You take it for granted Waking up Going to school, talking to your friends Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.You live and you remember.Me, I live and I forget.But now now I am remembering.You take it for granted Waking up Going to school, talking to your friends Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.You live and you remember.Me, I live and I forget.But now now I am remembering For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she s missed bits and pieces of her life Now, she s figuring out why Now, she s remembering her own secrets And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led and the love that she can t let go.The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves.
The Half Life of Molly Pierce You take it for granted Waking up Going to school talking to your friends Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch You take for granted going to sleep at night getting u
From the get go this was a very intriguing read We ve got a girl who s experiencing regular black outs where she finds herself at a completely different place with no recollection of the hours she s just lost What s even weirder is how no one around her seem to comment on these disappearances This is absolutely my kind of read I love books that play with your mind and baffles you with bizarre, inexplicable happenings The one thing with books like these though, is that it all comes down to the en [...]
At first I was SUPER CONFUSED and then.I loved it Like I got that whole omg my soul is being crushed with feels right now feeling at the end and that is good I am happy about that Nothing like a little emotional damage when you finish a book before 8 00am Also I love this author s second book The Lost Found and this has the same brilliant writing SO YAY FOR THAT.L I K E S The writing was mostly glorious It was pretty disjointed, which was disorientating at times, BUT like it made sense and it fi [...]
You guys, the pitch comparing The Half Life of Molly Pierce to Memento is so accurate Although it may not be as psychological or deliciously puzzling as the film to which it s compared, The Half Life of Molly Pierce is an extremely entertaining and escapist mind game of a novel The plot, characters, and relationships are all enticingly twisty, and Leno s unique writing style adds a layer of instability and vulnerability to her characters that makes the novel itself irresistible Molly Pierce is t [...]
This may contain spoilers It s really hard to review this without giving away anything On second thought, this is actually very spoiler y The synopsis on my copy isn t the same as the one, which I m assuming is the one printed on final copies But it s okay, I marked major spoilers like half my review don t click on them if you haven t read this But still, read at your own risk Even before reading this or hearing positive negative reviews, I was interested in The Half Life of Molly Pierce because [...]
Molly s whole life has been full of holes She will wake up somewhere else doing something else The only one who consistently notices is her little sister Hazel, though her other friends and family slowly clue in over time This is described as being like Memento, but I don t see the similarity In fact, in a lot of ways, Molly s DII just doesn t make a lot of sense Still, following the story and trying to work things out is very entertaining I quite enjoyed the story overall It is not 4 star mater [...]
4.5 StarsOverall Oh, this was lovely Warning, there is no way to talk about this book without being slightly spoiler y Even the synopsis here on gives some things away That s just how this book is That being said, if you are a fan of psychological thrillers and or introspective works, I recommend this If that interests you, don t read the rest of this review view spoiler Admittedly, I might be a bit biased I have been fascinated by Dissociative Identity Disorder DID for 5 years now, and have don [...]
The Half Life of Molly Pierce is quite an interesting read, different in some ways, painfully predictable in others It would be a much better book with its cover stripped and its title changed into something generic As it is, both these things are quite spoiler ish, and we pretty much understand what s going on from the start.Nevertheless, the first half of the book is pretty exciting Knowing what s happening and knowing how it will all end are two different things, and Leno pulls us in easily w [...]
Let s just take a moment to sit in awed silence for The Half Life of Molly Pierce There were just so many things I adored in this book SO MANY And I want to word vomit them all over you but I ll restrain myself Okay I ll restrain myself.The first thing I noticed about this book was the unique writing style The whole story read like a flow of Molly s thoughts fluid, sharp, and very, very real I have to say, though, that while I loved the writing style, it won t work out for just anyone Some might [...]
The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a wonderful, intriguing debut that is bound to make you think extensively I ve mentioned how much I love mind boggling reads, and this definitely rests under that category from the complex relationships to the psychology to the characterization to the slight mystery in the plot.17 year old Molly has been having blackouts for her entire life One moment she ll be in school, the next she ll wake up from a blackout and will be driving to a street she s never been to [...]
Hmmmm what to say about this book I had expected to at least enjoy this one but as you can see, this did not happen, unfortunately There s something with short contemporaries that try to pack a punch that don t work for me especially when they deal with some type of mental illness, I have noticed The writing style was also something I totally did not like It was all just so choppy and stream of consciousness which is something I am not particularly fond of I didn t feel connected to any of the c [...]
3,5Dieses Buch kann man nicht beschreiben, wenn man nicht spoilern will Also meine Empfehlung Liest es selbst und taucht ein in Mollys Gedankenwelt und wieso sie ein anderes Leben f hrt, von dem sie nichts wei , weil sie Blackouts hat.Ich konnte das Buch nur schwer aus der Hand legen, es war spannend und meistens verwirrend, aber auf eine gute Art und Weise Das Ende kam nach meinem Geschmack dann doch etwas zu schnell h tte da gerne noch ein paar Einzelheiten reingebracht aber ansonsten war es e [...]
Ein sehr gutes Buch mit vielen Gedankenanregungen Man kann nicht aufh ren dr ber nachzudenken
I d heard whispers of this book That the voice was incredible But I had no idea what the premise was until I received the ARC from my editor who also edited this book And I can t say much, because spoilers, but wow I loved it Beautiful crisp, direct writing Incredible tension and mystery that kept me turning the pages waiting to discover the things that Molly was discovering Smart, savvy dialogue between Molly and her friends and family The first chapter Holy car wreck I mean, talk about an open [...]
The Half Life of Molly Pierce is an interesting novel It centers around Molly who had the perfect loving family, great friends, and a top student ranking But Molly had DID Dissociative Identity Disorder and she didn t know it.Molly suddenly suffers from depression and tries to commit suicide however, Mabel her alter intervenes Mabel tries to make Molly better whole by trying to live a happy life that may fill the void of sadness Molly has.But one day there s an accident that leads Molly to uncov [...]
It is three in the morning and I am not so quietly sobbing into my lap because this is exactly the book I needed at exactly the right moment telling me exactly the thing I needed to hear Sometimes books are good great, even They re adventurous and breathtaking and twisty and turny They surprise us and they blow us away Their characters are like friends, leaping off the pages Sometimes books are compelling and sometimes the writing is gorgeous and delicious Sometimes they make your heart stop The [...]
Will try to write a review later but for now I m only saying that this was a wonderful book It was weird and half the book I keep wondering what the heck was going on but when I finally understood everything, it was worth it I want to read all Katrina Leno s books now.
This was a strange book for me These types of stories normally really pull me in, but there was just something about this one that really left me feeling kinda blah Looking back at other stories like this I remember feeling that oh no what s happening and oh no she has a mental illness and its so sad With this story though I didn t have those feelings I kept waiting for them but they never really showed up Okay well at the very end I had a little feeling but by then it was a little too late.The [...]
Original Review found at awesomebooknutsI really didn t know what to expect when reading this book, it was NOT what I thought it was, but as I read it then I began to understand what it was truly about Which means this must have been well written because I thought this was just some contemporary paranormal story Nope.Molly s story is confusing because you really don t understand what is going on and you really have to pay attention because things are off, and the whole time you re like what Then [...]
I came across The Half Life of Molly Pierce in 2013 and since then, it s been my most anticipated book of 2014 Books about mental disorders intrigue me like nothing else does and since the cover promised a hypnotic, moving story, the slowly unraveling mystery in the chapters, fully delivered Bizarre to the point of being inexplicable, The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a beautiful, beautiful debut that must not be missed out on.The opening chapters set up a very strange atmosphere and from the get [...]
Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss 17 year old Molly suffers from blackouts periods of time where she has absolutely no recollection of where she has been, or what she has been doing.When a motorcycle accident leads to a boy dying in her arms, Molly doesn t understand when he tells her that he knows her she s never met him before in her life.Slowly memories start coming back to her though, and Molly realises that [...]
I really enjoyed this It was a little spare, but that was partly because of the length And to be honest, I don t think the story that was being told needed any pages It was a unusual sort of finding yourself story meets psychological suspense, beautifully told A HUGE plot point was spoiled for me by the blurb on the back of the print ARC the blurb is spoiler free and that s a shame it s much better going into this book without knowing much about it Perhaps knowing what the twist would be made [...]
I picked up this book because it sounded good Well looks can be deceiving This book is boring Molly really had no voice and Mabel Mabel who I hardly really heard her come into the story Everyone else was uninteresting as well I was surprised by the amount of language used in this book The beginning chapter seemed to use the f word in almost the whole chapter It was after I was about a third of the way done with this book that I realized my feelings were not changing and I was just going through [...]
This is a great read for someone who hasn t watched a lot of soap operas or read a lot of psychological fiction If you are like me and have indulged in both of those things, you will guess from page one what the big mystery is But that didn t ruin the book for me This was an intricate and intriguing read into the psyche of a teen girl It also examined her relationships with friends and family while she is discovering her deepest secret It s hard to review this book without giving anything away, [...]
3.5 stars.A nice somewhat light read Some times I got confused, some times I got a tiny bit bored, some times I enjoyed it immensely.
I did sort of devour this and didn t understand what was happening until the right moments in the book so I feel the author did a great job, or maybe there s a lot about mental illness I don t know or understand.
Half life of Molly PierceThis is among those books which even after loving is not exactly lovable Ohk I am confusing myself Well to begin with this story is just damn interesting Bit depressive but almost flawless almost Its hard for me to love a book completely and this one could have been among those lucky one who lies in my favorite shelf but at one point I was let down Don t get me wrong, I am not saying story isn t worth reading Trust me it is But something was missing Damn, somethings are [...]
Full review here The beginning of this book absolutely catapults the reader right into the story There s no meandering, no waiting for the story to begin, you are just in it And, as a result, wondering what the hell you are reading, in a really, really good way.I love when I don t have a clue what is going on, when I am delivered information in bits and pieces, but in a way that completely captivates my attention I had absolutely no intentions of putting this book down until I learned the whole [...]
Review originally posted at All About BooksI read this book when I wasn t even in the mood for contemporary but only 5% in and I was already hooked by the mystery and I couldn t stop until I read the whole book A fast paced storyReading this book felt like I raced through it We only get to read the really important moments and those are always interesting to read about With the mystery and and clues turning up in every one of these moments, this is a fast paced read Unreliable narratorPOVs who [...]
More Reviews Here Readers Live A Thousand LivesThis book was insanely addictive Once I began reading I simply could not put it down until I finished Good thing it s a pretty quick read I pretty much flew through the pages in search of my answers This is the kind of book that really messes with your mind.Molly has been losing chunks of time for the past year now and has been keeping it a secret from everyone around her However, one pretty shocking event starts to change everything and suddenly bi [...]
I love books where you can t trust the narrator I love psychological thrillers, so I had a good chance that I was going to love this I didn t.I don t know if I m an unfeeling jerk, but I have yet being able to relate, even a little bit, to main characters that are suffering from depression I just don t get it I m not saying I m a perfectly happy individual I have my off days but this is just too much If I can t relate to the main character it s going to go downhill from there.I ve read books wit [...]