So clearly this month I have really been going at it with the books. I am pleasantly surprised to be reading at this level again, and with me reading more and more that means more book reviews for you. So I hope you like books just as much as I do. Today's book review is on This Won't End Well by Camille Pagan. I have reviewed one of her books before, and you can find that review here. I have to admit that I was intrigued by the title of this book and ended up reading it on kindle in between book orders.
Let's get into This Won't End Well.
This Won't End Well is the story of Annie. Annie is a chemist living her life when her life gets turned upside down, by the loss of her job and then her fiancee running off to live in Paris, and asking Annie to not contact him while he is away. Annie is a steadfast in her desire to not become involved with any new people, but before she knows it new people are coming in her life, like her new neighbor Harper, and PI Mo.
The story of Annie is told in the form of emails, text messages, and Annie's journal entries. I liked that the story was told this way, and I like that Annie's journal entries don't fall into that "dear diary" trap. I will say that depending on the type of reader you are this can be an annoying storyline.
I really like Annie's story. I strongly related to Annie's storyline of not wanting to involve new people in her life. Cause sometimes people suck and you don't want them around. But I loved that through her fiance being in Paris, and with the support of her neighbor Voila, she lets Harper and Mo into her life and starts building other relationships. Besides this, I enjoyed all of the mentions about life and actually living life instead of just enduring life, the way Annie seemed to be doing before the story started and is a trap that we can all fall into sometimes. I know I have been in that trap before and is a trap that you have to work actively to get out of, I know I am trying to.
I wish that the characters of Harper and Mo were a bit more fleshed out. Especially Mo, the romance and then sudden relationship between Mo and Annie seemed sudden. At one minute shes mentioning that she's attracted to him, and the next they are making out. There is no progression in the relationship and I wish that there was. I also wish his character was more fleshed out, considering that PI Mo, is also a factor in the ending of Annie's relationship with her fiancee. Other than that, there isn't really much else that bothered me or that I didn't like about this book.
Zuhri's Final Thoughts
Star Rating: 3.5.
Reading Scenario - An afternoon with sun and nothing else to do but read.
Book Club - I think that this would make an okay book for a book club. I think it has the potential to create discussion, but depending on the people in the book club it may fall flat.