First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy | Review

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy | ReviewFirst We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on July 25, 2017
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 448
Format: ARC
Source: Netgalley
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It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.A secret society – for the four of us. The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that. Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.We wanted revenge.We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to. Our invention ratcheted out of control.What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.

what i liked

  • There were a shit ton of twists and turns in First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy. I honestly didn’t see any of them coming. A lot of times, I end up hating a book because I see the plot twists coming, but this book was different. 
  • The premise was extremely intriguing. It’s not often that a premise is as awesome as this one.
  • The entire band of characters was great. Sometimes, books with a lot of characters can get pretty confusing, but each one was very distinct which allowed me to easily know who each character was. 
  • Sirowy’s writing style is breathtaking. This was my first read by her, and I know for sure I want to check out more by her in the future.

what i disliked about First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

  • The book felt very slow moving at times, especially in the beginning. It took me quite a while to actually get into the book, but I kept pushing through.  

About Alexandra Sirowy

Alexandra Sirowy was born and raised in Northern California. She has a graduate degree in International Studies and loves to eat, laugh, travel, read, and go on adventures. She’s the author of the YA thrillers THE CREEPING, the Bram Stoker award shortlisted THE TELLING, and her latest, FIRST WE WERE IV. She lives in California with her husband and daughter. Visit her at alexandrasirowy.com.

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2 Comments

  • Roberta R.
    07.24.2017

    This one is on my TBR list. I don't mind a book moving slowly…well, not that much…if the story, characters and writing largely make up for it. Especially if the POVs are distinct (not so easy a feat!) and the twists are unexpected…as all twists that deserve their name should be LOL.

  • Gennifer Eccles
    07.24.2017

    I keep hearing really good things about this! I like that you weren't able to guess the plot twists; that happens a lot to me as well and it's always such a letdown! Too bad the book was hard to get into, but it seemed like it was worth it!

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