A new pulse-pounding romantic thriller from the author of We All Fall Down and Six Months Later Spencer volunteers at the library. Sure, it's community service, but he likes his work. Especially if it means getting to see Mallory.Mallory spends a lot of time keeping her head down. When you're sixteen and homeless, nothing matters more than being anonymous. But Spencer's char...
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What You Hide Reviews
I really enjoyed this new story by Natalie Richards. Told in alternating perspectives between Mallory and Spencer, this is a mystery but also a bit of a romance. Spencer is spending time volunteering at the local library after destroying some property when he meets Mallory, a runaway from a tough home life. The story is about many things, starting with Spencer and the community service hours he is doing to make up for his poor choice to break the library window while scaling it. Mallory's story ...more
Tl;dr: What You Hide is a contemporary ya novel that has one interesting storyline, one that's meh, and one that doesn't work at all, making it a bit of a muddle that never gels into a fully integrated read.
So, What You Hide--the good:
Mallory. She's a high schooler living with her controlling stepfather and pregnant mother. Mallory wants her mom to leave her stepfather, who tracks every move she makes and pretty much won't let her mother see anyone, do anything, etc. He's not physically abusive, ...more
I have to admit I was looking forward to this book as was in the mood for a suspense novel, and I had loved her previous books, and with a cover like this one, it had a feeling it would be creepy. Unfortunately, it wasn't, we had several storylines running from Spencer who is doing community service at the library and trying to escape his life and find a new path as he knows what is expected of him, but it feels strange. Mallory had a great life until her mother met a new man and he became contr ...more
Warnings: domestic abuse
Sorry to be negative in the start, but I think the fundamental problem with the book is that synopsis and the cover don't really match the story. I went into it thinking it was a thriller, and it is barely a mystery novel. Don't get me wrong - what it ended up being is a good enough story, but my expectations going into the book were very different from the book I actually read. Still, that is really not why I gave it only 3 stars. There is a lot going on in the book, and ...more
I really loved this book! It was definitely nothing like what I was expecting! As a reference, I prefer to read more fantasy/paranormal/magic types genres, so this was something that I don't reach for often in bookstores. I was really intrigued by the summary alone, as it felt that it was something different ut felt like it had potential to be great if executed properly. As you can probably tell, my expectations were blown out of the water! I've never read anything by Richards, but ...more
“I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
While I was interested in reading this book (obviously since I requested it from Netgalley), I always get a bit nervous about reading YA thrillers or suspense novels-- heck let's just say thrillers in general, since I don't have the best track record of picking them. I should probably clarify before I write further, that I probably am weird with my thriller preferences as well. I'm still working on it, bu ...more
I received a copy from the publisher, Sourcebooks Fire, via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Spencer was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, maybe adopted on a silver platter? Whichever analogy you prefer haha. His family live in Fairview, they're wealthy, happy and have the stereotypical perfect family dynamic. Spencer has the whole world in front of him for the taking, his opportunities are endless, he just has to reach out and take one, but he feels like something ...more
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of WHAT YOU HIDE by Natalie D. Richards in exchange for my honest review.***
5 LUMINOUS STARS
When Mallory’s mother won’t leave her controlling, emotionally abusing husband, the teen decides to leave without her. Spencer, a privileged boy doing community service at the library encounters Mallory, realizing she needs help. He hasn’t figured out she’s sleeping at the library, but knows that someone, or something is lurking in the walls of ...more