Review: Pretty Bird by Olivia Howe
Title: Pretty Bird
Author: Olivia Howe
Synopsis: Kenna loses her forever, Derrick, in a tragic plane crash that kills everyone on board—150 people, including the love of her life. People keep calling her lucky, but she feels the opposite. Now she has to move on with her life without Derrick in it and no strategy for getting past this senseless tragedy.I received a free copy of this book via a Booktrope publicist in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my decision in any way.
Investigators tip her off that there may be more to the story… behind the crash, the menacing Company that controls people, and even her dead boyfriend.
When someone tries to kill Kenna again in her own home, she is shocked into action and starts to uncover the truth about the corruption and craziness around her, finding herself and her heart again in the process. They say that time heals all wounds. Kenna has a chance to find out if that is really true.
Cover: The cover for Pretty Bird is gorgeous! I love everything about it! I feel as if it’s eye-catching and not boring, which is goals for book covers. I would definitely add it to my shelf.
Characters: I always have a problem with remembering characters names after I’ve slept on it. I finished this at 12:30 last night, and it’s actually past twelve hours later so don’t mind me. Kenna! I totally knew that! (Problems of a book nerd.) (I thought it was Nicole but that’s The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow who's review will come later.)
Reading Pretty Bird you have to feel for Kenna. All of the crap she’s put through, it’s amazing she survives. First off, her boyfriend dies. And then she finds out he’s not who she thought he was. Then, she has to deal with the police. And she’s off getting drunk. And then she makes some pretty bad decisions about The Company. I was just like, “Girl, just give it up.” Everything that can go wrong does, and I may have said too much. I really liked Kenna’s POV. It was interesting to read and see how she handles everything.
Nathan! He reminds me a lot of my tour guide when visiting a college whose name was Nathan as well. And then you have Nathan the dancing dog. Nathan was a pretty cool police officer/detective. Though, I did find it odd when he let Kenna stay in his house for a few days. That was just plain weird.
Plot: Pretty Bird was a nail-bitter. It was suspenseful and very thrilling to read. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. There was never a dull moment.
Overall: I liked Pretty Bird a lot, but I didn’t love it. It was very interesting to read and well-written. The characters were great and hot. It was a really good book which I’m kinda shocked of. I didn’t have high hopes for it, but Pretty Bird definately exceeded my expectations. It was a great, action-packed read that I recommend for anyone that’s looking for a thrilling, page-turner.
*Rest of post to be added later. Sorry for the inconvience -Kayl