Book In Review: The Moment Before by Suzy Vitello

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Title: The Moment Before
Author: Suzy Vitello
Publisher: Diversion Books
Paperback: 216 pages
Rating: 3/5 

Received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

“Don’t get me wrong. I loved my sister. I never, not once, wished her dead.”

Sabine and Brady are Irish twins, who were born 11 months apart. Sabine, the popular one and known as the head cheerleader dies because of a horrible cheerleading accident. Brady's life starts to fall apart after Sabine dies. Her parents blame Connor for the accident, but is he really the one to blame? Brady realizes that maybe there is something more to Sabine's death, and she starts to find out one by one what truly happened. As more secrets are revealed, she finds herself starting to like Connor, as if everything wasn't complicated enough.

The writing was great and easy to read. It didn't drag on like some other stories do. I loved how the plot was new and fresh, that it wasn't a cliche. At first, I thought that the book would be a long, boring read but soon realized that this book wasn't like that at all. I've always wanted to be the kind of person who is good at art which is why I was able to appreciate Brady's skill in art. I also think that Brady and Connor are perfect for each other. Whenever they are together, I can see the natural chemistry between them. I was rooting for them since the very start of the book and was very happy when they started to acknowledge their feelings toward each other. I also loved the ending. For me, it was perfect.

This book was a great read but there was something lacking in it. I thought that the plot development was too slow. I also didn't feel anything for the characters in this book no matter how much I wanted to feel for them. I really thought that I would become attached to the characters but unfortunately, that didn't happen. It felt a bit pointless to me since nothing much really happened. This book had a lot of potential and I believe that with a little more work, this book could easily become a 5-star read.

I would like to give my thanks to the author for letting me read and review this book. It was good and I do hope that I can read more of her work in the future. For anyone who is looking for a meaningful yet easy read, this book would be perfect for you.

Have you read The Moment Before? What did you think about it?

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  1. Lovely review Ann, I haven't heard of this book before but it's a shame that nothing much really happens. Sounds like it could be a great contemporary.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence


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