Publication date: July 2018
What can I say? Esposito does it again. Mad had me hooked as it was a fast paced book with barely a pause between big moments before you were tumbling into the next catastrophy – or even dead body. Bad is similar in style but it feels more fast-paced. Set mainly in Italy, it follows Alvie as she tries to find Nino – the love of her life who also stole all her money. The book is basically just one long, messed up date! To me Alvie feels like a really annoying character at times, no awareness of others, but at the same time you can’t help but get drawn in. Little moments of intelligence shine through and it was good to get some more of her back story throughout the current narration as well. This is the second book in the trilogy and whilst it could stand alone it’s best to read it ‘Mad’ first!
The only thing that bugged me about the style of the book was the use of Emoticons. Instead of writing ‘love’ often Esposito would put a red heart in… why? I read on a Kindle but I don’t want to feel like I’m reading text messages!
Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review…Check out my review of Mad!