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The Innocents The Innocents #1

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Rt just when they need each other the most The Innocents is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail biting drama breathless romance and Gothic mystery. I didn't think I'd like this book as much as I did I usually don't read books in the vein of gossip girl and when I got a copy of this book I was sure that that was what I would get but I was pleasantly surprised I actually couldn't put the book down and I wasn't annoyed by the two sisters as I feared before I started reading I'll definitely read the next book in the series I can't wait to find out Breaking into Information Security: Learning the Ropes 101 pleasantly surprised I actually couldn't Men in Kilts put the book down and I wasn't annoyed by the two sisters as I feared before I started reading I'll definitely read the next book in the series I can't wait to find out

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Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and CharlieFriends didn'tBoys couldn'tTheir family falling apart never wouldUntil they got to Serenity PointIn a town built on secrets and lies. I HATE to do this butI really didn't like this book waits for tomatoes to be thrown I'm sorry to say I COULD NOT GET INTO THIS BOOK At first I was so excited to read this book and really wanted to like it because I thought Oh maybe this will be another Pretty Little Liars type book BUT NOOOOO Don't let the cover and the synopsis fool you This book is not what it seemsThe book introduces sisters Alice and Charlie who lived with their single mom when their dad abandoned them but now mom has remarried to a wealthy widow whose wife and daughter died not to long before he married their mother There are some so called secrets that mom and new step dad aren't telling like why does Alice look like her step dads DEAD daughter Why are there no pictures or anything that acknowledges that he did have a wife and daughter before them And why did their dad really leave Well all of this is explained throughout the book but all the secrets are not reveal in an OMG way they are just like Yea I did it Alice hears it and says OMG She did it Well DUHHH she just said she did ugh this story itself really got on my nerves There was really nothing going on throughout the book I find myself getting bored at timesALL THE TIME I will say that I did like the Alice at times but mostly charlie she was hilarious I liked her personality and really connected with both of them actually as sisters I also was kind of confused on the POVs of Alice and Charlie and then I kind of felt like someone else other than the characters were narrating the storyI could go on and on about this but I wontI wouldn't recommend this book to Teens maybe 18up becuase this book had a lot of cursing sex and drugs in it Not saying teenagers don't experience this kind of things but I would NEVER give this book to my daughter or son to read I feel so bad that I didn't like this book but it does have potential and hopefully it shines through in the seuel which I will be not reading sadly This review is making me sad lol I have that I'm giving it the star it deserves but this book was just not for meRating Not My Cup Of Tea Alice Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics & the Visionary Experience pictures or anything that acknowledges that he did have a wife and daughter before them And why did their dad really leave Well all of this is explained throughout the book but all the secrets are not reveal in an OMG way they are just like Yea I did it Alice hears it and says OMG She did it Well DUHHH she just said she did ugh this story itself really got on my nerves There was really nothing going on throughout the book I find myself getting bored at timesALL THE TIME I will say that I did like the Alice at times but mostly charlie she was hilarious I liked her Breaking into Information Security: Learning the Ropes 101 personality and really connected with both of them actually as sisters I also was kind of confused on the POVs of Alice and Charlie and then I kind of felt like someone else other than the characters were narrating the storyI could go on and on about this but I wontI wouldn't recommend this book to Teens maybe 18up becuase this book had a lot of cursing sex and drugs in it Not saying teenagers don't experience this kind of things but I would NEVER give this book to my daughter or son to read I feel so bad that I didn't like this book but it does have Men in Kilts potential and hopefully it shines through in the seuel which I will be not reading sadly This review is making me sad lol I have that I'm giving it the star it deserves but this book was just not for meRating Not My Cup Of Tea Alice

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It's going to be hard to stay innocentThey're sucked into a strange and seductive world a world they can't help but hate and can't help but love A world that threatens to tear them apa. YA is my guilty pleasure one which Im not too keen on advertising but occasionally I will come across one book so fabulous that it compels me to come out of the YA closet go on public record so to speak The Innocents has me yodeling The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name or should I say gay for YA oh zut pardon ma francaise Now normally I have to say my expectations are never high when it comes to YA but thats why I like them and the fact that I have a cherished friend who works in the giltzy monde celebre of publishing and slips me advanced copies dont worry NO SPOILERS here though Je jure as they are almost always fabulously low brow charmingly unsophisticated and therefore completely innocuous and relaxing for yours truly Basically I almost always know exactly what to expect cheap thrills and bawdy reveries Usually But with The Innocents oh Mon Dieu the unusual is franchement de rigeur Most YA novels provide me with a certain sort of bland comfort much like the bag of Chips Ahoy and Snickers I just had dont tell Jenny But with The Innocents I was reminded how much I love to be thrilled and shocked by a novel Without giving anything away I will say that Pelouin's spooky gothic haunting hip edgy modern roman a clef is one of the best in its class Its completely engaging without taking itself too seriously which I appreciate Its tawdry yet compelling modern yet timeless stylish yet substantive fantastical yet true to life If youve ever had a sibling rivalry if youve ever felt like a stranger in your own house or your own skin for that matter if youve ever found yourself looking from the outside in or looking from the inside outof a gilded cage if youve ever found yourself struggling to attract and keep that special Valmont zut alors then this coup d'eclat from the charmant Madamemoiselle Pelouin is for you BisouHazelps Im a new member on here trying to cherher books like this one so if you think you can help a dame out Id love to hear from you Birthday pleasure one which Im not too keen on advertising but occasionally I will come across one book so fabulous that it compels me to come out of the YA closet go on Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything public record so to speak The Innocents has me yodeling The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name or should I say gay for YA oh zut Discordia pardon ma francaise Now normally I have to say my expectations are never high when it comes to YA but thats why I like them and the fact that I have a cherished friend who works in the giltzy monde celebre of Stage Mum publishing and slips me advanced copies dont worry NO SPOILERS here though Je jure as they are almost always fabulously low brow charmingly unsophisticated and therefore completely innocuous and relaxing for yours truly Basically I almost always know exactly what to expect cheap thrills and bawdy reveries Usually But with The Innocents oh Mon Dieu the unusual is franchement de rigeur Most YA novels A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, provide me with a certain sort of bland comfort much like the bag of Chips Ahoy and Snickers I just had dont tell Jenny But with The Innocents I was reminded how much I love to be thrilled and shocked by a novel Without giving anything away I will say that Pelouin's spooky gothic haunting hip edgy modern roman a clef is one of the best in its class Its completely engaging without taking itself too seriously which I appreciate Its tawdry yet compelling modern yet timeless stylish yet substantive fantastical yet true to life If youve ever had a sibling rivalry if youve ever felt like a stranger in your own house or your own skin for that matter if youve ever found yourself looking from the outside in or looking from the inside outof a gilded cage if youve ever found yourself struggling to attract and keep that special Valmont zut alors then this coup d'eclat from the charmant Madamemoiselle Pelouin is for you BisouHazelps Im a new member on here trying to cherher books like this one so if you think you can help a dame out Id love to hear from you


10 thoughts on “The Innocents The Innocents #1

  1. says:

    I HATE to do this butI really didn't like this book waits for tomatoes to be thrown I'm sorry to say I COULD NOT GET INTO THIS BOOK At first I was so excited to read this book and really wanted to like it because I thought Oh maybe this will be another Pretty Little Liars type book BUT NOOOOO Don't let the cover and the synopsis fool you This book is not what it seemsThe book introduces sisters Alice and Charlie who lived with their single mom when their dad abandoned them but now mom has remarried to a wealthy widow whose wife and daughter died not to long before he married their mother There are some so called secrets that mom and new step dad aren't telling like why does Alice look like her step dads DEAD daughter? Why are there no pictures or anything that acknowledges that he did have a wife and daughter before them? And why did their dad really leave? Well all of this is explained throughout the book but all the secrets are not reveal in an OMG way they are just like Yea I did it Alice hears it and says OMG She did it Well DUHHH she just said she did ugh this story itself really got on my nerves There was really nothing going on throughout the book I find myself getting bored at timesALL THE TIME I will say that I did like the Alice at times but mostly charlie she was hilarious I liked her personality and really connected with both of them actually as sisters I also was kind of confused on the POVs of Alice and Charlie and then I kind of felt like someone else other than the characters were narrating the storyI could go on and on about this but I wontI wouldn't recommend this book to Teens maybe 18up becuase this book had a lot of cursing sex and drugs in it Not saying teenagers don't experience this kind of things but I would NEVER give this book to my daughter or son to read I feel so bad that I didn't like this book but it does have potential and hopefully it shines through in the seuel which I will be not reading sadly This review is making me sad lol I have that I'm giving it the star it deserves but this book was just not for meRating Not My Cup Of Tea Alice


  2. says:

    This was not for me Having said that the intended audience is teenage girls I read because it was part of a series of advanced reader copies I was given and decided to complete the set regardless of my judgement of the covers Most of these books do not even have back cover summaries This one did printed crooked on the inside front cover and I found it very misleading All this and that about tearing the sisters relationship apart but then that never actually happens in the story At the very end one sister calls the other pathetic the other calls her jealous BIG DEAL I'm one of 3 girls 4 siblings total My GOD the shit we've said to each other could fill volumes The Title The Innocents merph? In this book every character was innocent there was no contradiction to this term I interpreted from the title that we were meant to challenge our initial concepts of who was innocent and who was guilty Not the case The events I should really say knowledge since aside from a few crappy Waspy parties no action happened in this book that were revealed only lead to immediate Iago affects where you really couldn't be angry or blame the not so innocent characters The unfolding knowledge was just plain dull to add The only interesting part of the book could have come after the paternity revelation but sadly did not I don't think the author appreciated that many readers would have already come to this highly foreshadowed event and what we really wanted to learn was how that information would change the world around these characters This entire book was one long preview into a series of teen novels that was already being advertised on the back cover of this book I don't know how well this series is going to be received when the initial book leaves its reader frustrated and irritated I will not be continuing with the book The style of this book is aggravating to me The narrative is omniscient but the point of view changes from one sibling to the next These two girls are complete opposites cliche The chapters alternate from one sister to the next until the middle of the book where it just falls apart We end up following the one sister around and maybe check back in with the other every 4 5 chapters What was the point of this? My thoughts were that the author was trying to capitalize on having her reader's identify with one of the two very commonly used personality types in order to suck in as many audience members as possible The one sister shy smart reserved conspiracy loving with an unshakable identity What teenager do you know that never uestions her feelings or choices? The other sexy bold daring and mostly in regret of what she says and is in waiting for the fall out As an adult I could easily point the finger at teens I see acting like this but what teen would admit she is this personality? My reason for saying that this change in point of view is pointless is that it felt as if the author realized that her other character was just so petty and narcissistic that even the author couldn't spend time on her The other thing that drove me completely nuts I'm not even sure I can fault the author on Nothing and I mean nothing was left to the imagination Every thought every single little thought was second guessed by the main characters and then given 1 2 paragraphs of further wish washing and roll playing such as maybe this will happen or maybe this will happen maybe I should have saiddone this what's he thinking maybe this can he tell blah blah blah I can say as a teenager I over analyzed everything and maybe still do so I have to admit that the author had the mindset of a teen girl in check but this is a fiction novel; aren't we the readers supposed to fill in blanks visualize the scenes enjoy that we've recognize a foreshadow perceive as the main character and then feel along side them? I can't do this when minor beyond minor hypothetical nuances are thrown in the way of the story


  3. says:

    FINAL RATING 345 STARS CATCHALL So I found The Innocents to be very genuinely enjoyable It's a suspenseful thriller full of mystery and intrigue love and romance It actually reads a lot like a historical fiction book although it's set in the modern day It was incredibly unputdownable and definitely a page turner I certainly wasn't bored reading it There were definitely some things I didn't like about it but overall it was a good solid book with a good story to tell THE HEROINES ALICEOf the two sisters I definitely liked Alice She's usually cool headed reserved but lately not so much She wants answers and she doesn't want to just sit around She knows it's up to her to find them She sometimes got annoying but mostly she used her head Mostly She could be rash and impulsive but she really didn't try to hurt anyone and she just wanted to know the truth which I can absolutely respect She's not a bad girl but she also doesn't follow all the rules She's just a little bit of a rebelCHARLIEHonestly I mostly didn't like Charlie There are moments when she's okay but for like at least 75% of the book she's a self centered brat who makes stupid decisions and gets herself caught up in dumb things She also constantly chooses her fake friends over her sister which is just not cool at all It's like she's trying too hard to be rebellious but inside she's just a scared little girl and I didn't like that at all No Charlie held no appeal for me She was far too hard to like THE LOVE INTERESTS TOMMYSadly Tommy felt very flat as well I like him and all but there really isn't much to him We get a lot of his back story but we don't get what I feel are the important parts I think he dwells on the past than he lets on and he also I think doesn't make the best decisions It's clear enough that he cares about Alice but he's hesitant to let other people know about that and that is his first mistakeJUDEI also didn't like Jude He's definitely the bad boy type but not the hot kind as far as I'm concerned He's a complete jerk to both Alice and Charlie Alice thankfully has taste and doesn't like him but Charlie the not so smart one is naturally drawn to him I just don't understand his appeal He's rude and self absorbed but of course it seems like he might have a vulnerable side too He also appears to be a very cliché character THE PLOT The Innocents is suspenseful so than you'd think There's a lot of mystery What happened in the past? Where do the lies begin and end? There are so many uestions Some are still unanswered at the end of this novel but it's the first book in a series so I suppose that's to be expected Still I wanted to know A lot of the story is based on the past and there was so much of it than I realized It doesn't just go back a few years No this story has been woven since before Alice was born and she's only jut starting to realize that Charlie wants no part of this digging up the past but she might not have a choice After all the answers that Alice finds affect her too And even though I don't like her I know that Charlie is a good person at heart and loves her sister Some of this knowledge just might be enough to break herThe romance is also a huge part of the story It's part of the now but no matter what the characters might want it is irrevocably intertwined with the past and there it nothing that can change thatI like the way we slowly get our answers and that Alice has to work for them It's not as easy as turning a page or anything like that But this need consumes her and she realizes that she needs to know about the past She'll risk anything for thatAt the same time some things in this novel seemed just a bit too coincidental Like they just worked out a tad too perfectly or things just randomly happened by random chance when it seemed too calculated Not uit spontaneous enough It was just kind of stiff I thinkBut it scores major points for originality It's a dark gothic mystery and that's just old fashioned fun There's so much of wanting to know what's next the search for puzzle pieces and then trying to make them fit together It was really really fun I'm not gonna lie I loved working everything out along with Alice and I know why she's become so enthralled with it THE ROMANCE Tommy and Alice have a romance that starts out slowly Softly They just kind of sit and talk and I love that They're both drawn to one another and though Alice sometimes doubts the reasons they have excellent chemistry It's not lout but it's powerful I love the way it progresses too and the way that it's rocky but they both fight for each other It's not easy but it's all they have I don't care too much for Charlie and Jude's romance probably because I don't care much for either of them It feels very stereotyped as well—the bad girl and the bad boy giving up their ways for each other—and it just wasn't very compelling at all THE WRITING Lili has lovely writing It's easily the shining glory of this book Alice and Charlie's voices aren't always divided evenly which I didn't like Sometimes they kind of blurred one into another which was frustrating and weird But other than that it's awesome The third person managed to make me feel connected to the characters and the descriptions are super vivid and realistic Her writing made the book come alive All of her characters whether likable or not have distinct personalities and voices THE ENDING Actually this book ended in a really good plea I'm not complaining Also talk about unpredictable There was so much that I did not see coming Looking back of course there'd been hints at it but it simply wasn't something you think about All the drama suddenly comes together and clicks with this new information and many of the events that take place during the novel make that much sense There's something of a cliffhanger though I wouldn't call it that exactly but I know for sure it left me wanting WRAPUP Overall I really did like The Innocents I had a problem with half of the main characters but I managed it I was certainly disappointed but I was still entertained I will definitely be reading This Side of Jealousy I'm curious too see where the story goes and even the worst characters always have a shot at redemption If you're into historical fiction or suspense you'll probably adore this and though I'm not saying to go out and buy it this second I do give it a good recommendationFINEFind of my reviews on Sparkles and Lightning


  4. says:

    I had an issue with THE INNOCENTS that I don't think I've ever had before Basically Lili Pelouin did one thing so well that it left me wanting too muchSisters Alice and Charlie Alice being slightly older move to Serenity Point in New England when their mother marries Richard Flood the III shortly after divorcing their father The girls' middle class upbringing didn't exactly prepare them for living in a town where everyone is a member of the country club Charlie has the social skills to carve out a place for herself but she honestly finds it easier to hang out with one of the waitersI absolutely loved the atmosphere of THE INNOCENTS Although there are no science fiction elements there's a bit of that Stepford Wives feel there has to be something nasty beneath the glossy surface of their new life Their new stepfather is touchy about the oddest things and has removed all pictures of his late daughter Camilla from his home His late daughter who looks amazing like Alice Dun dun dun It's a great setting and feel for soap opera type shenanigansAnd a soap opera is basically what happens But at the same time I felt kind of disappointed at the reveal It's clearly something that will affect Alice and Charlie deeply but it isn't super crazy I mean as I think about it it isn't normal but there isn't for instance anyone who contracts amnesia and is mistaken for a princess and marries another royal before remembering her husband back home who meanwhile thinks she's dead and has been seduced by her archenemy I cut my eyeteeth on soap operas Basically it would've been a great reveal in a normal contemporary but the atmosphere of THE INNOCENTS was so creepy and exaggerated that I was expecting something less mundane Perhaps Pelouin is saving the true craziness for future installments? Book two THIS SIDE OF JEALOUSY comes out this summerBoth sisters get a romance I'm hoping their romances will be fleshed out There's obviously something hinky about Alice's considering she's dating Camilla's ex Tommy acts like there's nothing odd about the resemblance but dating someone almost identical to your tragically departed girlfriend is strange Charlie's romance didn't interest me much mainly because I didn't get the appeal of Jude He may be super hot but he's an alcoholic And not a charming hiding it alcoholic but a vomit on yourself and pass out alcoholic Maybe that's hot when you're a teenager and don't have experience herding drunks as the designated walker? Herding cats is easierI know I sound like I'm complaining a lot but I'm definitely going to read THIS SIDE OF JEALOUSY I'm just hoping Pelouin takes the series off a simmer and turns the crazy up to eleven


  5. says:

    YA is my guilty pleasure one which Im not too keen on advertising but occasionally I will come across one book so fabulous that it compels me to come out of the YA closet go on public record so to speak The Innocents has me yodeling The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name or should I say gay for YA oh zut pardon ma francaise Now normally I have to say my expectations are never high when it comes to YA but thats why I like them and the fact that I have a cherished friend who works in the giltzy monde celebre of publishing and slips me advanced copies dont worry NO SPOILERS here though Je jure as they are almost always fabulously low brow charmingly unsophisticated and therefore completely innocuous and relaxing for yours truly Basically I almost always know exactly what to expect cheap thrills and bawdy reveries Usually But with The Innocents oh Mon Dieu the unusual is franchement de rigeur Most YA novels provide me with a certain sort of bland comfort much like the bag of Chips Ahoy and Snickers I just had dont tell Jenny But with The Innocents I was reminded how much I love to be thrilled and shocked by a novel Without giving anything away I will say that Pelouin's spooky gothic haunting hip edgy modern roman a clef is one of the best in its class Its completely engaging without taking itself too seriously which I appreciate Its tawdry yet compelling modern yet timeless stylish yet substantive fantastical yet true to life If youve ever had a sibling rivalry if youve ever felt like a stranger in your own house or your own skin for that matter if youve ever found yourself looking from the outside in or looking from the inside outof a gilded cage if youve ever found yourself struggling to attract and keep that special Valmont zut alors then this coup d'eclat from the charmant Madamemoiselle? Pelouin is for you BisouHazelps Im a new member on here trying to cherher books like this one so if you think you can help a dame out Id love to hear from you


  6. says:

    I LOVE this novel To be completely honest I never would have picked this up for myself I am not a big fan of books such as Pretty Little Liars etc and that is what immediatly came to mind when I heard about this book I put off reading it for a while because I truly didn't think I would like it I was so wrongThis book is part family drama part romance part mystery all rolled into one incredibly fast read I read it in one day almost one sitting It was easy to keep up with the pace of the story even with the twists and turns it offered around every corner I loved the dynamic of the sisters and I even have a favorite I absolutely love the character of Alice I relate a bit to her than I do the Charlie her sister Charlie is the wild one while Alice is much down to Earth When they move to Serenity Point with their mother and her new husband they have no idea the changes that will happen in their lives And then secrets that they will uncoverThe ending left off with a slight cliffhanger and I am so excited for the next book in this series I have found a series that I can look forward to the next book's release and think about it all the time something I have been missing the last Harry Potter was released I am so excited about this series and can't wait to see where the author takes the characters


  7. says:

    Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars in Pelouin's dishy debut Teens and adults alike won't be able to get enough of this addictive new series I'm counting down the days until I get the sinister seuel


  8. says:

    Ok so I know all my friends secretly watch Revenge on TV When we realized this someone pointed to Lili Pelouin's facebook feed and we've been flipping over these amazing posts and commentary about the show We've even followed her tweets live during the showAnyway this writer is amazing We're sometimes in tears laughing at what she says and how she perceives all the oddities on the show So one of my co worker's husbands works in editing and got his hands on an early copy of this book for us and we've just passed it around I'm reviewing this on all of our behalves since I'm the only one on Goodreads This book is a 5 star A Ok so it's true we're not reading Anna Karenina literature here but it's good Clearly a great writer and it's so absorbing Most of us read it in one sitting and now we call each other Charlie or Alice based on how we're acting toward each other if bitchy it's charlie if innocent and sweet it's AliceSo I hope all of you enjoy it too Fingers crossed they make this into a tv series too


  9. says:

    I didn't think I'd like this book as much as I did I usually don't read books in the vein of gossip girl and when I got a copy of this book I was sure that that was what I would get but I was pleasantly surprised I actually couldn't put the book down and I wasn't annoyed by the two sisters as I feared before I started reading I'll definitely read the next book in the series I can't wait to find out


  10. says:

    Mucho mysterioso I just loved this one I love not knowing what comes next and this eerie little number kept me on my toes It's a blend of Gossip Girl in a summery setting like Revenge I totally pictured Blake Lively as Camilla