Hello and happy Friday. Yes, we have an ARC review today because I am trying my best to be a good blogger. I will be sharing my thoughts with Sweet Liar, the second book in the Candy series by Debra Doxer. This book was provided to me for free for reading and reviewing purposes, so I’d like to thank both the author and NetGalley.
I read this book between May 17th and May 27th, 2019 and gave it two stars. I read the first one forever ago and didn’t remember much of it, so I was grateful for a prologue that could give me some context as to what the series was about. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much, to begin with, because I thought this was the second book in a trilogy and I just thought it was the sandwich book. It wasn’t because this is a duology, so my already low expectations weren’t met.
This book gave me major Scandal vibes like it was literally the same story. Maybe if you’re super into that you’ll like the series, but to me, it was a straight-up copy. We have a secret agency and a very weird romance. Basically, the main character’s dad works for this secret agency (kinda like B613) but he’s a traitor for reasons we’ll find out about in the book. Also, the main character’s love interest works in the agency as well as his father, and, you guessed it, they are after the main character’s dad.
On top of that plot, the writing style wasn’t for me. I did not connect with any character or with the story. I just kept reading because I wanted to get it over with. If this review doesn’t deter you from wanting to read the series, keep in mind that the second book deals with psychological as well as physical abuse.
If you have any suggestions for good thrillers or adventure books you think I’d like, let me know in the comments.
Love, Miss Camila