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Envy Book Review

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Envy is an Empty Coffin novel by Gregg Olsen. It’s about a pair of telepathic twin sisters who uncover the case of their friends death. Their names are Hayley and Taylor Ryan. Their friend is Katie. What they try to figure out if it was suicide or murder. I know the answer I’m just not telling you because I don’t put spoilers in my book reviews. This is one of the very few mystery books that I have read. Most of the novels that I have read are romance. This time I wanted to try something different. Katie had very low self esteem and also engaged in self harm. Because of this many people assumed that her death was from suicide. One of the things that I didn’t like about this story was how boring the twins personalities were. Even though Katie’s “best friend” was quite a snob I still found her more entertaining to read about than Hayley and Taylor. I also found the twins powers hard to understand while I was reading about them. I didn’t understand how they figured out what their powers were telling them because it was hard to connect to the situation.  But the case itself was okay. It was a little predictable but it wasn’t as predictable as Scooby Doo. But if you compare it to Law and Order, it’s very predictable. I would give this book 2 stars out of 5.

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What Makes a Bad Book

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The first thing that would make a bad book is if the book is straight up boring. A book is more interesting when it has a unpredictable twists.  You know a book is boring if everything in it is predictable or if the author doesn’t get in-depth enough with the characters personality. Or if the characters seem to straight up not have a personality.  I personally like it when the reader can see different sides of the characters. Specifically the main character(s).The more the marrier. I also dislike when a character has no growth in the story. It also irritates me if one book series is too much like another book series by the same author. That can get annoying and make the new series more predictable. The last thing that buggs me is if it takes the story way too long to reach the climax. And if it does, I hope the climax is worth all of the reading that it took to get there. Otherwise I would feel like I wasted my time reading the story. What do you think would make a bad book? I would like to know your thoughts on the subject.