In her chilling third novel, Yovanoff (The Space Between) combines supernatural horrors with others that are all too human. Hannah Wagnor is. Dear Brenna Yovanoff: I read your debut novel, The Replacement, a couple years ago and loved it. I put your sophomore effort, The Space. Review: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff. Been waiting a long time for this book. Finally got to read it:) It was different from what I thought it.
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But you won’t find her freaking out every time Lillian appears; in fact, it was as though she’s still alive. I really love the things that Hannah realises about herself and also, about everyone else around her, and mostly, about Lillian. Finny never got into trouble over the stolen lighter, and I doubt that was his first attempt at shoplifting.
I yovanovf loved the psychological side of this book. For all its talks of a rampaging murderer, the book’s sole focus is really about the relationships of its characters.
This one felt like it was written for the younger side of that equation my humble opinion. It just felt easier for me to picture her as younger. What made Paper Valentine special, though, was how Valentibe reacts when she finds herself in danger: He’s the consummate dark character: I purchased this copy of Paper Valentine.
Her life wasting away into nothing, until she got so sick and so malnourished, she died.
When I went to ALA inone of the numerous ARCs I picked up and took home, in valfntine haze of disbelief that people would want to give me free books just because I was in training to be a librarian, was Yovanoff’s debut novel The Replacement. And then there was Ariel, my favorite character. When I was sent a review copy of Paper Valentine, I really did not get that excited, but Yovanofc did resolve to give Yovanoff another try, and I am so glad that I did, because she has grown a lot as a writer since her debut novel.
There was so much potential. Not at all because I hate birds.
Maybe the best part for me was seeing the relationship between MC Hannah and her deceased best friend Lillian who stayed with her as a ghost. The first arc deals with friendship, with peer pressure, and valentinw self-acceptance. I am looking forward to reading more from this very talented author!
I’ve still got an ARC of this one waiting on my shelf Sam January 21, at 3: Nothing memorable, nothing quotable, nothing magic. I started reading it the moment I came home and finished about 2 am, that’s how much it pulled me in.
Or, they even handle weight in an unhealthy way-but here, I think Yovanoff strikes the right balance. It’s just there, you know.
Nikki H Top 50 Reviewer View all my reviews The way her little sister wanted to be protective of Hannah was not only cute but also ringed the tightness in this hopeful family and the same genes of Hannah, except her sister valentin more outspoken.
I was terribly impressed with the writing: Jan 08, Maggie Stiefvater rated it it was amazing Shelves: I could see valentjne younger self loving this if I had found it in 6th or 7th grade perhaps.
Paper Valentine paints a very realistic representation of life and friendships after a death. Plus, you have a serial killer who stages his scenes like something out of a deranged toy store and the creep factor just zooms to new levels. Who is sad, and yet does not let herself be. I sort of assumed it would play into the story in some way, but nope. Quotes from Paper Valentine.