The Half Life Of Molly Pierce

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Luna!

Synopsis:

You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.

You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.

You live and you remember.

Me, I live and I forget.

But now—now I am remembering.

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves

Thoughts:

I borrowed this book from Luna over at Luna’s Little Library ages ago and have only just got around to reading it. I had heard mixed reviews about it, but like always, I was willing to give it a go. What I will say is that it can be slightly confusing but it’s really good at the same time- so stick with it.

The story centres around Molly who has regular blackouts. She has huge gaps of time missing from her life. Everyone around her is being cagey and Molly doesn’t know who to turn to.I was so intrigued by this story. I wanted to know what was going on with Molly. I can’t imagine feeling like you’re missing chunks of your life.

I found the writing to be incredibly gripping but I can imagine that it might frustrate others. I personally couldn’t put the book down. I was desperate to find out what on earth was going on. I thought Katrina Leno cleverly pieced everything together. It was an interesting concept that I don’t want to spoil!

Molly is easy to like and I wanted everything to turn out well. She’s a complex character with issues and I always like to read about someone who struggles but is so determined to come out of the other side. This is so true for Molly!

If you’re looking for a book with resolution then this isn’t a book for you. There are some unanswered questions and some plot holes, but all in all I thought it was a fantastic read. I shall certainly be reading more from this author!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A fantastic, if confusing read!

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This Week In Books #52

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Click on the book to get to Goodreads!

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NOW The Witchfinder’s SisterBeth Underdown– I am reading this book for the blog tour. I have heard amazing things, so I’m excited to get stuck into it. My review will be out on Monday.

THENGeorgeAlex Gino- This book didn’t take me long to read at all. I raced through it! Such a unique and heart-warming read about a young person that identifies as transgender.

NEXTThe Half Life Of Molly PierceKatrina Leno– This book has been on my TBR forever! I’m determined to get it read!

What are you reading this week? Feel free to let me know or leave a link to a similar post that you do! Happy Reading!

Ten Books on my Autumn TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list we are listing ten books that we aim to read this coming season. I’ve decided to go for books that have been on my kindle for quite some time. Let’s hope I knock some of these books off the TBR this Autumn!

Book images go to Goodreads

Dark Places- Gillian Flynn

Dark Places

I’m really looking forward to Dark Places after hearing such wonderful things about it. Then I’m all caught up with Gillian Flynn’s books!

Behind The Scenes- Dahlia Adler

Behind the Scenes (Daylight Falls, #1)

I have heard such wonderful things about this book, so I have no idea why I haven’t got around to reading it yet.

Flat-Out Celeste- Jessica Park

Flat-Out Celeste (Flat-Out Love, #2)

I have loved the Flat-Out books, so goodness knows why I haven’t got around to this one yet!

How Hard Can Love Be?-Holly Bourne

How Hard Can Love Be? (The Spinster Club, #2)

I loved the first book, but haven’t read the next yet! Holly Bourne is a great writer so this is bound to be good.

P.S. I Still Love You- Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

To be honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, but I’m intrigued to see how it follows up with the next instalment!

The Half Life of Molly Pierce- Katrina Leno

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

I have been meaning to read this book for quite some time now. I’m hoping that by reminding myself it’ll totally happen?!

Don’t Touch-Rachel M. Wilson

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I totally forgot about this book. The cover is stunning and the synopsis really intrigues me.

The Promise of Amazing-Robin Constantine

The Promise of Amazing

I’ve heard mixed things about this book, but sometimes a book like this is just what I need in busy times.

Uninvited-Sophie Jordan

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)

I really enjoy dystopian/thriller reads and this one looks like my sort of thing. I’m not sure why I’ve held off.

The Swap- Megan Shull

The Swap

This book looks like a cute read! I hope to get around to it this Autumn.

What is on your Autumn/Fall TBR? Please feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Top Ten 2014 releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To. I fully intend to get to these books ASAP! Too many books, too little time!

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Cruel BeautyRosamund Hodge– I have been meaning to read this book for practically most of 2014. I need to get to it!

The Half Life of Molly PierceKatrina Leno– I can’t believe I haven’t managed to get around to a book that I was incredibly intrigued by!

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Trust Me, I’m LyingMary Elizabeth Summer-Loved the cover, loved the title. I’ve got to read it!

Evidence of Things Not Seen- Lindsey Lane– I’ve heard this book is unusual. Looking forward to seeing what makes it unusual…

Hexed (The Witch Hunter, #1)No Place to Fall

HexedMichelle Krys– I have had this book for a while now, but haven’t got around to reading it!

No Place To FallJaye Robin Brown– The cover appealed to me, however, I’m yet to read it.

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The Girl From The Well Rin Chupeco– This book sounds creepy. I’ve heard amazing things about it!

Rites of PassageJoy N.Hensley– I have to admit, the cover has really put me off this book. I’ve heard it’s good though, so I need to find time to read it!

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Behind The ScenesDahlia Adler– I’ve heard good things about this book too! I shall try and read it ASAP!

Pointe- Brandy Colbert– I have no excuse for this book. I’ve owned it for a while and need to just get on and read it!

Which 2014 releases did you intend to read, but not get around to? Do you highly recommend any of these? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten 2014 Debuts That I’m Excited For

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week it is Top Ten 2014 Debuts That I’m Excited For.

This is when I realise that I don’t know many 2014 debuts. That’s awful! I tend to only just realise it’s a debut when I begin it or when I research the author. I need to be more on it and realise what is releasing! Luckily I’m taking part in the Debut Author Challenge this year, so this list was made so much easier for me.  The Story Siren has put together a Goodreads list which is super helpful and has made me aware of SO many books I want to read. Oh dear.

Click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page.

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Side Effects May Vary Julie Murphy– I’ve seen this about quite a lot recently and each time I want to read it a little more. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I think it’s going to be an emotional, but good read.

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Something RealHeather Demetrios– After reading the synopsis of this book, I really want to read it. It sounds brilliant.

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Cruel BeautyRosamund Hodge– I was recently recommended this book. I have seen it about quite a bit now, so it’s certainly beginning to grab my interest.

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The Half Life Of Molly PierceKatrina Leno– Loads of other bloggers seem to want to read this book and I’m definitely jumping on the bandwagon. I’m intrigued!

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Far From You- Tess Sharpe– Again, I’ve noticed this book around blogs. Blogging has been dangerous for my TBR pile! 😉

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Trust Me, I’m LyingMary Elizabeth Summer– I love the cover for this. It’s what initially pulled me in.

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Liv, ForeverAmy Talkington– This book sounds intense! My sort of read!

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The Truth About AliceJennifer Mathieu– This book isn’t my usual sort of read, but it sounds intriguing!

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The Secret Hum Of A DaisyTracy Holczer- I was intrigued by the cover. It’s quite plain, but there’s something appealing about it. It sounds like it’s going to be a good read.

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Evidence Of Things Not SeenLindsey Lane– This sounds like a really unique read. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

What 2014 debut are you looking forward to? Please feel free to leave your links in the comments section below and I’ll come and visit your blogs… and no doubt add to my TBR!