For my 2018 reading challenge I had a goal of reading 12 books – basically one book per month. I have to say, I am so proud of myself because I am currently reading my 12th book now and it is only September! YAY!! Finding more time to sit and unplug from electronics has really helped me with this goal and I am loving it. Maybe for 2019 I will go for more when setting my reading goal!!
Over the years I have found a love for psychological thrillers, in books, TV and movies. I am not one that likes horror or super scary anything but I do love a good crime filled psychological thriller every once in a while. For my 9th book of 2018 I decided to pick up The Cellar by Natasha Preston. It was a book that kept me up at night and I had to keep reading. Don’t you love books like that?
The Cellar Book Review
Nothing ever happens in the town of Long Thorpe – that is, until sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson disappears without a trace. No family or police investigation can track her down. Spending months inside the cellar of her kidnapper with several other girls, Summer learns of Colin’s abusive past, and his thoughts of his victims being his family…his perfect, pure flowers. But flowers can’t survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out.
My stomach dropped as a tall, dark-haired man stepped into view. Had he been hiding between the trees?
“No. Sorry.” Gulping, I took a step back. “I’m not Lily.”
He shook his head, a satisfied grin on his face. “No. You are Lily.”
“I’m Summer. You have the wrong person.” You utter freak!
I could hear my pulse crashing in my ears. How stupid to give him my real name. He continued to stare at me, smiling. It made me feel sick.
“You are Lily,” he repeated.
Before I could blink, he threw his arms forward and grabbed me. I tried to shout, but he clasped his hand over my mouth, muffling my screams. My heart raced. I’m going to die.
For months Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her—and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family.
My Review of The Cellar
I would give this book 4 stars, mostly because it was a story that I could not put down, I wanted to know what happens to those “flowers”. However, I must admit that this story line is pretty cliche. White van, girls locked up, crazy man behind it all. But I did enjoy learning more about each one of the flowers and their experiences through out their stay in the cellar. In the end I really wanted to know more about each of the girls.
I feel like the author could have given so much more to this story by adding some extra details about their personalities before they were renamed into the flowers. Again, this book had me turning pages but when the book ended I felt like I was missing parts. Keep in mind that this book is written from different points of view. So, when you get into the book and you are turning pages like crazy make sure you pay attention to the point of view label.
I would recommend The Cellar to anyone that wants an easy read and who loves psychological thrillers. This will probably not be a book you will be telling all of your friends to read but it will have you engaged for a few days.
Well there is book #9 for 2018. I have two other book reviews ready to share with you so make sure you stay connected. I am really proud the diverse books I have decided to add to my reading challenge this year. Make sure you check out my previous book reviews for 2018 too. I am excited to share my book reviews with you all. The last few have been great!!
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