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June 25, 2012

Review of ALIBI Volumes I-IV: The Complete Series with Giveaway

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Abigail Shelton is dead.

Spring Valley’s golden girl is found floating face-down in her boyfriend’s pool, hands bound behind her back, head bleeding, drugs and alcohol in her system. Her friends are the only suspects – and they all have reasons to want her dead. Everyone has an alibi, but no one is innocent.

ALIBI is a 4-part young adult e-book series. Each one-hundred page installment reveals the perspective of a different character: the secret love, the nemesis, the boyfriend, the best friend. As their tales unfold, we learn that Abby is not as perfect as everyone believes, but she’s not the only one with secrets to hide. This page-turning tale of suspense, betrayal, murder, and lust will keep fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars up and reading well past curfew.

Review of ALIBI Volumes I-IV: The Complete Series

by Annie Miles, John Byrne, Isabel Eckersley, Sorrel Provola

Published by Twist Literary

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** This book/series was provided to us by the publisher for an honest review.
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For something that consists of novellas that are only a hundred pages long, I was more than shocked and impressed with what I found inside of the first novella in Alibi;  a four part series that takes place after the death of Abigail Shelton.  In this review, I’m not going to go through each and every single novella in the series because that will get boring really fast and because I don’t want to ruin anything for you!

In the beginning of the story, after the death of Abby, I had to admit that it was very different than I imagined.  It begins with Charles, who is the main suspect in Abby’s murder, and after reading from Charles point of view, I have to admit that I assumed entering into the minds of the other characters: Palmer, Mason and Rowan, wouldn’t be all that different.  I was wrong.

I am happy to say that the author(s) did an amazing job at making each of the characters an individual in the eye of every volume/novella.  But, I have to admit that it was also becoming a little bit tiresome to have to hear the same conversations over and over again four times.  Hopefully you can understand where I’m coming from, but at least I got to see these conversations through new eyes.

The one thing that I found exciting and interesting with these novellas is that they taught me something very important and something that I will cherish for the rest of my life: Nobody is to be trusted.  Not to sound paranoid or anything (*la shaky laugh*), but everybody in these novellas is connected in one way or another and even your best friend *cough, cough* Rowan *cough, cough* can’t necessarily be trusted.  Especially with your boyfriends.  Alibi taught me not to trust best friends with boyfriends for reasons that are spoilers, mwuahahaha.

I personally, enjoyed reading the volume that was in Rowan’s point of view, despite her being a slut.  I did like seeing her method of evil genius and the way she forced Palmer into doing her bidding and got some serious dirt on the remaining character. The way the volumes all flowed into each other was impressive and all in all I am actually very happy with what the Alibi series has given me.  It definitely delivered and will definitely catch the eye of mystery fans.  The one thing that I feel I should mention is the sexual innuendo that was mentioned in the novel and the types of sexual innuendo that take place.  It’s not a huge issue but something that some readers may find offensive.

I would recommend this to fans of Pretty Little Liars, mystery,  anybody who wants a genuine quick read, and readers who enjoy murder mystery.

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9 Comments

  1. kimbacaffeinate
    6/25/2012

    I didn’t read your whole review, since I am reviewing them for a post on July 24th and didn’t want to influence my opinion…but I was curious as to whether or not you enjoyed them..so i skimmed…what I saw has me excited to read them!
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    Chapter by Chapter Reply:

    I feel the same way. I don’t read a review until after I’ve read the book and have written my review.

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  2. latisha depoortere
    6/26/2012

    This sounds really good would love to read it ! Thank you for the great giveaway and great post!

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    Chapter by Chapter Reply:

    Good luck! It really is a great little series!

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  3. The cover itself is very very cool. I’m sure the story is, too. Wheee. Hope I win! ;)
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  5. Evie
    7/13/2012

    I saw these books around but haven’t read any reviews before yours – all I can say is: I’m sold! I love that they’re not very long yet intriguing. Sounds like a great escape-read to me :) Thanks so much for sharing!
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    A great quick summer read, that’s for sure :)

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  6. Amazing book totaly luvin it……lookin 4ward 4mre

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