melissa Same ol story we ve heard before not that way Premise sounds interesting sometimes with a pretty cover and everything ends up falling flat for the reader.I couldn t get invested in anything that was going on Part of it may be that I am too old for this type of book I could see my younger self loving this if I had found it in 6th or 7th grade perhaps Some YA I love and they don t feel YA know what I mean This one felt like it was written for the younger sid Buddyread with Melissa Same ol story we ve heard before not that way Premise sounds interesting sometimes with a pretty cover and everything ends up falling flat for the reader.I couldn t get invested in anything that was going on Part of it may be that I am too old for this type of book I could see my younger self loving this if I had found it in 6th or 7th grade perhaps Some YA I love and they don t feel YA know what I mean This one felt like it was written for the younger side of that equation my humble opinion.Aah well, Another One Bites the Dust Aw, Brenna Fair confession she s my critique partner, so I saw this manuscript when it was just an infant But it s lovely and creepy and you ll like it, too Serial killers a little , ghosts a little , and love a little. Do not let this slip under your radar Ms Yovanoff is beyond brilliant in this gut wrenching, heart tugging bad ass, hopeful, fast paced, murder mystery ghost story.