Click

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I will most definitely be ordering it in to sell to customers at my work!
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Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC... I wanted to love it as it was for people who enjoyed He Said/She said and other such books and the story was perhaps good and exciting, but the way it was told was just long and dull. I read 20% of the book and can't say the story was going anywhere or that I was on the edge of my seat waiting for they next exciting thing to happen. In short, I had no patience for this book when there are so many faster paced psychothrillers waiting to be read.
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I have to say I only read abut 20% of this book before I gave up. The story was boring and characters unlikeable. Despite being a student myself,, I could not relate to them in any way. Eva was annoying and quite creepy, there was no background information on her whatsoever and we were just thrown into the plot and had to figure out what was going on. I’m sure the author elaborated on Eva’s and Marina’s stories later on, but I don’t care about the plot enough to keep reading. I also found that the blurb did not relate in any way to the plot. Yes, there are some social media references but I assumed the plot would be executed in a slightly different way from the beginning.
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A very interesting read . Twists and turns to keep you engrossed. Wondering which way the author is going to take it. Nice and easy to read. Flows well. Enjoyable to read
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This book was so wordy that it was hard to enjoy really anything about it. The synopsis was fairly interesting but I often find that when authors insert words where they’re not necessary it really ruins the overall flow of the book.
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Click wasvery similar to a topic that keeps cropping up lately, how easy it is to be stalked by just following social media accounts.  I read something very similar lately and was not able to finish this, it was too slow. I may put this aside and try again but it was not for me, others may find it more to their liking. Thank you #netgalley and #harpercollins for the free ebook in exchange for my opinion.
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Click is a cautionary tale about the dangers of social media. It's an intriguing and thrilling mystery. The naivete and misplaced trust is central to the idea of the story. Social media can actually kill you. Don't ever let strangers see too far inside your life. The story is twisty and dynamic with action and drama. The characters are engaging and mislead easily. Overall it's a good thought provoking read. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
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Interesting character study and cautionary tale about a freshman in college who is looking to find happiness in all the wrong people and places.

The story centers around Eva, an eighteen year old who comes from a very small town and has been home schooled most of her life and is hoping to find new friends, new ideas and a new approach to her life that she felt was missing while she was growing up.   Eva spends too much time looking at other people's lives on social media instead of actually living her own life.   Finally, she sees a student's picture that seems to be everything that Eva is not, and she looks all over campus hoping to run into this girl whose name is Marina and maybe strike up a friendship.   The story delves into a three month complex relationship which includes many secrets, lies, drugs, love, hate and many misunderstandings.   The book unfolds like a simmering volcano waiting to erupt.

I was hoping for a thrilling story,, unfortunately this books was a very long, slow burn.   The book was well-written but it really dragged for me almost the entire time.   Maybe, if the book was listed as a drama or fiction, I would not have been so disappointed as I was expecting a suspenseful mystery or exciting thriller.   I do feel the book touched on important issues in a teenager's life that parents should be aware of since older children are very clever at keeping secrets and not wanting to expose their real selves to parents and other family members. 

I want to thank Netgally and there publishers Harper Collins Publishers and Killer Reads for the opportunity to read this book!

I have rated this book 3 Slow Burning 🌟🌟🌟 stars!!
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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. 

In a digital world, this is a great reminder of the dark side of social media.  This was a quick read and honestly I thought it would be a great read, but it did fall a little flat for me.   It was creepy, but I found my mind wandering as I was reading it.   I liked how the main character was unstable and would have liked a little more background of why.  I think it could use some good polishing up before its released.
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4-5 stars!  Intriguing read, which really grabbed my attention from the beginning.  I love when social media is a play in the plot, I think it makes it so real for our society.  This one is definitely one that held my attention, had me wondering exactly was going to happen and chilled me. 
Will be recommending to the members of Chapter Chatter Pub!
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This book, unfortunately, is a DNF. I need to say I only read 15%. That's what? 60 pages in the paperback? 

Every time I picked it up I put it down after a few pages. It does have a slow start which is not a deal breaker for me. I was very interested in the online aspect but I didn't get to see very much of that. Again, my fault. The reason why I couldn't push through was because I thought the main character pathetic. Not as in she was badly written, but that she was very passive about life and her only longing was to become friends with this one girl. I didn't like Marina either. The main character, Eva, makes Marina seem to be this hauntingly smart girl who she just wants to get to know but Marina was too blase. 

I'm sorry I couldn't finish it but I just couldn't find deep-seated interest for either character to make me want to find out what happens. 

I didn't want to give it a starred rating since I didn't give it enough of a chance. I'll give it a three on here since I don't know any better about the ending. I will not be posting this review online (Amazon and Goodreads) unless otherwise asked.
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I was really excited to read this book but it just didn’t live up to my expectations. I thought this would be a modern, interesting plot, however I found the book clunky and at times old fashioned in the style of writing. Overall, it could have been so much better.
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A book with mystery, intrigue and very much modern day life. Friends requests, messages and social media. University life through the main character is not all it is cracked up to be. You meet many people, online and in life. Who can you trust? Who can you believe? Good read.
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The author wrote a thriller that started with a bang and just kept going!  The twists kept coming, so I couldn't put it down.  I cannot wait to read more from this author!
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A good read, but cannot say that it had me gripped.  The story had a few twists, which always keeps me turning the pages.  I am very wary of using social media and having read this book, only reaffirms my thoughts. A well written book and one that i would suggest my eldest granddaughter reads.  It is worth a read.

My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy.  This is my honest review.



Review can be seen on Goodreads, but awaiting Amazon to publish it.
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The story was a little confusing and sometimes I found it hard to keep things straight and to want to keep going.  As I got towards the end of the book, I felt that the pace picked up and I wanted to finish the story.  I didn't feel invested in what happened to the characters as I read the story as I would in a story that had made me care about them. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book via NetGalley.
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One of the best unreliable narrator novels I have read in a while.

Click by L. Smyth was just that bit different to everything else I have read so far this year. I love the crime/thriller/psychological drama genre (whatever it is called) – but it can get repetitive. Or more precisely if you read too many as I do, a lot of the story and twists tend to blend into the next one.

Well, Click by L. Smyth stood out.

I doubt I will be forgetting Eva and Marina anytime soon. The relationship between Eva and pretty much everyone in her life was strained. And she had a very unhealthy relationship with social media. She was an interesting character.

It wasn’t so much that the story was hugely original (with the exception of the final twist – I didn’t see that coming). But, I think the setting and characters made it relatively unique. It has been ages since I read anything about university years and it is the sort of adult book I would have loved in my own younger (much younger) uni years – maybe there is a wealth of books set during university that just passed me by? Any recommendations?

I liked Click a lot, but I can imagine that Click is going to be a bit of a Marmite book – you will either enjoy it or not. I enjoyed it. I didn’t want to put it down. I read it quickly – well quickly for me.

Click was definitely a slow burn of a story and it did have a few lulls, especially in the latter chapters leading up to the final twisty ending. And I did love the first half of the book probably slightly more than the second half, but really I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.

For me – Click was an intense, sinister read that stood out.

I hope to read more by L. Smyth in the future.
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#netGalley

#Click

This book sounded so good!  

We've all been warned to be careful online, not to get too close to a stranger because we have no idea what they are really like.





Eva was, weird, creepy and scary.  



Her obsession with Marina was chilling.



I guessed part  of the big reveal at the end but I enjoyed the book quite a bit.



A solid creepy thriller, creepier because it could really happen!





thanks to Netgalley for the ebook in exchange for an honest review.
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Oh social media!  You can hide lots even as you show a lot.  Eva is a young and immature woman who arrives at university really unprepared for so much.  She becomes obsessed with Marina, who seems to have it all- or does she?  How these two tangle together and then blow apart makes for a quick entertaining read.  There's an unreliable narrator, a twist or two, and well done characters.  Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
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For some reason I always seem to be drawn to thrillers involving the internet or social media; I think it's the ambiguity of it all and the fact that it's a playground where many weirdos congregate, so when I discovered Click it appeared to be right up my street. Unfortunately, it failed to live up to expectations due to poor execution. If I'm brutally honest I found it extremely boring as it's far too long and drawn out; maybe tightening up of the text would've made a difference. The author did, however, create an ominous, creepy atmosphere at certain points throughout, which I did appreciate.

The story highlights the potential for crazies to cause issues for people on the internet, and our main character, Eva, shows how cyberstalking, obsession and manipulation is rife due to the protection anonymity brings. The cast are all intensely unlikeable, so if you need likeable characters to enjoy a book this may not be a good fit. If you enjoy psychological thrillers with unreliable narrators then this is worth checking out, but I can't say I had fun reading it.

Many thanks to Killer Reads for an ARC.
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