Friday, 7 August 2015

Move over Carrie Bradshaw, Monica's in town!


Well hello there, I've finally finished this book!! Hallelujah I never thought I'd get there I've been so busy but I managed it. Killing Monica* isn't a book to read when you haven't much time I've found out, it needs your full attention for long periods of time, because of this I found it really hard to get into in the beginning as I'd read a few pages here and there when I had time. The other night however I managed to take some time out and just sit down and relax (a treat that doesn't happen often now a days) and pretty much read most of the book in one sitting. Seriously though there's three parts to this book and once you're past a certain point it's super easy to read - I will say though the last part is like what the hell.

"Pandy "PJ" Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels about a young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a series of blockbuster films."  ~ Goodreads 

Pretty much the first part is about her current life, the second contains many flashbacks throughout her life, then the third part continues from the first part but when knowing the backstories you understand more of her current life. Obviously from a girl called Pandemonia her life isn't the quiet chilled life of low key writer, her life is all over the front page no matter if she's kissing some guy, out with some girl, or missing in action. Her life just seems to be taken over by 'Monica' her character persona, which might parallel that of Bushnell's Carrie Bradshaw, to the extent that she plans to kill her so her new novel idea might be considered in publishing. Personally there were a few times I didn't really want to pick up the book again to continue reading as it just didn't seem like my kind of reading - I haven't actually read or seen Sex and the City and actually I thought it was called Sex in the City until I looked at the photo above oops. But I did enjoy the major twist in part three, I did think it was a bit what the hell but it personally made the book better than a maybe 2 stars out of 5. I guessed the final twist though just for those who have read it, did you too or was it just me? About PJ's sister? 

I wouldn't say you'd be missing out on this if you didn't read it but if you're looking for an easy reader with boys, alcohol, and some partying then maybe this is the book for you! It's rather wishy washy until the last part where all the action happens but if that's your kind of book maybe pick this up.


* I received this book from Hachette NZ for reviewing purposes, however all opinions are probably obviously my own! 



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