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Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (Spoilers)

Cover of Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

Greetings and salutations my fellow book-based lifeforms! So far, I’ve only posted about books I gave 4+ stars to, but what about the opposite end? Here we are friends, Grim Lovelies, a two-star read. My full review can be found here. There will most definitely probably be spoilers so if you want to skip down to the very bottom and read my final thoughts, scroll on!

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Ugh. I was so hype for this one. I had read reviews that weren’t favorable for this one but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. It just fell flat. Things felt rushed and disjointed. I didn’t really connect with the characters, and there was a very forced insta-love that made less than zero sense. The characters discover their animal form pelts, and they make such a big deal about the person being similar to the animal they used to be….but then, no one cares, and they even leave the pelts behind on their trip to…wherever?

Also, we had a whole character who was missing the whole book because he was stuck in a box; our LGBT+ character was killed off almost as soon as he revealed he was in love with his male best friend.

But do you.


I really enjoyed the world building here! It was a little difficult to understand the social classes and the fact that the world of the Beasties/Witches/Goblins exist within our world, but once it was made clearer, things flowed together much better.



Meh. Exceptionally meh. Instalove is hard to pull off, especially when it’s the “I’ve always loved you but now that we might die, I have to tell you” love. There was no backstory or buildup to make the sudden affection of one character for the other make sense. This one didn’t connect well with me. It lacked emotion and connectable links to bring the story together. The overall flow of the story was a bit weird as well. Why, suddenly, when Anouk has been happy living the way she has does she decide to switch up the plan? Enter at your own risk……but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Today’s question: What was a book you read that ended up being a major let down?

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I’m a firsttime blogger and a lifelong reader. Join my journey here, and on my bookstagram @stacialovestoread!

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