Thursday, February 17, 2022

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Verity by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Verity is a little unsettling, a tad chilling, and a lot of fun to read.

It's chock-full of page-turning revelations and more than a few steamy sex scenes. The latter is something I'm not always that into in books and can even find them an unnecessary addition if not done well, but these feel key to the story development and are just enough without being too much. To my sensibilities. Your mileage may vary.

I also liked the aspect of the story being about two writers, one struggling, one successful. Some segments about writing hit home (though I'll admit, some of it didn't make much sense and seemed an unlikely "thing" invented in service of the plot). 

On the writing front, I especially liked this passage: "For me, there are three steps to completing each of my books. 1) Start the book and hate everything I write. 2) Keep writing the book despite hating everything I write. 3) Finish the book and pretend I’m happy with it."

I swear this was Colleen Hoover speaking from her writer's soul through a character. I love knowing that successful writers can hate what they wrote, too, and just have to plow through! Encouragement to never give up on a writing project is always welcome.

Of course, all that has nothing to do with the mystery you'll unravel in the book, but I won't spoil that for you! Enjoy!

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