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Come take a crazy ride down to the Buckeye state, where you will find a headstrong seventeen-year-old named Anna, encounter a journey full of supernatural and crazy situations. Ripped away from her small hometown, Anna is forced to face and reveal happenings around every corner when she moves to Cleveland. Whether it's dealing with her young and crazy mother or encounterinCome take a crazy ride down to the Buckeye state, where you will find a headstrong seventeen-year-old named Anna, encounter a journey full of supernatural and crazy situations. Ripped away from her small hometown, Anna is forced to face and reveal happenings around every corner when she moves to Cleveland. Whether it's dealing with her young and crazy mother or encountering things making hostile noises in her bedroom. This haunting tale shows Anna that human society is more to hate than the supernatural and she may or may not have a dark hidden secret...or two. In a world where vampires and werewolves do not exist for once, join Anna on her whimsical adventure. An adventure where she'll release the judged and tormented paranormal, while head-butting with the shallow society around her....

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  • Audrey Wilkerson
    2018-12-06 07:35

    ***CAUTION: There is bad language in the review.***It is a rare thing for me to not be able to finish reading a book, especially when it is an author requested review. I take ARRs very seriously. Unfortunately, Pretty Unlikely now has the distinction of being the second read to review I could not finish. To use the vernacular, this book is a total and complete hot mess.I don’t even know where to begin. Do I mention the over-the-top drama, especially between the mother and daughter? The fact that the day they move in, there are gunshots nearby? That her mom was given “more custody” and decided that the dad could never see the kids again? That the daughter’s actions are the complete opposite as to her inner monologue? This is a 13-year-old’s diary in ePub form. And the book cover! Gross.Anna Strouse is really mad at her mother. Really. They have abruptly moved from Michigan to Cleveland, Ohio during Anna’s junior year (I think it is during. It is hard to tell). Though Anna laments leaving her huge house in Dearborn, the house she moves to is bigger still. Mrs. Strouse, aka Shirley, is a 37-year-old mom to Anna and her older brother, Tanner. Shirley is divorced, refuses to let Anna or Tanner see or speak to their father, has lots of boyfriends, dresses like she’s 27 (or at least looks 27 to “75% of people”). Though Anna mentions in the opening paragraphs that her mother usually speaks with a “sweet tone,” that must have ended after they left Dearborn. She and Anna spend most of their time with each other yelling, screaming and being super sarcastic.Anna and her mom go out to dinner, and on the way home from the restaurant (where the male who seats them is referred to as the “hostess”), they drive into a ditch trying to avoid hitting a truck. Jerry the tow-truck driver comes to their rescue, and he effortlessly pulls them and their car (no scratches or dents) out of a hole. Of course, Shirley is attracted to Jerry, and they decide to date. Because, of course, their “eyes matching with amaze” would lead to this. No one calls the 911, State Farm, an “ambulance truck” or in any way cares that Anna was knocked out “stone solid and cold” and may have a concussion.The new house feels strange and creepy to Anna, so it doesn’t help matters when she starts hearing a tapping sound coming from her closet. Or when the tapping changes to banging. Once the movers arrive, though, she is attracted to Riley, a cute 22-year-old who now thinks Anna is 18. Because she lied. He “sparkles a smile at [her]” and later “beamed his eyes into [hers]” and then asks her out. Though he doesn’t live in Cleveland, he clearly knows where to party. The normally quiet and addiction-free Anna inexplicably decides to go on a tear. She gets drunk, dances on a stripper cage (yes) and then Riley finds her driver’s license. Busted! Now he knows she’s not 18.Once home, Anna hears the tapping/banging again. She gets super brave and opens the door to find...a rat. OK, I don’t know about you, but the first thing that I am not going to do if some rattus rattus comes hauling A out of my closet is cuddle with it. And name it. And screech at my mom that I am keeping it. Of course, the tapping continues, and that’s when Anna finds the switch in her closet that opens a door to a laboratory. (I guess the real estate agent wasn’t aware of this when Anna’s mom bought the house.) Anyways (sorry! I mean anyway), of course there’s a monster named Isaiah who has been kept prisoner there for 85 years. Apparently, Anna is the first to hear his tapping. Isaiah is a monster along the lines of Frankenstein. He accidentally killed a few people, but he didn’t mean to. He’s really very sweet. Somewhere in here we learn that Anna has cheated death not one time, but several; she starts school and meets a cute guy named Bobby and Tanner comes home early and surprises her.I still don’t know what this book is about.Pretty please: edit. Edit, edit, edit. I see that I was reading the “Bloody Extended Version,” but seriously, this book could have easily been half of its 362 pages and have been much better. There was a lot of restatement and/or too much description, like “We paid the bill, I mean my Mom paid the bill” and “I saw a piece of paper with words written in black ink.” Also, word usage was a little strange, like English was not the author’s first language. For example, “candle lights” instead of candle; “watery vases” were on the restaurant tables; “a blouse shirt” instead of either blouse or shirt’ “roll curlers” instead of rollers or curlers; “exposed themselves into eyes.” And what the heck are low fat sugar free apples?When writing, the real information needs to be, well, real. Tanner goes to law school, but everyone keeps referring to it as college. And he lives in a dorm. And his professors call his mom to tell her he isn’t doing well. It’s law school, not college; I never knew anyone in law school who lived in a dorm; and find it highly unlikely that a law professor would call a parent during the first semester. “First year, they scare you to death” goes the law school saying; not “First year, they call your mommy.”There was a lot of bad language, which I know teenagers know and/or use, but the parents of teens who are the market for this book would not appreciate it: everything from lard-ass to bull shit to bitch to the F bomb. The most vivid, however is this: shit out a food baby. Or was it when she called a stripper at the club a toilet drinker? That Anna is all Klass.Obviously, this book was just getting warmed up where I left off. I am sure readers will find out what really happened with Tanner at law school, why Jerry’s so strong, if Anna and Tanner will ever get to see their dad again (an alchoholic, BTW), what happens to Isaiah the 6’6” monster, why some men glared at them and whether Anna starts to like Cleveland. But it is pretty unlikely that I will join you.1 of 5 Stars (Based on Ink and Page’s Rating System)Genres: Young Adult Fiction FantasyAges: Not statedYou might want to know: There is a lot of bad language (see review)Pretty Unlikely by Emily Eileen Hodson was published March 29, 2012 by CreateSpace. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review.

  • Ari
    2018-11-24 04:10

    I became interested in reading this book because it seemed to deal with a theme (within the paranormal) I had never explored before. But soon after I started reading the book, I began to struggle with it. For starters, there’s some gender-subject disagreements. The author kept referring to a host, male, in a restaurant as a hostess. And I quote: -“A tall, dark-haired, handsome hostess came up to us and smiled with his pearly whites and dimples.” (Page 18)- “The hostess kind of reminded me of Jared Padalecki,…” (Page 18)- "First, I saw the handsome dark-haired Jared Padalecki look-a-like hostess at Angie's Italian Restaurant." (Page 36)I could have gladly overlooked that if it wasn’t for the way situations were handled in the book and for the reactions the characters had to those situations. I felt they were either completely blown out of proportion (even for a teenager who just had to move to a new place away from all she knew) or too downplayed (like the too easy acceptance of a creepy looking creature). The only part of the book which did have me intrigued was finding out what the “tap, tap, tap” thing in the closet was and once the cat was out of the bag, there was little, or nothing, keep my interest since I didn’t find the characters interesting either.I’ll just say the book was not for me and there might be readers out there who might enjoy despite the fact that I didn’t.Random quotes:“I stuffed my face with more spaghetti and I felt like a pig. I had been left too long without food. I liked food, it was good anyways but still, I needed three meals a day at least.” “The kitchen counter was so dirty I nearly puked. There was an old banana peel and bread crumbs scattered all over when I brought the supplies to make a PB&J on the counter.”“’No Isaiah!’ I yelled in a high whisper.”“ ‘Doesn't mean you need to strangle him. You have so much to learn you crazy bastard.’ I playfully punched Isaiah in the arm as we slowly opened the front door.”Note: I received a free copy through Read 2 Review in exchange for an honest review.

  • Hannah Kollef
    2018-12-03 04:14

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I thought Pretty Unlikely had a lot of potential. The paranormal premise- that her house is home to something wicked, and she brings it into this world for her own gain- was intriguing. I hoped to find a book that dealt with the struggle between what you want and what is right. The haunted house backdrop, one of my favorite story types, was also a plus.Unfortunately the book did not deliver. There were a few interesting plot developments, but the stilted dialogue and general quality of the writing made it very difficult to finish. The novel also could have benefited from additional editing. There is potential here- but the author needs to develop her style, and refine her handle on writing techniques.

  • ❂ Sam ❂
    2018-11-22 07:28

    In the interest of full disclosure, I received this book as part of a read to review program.The only positive thing I can say about this book is that the premise had potential. Unfortunately, the book itself does not. I say that I 'read' this but it really was a struggle. I can read a book pretty damn fast let me tell you but this one? I struggled to get through the beginning. The narration is all over the place and the main character seems to be a total bitch one minute and the next minute she's talking about how sympathetic she is to her mother who has had a bad rap. The characters are not very well developed and are extremely shallows. Which, I guess kids these days are but still. None of them were really sympathetic. Even Isaiah who I feel like we're supposed to sympathize with is hard to like because, you know, he's extremely unstable. Which, apparently the other characters are too because some how no one is phased by all of the things going on in this at all. Monsters in secret labs who murder people violently, cops who apparently are not in any way interested in proper police procedure, halfbaked plans that seem to always work out, and other random stuff just make this whole book terribly disjointed. There were two things that really rubbed me wrong, though. Apparently the author thinks paragraphs are just one sentence long. And the dialogue was terribly unrealistic. It's very clear that the author wrote this during high school and that she has not had it edited by anyone with the proper training to do so.That said, she has a really good idea here. I'm not going to know that at all. I like the idea of Isaiah. I like the story there. I like the potential. But I need to care about the characters. I don't need broken families and what not and crazy moms who are probably self inserts of the author's own high school teenage feelings about her family. I need something that I can enjoy, I need something that will genuinely entertain me, and I need something I can actually connect with.Very likely, this will turn out to be a very rough first draft of a story that the author will re-work and re-release in five years time once she's really gotten to hone her craft. And I genuinely look forward to that day. Because Hodson really does have some really good, creative ideas. I just think she need to work on them.I will do a much better review of this in the future because I intend to read over this book again and make extensive notes in my .pdf copy. Hodson is very open about criticism and really does seek to improve as an author. If you do read this I encourage you to make notes and interact with the author. Don't just slam the book in a review. You can help make it better. I wish the best of luck to Hodson in the future and I look forward to watching as she progresses as an author.

  • Brooke Banks
    2018-11-29 06:18

    First things first, I won a copy of this book in a First Reads Giveaway on Goodreads.Secondly, this maybe young adult but it's not for children. The protagonist is 17 years old. She talks like one and acts like one. One that is brash, crass and has a smart ass mouth. I like that about Anna though and wouldn't have a problem with my teen reading this. For younger teens, I think that really depends on the teenager themselves. Be warned though there's nothing “clean” about Anna or her language. That's not to say she's a bad person or has no redeeming qualities though.In General:I liked this book. The cover and blurb drew me in. I think the premise is so interesting. The quote and the acknowledgments was heart-warming and appreciated. I have an idea what the main points and driving forces are but every event really came as a surprise. The characters were certainly lively and you love or hate them. Because of that, the unpredictability and the writing style this book seemed to be either loved or hated. Clearly not for everyone. I enjoyed it so much though. It was refreshing to have a woman protagonist that wasn't the typical good girl. She's not sanctimonious. She's trying to do the right thing, correct a wrong and save a friend. She has her faults and flaws though. She sees things a certain way and sticks to her guns. Sure, she doesn't think things through and doesn't do the smartest things but she's a teenager. Anna's a nice break from the norm. It gets a bit dull and tiring reading the same woman character over and over again. I like the variety and think it's great that teens that don't identify with the norm have a book specifically for them. There were some decisions even I had trouble understanding. There's a reason for all that though. It's not suppose to make sense or be what normal people would do. It's hinted at in the original beginning, made clear in the alternate beginning and hammered home with the ending; Anna is really, truly especially different. I think that's a good test to know whether or not you can get into this book. Does the moral hit home for you? Can you let go of normal? Can you be out of this world different? That's how riding around in Anna's head made me feel, like I was Anna. I was already connected and I think it really hits home if you let Anna be Anna and enjoy the ride, if you can. As for the writing and Anna's voice, I was able to adjust to it. I can see how it would turn off, turn away and bug some people. I looked at it differently though and enjoyed the ride. Sure, I struggled a bit getting into it at first but once I acclimated it was easy to get into Anna's grove and flow. Yeah, an editor would have helped to edit, refine and polish it up. However, the base was good and I could see where the author was going with this style. I didn't think it was bad at all. I found it to be just fine. I think a bit of work would have pushed into great territory. There were great moments though, like on pg 272, messing with our heads to who was coming to dinner was nicely done. I'm thinking there's going to be improvement in the next book and being inside the head of an other is going to prove so interesting and twisting, it already is, but I think it's going to go into overdrive. I think that trying out how I took might be helpful to people but, of course, I understand if that doesn't work for everyone. The style is, to me at least, like a stream of conscience narration only edited by the person speaking like someone recalling when recording their story. We were inside Anna's head and how Anna saw things. Let's face it, your voice inside your head is a terrible writer. You forget things, wonder, repeat, rationalize, exaggerate, deny and alter things. It gives a picture how a person really thinks yet is unreliable for how things really are. For instance, saying that she [Anna] almost puked from how dirty the kitchen was when the only thing described was a banana peel and crumbs, and blaming the break up of her mother's 5 year boyfriend on the fact her mother had sex soon in the relationship. Does that really make much sense? Not really, but it does to Anna. Just like it does when you talk about what a slob your roommate is or what an annoying co-worker you have. It's grows in proportion to how much you dislike someone and obviously everyone has different limits. I question whether or not Shirley is as much of a "easy tramp" Anna makes her out to be. I don't find that as a fault to Anna thought. She's an angry, hurt teenager who's perception is colored a certain way and is lashing out. Anna thinks she's competing with her mother and instead of winning and her mom being the typical frumpy droopy mother who puts everything else before her looks, Anna is losing to a smoking hot mom. As seen in the scene with Tom coming to their rescue with the tow truck. Like the girl in school who calls another girl a slut even though that girl is a virgin, simply because they like the same boy. It's terribly insightful and I keep these things in mind when getting into Anna's head. Anna's being truthful to her perspective, but everybody's perspective is skewed. Anna is just slanted a totally different way that the norm and it's an adjustment. The thing is it didn't feel like a horror. I wasn't really scared at all during the book. I was more fascinated with where it was going and frustrated with reactions from the background characters toward the "monster". Societies treatment of people that are different is horrific and certainly traumatic for many people but that's not what people are looking for in the horror genre. I think I just didn't find it scary since my fears weren't the monster under the bed but the monster living in my father's bedroom. I just sympathized so much with Isaiah I wasn't scared of him. There were tense, suspenseful moments when I worried his inhuman nature would win out because he's never been socialized. My real fear and hatred was towards society at large in this book being so cruel and closed minded. I don't think Anna and crew handled it very well but I don't think most people would be able to either. There's leeway since the situation is so out there it's mere speculation on how people would or should act. For me the characters stayed in character. I think Anna's treatment of Bobby's ADD (on pg 191) is important. The moral isn't just for people who look different, it's for people who think differently, act differently as well. Not everyone is neurotypical or wired the same way. Ableism is a real, important issue and I give props for the author bringing it up. That little moment made me really connect and like Anna so much more. I wasn't really into the romance aspect of the book either. I was more pulled by the intrigue and tension suspended throughout the book. It was what the characters were going to do and interacted with each other. I honestly have no clue how the rest of the trilogy is going to turn out. Possibilities are turning around in my mind but anything can happen. That's what I liked and look forward to figuring out. I still don't even know what kind of monsters those close to Anna are, the teeth sure are throwing me for a loop. I like that. It's keeping me intrigued and interested. As for Suspending Disbelief, Buying into the Story and the Logic of it All:It really depends but I think in general this book will push to the limits. I understand those who fight it, hate it and don't believe what's going on. I personally think this is done on purpose to illustrate and hit the moral home hard. To make people really put themselves in Others shoes. Now most of what goes on in the story is beyond reality but it has its applications and implications to our everyday life. The challenge is Anna. She's not immediately likeable and that's the point. If she was immediately likeable, she wouldn't be an outsider and outcast. I accepted it, went with it and thought it was part of the book's charm.I didn't find it hard at all to suspend my disbelief that no one found the secret rooms in Anna's new house. I'm sure the scientist fudged the blueprints and built the room himself. No one probably questioned it, measured it and wondered why the dimensions didn't add up. As for Anna being the only one to hear the knocking and tapping from the "monster", it tipped me off to her being different. It didn't bother me at all and felt believable. Living in old houses and rough neighborhoods has made it obvious how well people are at blocking things out and not noticing things. Of course there's also the fact that the house could have been empty for who knows how long after the scientist. Since people were mad at the scientist it wouldn't surprise me if the area had past around bad rumors about the place so the house stayed empty for awhile. There's always that one house in the neighborhood kids made up stories about and stays empty. With the current economy there's more empty houses then ever as well. On pg 177 Anna is sad, depressed, distressed and angry over the capture of Isaiah. She's confused and I wasn't offended or bothered by Anna's off handed joke about the cop that was kill by Isaiah in self-defense. Sometimes the best jokes can be heard at crime scenes as a way to cope with dealing with such gruesome things. It's a kind of shock, disbelieving and disassociation type of thing. Dealing with victims and witnesses of violent crimes I don't find it at all surprising. Bobby called Anna out on it immediately and Anna felt bad about it anyways. It didn't bother me how Anna took off with Bobby and his friends for the day either. Considering how screwed she was with no other options, she might as well go chill out for a bit. Who knows, relaxing and taking your mind off things is a technique people do all the time when struggling with a problem. No, none of that really threw me for a loop. The police corruption and actions weren't surprising either. There's plenty like that in real life. The fact the cops then went over the top with breaking into the house just drove home the point that there's a giant conspiracy about the monsters in the world. I was taken back a bit how Anna and Bobby just went on with their date after Isaiah killed the cop in order to save them. My thought was “Damn, she really is different.” So she's different and doesn't react normally to situations. She's also a teenager who wasn't thinking things through to not leave Isaiah alone or leave the cop's body in the open. I got that, even without reading the author's blog post about it. It honestly came off how the author wanted it to, to me at least. I don't agree with the other reviewers about Anna's father either. He's been described as an alcoholic who gave his daughter a sip of beer when she was 5 yet he was a loving family guy. People have brought up how at odds that sounds. That's the thing though, people are very contradictory like that. For instance, my grandmother was an alcoholic yet she was indeed a very loving, caring family person. She has a lot of difficulties in life and she escaped into drinking. All my memories where of us hanging out and playing together. Good, fond happy memories. She was still a great mother to my mom and uncles as well. She did eventually die several years ago due to the damage to her liver. On the other hand, my father was the stereotypical family destroying uncaring bastard of an alcoholic. Yet even without the drinking, he was just a bad person which was evident after he sobered up for awhile. He went back to drinking and is still going as the small town drunk. An alcoholic doesn't necessarily mean they get black out drunk everyday. They could do it once a month or a couple of months and still be considered an alcoholic because once they start drinking they can't stop. Sure, there are plenty of alcoholics that follow the regular pattern but alcoholism isn't a one size fits all kind of disease. It varies so much and really Anna's description of her father does indeed work. As does her missing him and needing to connect with him despite the fact he may not be a good influence. Plus, in the small town I grew up in, in Michigan nonetheless, it wasn't all that uncommon for parents, usually fathers, to give their kids a taste of beer. I've never known a kid to enjoy it and usually the fathers find it funny. These are normal non-alcoholic fathers too. It's just a different take on alcohol is all. Pet Peeves: I don't get why people are ragging on the rat, Edmund. Rats are awesome pets. They are intelligent, playful and loving creatures. Some ride in your pocket, or on a shoulder in a hoodie. I've known several people with rats as pets and find them absolutely endearing. I've even known people who have captured rats in their homes and kept them as pet. Took them to the vet, got them all checked and taken care of and they've been a great addition to their families. Rats get such a bad rap, it's really sad. Now it certainly looks like Edmund as a purpose in the story though it hasn't been revealed yet. That's even been confirmed by the author, Emily Hodson. However, Edmund is a pet rat, so why all the demand for there to be a point in having him? I don't think people would be so judgmental if Anna had found a dog and kept it as a pet. The way Anna adopted and took care of Edmund just made me like and appreciate Anna. I thought it was touching. I don't like or approve of Anna's use of slut, tramp and whore but not because of a silly reason like "vulgar language". Fuck that shit. Nope, I'm against it because I'm a feminist and hate Slut Shaming. It bugged me and I didn't like that part of Anna but not enough to stop reading. I'm used to how mainstream all of that is and have learned to fight my battles or avoid things if I'm at risk for getting pushed over the edge. Now if she was a sanctimonious religious person slut shaming women, I might I have rage quit since that's just too much. Anna does it because of our sexist patriarchal society and has learned it that way. I get that, hell I used to be like that. I can't really hold it against Anna for not being a feminist at 17. It's not like she's out protesting against abortion rights or anything actively harmful. In Regard to Other Reviews: Now, when I'm looking at reviews I compare and contrast what was liked or hated, who's making the review and why those things were good or bad. So how does one reconcile the good reviews and the bad? Since there's so many conflicting responses I wanted to explain how things came off to me, why I enjoyed it and why I don't agree with the other reviews. Obviously, reviews are subjective and I'm not arguing against people not liking the book. It's simply my take on it since it seems like positive reviews so far have given generalities. I wanted to give in depth specifics. Explain if I liked the book despite or because of those so called negative things, or if I disagree and didn't view the same thing the same way. I just want to be as complete as possible so people looking into this book can get as much information as possible. There's a couple facts that I do feel reviewers got wrong due to misconceptions and things were misconstrued. Firstly, one reviewer brought up how they've never heard of a law school with a dorm for students and called out this lack of real information. Well, for starters there are plenty of law schools with dorms on campus, like the University of Michigan Law in Ann Arbor, where Anna's brother was attending. Also, there's campus dorms for New York, UCLA, Charlottesvile, Chicago and many more. A simple Google check would have cleared up this misconception. Plus calling the parent that's paying for all of Tanner's school would indeed be a heavy threat because that parent holds sway since they hold the purse strings. I find that totally believable personally.In another review, Anna was characterized as associating pine trees with war but liking the monstrous trees back home. It never says Anna associates pine trees in general with war, or at least no where that I could find at all. It was specific gathering of dying pine trees around the new house, which she didn't want to move into to begin with. The passage in the book actually reads asIt [her new home] was also surrounded by dead, drooping little green pine trees. They looked like a lifeless army, the way they were spread out around the whole house, just dead and depressing. It made me think of war and bombs and death. I didn't like that." I think to describe it in such general terms is disingenuous and misleading.Hmmm, I might be a tad touchy about that because saying it that way makes Anna sound crazy yet if it was true I don't see what's wrong with that association. I mean Anna is weird, different and has plenty of other flaws to pick on, it just felt off to pick on such a thing. To be honest it's a bit annoying to find people complaining that Anna wasn't normal. She's crazy with mood swings and nothing she does makes sense. There are mast er story tellers like Poe who have used this technique to great success. A.M. Homes' latest novel at least has the same kind of rambling, weird association is this dude mentally stable character and it's been mostly loved for that fact. Did people really find the writing in Pretty Unlikely that bad? If so, either we have completely different tastes in writing or there's been massive editing since those reviews because I honestly don't see the problem. I don't know. Is it because Anna's a woman? Because she is the exact opposite of what woman are trained to be like? It's utterly baffling to me and I find it so annoying that Anna's being picked on for not being neurotypical. But that's me and I get that other people's opinions are their own. Okay, so that last one is just me disagreeing with the generalization. However, the same reviewer goes on to talk about Anna being at odds with not feeling comfortable answering the door in revealing pj's but okay to go to the store in the same outfit. Here's the thing though, that's not true. The revealing pj's were her mother, Shirley's, and Anna talked about going to the grocery store in baggy pj pants and a tank top. Answering the door when you're a young woman home alone and not comfortable with what you're wearing makes perfect sense to me. The quotes on pg 25,“Jeez, it was only the grocery store. Whenever I went to a grocery store, I just wore my baggy pajama pants and tank.” Right after the description of her current revealing clothes, she says,“ I felt like these pajamas were very exposing and over the top. I had forgotten to pack pajamas for the day we'd be without all our stuff and these were embarrassingly Shirley’s only spare pj's.”Why she was nervous answering the door, “What if these guys [movers] were perverts? I was all alone and wouldn't be able to defend myself if they were hitting on me. Shirley was gone for who knew how long.”So either the reviewers are misremembering or there's been lots of editing between those reviews and the end of August when I got my copy of the book. There's been at least some editing in the book for sure though. The parts where Anna calls the host a hostess (pg 8)and says the traffic light was orange (pg 12) have been corrected. That's always nice to see, especially since I'm usually the one pointing those kinds of nit-picky little things out. It's awesome that an author appreciates that and fixed it. I don't know if the author corrected the other passages though or just stuck to changing incorrect words. Whatever the case, at least people can know now that these things are no longer an issue.

  • Lone Alaskan
    2018-11-28 04:07

    There's a few things that definitely need clarified about this book. Other reviewers seem to be focusing on an array of negatives- which I honestly don't understand or agree with. First and foremost- this book is targeted at a teenage audience and people between the ages of 12 and 18 are going to be the ones who get the most out of this book. They're the ones who are going to relate to the characters, be intrigued by the storyline, and find themselves running to the book store (or Amazon) to buy the next book in the Pretty Unlikely Trilogy. I'm a foster mom to teenagers and I also work with teens at my Boys and Girls Club. So far, I've read this book with three different girls (ages 13, 15, and 15) and all three of them couldn't put the book down until they reached the very last page. They were addicted by the third chapter.The book is written in a way that is definitely appropriate and readable for teenagers. Not extremely challenging in the vocabulary aspect, and easy to follow. The book isn't slow-paced, and moves quick enough to keep the kids intrigued from the first chapter- all the way to the very end. But the real reason the kids love it so much is because it has a story that they are totally intrigued by. Anna, the main character, is a teenage girl who after a tough move from her hometown is stuck in a creepy house with her somewhat lunatic of a mother. A series of paranormal events follow suit shortly after they move into the house, and soon Anna finds herself in the middle of a supernatural story. She's a character who finds peace in the things mankind can't logically understand, and dedicates her self to a world most people believe doesn't exist. The tale is a mix between the paranormal-intrigue of the 'Twilight' series and the horror-suspense of the 'Goosebumps' books. It's a combination of mystery, thriller, and teenage angst that make for a perfect teenage novel. A novel all three girls I read it with couldn't put down once they began reading.Anna is a relatable teen in so many ways. Naïve, determined, stubborn, and caught between immature irrational decisions and the responsibilities of adulthood. But this relatable teen, lives out an extraordinary (and anything but relatable) tale. The book does have some language, making it only appropriate for teen audiences and older (and I suggest parents take a look ahead of time if they are not comfortable with curse words). It can be a bit graphic at times, but I think that made it so fun for my teens- who are in love with horror movies, and could finally find a book that mimicked their film-genre interest.Overall, I feel this book has been very under-rated. I'd give it four stars- but because of all of the unfair one and two star reviews, I'm giving it five. It's a fantastic book and well-worth the read. It would make a FANTASTIC gift for teen girls and boys who are interested in sci-fi, mystery, suspense, and paranormal oriented books. And for people like myself, who are in their early twenties- I can vouch and say you're "pretty likely" to enjoy this book as well. I cannot wait to read more of Emily's work. LOVED this book, and so did my teens. We're eagerly awaiting the release of the rest of the trilogy!

  • Annie
    2018-11-15 10:14

    Pretty Unlikely (Bloody Extended Version) by Emily HodsonFirst of all, I received a copy of this for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review: so, thank you so much to the people who made that happen!Cover Thoughts:Horror movie meets chick flick. I love how it’s so scary yet it still shows the eerily beautiful side of the story. I loved how well it matched the novel! Also, props for the cover for not depicting a passive girl lying in the meadow which seems to be the norm nowadays in covers for YA...Writing Style:It wasn’t AMAZING but it wasn’t bad either. I have read much worse writing that was so dull, I couldn’t even finish the book!(So, pretty awful). This book, compared to others, was pretty good for a debut author. There were some flaws and I wanted to kill the characters sometimes but it was pretty good and had a nice, easy rhythm to the prose.Plot:All you need to know:Horror movie in a novel! (Hot guy included). If you love horror movies, READ THIS! Plus, the love interest was kinda hawt ;)The Book Trailer:The AUTHOR made the book trailer! How awesome is that!? Like, it wasn’t enough that that she wrote an entire novel, but she also invested so much time into making a carefully thought out trailer for her book? Gawd, that’s dedication, hats off to her!Besides the fact the author is totally epic and all for making her own trailer (how AWESOME is that!? Seriously!) But, it was pretty good. Yeah, you could tell it wasn’t made in Hollywood but it was scary and cool! The filming was Paranormal Activity-esque. Even if you don’t read the book, see the trailer! Then you will feel like reading the book :)Overall Opinion:It was a nice, thought provoking debut novel. Definitely worth reading once but be prepared for the nightmares...(It was scary, ok!)

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2018-12-01 10:28

    Review of Pretty Unlikely 4 starsThis first in a trilogy turns Urban Fantasy on its head and really spins out those “What if?” questions. Anna at seventeen just wants to finish her last two years of high school, among her few friends, in quiet Dearborn, Michigan. She really wishes her mother Shirley would lighten up and let her be in touch with her long-divorced dad Patrick. She wishes her law student brother Tanner was more emotionally stable and less of a party animal. The solution in her mind is NOT moving to Cleveland, Ohio, suddenly and unexpectedly. Instead, she finds in her bedroom closet, a doorway to a concealed laboratory, with a lot of long-dead skeletons—and what she calls a “science creation,” Isaiah—sort of a modern version of Dr. Frankenstein’s animation work. Where the story goes from here is truly special, and showcases the author’s wildly creative imagination. I think this series will have a lot of appeal for readers of YA, no matter their age level.There is some graphic violence on occasion.

  • Cathie
    2018-12-02 09:17

    Let me start off by saying that I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the author & I am grateful for the opportunity to read & review it.While the premise was interesting (and I realize this is a YA book) the writing was very juvenile & elementary. The characters were contradictory & underdeveloped. I found there were many grammatical & spelling issues throughout the book and at times it would take me out of the storyline due to trying to figure out what she was trying to say. That being said I had heard that the author was very young when she wrote this & that it is her debut novel, published & edited by herself. If that is true then she is to be commended for her hard work. I am sure that sometime in the future when EH decides to do a re-write after she's had some more experience this may turn out to be a great novel. If you read her blog you can tell how far her writing has already come.Will I read her next book? Maybe...

  • Samantha
    2018-11-27 05:21

    I actually know the author of this book - she and I work together at Starbucks. As another young author myself, I applaud her for going out and self publishing. It says so much about a person and her goals! I think Emily has a great and innovative idea here, and I know she plans on releasing another copy with more edits and careful consideration. I think a lot of people will like this book; she takes old ideas about monsters and combines and rekindles them into something new. And the ending is completely out of the blue! I admit I wasn't too enthralled at some parts, but by the end I was very frustrated there isn't yet a sequel! I think Emily Hodson is a very promising young author, and I suggest you start reading her stuff!

  • Justin
    2018-11-10 07:17

    This one is hard to review for me, I signed up for a free PDF copy in exchange for an honest review but I truthfully don't think I fit the target audience for this book. The premise of the novel was a fairly interesting one but ultimately I just couldn't really get into the book. Truthfully, I had some issues with the slightly heavy handed dialog in some spots and some of the characters interactions and reactions to various plot points seemed fairly baffling(the whole relationship between Anna and her mother in particular). Perhaps I just don`t fully comprehend the inner workings of an atypical teenage girl? That said, you can definitely see the authors potential and passion for her craft, it might just need a bit more fine tuning.

  • Dayana
    2018-11-25 08:27

    I won a copy of this book through the Goodreads 'First Reads'. I want to say thank you to Goodreads First Read and the author for selecting me as one of the winners in this book giveaway. The story was develop well but I think the author must work more on the dialogue between the characters. The pace of the book was quick so the reader is taking with the story and the book was not predictable.

  • Burma Turner
    2018-12-06 06:20

    I won this book in a goodreads firstreads giveaway. Thank you, and thank you Emily Hodson.First I want to say that I loved the author's dedication. This is the best dedication I have ever seen!I liked the book, but I think it is really better appreciated by someone younger than myself. The story is very good, I would highly recommend this book to teenagers, they would absolutely love it!

  • Kim
    2018-11-26 12:35

    I have received this title thru Goodreads First Reads! :-)Excellent read & thanks, Emily, for the gift card & free books! I enjoyed the book so much. The plot, characters, & explanation of the scenery is very believable. I read it so fast; I could not put it down. I will be telling everyone to read it! :-)

  • Shelly
    2018-12-03 07:22

    LOVED THIS BOOK I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.

  • Nat Hodson
    2018-11-14 04:28

    Really great time and deadication put into this. Beautiful cover- almost as much as the book

  • Cinda
    2018-11-24 09:36

    I won this book through goodreads.com. Thank you first of all for the book. I have to say that the book was pretty good. I normally do not like horror stories but this one was the exception.

  • Patty
    2018-12-01 07:21

    looks and sounds awesome cant wait to read it....

  • Kelli Lynn Dwyer
    2018-11-14 10:20

    Thank you for the giveaway, and as soon as I receive and review the book I will be happy to write a review.

  • Stacey
    2018-11-17 05:19

    **I received a free copy for an honest review**I thought this book had a lot of potential and the summary on goodreads.com seemed like something I would really like. Pretty Unlikely started strong but then it got strange. Not at all, what I was expecting. Book one takes place in the span of about 4+/- months.Welcome Home:Anna Strouse has just moved into a creepy house in Cleveland, Ohio with her flighty mother, Shirley from Michigan. After years of her parents being divorced, Anna is not allowed to contact her father, something her mother is forcing on Anna despite Anna’s protests. Anna begins hearing noises in her closet on her first night in her new house. The next day she befriends the movers, Riley and Casen. That night Riley takes Anna out to a club where she proceeds to get drunk for the first time. After a night of drinking and handling it oh so not well, Anna wakes up and Riley put her in bed with a note – nothing happened other than Anna was getting drunk and Riley discovered that she is 17 and it was her first time drinking and that they should remain friends. After finding a rat in her closet Anna reminisces how she has almost died 6 times – seriously, this girl is a walking disaster. Somehow, Anna survives usually with the help of strangers. Monday is her first day of school; Anna meets Bobby in math class, the cute bad boy with snakebites. This is pretty much all that is covered in Anna’s school day. After school, Anna’s mom takes a minute to show concern for Anna and takes her to get a new car. After getting a new car Anna is still hearing the “tap-tap-tap”, she ventures into her closet to find an old laboratory with a Frankenstein type-monster tied up with wire and some skeletons. Rather than running, Anna befriends the “monster” named Isaiah. Anna finds out that monsters are real and they are locked up in the world. To keep her new best friend safe Anna takes on the responsibility to care for Isaiah. Isaiah tells Anna his story about how he came to be and live there for 80+ years. The two instantly bond. Tanner – the man-whore brother appears after being kicked out of law school. Mom’s only concern is getting her money back. Tanner is introduced to Isaiah and he surprisingly befriends Isaiah as well after an awkward introduction of trying to save Anna. While Anna is at school Tanner steps up and helps Isaiah with a new look that will help him out in public. The party/discovery: So how a science creation should be mainstreamed through a party…Not only that but the party turns out to be a nightmare. Her brother shows no responsibility for the party at his mom’s home, there are people doing drugs in Anna’s bedroom and then there is a fire stated by Riley in the kitchen. Things worsen quickly. Anna ends up in the hospital from the fire and then a mental ward against her mother’s wishes after doctor’s attack her in the hospital for her trying to see Isaiah. She escapes the mental hospital after pulling a fire alarm and sneaking out with her family.“I was living inside of a nightmare and an amazing dream at the same time”Then on Monday, she goes back to school as if the previous weekend really did not happen. Only on the way to school, Anna and Shirley get in a fight; Anna gets out of the car and decides to skip school. Meet Boy, Anna’s 1st Boyfriend: Bobby – is the good-looking bad boy – or is he? Bobby and his friends, who also happen to be skipping, see Anna and invite her to his house where after hanging in the pool and hot tub he asks her to be his girlfriend. Anna discovers Bobby is not quite human but not quite a monster all on their first day of being boyfriend/girlfriend.“Cleveland was a new adjustment for me, and so was my new mystery-powered boyfriend and ancient man-made science creation”In the meantime, Isaiah escapes the hospital and wants Anna to leave with him. He then kills a few cops and takes off for of all places Dearborn, Michigan. Who else takes off for Michigan to bring Isaiah back, Bobby? So Anna decides to head back to the Wolverine State where guess whom she should meet on the plane…someone she has been waiting to find.Overall a good story – not at all, what I was expecting. A little jumpy and I was a bit surprised by Anna’s reactions to the things that happened to her. She was very relaxed about a monster living in her walls in a secret lab. **There are excerpts and extras that help the reader understand some things that may be confusing and other POV’s. **

  • Amaya
    2018-11-17 09:17

    I was given a free copy of Pretty Unlikely from the author, in exchange for an honest review.(THIS REVIEW WILL HAVE SPOILERS.)Pretty Unlikely follows the life of Anna Strouse, an annoying seventeen year old who is amazingly dumb, puts her family in danger (not to mention the rest of the city), and has no common sense. She constantly contradicts herself (she hates Cleavland, then loves it, then hates it again), and doesn't like pine trees (they remind her of war), but didn't mind the 'monster sized' trees of her hometown. Anna also has constant mood swings, a Frankenstein-like serial killer friend, and a creepy face-changing boyfriend. And guess what? Her 'loving' dad (who gave her beer when she was five, and walked out of her family when she was seven) is also a creepy face-changing guy. She lies about her age to go to a sleazy club with Riley, one of the movers (that came exactly on time), and gets extremely drunk. Anna is also afraid of taking gum from strangers (apparently, they put bombs in Juicyfruit now). She says she'll go to the grocery store in her pajamas ( her description of them is: blue stretchy spandex short shorts could easily be mistaken for part of a Hooter girl's outfit, purple cleavage-showing baby doll night gown shirt that looked like something a couple would wear on a night when they're about to “get it on” which was see-through so it exposed her black lace-up bra), but is afraid to answer the door in them. Anyway, what this book is mainly about is Isaiah, a monster that Anna releases (and keeps in her house) willingly from a secret laboratory inside her house, even after he tells her he killed a bunch of people. He ends up killing even more people; two police officers (but to be fair, the police officers in this book were really rude, and trying to kill Anna, Bobby, and Isaiah), three doctors (they were experimenting on him), and (nearly) a rat. Isaiah is also extremely sensitive to loud noises, and freaks out and attacks people (like Bobby) when he hears them. Even though Isaiah doesn't have a heart (so he doesn't fall in love and ect.), he is still very emotional. And says Anna's boyfriend eats people. The police in this story literally broke Anna's window, and climbed in with a rope. One of them, earlier in the story, tried to kill Anna and Bobby. Shirley, Anna's mom, is actually a pretty caring person (besides the fact that she doesn't call 911 when he daughter gets hurt in a car accident). She tries to keep her family safe, even though her daughter is really rude to her and her son flunks out of law school. Bobby (Anna's boyfriend) is a perfectly normal boy that sits next to Anna in class, until, for some reason, the author decides he isn't. (See above.) Oh, and he has a monster tracker. The reactions in this book to death and Isaiah are completely unrealistic. For example, when Isaiah cuts off a police officer's head, later that day Anna and Bobby make a joke about him. Wow. And, apparently in Cleavland, there is an orange light. "I looked at the orange light ahead, watching it change to red and indicating what move Shirley had to do next: stop." In this book, there is a lot of badly worded sentences, missing words, and things that just don't make sense. I did give this book two stars, though, because I think that if the author was better (or a whole different author completely wrote it instead), the story could be great.

  • Danielle
    2018-11-24 09:25

    Okay, I've heard that the author is very open to criticism so I really hope she takes this into account. Know that this isn't an attack on the author or the book but to be honest, I loved the premise of it. It was...the writing...it's a train wreck! I'm not going to sugar coat this because that wouldn't help the author develop, especially when I can see so much potential. Firstly, I just want to get it out of the way that I couldn't even finish the book because the writing was so sloppy. I made it a little more than half way through before I gave up. There were many times that there were so many unnecessary words and phrases. Many elements of the plot was inconsistent, like the mum's money? Was it ever going to be explained? And it was so (excuse my language here) fucking repetitive! Jesus Christ, have you ever heard of a thesaurus? This repetitiveness also linked in with the unnecessary phrases. Also, I have a slight suspicion that English might not actually be her first language? Just, if it were, it seems a lot of mistakes wouldn't have been made. One of the major issues I had with the writing, even though it's really tiny it still pissed me offso much, was the use of the word "anyways". THAT'S NOT A WORD EMILY! It's okay to use it occasionally within the dialogue but it is NOT okay to use it consistently throughout the text. Now the characters. They were ridiculous. Like, beyond ridiculous. Anna was a completely self absorbed little bitch, much like her mother. I'm sorry, but who gives a shit about your pathetic little problems that weren't really problems at all? And the mother, my God. I could sort of see where Anna was coming from at times since, honestly you hear a lot of noise coming from upstairs and you're yelling and yelling and when your daughter finally replies, all you can say is "off to see my boyfriend, don't really care whether you're dead or alive ciao!" (okay she didn't actually say that but she may as well have). I'm sorry but this woman is a hypocritical bitch slag woman! I had no sympathy for this family, and the fact that, for her own selfish reasons, she wouldn't let her own daughter see her father? It all seemed a tad far fetched. The fact that the vast majority of the time the author was being completely serious in what she was writing actually made me laugh. An example; ""I could get you out of those if you want," I said in a sweet and innocent tone to him". This implies that she had some ulterior motive and initially I was suspicious, making me read on because I thought, "ooh action! We finally have some character development and some juicy exciting plot twist!" I was wrong. It seemed like a pointless thing to say. I'm sorry for really being so blunt, but honestly, there were too many faults. I honestly think this book could benefit so much from an actual editor, save up! It read like a really rough first draft of a book. To be fair, I'd say that maybe a lot of author's first drafts started out like this, not that I'd know so I've neither read one nor am I one, I'm simply guessing. But please, please save up if you can for a good editor because this book has such potential, it just needs a spring clean.

  • Lilly
    2018-11-23 07:25

    Okay, I am giving this 5 stars based off of some of the pickyness and uptightness of some people about this book.I realized in Pretty Unlikely, it was not perfect, obviously but I found myself laughing and enjoying most of the story. The story sets on a teenager and mother moving to another state (typical) daughter is mad at mother, mother is a bitch..yadda yaddaWhat I found entertaining about this book is that the narrator was not like other narrators..you know..the typical perfect girl.Anna Strouse had sass and attitude and wasn't afraid to stand up for what she believed.This book has a ways to go but any book that makes me laugh, want to know whats on the next chapter, etc, gives it an automatic 5 stars. I read the author bio and though she is young, she is very determined to make it big some day. In her author note it even said she was working 2 jobs and going to college while writing this and the second bookMs. Hodson may not be perfect but I for one did not get offended by the characters and found myself rather amused than disturbed at the way they talked.I am in a ranting mood because most people want a prissy rich perfect girl as a narrator and for once I got to read about a different girl who has attitude and spazness. the brother amused me, isaiah was very different and the mother i could relate to because my mother was 18 when she had me and acted a lot like her.props to ms. hodson. i know with some more editing and looking over..this book will be really good to most readers:)I WAS EMAILED THIS BOOK BY THE AUTHOR LAST WEEK ASKING FOR AN HONEST REVIEW

  • Eric
    2018-11-17 09:16

    Recently, I agreed to write a review of Hodson's updated book, Pretty Unlikely. Scrolling through some of these reviews, I was a little surprised how harsh and over the top some of the reviewers were. Saying the characters were shallow or narration was all over the place? Anyone read 50 shades of grey? That book was way more shallow and not to mention, the writing being atrocious. Anyways, back to this book.The premise centers on a 17-year-old troubled girl named Anna Strouse. She is forced to tag along with her very attractive young mother to a city she does not want to be in. What Anna doesn't know is the things she'll encounter and experiences she'll have. Though this is book 1 of a trilogy, the first book left me on a huge cliff hanger. I do wish the ending wasn't so abrupt like that, but the author probably did that on purpose. The narration isn't horrible but it isn't spectacular. It basically gives you the idea that you are looking inside the main character's head and what she is thinking during scenerios.Overall, I found this book to be entertaining, funny, different, and decent. I feel maybe people didn't like the book because the main character wasn't your cliched boring, plain jane girl around the block. Anna had her own opinion and I think that's what got some people.

  • Ali Mueller
    2018-12-04 12:22

    This book was emailed to me for an honest r2rI found a lot of things I liked about this book and a lot of things that frustrated me/confused me, but in the end, it basically made sense.The plot centers around a not so typical seventeen year old, with a foul mouth and attitude on her. I don't blame her though. Anna has it rough and clearly deals with a ridiculous delusional "hot young mom."Anna is not normal though, and we get that. Like, really not...normal. As a reader, I found myself shocked in some scenes and I admit, there were times in this book where things were blown out of proportion. But given the circumstances of this book, coming from an indie author and all, I felt I should rate based on the plot and content, not necessarily the couple times things didn't make sense. This is a fictional supernatural book, and it's a trilogy in the making, so I give the author props for even pushing hard on this book in the first place. It has been stated on the book's FB page that this book first came out when the author was only 17, but this one is the 6 year update that I just read.5 stars for effort, humor, passion, and characters that weren't AS cliched as other books.

  • Abby
    2018-11-29 09:27

    Oh....my...God.This book was definitely..WTF material.I will admit, the first few chapters were a bit annoying and kind of dull, but I guess that is what you need to read when you are building up to a thriller.I felt like after the 6th chapter, things were starting to get heated up, and that's when I started to REALLY like this book.The story focuses on a 17-year-old bad-mouthing girl named Anna Strouse. The thing about her is...she isn't your typical narrator..she is REALISTIC in the sense that I can totally relate to what she is going through (divorces, siblings with drugs, bad mothers, etc.) This book wasn't all about nonsense but the parts that were, still intrigued me.She moves into this house with her young mother and something is in her house. It sounds cliche but when she finds out what it is, the book just gets better and better and I loooove the thing she finds.It's so cute and lovable and gentle..unintentionally meaning to harm anyone.And Anna's boyfriend is so HOT.Random but awesome plot, adorable characters, stupid characters, random stuff...This book made my day.I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.

  • Cassie Benson
    2018-11-11 12:20

    For starters, this book was not what I expected at all. I admit, it got slow in the beginning, like most books, but it eventually picked up it's pace. What I enjoyed about this book was the different type of texture it brought. I liked the author's narration of the sassy bitchy Anna Strouse, who is the heroine of the book :)A lot of scenes made me giggle and a lot of scenes made a bunch of nonsense, but if you read every single chapter and read the extra POV's at the end of the book, it kind of takes the reader's perspective to a different level. Some of the twists made me kind of shocked, confused, or in awe, but overall, I managed to smile at the end of the book and sit back patiently for the second one.Ms. Hodson is quite young, from what I read in her bio, but never does she fall short of being a bad writer. Had she gotten a better editor and more tools, this book would have been a lot better. Still though, her writing style is entertaining and for the most part, good. I know she will have a wonderful journey ahead.THIS WAS ASKED UPON THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.

  • Katlyn
    2018-11-22 10:30

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.This book was an extreme let down for me. I mean was this thing even edited? There were so many grammar mistakes within this book that I could not even believe they were not noticed. These are my thoughts throughout the book and when I finished it they stayed exactly the same-The main character... Oh my gosh, no. She just did some of the stupidest things I've ever heard. Why was she compelled to let the monster out? Why did she do things randomly without thinking about them? Why did she curse at police?Oh and one last thing, the police in this book never read Bobby his Miranda Rights. They have to do that before they arrest some one. Also, the police were just downright...

  • Staci
    2018-11-17 06:12

    My daughter and I have both enjoyed reading "Pretty Unlikely" by Emily Hodson. This book puts a unique twist on the YA paranormal story by including a "haunted house" as a key character. We are giving this book a strong 3 stars as it has the makings of being a terrific read with a bit more polishing and fine tuning!My rating system is as follows:5 stars - Excellent, Worth Every Penny, Made It Into My Personal Library!4 stars - Great book, but not a classic. 3 stars - Good overall, generally well written.2 stars - Would not recommend based on personal criteria.1 star - Difficult to read, hard to finish, or didn't finish. Wouldn't recommend purchasing or reading.In accordance with the FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, you should assume that every book I review was provided to me by the publisher, media group or the author for free and no financial payments were received, unless specified otherwise.

  • Becca ~BS BOOK REVIEWERS~
    2018-12-05 05:18

    Pretty Unlikely by Emily HodsonThis book was a read to review from Goodreads, after seeing the blurb I decided I would give it a try. I was not expecting much from this book, and didn’t get a lot out of it either. The first part of the book captured my attention, and piqued my interest. It started off good and I enjoyed the most part of the back-story. Where I got lost in this story was who was making the “noises” and the whole let’s be friend’s part. It was elementary, to me. I like paranormal, but this book was not something I would recommend to others. I really liked the idea of the YA Horror genre it is a great concept. The writing style has really good potential and I really enjoyed the heroine, Anna. I would love to have read it written as a YA romance. I believe the author could knock it out of the park in that genre. That being said, this was not a home run for me. I, personally, would read more of Hodson's work. There is great potential here.