By Crystal Olague || Staff Writer

Welcome back my lovely book worms. I hope you had a wonderful week and hopefully read some interesting books. For this week’s edition, I am going to talk about Verity by Colleen Hoover. Now I know I mentioned in the past that Colleen Hoover was not my favorite author and her writing style can be a little iffy for me, but this is one book that I truly do love from her.

This book tells the story of a young woman, Lowen, who is an author and is struggling for money and isn’t necessarily living the life she thought she would be living at all. She gets the opportunity of a lifetime when an extremely notable writer, Verity, falls into a coma and is asked by Verity’s husband, Jermey, if she would act as a ghostwriter to finish Verity’s book. This would mean that Lowen would move into Verity and Jermey’s home for the time being, using Verity’s last notes before she entered her coma, to finish writing her book series. Accepting this job would finally give Lowen a good salary and put her a step in the right direction, so of course she took the job. 

Upon entering the house, Lowen felt different inside. She didn’t know what to expect and she was still unaware of what happened to Verity. After getting settled and taking a short walk around the house, Lowen goes into Verity’s study to find the notes she needs to finish the book, but she ends up stumbling upon a manuscript Verity wrote. From first glance, it looks like it is simply an autobiography about Verity’s life from when she met Jermey and everything after that, but later in the book, we learn that it contains darker information about their lives. We watch as Lowen tries to find out the truth about what happened to Verity and see what lies Jermey is hiding from the world. Over the course of the book, everything we find to be true ends up being lies and it becomes extremely hard knowing who to trust as readers. And in Lowen’s case, she ends up falling in love with Jermey making it harder for her to know who to trust: Jeremy or Verity’s words. By the end of the book, we still don’t know who to believe and it is up to the reader to choose who they want to believe. 

For this book review, I don’t want to explain the book too in depth because I think it adds to the story going into this book not knowing what to expect. As someone who doesn’t like thrillers that much, I was extremely surprised that I liked the book as much as I did. I love reading a book out of my comfort zone, which is romance, and end up actually loving it. Most times when I read a book out of my usual genres, I get into an intense reading slump and after reading this book, I went out and found some other thriller books that I could read. 

I highly recommend this book to everyone and I hope you all enjoyed it just as much as I did. Thank you so much for reading this book review and I will see you next week my book worms.

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