Disclaimer: I may be potentially salty in this
(Because the ending and I wrote this whole review and accidentally didn’t save it, sooo…annoyed) (Kinda want to scream tbh.)
I finished this like 20 minutes ago, and have been scrolling through reviews ever since. WHY, has nobody commented on how infuriating the ending is?
Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.
When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…
Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.
Maury- Honestly I didn’t care about him, he annoyed me at times. (Erics Manager)
Dr. Reagan- Honestly for a professional, you made some really not smart decisions near the end.
Tessa- I got her, I understood her even though I didn’t know her story until the very end. I sympathized for her. I felt connected with her thoughts and feelings.
Eric- I felt bad for him because he just wanted a friend, he wanted an escape. He was such a sad person until Tess. (Not like “Im only happy because you”) but like he needed someone to show him how special he was and he wasn’t just some piece of meat.
Taylor- I loved you bro. Js.
Blaire- Honestly, eff you. I didn’t hate him but he made me so angry for everything.
I laughed so hard at times, and I didn’t cry but I wanted too. It was a pretty emotional book to read. I needed this.
The book was so fantastic and it lit up my heart like a fire. As considered “thriller” the suspense was there, but not overpowering. I didn’t even realize it was considered thriller until now, that’s how *lowkey* it is.
You are constantly wanting more on what happened to Tessa the summer before, you want more of the adorable relationship between Tess and “Taylor”. I have to give this book props because it was definitely not insta-love, they built the relationship up brickbybrick.
The plot unraveled at a really well set pace, information wasn’t revealed too soon, and it wasn’t revealed to irritatingly late, either.
The phobias Tess had and all of the worries Eric had are not simply skimmed over, the author did a wonderful job diving into them as much as possible.
I fell in love with the plot, and with the characters. The late night twitter DM’s between Tessa and “Taylor” we’re so sweet.
I couldn’t handle the sincerity of them it was so freaking goals.
*honestly when he calls her sweet pea* #SWOONING
I was completely shook by the end of the main story. It was perfect, an endearing closure.
AND THEN…THEY HAD TO RUIN MY HAPPINESS…
(spoiler in GoodReads post)
When I read the last 6 pages, I about threw my book and stomped on it. The final Police Report just set my soul into a raging fire of fury.
How could they do that? Slide that in there and make us suffer for the next book. Cruelty. I have never been so ticked off in such a good/frustrating way over a book. Nobody should ever do that to their readers.
(I secretly love it but why…)
I don’t know how to feel honestly.
Probably dying because I have to wait a year for the next one..
Short Girl Out, Signed;