Melissa’s Review: The End of Violet and Abby by Scott Silver

The End of Violet and Abby

The End of Violet and Abby 
written by Scott Silver
published by Createspace, 2014

find it here: (affiliate links) Amazon, Goodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I devoured it. I may have served raisins and string cheese for dinner so I didn’t have to stop reading to cook (my husband wasn’t as excited as my three-year-old). It’s fun and funny with a little bit of romance and a little bit of gore: the perfect rainy Saturday read.

I’ve only got one issue: I hate it when writers change the names of pop culture shows (actors/books/etc.) and use them as plot devices. Dude. First of all, I know you’re talking about Buffy, and second of all—your book would be better without it! You don’t need to fall back on someone else’s cool ideas. Yours are just as cool. Honestly, I’d cut out all the thinly veiled references to the shows you know your audience is watching. You don’t need them.

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Would I recommend it: Absolutely. And if for some reason you feel the need to watch something Joss Whedon worked on when you’re done, well. . . you’re not alone. =)

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About the book – from Goodreads: 
Violet and Abby pledged to stay best friends forever, a vow put to the ultimate test when Violet dies in a tragic accident—and comes back. Now boys are turning up dead, attacked by a creature both alien, and terrifyingly familiar and Abby is beginning to suspect that her best friend may have returned…different. Funny and heartbreaking, ‘The End of Violet and Abby’ combines the sharp observations of Mean Girls with the sarcastic wit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to tell the story of two young women struggling to save their friendship—and each other—from an ancient evil that threatens everything they love.

 

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Comments

  1. Great review, Melissa. I’m dying to read this one now. And your advice at the end – just great. Constructive. That’s why we read you!

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