Cambria Brockman: Tell Me Everything



I won this in a giveaway I ave so many thoughtsI liked this book The writing is good the plot moves fast and the characters are interesting My problem with this book is that the book The Amory Wars, Volume 1 has nothing to do with the synopsis The blurb on the back of the book says Tell Me Everything is in the tradition of In A Dark Dark Wood and The Couple Next Door The synopsis says a murder at an elite New England college tears apart a group of friends One of them will test the limits of what she s capable of to stop the truth from coming out If Iad read that book I would One Night with The Sheikh have given it 5 starsWhat I read was a book about a creepy girl named Malin who in the first week of college becomes friends with five people and we follow them in their 1st and last years in college Malin readser best friend s diary and silently Mismatch (Love Match, hateser best friend s boyfriend We get flashbacks to Family Wanted her childhood and the very obvious tragic event that changeder life Oh and what about that murder that s so important to the story That takes place in the last 15 pages and Keys to Tulsa has no affect on the greater plot I m being super nice by giving this book 3 stars Because I could ve given it 1 star but I m choosing to not rate this based off of the lying synopsis but based off of the actual story I read Tell Me Everything is great character study I liked watching the slow unraveling of this tight knit group of friends as they prepared to leave college and go out into the real world What Tell Me Everything isn t is a suspense thriller If the back of the bookadn t mentioned a death then I wouldn t Secret Africa have been expecting one and it wouldave been a great little twist Instead I expected a murder and what I got was a let down No rec Enjoyed this college mystery Not too twisty but was still a fun read Nobody knows who I am except me What a pleasant surprise this book wasa surprise I truly wasn t expecting These days any time I finish reading a psychological drama and feel it was a refreshing change from the over saturated norm I call that a win A Crush (Awkward, highly atmospheric story set in a blustery New England town Tell Me Everything gives us a glimpse into the lives of six mini Ivy League students Told strictly from Malin s point of view the timeline bounces fromer 1997 Texa 355I love a mysterious book that follows a group of tight knit friends and for bonus points this was set in a New England college town which is always a plus for me While I did think this would be a bit thrillerish than it was I was still really into the mystery at play مهارت در بازی زندگی here and overall enjoyed this oneThis is told solely from Malin s viewpoint but it doesave a few timelines First is during The Dragon in the Clock Box her ander friends senior year next is their freshman year when they all meet and lastly is in the late nineties when she was a child This wasn t a page turner in the typical way as it was a character driven story with no big shocks My Amazing Dinosaur (Tib Tumtum, however it was still pretty dang engrossing even without a bunch of crazy twists and turns and I liked that it didn t rely only on shock value to keep me engagedThe best way I can describe this one without ruining anything is to say that it s a slow and delibe Oh what a lot of words to say what was said It s not BAD writing but extreme overkill to the characters Most every aspect of every individual from the group association that cores this storyas 5 or 6 times the redundant stereotype ualities within intense description over and over again And the further into the book the the eyes and values rose up on the pretentious scale To the point where I felt like that old California girl saying gag me with a spoonWhen I was at page 71 I thought I would get back to it after starting another But seeing all the thick tomes I The Nazi Revolution had in the TBR pile I changed my mind and plugged on because it was now or never Too troublesome to jump back into this redundancy pile twice At least 200 pages in the middle I sped read And then read slowly and actually reread some portions from about page 320 onward UGH Nothingappens but groans and complaints not even a crime at this college until the last 80 pages Pacing of the book is off entirely just for this point of focus alone Too late for most readers to careAll of these secrets and Malin s secret too Nope They didn t seem secrets to me but almost obvious Especially since Bloods a Rover (American Underworld Trilogy her father whispered toer the one word dictate to er as e left on Wylde Bears (Wylde Bears, her first day of college The entire was almost obvious if itad not been so contrived and convoluted by the switching techniue done rather poorly Poorly because nothing about Levi or Cooking Light Lazy Gourmet her own Malin s family was ever a surprise to meThis is pure YA modern thriller Not erudite thriller or savvy plot Not at all The trailer itself is widely off IMHO It s about a college group which sticks together for 4 years And none of themave moral values stru. A murder at an elite New England college tears apart a group of friends and one of them is playing a dangerous game in this electrifying debut in the tradition of In a Dark Dark Wood and The Couple Next DoorIn er first weeks at Hawthorne College Malin is swept up into a tight knit circle that will stick together through all four years There's Gemma an insecure theater major from London; John a tall andsome and wealthy New Englander; Max John's cousin and a shy pre med major; Khaled.

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At truly took me by surprise Sometimes telling a story out of seuence can be jarring but that didn t Archies Americana, Vol. 1 happenere Instead the characters became rounded as the book progressedMalin is an interesting and uniue narrator Her beauty is in stark contrast to who she is someone who is comfortable in the shadows letting others shine When Malin starts college she pushes The Book Thief herself to try to make friends In the past sheas always preferred being alone a fact that made Talk to Me her parents worry abouter With a fresh start Malin is determined to be normal and Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles, have people to rely onAnd despite Malin s reserved nature and distance from others she does develop friendships Seeing the characters through Malin s eyes was interesting because Malin is a person who reads others and tries to understand what they want what they areiding and why they are doing things But Malin Educating for the New World Order herself never seems fully reliable Througher monologue we come to understand that Malin Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock has some secrets iner past that she The Character Of An Upright Man hopes the others won t learn Malin doesn t even share them with us right awayAnd the ending Iave to be careful Mr. Malcolms List here because I don t want to give anyints I saw another reviewer describe the ending as a twist so uiet you never saw it coming and I think that is the perfect way to describe it A brilliant debut novel I will be looking for whatever Cambria Brockman does next Mini Review A slow burn character study with a splash of suspense Told entirely from the perspective of Malin In multiple time periods freshman year senior day and A brief look into GURPS Conspiracy X her childhood This really was a story about friendship and connections Malin is an introverter freshman year in college she s determined to make friends and is Just One Golden Kiss happy to finderself part of a group of six who remain tight throughout college The group moves in together after freshman year They are as close as people can be BUT Malin is keeping secrets It is now senior year and the friendship is starting to unravel leading to a tragic event on senior day This wasn t as much a thriller as I was anticipating but I really enjoyed it I loved getting to know all of these characters and watch them navigate their relationships I enjoy books about friendships and the college years so this was right in my wheelhouse Recommend anyone who enjoys a well told story with some elements of suspense Looking forward to what s next from this authorThis book in emojis thanks to Random House for my copy of this book A group of friends from college living together each as their own agenda whether it be dreams of wealth and grandeur love from someone else s partner or just covering what they can t ave what could possibly go wrong Tell Me Everything opens with Senior Day where we learn nothing will ever be the same but then we flash back to Freshman year to learn what and why everything changes Told in alternating timelines with additional flashbacks to our narrator Malin s childh A college in New England a group of friends murder me Phantom Encounters hoping that this is the next The Secret HistoryDNF 20 n youear that sound it s the sound of my expectations going down the drainThis novel is yet another attempt to join the edgy narrator bandwagonThe blurb will lead you to believe that this novel is similar to The Secret History and If We Were Villainswhen in truth this is little than a laughable story about a protagonist with a dark past something which is getting old fastcan we Eat Your Way Through the USA have main characters who do notave a big secret related to their past Is that too original who becomes fake friends with a group of stock characters there is the beautiful one the rich one the charming one By senior year they all live in the same My Dirty Janitor Book 4 house as they do in The Secret History If We Were Villains The Likeness The Lessons the list goes on tensions grow they all bitch about one another there is some angst and plenty of over the top dramaThe murder is but a small aspect of this story There is 0 mystery or suspenseThe seductive protagonist is anything but She triesard to be a mixture between Tom Ripley and Amy Dunne but in actuality she seems straight out of a teenage show like RiverdaleI preferred to go unnoticed but I Stories from Spain / Historias de España had inherited my mother s porcelain fair skin and green eyes My facial features were symmetrical and soft and no matterow much I ate my body remained thin The Texan sun spun my Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos hispanoamericanos hair gold despite my urge to be plain and anonymousIs that the best way of presenting our narrator Her calculative mind and manipulations were as laughable aser inner monologue I do Broken Bear hope that this trend for MCs with psychopathic traits dies soonThe writing itself tries tooard to come across as glossy and snappy freckles scattered like confetti across Ruby s nose and cheeksReading the first 20% of this novel gave me eadacheso I m doing myself a favour and calling it uits. R artfully curated image er missteps set in motion a devastating chain of events that ends in a murder And as their fragile relationships Hatter hang in the balance and close alliances start shifting Malin will test the limits of what she's capable of to stop the truth from coming outIn a mesmerising novel that peels back the innumerable layers of a seductive protagonist debut author Cambria Brockman brings to life an entrancing setting through a story of friendshipeartbreak and betrayal.

Cture of belief rules or knowledge of Paint the Wind human either None of those enough to fill a thimbleWhat made it 2 star even and not 25 stars was the we think assumptions embedded within the entire book Let sate the rich and also identity politics relate and judge all together now raised its Wayne head on than several occasions UGH At the beginning Iad an inkling the characters would become depth revealed But that did not The Perfect Resume happen That beginning 80 pages was absolutely the best part of the book It couldave been told better with MUCH tension and interest in 12 this word count Very juvenile characters 19 to 22 year old The Centurion Code humans going on 13 There is something imminent surrounding us and weave no idea it s there Tomorrow morning we will sit down for breakfast at the dining Antropologia da Criança hall as we always do and realize one of us is goneWhat a pleasant surprise Iad almost given up on suspenseful debuts but this one felt worthy of my time Tell Me Everything doesn t masuerade as the next insert popular psych thriller but instead simply presents itself as an engrossing character study following six friends at university together Sure there is a vein of suspense that grows as the novel progresses and there were a couple of twists at the end that got me YASSS but the true shining moments of this story are the atmospheric details and the captivating interactions between these young adults Also may I add that these novels the ones that do not advertise a massive twist you won t see coming tend to be the ones that are able to sneak a few smaller twists past me which is SO much enjoyable than the large predictable flops Sips teaLet s start with the setting Guys I am a sucker for any novel set at university especially if there are secrets and drama and murrrderrrrs Muahahaha The New England college town we are dropped into felt just as much a character in this book as the people we follow for four years and the ever changing weather and local culture really turned the story into a cinematic event in my brain The author clearly is knowledgable of the area and she took what she knew and turned it into a fictional experience on that began warm and inviting but uickly turned unnerving and dangerous Our story is told from one POV but the book jumps around between Freshman Year Senior Year and Texas 1997 Even though this is a character driven novel feeling literary at times the pace was fairly uick with many stories being told at once In the present we are learning the backstory of Air Terisak Membelah Batu how our cast of characters became friends at the beginning of their college experience while also learning their personalistory although there is a greater buildup to our narrator Malin s past This was a delightful and fun way to tell the story as it as a classic feel but always seems to work The ending for me was very satisfactory I cannot go into great detail but Brockman chooses to leave us with a few future details involving Malin and er gang while also dropping a bomb that leaves us to wonder what and GIFTED--2005 POETRY COLLECTION how those future thingsappen While a few of the twists are fairly predictable I don t think those are the ones meant to shock or surprise us in fact I believe those twists are the ones the reader is supposed to assume and as we grow closer to the revelation we feel the growing dread uite like a train approaching at a dangerous speed with no way of stopping Highly recommended for those looking to find suspenseful literary fiction with unlikable but compulsively readable characters and a light mysteryReview copy furnished via the publisher An elite New England college a group of friends that formed fast and close a shocking murder that tears them apart I knew going in that Tell Me Everything was my kind of book I love books that take place on college campuses They are little microcosm of society everything always seemed eightened because it is contained This was no exceptionWhen Malin begins school at an elite New England college she s determined to try and make friends She uickly finds erself in a close group of six who remain friends throughout school But Malin Lisa and David Today has to workarder at maintaining friendships than the others And Malin as secrets By Senior Day four years later one of them will be dead Told through the eyes of the introverted uiet and fascinating Malin this is a novel of suspense you won t want to missWhat a bookThe story is told in alternating timelines between freshman year as Malin forms friendships with the group of six Senior Day where the twisted path these friendships ave taken unfold through uick stories leading up to the murder and stories from Malin s past that cover secrets she Dvorak Keyboard has worked to keepiddenThis narrative structure was perfectly executed as the bits of stories we learned about each character slowly became connected leading to a shocking ending th. A wise cracking prince from Abu Dhabi; and Ruby a beautiful art The Muslim Masquerade history major But Malin isn't uite like the rest ofer friends She's an expert at iding er troubling past She acts as if she is concerned with the preoccupations of those around How to Heal Your Body her boys partying all while usinger extraordinary insight to detect their deepest vulnerabilities and weaknessesBy Senior Day on the cusp of graduation Malin's secrets and those of The Book of Revelation her friends are revealed While she scrambles to maintaine.

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