Publisher: Merit Press
Release Date: January 18th 2016
Told in alternative perspectives, IDENTITY CRISIS covers romance, betrayal, and timeless friendship in the age of modern technology.
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
When I read the blurb of this book, I found myself quite intrigued by the plot… even though it’s not something I would necessarily choose to read normally.
Although I’m not very keen on dual first person perspectives, I did find this book to be fairly easy to read, despite getting confused over whose head I was in a couple of times. Both Annalise and Noelle were characters I found likable and easy to understand… and in this instance, I felt that having the dual first person perspective allowed me to get the full story of what was going on and both sides of what had happened in the past.
I felt a lot of sympathy for Annalise, even though I didn’t know everything that had happened between her and Amos in the past. It was interesting to see the conversations she had with the fake Declan and although I would have liked to see more details of the conversations, rather than so many of them being glossed over, it was easy to see the connection form between Annalise and the person on the other end.
I really didn’t like Eva or Tori as characters. It was hard to see either of them as very sympathetic. I did enjoy the opportunity to see both Annalise and Noelle interact with other members of their family and it was interesting to see how different their home lives were to each other.
It was easy to empathise with Annlise’s love for the singer, although I thought it was good that it wasn’t the only thing that defined her. It was also good to see her friendship with Maeve, even though there were problems between them at times. And although I did get confused with some of the minor characters at times, there were some really intriguing secondary characters.
I thought that this book was quite emotional to read. Although there were some sweeter moments towards the end, it was really quite intense and I read it a lot faster than I was expecting to. I’d definitely check out more books by this author in the future.
Melissa currently lives in Boston with her husband, her daughters, and her dog, Bailey.