Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

How great is it when one of your most anticipated reads for the year turns out to be all that you expected?! I loved this book from the drop dead gorgeous cover to the very last page.

The setting of this book was so intriguing and added to the entire story so much. Littleport Maine is a seaside community that caters to the wealthy families that chose to summer there each year. As with many communities like this, you hear of the fantastic events during the summer, but what happens when the season comes to an end? We got a look into the lives of the all year residents and it was quite a different atmosphere when the visitors have left.

Avery Greer and Sadie Loman became unlikely best friends. Since Sadie belongs to the elite Loman family and Avery is a resident that has grown up there. I felt myself cringe as Avery took on more and more of Sadie's interests, friends, clothes, etc. I began to wonder if this was not turning into an obsession for Avery. It started to have a single white female vibe.

When Sadie is found dead and it was ruled a suicide my mind began to spin. I questioned if Avery could have gotten jealous and done the unthinkable. Yet there were so many people that may have been fueled by jealousy to harm Sadie. I literally was in the dark all the way until the end as to how Sadie came to meet her fate. The last couple of chapters were so suspense filled I couldn't flip the pages fast enough.

I have read so many good reviews about Megan Miranda's books. This book sounded like one I had to have and it shot immediately up to the top of my must read pile. I was over the moon excited when I won a ARC print copy of this book from Simon & Schuster from their Instagram giveaway. I rarely say that I didn't want a book to end, but I really was quite sad when I knew I had to leave Avery behind as this book came to a close. I loved how the book ended, it was very satisfying. I can't wait to read the rest of Megan Miranda's books! Sign me up as I am now a fan!

Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster for this fantastic book!

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