Sunday, May 6, 2018

Let's Talk: "When Evil Comes to Play" by B.L. Brunnemer Book Review

Title: When Evil Comes to Play
Author: B.L. Brunnemer
Series: "Veil Diaries" #5
Genre: YA Paranormal RH
Publication Date: May 4, 2018
Date Started: May 4, 2018
Date Finished: May 4, 2018
Rating: 5/5 stars

This book was an emotional rollercoaster. It really, truly was. These books have been getting more and more intense with every installment. I'm going to try to keep this as spoiler free as I can for the (entire) series except for one bit at the end that I think is important to talk about.

I love this series. I've talked a lot about my love for it throughout this past year and a half, but I don't know if I have ever truly said just how amazing this series is. These books have the ability to transport me out of my mind and into this incredible story. These characters are flawed and imperfect, but they're unique and amazing in their own ways. I found myself falling in love with these characters even more than I already was.

This book made me cry. The others books have made me cry as well, but this one seriously made me sob. There were parts of this book that were genuinely hard to read and I think B.L. handled them very well. The main character has PTSD and the characters around her have a lot of problems themselves and I think that this has been one of the better representations of these issues that I've read. These books make you feel things and it's amazing. You'll laugh and cry and scream right alongside these characters and you'll love every second of it.

I especially love how B.L. brought her two companion series together. She's writing an adult companion series adjacent to this one and I loved seeing them come together finally. I love the mythology and the world building that these two series have created together. It's easy to forget that there's an entire world outside of this town that Alexis and the other characters live in, and the companion novels helped that.

Now, there is a trigger warning that I want to put out there for this book. It is a minor spoiler, but there are occurrences of suicidal thoughts or actions in this book. As someone who has lost people to suicide before, these particular scenes were very difficult for me to read. I wanted to put a trigger warning for those who might struggle as I do when reading those types of scenes.

Overall, I loved this book. I thought it was a fantastic addition to the story and the cover is just gorgeous. We learned a lot of new information in this book and the relationships between the characters are really evolving and growing. It's been amazing to see that happen and I can't wait for what occurs next.

Veil Diaries:
Book 1: Trying to Live With the Dead
Book 2: When the Dead Come A Knockin'
Book 3: When to Fear the Living
Book 4: Whispers from the Dead

Books of Stone:
Book 1: Found


Thanks for reading!


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