I know Katie just reviewed this, but I’m piggy-backing. I also received a free galley for an honest review. Thanks, Delacorte for the galley at #BEA2017!
e. lockhart’s GENUINE FRAUD
Delacorte Press, 2017
Since Katie already posted, I’m just going to dive into my thoughts on this book. =)
I was engrossed…for the first 2/3 of it. I will be honest, it kind of lost momentum when you find out what happened to Imogen. (No spoilers…can you guess what happens?) After the climatic scene, the story lost a little of its edge and suspense. Granted, the rest of the novel DOES fill in all the necessary details and answers questions about Jule’s relationship with Imogen. However, I felt it was a little bit of a let down.
Here’s what I liked about Jule, as the main character:
- Her ‘origin story’.
- I also love how much she references heroes/comic books.
- She’s a freaking kick-ass woman, seriously. And references that several times.
- She isn’t a perfect size 2, and makes no qualms about it.
Here’s what I liked about the story:
- It’s told backwards, which is pretty freaking awesome, though at times confusing. However, this really adds to the suspense of the story, and was a great narrative choice by the author.
- I couldn’t figure out what the “twist” was until it happened.
A word of warning for readers: This story is told backwards, but within the chapters, the narrative jumps around a lot. It can be confusing if you try to follow the timeline too closely. At least, I thought so.
In all, I’d definitely recommend this, especially if you liked Ally Carter’s Heist Society (only because of the con aspect). Or if you like a good suspense/thriller.