I read The Alice Network in 2017. I recorded this review in 2017 too (shameful). Anyway, rather late than never, especially with this book because it’s definitely a book I would suggest EVERYONE reads. I loved it!
The Alice Network
I listened to the audio version from Audible of this book and it was an amazing book to listen to. I felt as if I could smell and see Eve because the descriptions were so vivid and the story was so well told.
I definitely give it a Thumbs up and an overall rating of 9/10 which is amazing!!
What I loved, hated, and what was my favourite part
I loved how the characters grew and changed throughout this book. It was so well written. I hated very little about the book but what really got to me was that Charlotte never found Rose. That truly broke my heart into tiny little pieces.
My favorite part was when Charlotte and the Scotsman got together, it was so raw and real and perfect in their own way.
Before reading The Alice Network, I thought …
I loved the title. It intrigued me and I found that I needed to know more. While reading I always had the title of the book in the back of my mind wondering and waiting for the big reveal as to what the title means.
The back blurb hooked me completely. I knew I had to read this book, not tomorrow, or next week, but NOW! I immediately downloaded the book and started reading it after reading the blurb.
While I was reading
I was hooked immediately. As if you couldn’t tell already? It’s a great read and it kept me on the edge of my seat at all times.
A theme I found throughout this book was a constant theme of searching. All of the characters are searching for something.
My favourite quote/passage?
“Hope was such a painful thing, far more painful than rage.”
“Poetry is like passion—it should not be merely pretty; it should overwhelm and bruise.”
Which character did I like the most?
Eve and Charlotte. How could I possibly choose between them both. Charlotte is most probably more like myself so it’s easier for me to relate to her but Eve is so well written that you can’t help but love to hate her.
Three words that describe this book
Intriguing. Persistent. Terrifying
Did I know?
I didn’t know. I was so sad when I did find out about Rose. It broke my heart. I never wanted it to be true. I kept thinking it must be wrong.
The ending was a happy ending, though. I loved that about the book.
I was also super emotional throughout this book. It was a fantastic mist of confusion. There were parts where I laughed out loud and parts where I ugly cried. This story told the characters stories so well and showed the growth of the characters so well.
Who would love to read this book?
Anyone and everyone who loves Historical Fiction or even readers who love a good mystery too.
Life lesson learnt?
To be a strong woman. To go for what you want. To stand on your own feet.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to know what you thought about it too? If you haven’t then I suggest you click on this link, get it, read it, and get back to me when you’re done!
This is simply one person’s opinion, mine.
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