Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mini Review: Tell Me Why

Title: Tell Me Why
Author: Lacey Weatherford as Sydney Snow
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: November 17th 2013
Source: Netgalley & Mark My Words Book Publicity


Three stars.


This book drew me in with its promising blurb, involving suicide of a the main character, Anna's, best friend and her mission to figure out what events led up to this unexpected loss. However, I just didn't really feel this one.

I never really connected or got a sense of the characters. Both Anna and her love interest, her best friend's brother Caleb, didn't feel all too developed for me. I didn't get emotionally invested in their relationship, which made it hard for me to be invested in the bigger story by default. I also didn't realize that Caleb is a musician, rocker-type. I'm not a fan of rocker/music romances. I'm waiting for one to blow me away but as a whole they usually just fall flat, like this one did. I also didn't feel like the POVs were different enough to be alternated- both voices felt the same.

This wasn't a bad book, it just seemed like something I've read before (but I don't remember what off-hand). The reveal seemed a bit over the top, and the build up seemed a bit below it. I think that if you're a fan of rockers, there is a good chance that you will enjoy this more than I did. The writing was pretty solid and the story was okay, it just didn't rock my socks off.

Thanks to Netgalley and Mark My Words Book Publicity for my copy in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This review is great, the story sounds intriguing and all, but perhaps is one that I would pass.