REVIEW: Pippa by Malynda Schlegel

by - 3:00 PM

“It was nice knowing what I wanted, because it brought me closer to getting it.”

Back of the book blurb:

In the small town of Pepper Rock, there lives a family.
A daddy,
a mommy,
a little girl.

In the town, there are whispers.
Don't get close.
That girl isn't good.
She's just like her parents.

My name is Pippa.
I like my life,
the company I keep.
And I'm not supposed to like it.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: September 13, 2018

Available for Purchase:

My rating:

            I actually finished this book almost a month ago; however, I’m just now writing this review. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The blurb is absolutely intriguing and I honestly went into this book without any expectations and what I got was definitely a page-turner. Pippa is a psychological thriller with lots of twists and turns and by the end you will be thoroughly messed up.

            Normally I highlight quotes throughout the novel while I’m reading to include in my review—thought-provoking quotes, interesting quotes, etc. However, I was so interested in Pippa that I didn’t even think about highlighting anything. That’s one of the reasons why I gave Pippa such a high rating. It’s rare for me to stray outside of the romance genre, but Pippa kept me intrigued the entire time, eager to turn the page and find out what exactly was going on.

            Pippa has that atmospheric vibe that is intensely captivating. Fall is coming so soon, so I was really enjoying the fact that it reminded me of a horror movie, all fall-ish color schemes, leaves everywhere, foggy mornings, etc. The entire tone of the novel was exceptional. Malynda’s writing is superb, giving enough away to keep the reader interested, but still making the story vague enough that the reader’s mind will be racing a mile a minute, trying to figure out what is going to happen next.

            I don’t want to give anything away, but Pippa might not be for a lot of readers due to the nature of the content within its creepy covers. Psychological thrillers are known to mess with the reader’s mind. And trust me, Pippa will absolutely leave the reader feeling like they’re submerged under water, not knowing which way is up.

            The characters within Pippa are strange, screwed up, and wonderful. Well, most of them. It’s interesting reading psychological thrillers, because the reader should know that the narrator is going to be unreliable. The reader will constantly be asking themselves, “Is this real? Did this actually happen?” I absolutely loved that aspect of it, wondering whether my feelings toward, well, everything were legit because I was only getting an unreliable side of the story.

            Pippa is interesting, captivating, and completely messed up. Definitely pick it up if you want a thriller this fall.

Happy Reading!

The Wandereader

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