Sunday, March 1, 2015

REVIEW: The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

The Dolls (The Dolls, #1)
Eveny Cheval just moved back to Louisiana after spending her childhood in New York with her aunt Bea. Eveny hasn’t seen her hometown since her mother’s suicide fourteen years ago, and her memories couldn’t have prepared her for what she encounters. Because pristine, perfectly manicured Carrefour has a dark side full of intrigue, betrayal, and lies—and Eveny quickly finds herself at the center of it all.

Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends known as the Dolls. From sipping champagne at lunch to hooking up with the hottest boys, Peregrine and Chloe have everything—including an explanation for what’s going on in Carrefour. And Eveny doesn’t trust them one bit.

But after murder strikes and Eveny discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she must turn to the Dolls for answers. Something’s wrong in paradise, and it’s up to Eveny, Chloe, and Peregrine to save Carrefour and make it right.

I was kind of iffy about this book at first. I was worried that this would just be a Mean Girls, only with voodoo. I did not love this book, but I actually ended up liking this book.

Eveny grew up in the small town of Carrefour, but moved to New York with her aunt when her mother committed suicide. Then, her aunt spontaneously decides to move back many years later. Carrefour is not the ordinary small town. The town is almost too perfect, while the outside portion of the town lives in poor conditions, others live in ultimate luxury. The town is even blocked within a wall. The popular hang out in a graveyard, one of them has committed suicide, and Eveny begins to wonder what is really going on in this town. And what really happened to her mother?

I actually didn't have that many issues with this book. My main issue is just the fact that I've read so many similar books, so this one didn't really wow me. I did like reading it though. The book did have some very mysterious elements. There are portions were Eveny has recurring nightmares and these nightmares made me very curious as to what was going on. I kept turning the pages to find out more. In fact, all of the oddness of this town made me curious. I also liked all the voodoo involved in this book! I found it very interesting!

Eveny is a great main character. Again, I don't have much to say about her because she's just like many other YA girls. As far as The Dolls, who are the popular girls, I did find them a bit ridiculous. They were portrayed like stereotypical popular girls.

I really don't have much to say about this book and I didn't really realize this until I tried writing this review. I liked this book, but it really didn't connect with me at all and it wasn't that memorable, since I can't even properly remember what I liked and disliked about it. To be perfectly honest, this is a Mean Girls with voodoo involved, in the beginning at least, but it turns into so much more.

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it

1 comment :

  1. It seems like this book is one of the cliché ones which isn't unique, but isn't exactly bad either, but simply enjoyable. I really like the cover and it does have an intriguing synopsis. I haven't read any books that have included voodoo before!