Providence by Caroline Kepnes @CarolineKepnes #BookReview #Providence

Happy Thursday y’all! Thrilled to share my review today for this interesting book that I would encourage you to read with an open mind!🤯

Providence

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

4 Wild Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words to tell one another the depth of their feelings. When Jon is finally ready to confess his feelings, he’s suddenly kidnapped by his substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity.

Mourning the disappearance of Jon and facing the reality he may never return, Chloe tries to navigate the rites of entering young adulthood and “fit in” with the popular crowd, but thoughts of Jon are never far away.

When Jon finally escapes, he discovers he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to protect Chloe and find the answers to his new identity–but he’s soon being tracked by a detective who is fascinated by a series of vigilante killings that appear connected.

Whisking us on a journey through New England and crashing these characters’ lives together in the most unexpected ways, Kepnes explores the complex relationship between love and identity, unrequited passion and obsession, self-preservation and self-destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two.

My Thoughts

4 Wild Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Wow! This book was nothing and I mean nothing like Caroline Kepnes’s previous books…. this book was a mixture of young adult, crime fiction, the supernatural, and much more! It was a genre potpourri… and it worked… because the thing this had in common with Caroline’s previous books is it was very well written with some interesting characters…. I just don’t want you to enter this book thinking it is a dark demented twisted psychological thriller, it is far from that… although there are some disturbing and demented parts….

The book is told from multiple points of view including John and Chloe…. we met these two when they were still pretty young and I enjoyed the young adult aspect of this book… John is kidnapped when he is young and comes back with a superpower of sorts…. now here is the part that I might not have appreciated as much as I could have…. because I know absolutely nothing about H.P. Lovecraft… so if you are better acquainted with him perhaps this part will resonate with you much more than it did with me….

Our third point of view came from Eggs A detective… and that is not my autocorrect that is his actual name! Eggs has some demons of his own and is consumed with a case of young healthy people dying from heartattacks… he was an interesting character as well and I really liked the growth in him throughout the book…. how do all these characters tied together? Well you’re going to need to read the book to find out!

Recommend you read this book with an open mind, it is unlike anything you’ve read before, guaranteed!

*** many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this most interesting book ***

I am Providence! Berit☀️✨

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