Source: Received for review
They call me ‘New Girl’…
Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.
Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy. And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.
Except for Max Holloway—the boy whose name shouldn’t be spoken. At least, not by me. Everyone thinks of him as Becca’s boyfriend but she’s gone, and here I am, replacing her. I wish it were that easy. Sometimes, when I think of Max, I can imagine how Becca’s life was so much better than mine could ever be.
And maybe she’s still out there, waiting to take it back.
I requested this book as it seemed like an interesting concept however I was unsure of what to expect when I found out it was being said to be a modern Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. However I was pleasantly surprised and ended up really liking this book.
I feel like this novel managed to pay tribute to an all time classic, while the author managed to put her own individual stamp on it.
At times I found the pace of this novel to be a bit slow for my liking and I did get bored about halfway through. However I kept reading and the pace picked back up and I am glad I didn’t put it a side as a did not finish.
At times I did find the relationships of the characters to be inappropriate especially as this novel is classed as a young adult novel. The amount of times the characters had sex was a bit obscene and I feel it could have been included in the novel in a more less graphic way.
Overall I liked parts of this novel and disliked other parts. However overall it was a good read that I would recommend.
A copy of this novel was received for free and all opinions expressed are my own through reading it.