Throughout October, 10 bloggers were given the chance to read and review a new novel from Sara Shepard, author of the bestselling Pretty Little Liars series.
For this new novel Sara branched out into the world of adult fiction, so we decided to send her book to fans of her YA series to see what they thought. Would fans of Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game enjoy Sara’s novel for the adult crowd? The answer is…
Here’s what the bloggers had to say:
Michele @ Just a Lil’ Lost
“At its core, Everything We Ever Wanted is a story about the intricacies of a family. Shepard captures the relationship dynamics quite realistically, whether it’s between an adoptive family or a husband and wife.” Read her full review.
Kathy @ A Glass of Wine
“We’ve all wanted things, and all hoped for things. What if you got everything you wanted? We have all also had preconceived expectations of what those things we want will be like. What if it ended up being nothing like what you expected it to be? This intense novel spotlights that and could make some people uncomfortable as a result.” Read her full review.
Christa @ Hooked on Books
“Sara Shepard has already shown that she is able to write stories that have deep dark secrets, crazy rumours and lots of suspense but now she has proven that she can write the serious dramas that make us question who we are as individuals and how other’s affect our development.” Read her full review.
Kristen @ My Bookish Fairy Tale
“I loved this novel. There was something so brutally honest about it that I was hooked. The raw emotion and passion coming off the pages was something inspirational.” Read her full review.
Wendy @ A Cupcake and a Latte
“Sara Shepard’s characters in Everything We Ever Wanted are very vast and come in quite a variety. It was impossible for me not to find a character I could emotionally connect with.” Read her full review.
Anna @ The Bursting Bookshelf
“The story of this novel was packed full of drama and shock, the twists took me on a roller coaster ride of unpredictable turns with equally unpredictable characters.” Read her full review.
Library Gal @ Lost in the Library
“The book has a lot of things going for it. Strong character development and an interesting storyline, and I had to finish it to find out what happened. I just wasn’t able to connect with the characters.” Read her full review — and find out why — here.
Zoe @ In the Next Room
“Everything We Ever Wanted is very different than The Lying Game, but both are easy to read, taken place predominately in a wealthy world, and are filled with suspense and secrets of the most delicious kind.” Read her full review.