The Roanoke Girls
Book Review - The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
What can I say about this book? Yikes. Wow. No! Run! I truly could not put it down. It is written from the perspective of a girl who goes to live with her estranged grandparents after her mother commits suicide. She is trying to find love among this new family but ends up uncovering dark secrets. Over a decade later her cousin and friend goes missing and she returns to her grandparent's home once again.
I had the opportunity to read this book before it was published through First to Read, a program that gives selected readers early access to books published by Penguin. It is a cool opportunity to read books before they are released to the general public. And since I read so many books, it is nice to not have to pay for one every now and again in exchange for a written review (which, of course, I do anyway!) My least favorite thing about the First to Read program is that the books are provided in digital form. I prefer to read tangible books, my second preferance is to listen to the books on Audible during my weekly drives between Bloomington and Chicago (I get through a lot of books this way!) and my third and last choice is to read them digitally on my phone or computer.
I had a second opportunity to read this book (in tangible format this time!) through Blogging For Books. Sometimes I think I miss something the first time around, especially when I'm reading it in digital format. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to hold this book in my hands and give it another once over. There is just something about flipping the pages and the feel of the book jacket that really draws me into a book.
What is your favorite way to read a book?
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