This review is spoiler-free!
I know what you’re thinking.
A book review? On a book blog?
Who is she.
(I know, I’ve been hella flakey on the book reviews. I’ll make up for it one of these days, I swear.)
(I kinda swear. Sorta. Maybe.)
… Ahem. Book review!
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery
Release Date: September 4th 2018 by Macmillan Audio
Find it here: Goodreads || Book Depository
So first off, like everyone suggested, I picked up this book in audiobook form from my library instead of bothering to attempt it in written form. Therefor, I can’t exactly say it’s the better format when I haven’t tried both of them, but. I really think I wouldn’t have liked the story as much if I had gone against recommendation and read it instead.
That being said, I really, really loved the way this read because it was in audiobook format, and I would love to find another book like it. (Or, maybe, an actual podcast. I love podcasts but I don’t tend to stray from ones that are either true stories or D&D plays, so please feel free to throw me a recommendation or three if you have any!)
I do have to say, while the premise of the story intrigued me enough to snap it up when my library holds were free to, I don’t necessarily feel it was executed quite as well as I had hoped it would have been. No spoilers, of course, but I felt like it fell a little bit flat around the end there.
Or maybe I’m just picky about my mystery thrillers. That’s the more likely option, probably, since I think I’ve yet to rate very many higher than four stars. I want to be shocked and maybe a little scared, and Sadie didn’t do that for me. It had the guts to! Just … not the correct … er, layout? Sure.
(That didn’t make any sense, I know. I tried. It’s 4 in the morning and I’m gorging myself on Utz pretzels over here. Let me do this my way!)
All in all, really awesome in audiobook format with a really cool story behind it. Maybe not my favorite, but I would definitely suggest it to lovers of podcasts and lovers of books trying to get into the idea of podcasts. It might just be that gateway drug you’re looking for, metaphorically. (Or not — podcasts are addicting af.)
Thanks for reading!