Thursday, September 20, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Alibi Volumes I-IV

Summary/Cover Image from Goodreads:
ABIGAIL SHELTON IS DEAD.

Spring Valley's golden girl is found floating face-down in her boyfriend’s pool, hands bound behind her back, head bleeding, drugs and alcohol in her system. Her friends are the only suspects – and they all have reasons to want her dead. Everyone has an alibi, but no one is innocent.

ALIBI is a 4-part young adult e-book series. Each one-hundred page installment reveals the perspective of a different character: the secret love, the nemesis, the boyfriend, the best friend. As their tales unfold, we learn that Abby is not as perfect as everyone believes, but she’s not the only one with secrets to hide. This page-turning tale of suspense, betrayal, murder, and lust will keep fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars up and reading well past curfew.
Review:

The four additions in the Alibi series (Charles, Palmer, Mason, and Rowan) have been sitting on my eReader for ages now, and I'm not really sure why. They looked like fun and scandalous reads. Plus I loved the way Twist Literary was packaging them as individual novellas featuring one of four point-of-views. Anyhow, I recently decided to give it a try, and I ended up enjoying what I saw. They weren't perfect, but they were still fun and twisted reads that had me hooked from the get-go.

The four novellas in the Alibi series welcomes the reader into the world of Charles, Palmer, Mason and Rowan, four teens facing the consequences after one of their own, Abby Shelton, is found dead in a pool. All four teens have had their own twisted pasts with Abby: one was her boyfriend, the other was her secret boyfriend, another was her best friend, and one was the girl who envied her from far. However, while they all live very different lives, they're all suspects in the investigation, but who exactly killed Abby? Only time and more pages will tell in this fast paced and scandalous read that while have any reader flipping the pages, dying to know what happens next!

The best part of Alibi is, without out doubt, the central mystery involving the death of Abby. Every volume offered a new twist to the story, and kept me fully interested as the reader. I was constantly questioning who killed Abby and lining up all the possibilities in my head. Each and every one was pretty guilty, in my opinion, but the end revelation really managed to shock me. I also enjoyed the other little mysteries that popped up throughout, because it really manged to keep the story moving.

While I did enjoy the story line, I wasn't the biggest fans of the characters. None of them were exactly likable nor that sweet, and I couldn't believe just how twisted some of them were. However, each brought a lot of scandal to the table, which made me overlook the lack of connection I was able to make with them.

Lastly, the writing was good. Each volume features a new writer, but they managed to flow perfectly together...Plus I just loved seeing the scenes from multiple POVS, as each offered a new, interesting look to the story. It was just a really fun way to deliver the story overall.

In all, Alibi Volumes I-IV were fun and exciting reads, and I can't wait to see what Twist Literary has up next!

Grade: B 

Alibi Volumes I-IV (Amazon, BN, Goodreads) are now out!

Source: Alex at Twist Literary- thanks!

Twist Literary has also offered up one eBook copy of Alibi Volumes I-IV! To enter, just fill out the form below, and please note that this giveaway is open to everyone ages 13 and older!


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1 comment:

  1. I noticed these a few months ago and thought they looked interesting but hadn't really seen any reviews of them (or the complete series) - thanks for the review. And for the giveaway.

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