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Lila Veen is a crazy cat lady living in the Chicagoland area. In addition to four cats, she also has two dogs named after people, two kids named after pets, and a husband who is named after a serial killer. She likes to read, cook, do outdoor things she has no business doing, community theater, hang with her family and watch awful reality shows on television.
on Aug. 15, 2014 :
Disclaimer: I was gifted this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed reading this book although I actually kinda wanted it to be somewhat more dark and twisted, if I may. Kate is like a sister Jenna never had as she protects and rescues her whenever reality seems too brutal or overwhelming to face with. She might have an older brother to lean on but Devin was pretty much in a losing battle fighting his own demons as well with drugs and vandalisms and whatnot.
I was hoping the book could reveal more of what happened to Devin and how his psychological state was then when Jack did what he did to Jenna. As there was a vague revelation by Jenna on his deathbed where she forgave him for what Jack told him to do to her when she was a child. I bet Devin probably have some sort of dark side to him too from what he faced during his childhood, which I wished would be revealed if only he didn't die.
The ending was just nice without it being too abrupt. I would most definitely read a sequel if Lila Veen wanted to, letting us know what happens next now that Kate has taken over entirely and how does she adjusts to this. I'm also dying to know if Justin and Jenna/Kate will ever get back together after all that they've been through. I really thing Jenna/Kate deserves a happy ending for once in her life, at least.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on July 29, 2014 :
I was gifted the book Killing Kate by Lila Veen in exchange for an honest review
I don't really know what to say about Lila apart from she's very intimidating n the way she writes.
Jenna is messed up. Each day she struggles with control not just with booze and cigarettes but with herselfAfter attending her abusive fathers funeral Jenna is spiralling out of control. She has gaps in her memory and god only knows what kate's done this time.
At the start it was a struggle just to keep reading at one point I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish it. About half way through the book I found myself not wanting to read it but unable to put it down. kept hoping for a happy ending but didn't get it. This book is very confronting and at times uncomfortable. I'm still trying to decipher the meaning of the book if it even has one. while it was a bit to in your face for me if you like dark and twisted then this is for you. I give it 3 stars for unpredictability.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on July 28, 2014 :
I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
We first meet HER in a cage at the Appleseed, the club where she 'dances'. She drinks and smokes to much. And feels she is 'good at nothing'.
Jenna's life takes a turn when she is told by her brother that her abusive, vile father has died. Will she confront her past so she can move on? Or is she too damaged?
Killing Kate is a disturbing read in my opinion.
Is Jenna able to free herself from her cage and move on as a whole person?
I would give Killing Kate 2.5 out of 5.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 24, 2013 :
I read 8% of this and it was so depressing I quit. I don't care for stories about drug addicts with emotional problems. No rating.
(review of free book)